Texas Tech Weekend Sports Recap 2-21

Get your Texas Tech weekend sports recap here in one video as a number of Red Raiders turned in memorable athletic performances in venues across the country.

Texas Tech baseball opened the 2016 season with a four-game home tilt against Milwaukee. 

The Red Raiders won the series 3-1 by taking the opener 12-3 on Friday before splitting a doubleheader Saturday--a 10-3 loss in Game 2 followed by a 9-1 victory in Game 3. Tech routed Milwaukee 12-0 in Game 4 on Sunday behind six scoreless innings from freshman lefty starter Erikson Lanning, who struck out four and gave up just one hit and one walk.

The Red Raiders hit the road this week with a single game at Sam Houston State on Wednesday before heading down to Houston this weekend for the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic.

The men’s basketball team continued its winning ways with a 71-61 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday in Stillwater. Senior guard Toddrick Gotcher led the way with a career-high 24 points after knocking down five 3-pointers. The result marked Tech’s fourth consecutive victory, fifth Big 12 win in six tries and first triumph in Stillwater since 2003.  Up next, the Red Raiders host TCU 8 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday.

Women’s hoops lost 63-53 at Kansas State on Sunday. No Lady Raider finished in double figures scoring, but four scored 8, including freshman forward Zuri Sanders who also pulled down 8 rebounds. Next up, Tech hosts Texas 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The men’s golf team finished third at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate which is actually in Palm Springs, California, with a three-round score of 870 (6-over). Tech shot a combined 290 (2-over on Sunday. Sophomore Hurley Long led the way for the Red Raiders finishing in fifth place individually 3-under.

On the track senior pole vaulter Kyle Thompson took center stage for the Red Raiders on Friday at the Arkansas Qualifier by clearing a personal best height of 17-feet-9.25 inches which was good enough for a second-place finish at the event and fourth best height in school history. Up next for Tech track is the Big 12 Indoor Championships next weekend in Ames, Iowa.

The softball team had a rough weekend out at the Campbell/Cartier Classic out in San Diego dropping four of their five games. The Lady Raiders lost 6-0 to San Diego followed by a 13-3 loss to San Diego State on Friday before losing 10-0 to Kentucky and beating Cal 2-0 on Saturday then finally dropping the final game 5-3 to South Dakota on Sunday. Up next is a Thursday doubleheader at Louisiana-Lafayette.

The No. 10 Men’s tennis squad defeated UTSA and Utah State 4-1 and 4-0 respectively on Saturday at home to move to 14-1 on the season. Up next the Red Raiders travel to North Carolina State on Friday and Wake Forest on Sunday. 

The No. 10 Women’s tennis team beat both BYU 5-2 on Friday and William and Mary 6-1 on Sunday at home to move to 10-1 on the season. Next up, Tech hosts Washington on Monday in Lubbock. 

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