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No. 7 Texas Tech Travels to Norman for their First Action in Ten Days Against the Oklahoma Sooners

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NORMAN, Okla—No. 7 Texas Tech (31-11,10-8 Big 12) goes on the road to face off against the Oklahoma Sooners (24-23,8-10 Big 12). The games will be available on the Texas Tech Sports Network for the radio call.

Oklahoma is coming off of a 7-3 midweek loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys. This was a mid-week games and was held at ONEOK Field in Tulsa. This past weekend, the Sooners took both games of their Saturday double header after dropping the series opener on the road against West Virginia.

Pitching

On the mound for the Sooners they have a starting rotation on Wyatt Olds, Braden Carmichael, and Jake Bennet. Olds and Bennet have struggled to find their groove this year as those two pitchers have ERAs at 5.64 and 6.99 respectively and both guys are at or below .500 in terms of record.

Carmichael has been their most consistent starter by a longshot. The Sophomore out of Prosper, TX has an ERA of 3.88 and a win/loss record of 6-1. In his last appearance, he recorded a no-hitter through seven innings against West Virginia.

In the pen, the Sooners have four guys who have each pitched over 30 innings and over 17 games. Their stats are listed below.

PlayerERASOBBHIP
Jason Ruffcorn1.435292337.2
Carson Carter2.4342172237
Luke Taggart3.5845103032.2
Jaret Godman5.812984131

This stellar Oklahoma bullpen fills many holes that their starting rotation has, which has helped Oklahoma win some key games in the last few weeks (including series wins over Oklahoma State and West Virginia

Batting

At the plate, Oklahoma has had five consistent starters this season that have held a batting average over .300. I have placed their offensive stat lines below.

PlayerAVGOPSABHHR
Tyler Hardman.3871.1141917410
Jimmy Crooks.302.933189579
Conor McKenna.305.938167519
Peyton Graham.303.9601785410
Tanner Tredaway.311.819148463

This group of hitters has given Oklahoma some consistency from the plate and has led this group to be 3rd in batting average and 4th in home runs in the Big 12. Having five guys over the .300 mark is a rarity at this level of baseball, and is something Texas Tech will have their hands full with this weekend.

Other Notes

In the last matchup between these two ball clubs, Texas Tech beat Oklahoma 14-4

This will be the first baseball action for the Red Raiders in 10 days (When Texas Tech played Oklahoma at Hodgetown

Texas Tech is 3rd in the Big 12

Oklahoma is 6th in the Big 12

All games will be on the TTSN

Games 1 and 3 will also be featured on soonersports.tv (Game 2 will be on Bally Sports OK)

This will be the first baseball action for the Red Raiders in 10 days (When Texas Tech played Oklahoma at Hodgetown

Up Next

Texas Tech will be concluding their 2021 baseball season with a three game series against the Kansas Jayhawks at Dan Law Field. All games will be streamed to ESPN+ and the TTSN.

Game 1- 05/20 6:30 p.m. CT

Game 2- 05/21 6:30 p.m. CT

Game 3- 05/22 1 p.m. CT

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