Red Raider Profile: Stephen Hagen|
Nov. 9, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas - Although the Texas Tech baseball team has wrapped up its fall season, Texas Tech Athletics Communications will continue taking an inside look into the Tech program with Red Raider Profiles on each player.
Stephen Hagen (INF - 6-2, 210 - R/R -RS Jr./1L - Lakebay, Wash./Peninsula/Eastern Oklahoma State)
Stephen Hagen came to Texas Tech after leading the National Junior College Athletic Association with 29 home runs at Eastern Oklahoma State in 2009. He finished his lone junior college season batting .315 with 14 doubles, 89 RBI and received 37 walks.
His first season at the division I level at Tech saw him bat .333 (20-for-60) in 33 games (12 starts) with nine runs, three doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI. Hagen was one of the Red Raiders top hitters off the bench hitting .333 (4-for-12) in pinch-hitting situations.
Hagen hit his first home run in a Red Raider uniform at home against Bethune-Cookman on February 27 in his only at-bat. He also hit home runs against Gonzaga (3/10) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3/23) at Dan Law Field.
At one point during the 2010 campaign, Hagen put together a six-game hitting streak where he batted .526 (10-for-19) with six runs, two doubles, two home runs and six RBI.
"Stephen is more experienced now," head coach Dan Spencer said. "He has been in some division I baseball games and he was a very highly touted recruit coming out of junior college in Oklahoma. He really had a good fall for us. If we started the season today he would be playing somewhere for us."
Hagen is one of eight players on the Tech roster who made their debut as Red Raiders in 2010. Texas Tech also has five two-year lettermen that make up all of the returners from last season.