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Texas Tech Baseball Changes Weekend Schedule, Will Host Western Illinois for Four-Game Series

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There’s been a bit of a change in Texas Tech’s schedule this weekend. Its Friday will now consist of a doubleheader against Western Illinois, starting at 1 p.m. CT.

Those two will be followed up with a game each on Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday contest is set for 3 p.m. CT, and the Sunday matchup will have a 1 p.m. CT first pitch.

 

The Red Raiders are fresh off a literal walk-off victory over Gonzaga on Monday. Second baseman Austin Green walked with the bases loaded in the ninth for the 9-8 win, after pinch hitter Ryan Brome recorded a sacrifice fly to tie the game in the eighth and Zac Vooletich, also in a pinch hit role, led off the ninth with a double and put himself in position to be the winning run.

“Says a lot about their preparation, says a lot about their character,” said head coach Tim Tadlock on Brome and Vooletich, via TexasTech.com. “Obviously says they’re competing; they know they’re going to get an opportunity and they were ready when their name was called to come off the bench. Two really big at-bats to me.”

That win was the final part of a four-game opening weekend sweep over the Bulldogs. It also featured 8-4, 10-3 and 12-3 victories on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Currently, Texas Tech is ranked 24th in the country. It was picked to finish third in the Big 12 Conference Preseason Poll. Speaking of league play, it’ll open that up with a three-game set against Oklahoma State on March 17.

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