After being swept by Cal State Fullerton and falling to 13 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association poll, the Texas Tech baseball team returns to action with a two-game midweek series against New Mexico State.

Sophomore left-hander Ty Damron (2-0 3.95 ERA) will get the start on the mound for Tim Tadlock's crew.

The Red Raiders  (10-4)  lead the all-time series 44-17 and swept a four-game series from the Aggies a year ago in Lubbock while out-scoring NMSU, 42-16.

The Aggies (1-12) are led by first-year head coach Brian Green who graduated from NMSU in 1995 and is coming off six seasons as an assistant coach at Kentucky. NMSU knocked off Incarnate Word (8-7) on Feb. 28 while having played nine games this season decided by four or fewer runs.

Tech leads Big 12 in batting (.300), doubles (38) and on-base percentage (.388). First baseman Eric Gutieerez leads with a .333 average and seven doubles.

First pitch is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.