Sunday Pregame: Texas Tech

March 21st, 2010

Gritty, hard-fought win for Texas A&M last night over the Red Raiders. Both teams competed and battled in some pretty inhospitable conditions…the Aggies, who scored all five runs with two outs, got an eighth-inning triple from Brodie Greene to lock down the 5-4 win.

The Aggies look for the sweep today on a very blustery Sunday…clear blue skies but the wind is probably blowing harder this morning than it was yesterday…25-30 miles per hour, straight in. How hard is it to sweep in the Big 12? Well, in this series between A&M and Tech, it’s only happened three other times (in the 13 previous Big 12 series). Tech has done it twice (1999 and 2001 in Lubbock) and the Aggies once (here in CS in 2002). Big 12 wins are so precious, and a sweep would be a huge way to start off conference play.

Starting lineups for today, first for the Aggies (15-3, 2-0):

2B Andrew Collazo
CF Scott Arthur
SS Brodie Greene
DH Joe Patterson
3B Caleb Shofner
1B Kenny Jackson
C Kevin Gonzalez
RF Joaquin Hinojosa
LF Adam Smith
RHP Clayton Ehlert

And for Texas Tech (8-12, 0-2)…

2B Jamodrick McGruder
SS Joey Kenworthy
RF Michael Reed
1B Barrett Barnes
LF Scott LeJeune
CF Taylor Ashby
DH Kevin Whitehead
C Jeremy Mayo
3B Bo Altobelli
RHP Chad Bettis