Texas Tech Baseball Dominates in Opening Weekend
Texas Tech Baseball dominated Maine for 36 innings over the weekend to start 2018 with a perfect record. Friday opened with a 4-2 win and things only got more dominate from there. The double header on Saturday featured a 12-1 win and another 12-5. The exclamation point on Sunday was a 21-6 drubbing by the Red Raiders.
Yes, 21 to 6.
There were several offensive stars on the weekend including Josh Jung who opens his campaign trying to make it three straight years with a Red Raider as Big 12 player of the year. Jung hit 3 home runs on his way to 10 RBI and a sparkling .588 batting average.
Jung isn't the only one off to a raucous start with fellow Sophomore Grant Little hitting 4 doubles and taking 6 free bases on balls. Little showed power and speed on his way to a .538 average in the opening weekend. Cameron Warren only hit .500, a relative success next to Jung and Little, but notched 10 free passes on plunks and walks for a team high .737 OBP.
There are plenty of other names that warrant praise but the 3 stars were definitely Jung, Little and Warren with an honorable mention to Freshman Gabe Holt who hit .500 and was 3-3 on stolen base attempts.
The pitching was solid for the Red Raiders as well with strong starts from Davis Martin and John McMillon who both went a solid 5 innings in their debuts. The bullpen had some bright spots as well especially Jose Quezada, Caleb Killian and Ty Harpenau as those three looked to be in mid-season form already.
The lone blip on the radar over the weekend was the Steven Gingery news. Gingery, who has numerous pre-season accolades, removed himself from his start just 2.1 innings in. It was initially speculated that Gingery had a hand issue but later reports were of Elbow soreness which is a much worse prognosis.
Gingery will undergo an MRI today before anything else is released.
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