Texas Tech Baseball Announces 2018 Schedule. One Word … WOW!

Texas Tech Baseball 2017

Take a look at the 2018 Texas Tech schedule released today and you look at Tim Tadlock and say one word… MARBLES!

Tim Tadlock and the Red Raiders coaching staff have put forth one of the most challenging and enjoyable schedules for Red Raider Faithful starting February 16th vs Maine.

Take a look at some significant stats of this schedule:

Of the 56 games in 2018:

5 vs teams that played in the 2017 College World Series

8 vs 2017 Super Regional teams

31 vs teams that made the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Over half of your games is versus teams that made the tourney last year. Challenging, yet what this team needs to make another trip to postseason. “Tests of fire makes you stronger,” my dad used said to me.  Over a third of your games in 2018 (19 games ) will be versus last years conference champions. 16 games vs teams with 40+ wins last year.

This schedule makes no excuses… just lays it on the line. We’re throwing a fastball, can you hit it?

Good luck to the Red Raiders in 2018.

Bold = Home Games

February:

FRI. FEB. 16 MAINE LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 2 PM
SAT. FEB. 17 MAINE (DH) LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK NOON
SAT. FEB. 17 MAINE (DH) LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 4 PM
SUN. FEB. 18 MAINE LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 1 PM
TUES. FEB. 20 NEW MEXICO STATE LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 2 PM
Fri. Feb. 23 at UTSA San Antonio, Texas Roadrunner Field 6 pm
Sat. Feb. 24 at UTSA San Antonio, Texas Roadrunner Field 2 pm
Sun. Feb. 25 at UTSA San Antonio, Texas Roadrunner Field
Tues. Feb. 27 at UTRGV Edinburg, Texas UTRGV Baseball Stadium Noon

March:

FRI. MARCH 2 SOUTH ALABAMA LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 6:30 PM
SAT. MARCH 3 SOUTH ALABAMA (DH) LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK NOON
SAT. MARCH 3 SOUTH ALABAMA (DH) LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 4 PM
SUN. MARCH 4 SOUTH ALABAMA LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 1 PM
WED. MARCH 7 NEW MEXICO LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 6:30 PM
Fri. March 9 at Kentucky Lexington, Ky. Cliff Hagan Stadium at Shively Field
Sat. March 10 at Kentucky Lexington, Ky. Cliff Hagan Stadium at Shively Field
Sun. March 11 at Kentucky Lexington, Ky. Cliff Hagan Stadium at Shively Field
Tues. March 13 at Louisville Louisville, Ky. Jim Patterson Stadium 3 pm
Wed. March 14 at Louisville Louisville, Ky. Jim Patterson Stadium Noon
Fri. March 16 * at Baylor Waco, Texas Baylor Ballpark at Ferrell Field 6:30 pm
Sat. March 17 * at Baylor Waco, Texas Baylor Ballpark at Ferrell Field 3 pm
Sun. March 18 * at Baylor Waco, Texas Baylor Ballpark at Ferrell Field 1 pm
FRI. MARCH 23 NORTHEASTERN LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 6:30 PM
SAT. MARCH 24 NORTHEASTERN LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK NOON
SAT. MARCH 24 NORTHEASTERN LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 4 PM
SUN. MARCH 25 NORTHEASTERN LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 1 PM
Tues. March 27 at New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M. Presley Askew Field 7 pm
THURS. MARCH 29 * WEST VIRGINIA LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 6:30 PM
FRI. MARCH 30 * WEST VIRGINIA LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 6:30 PM
SAT. MARCH 31 * WEST VIRGINIA LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 2 PM

April:

Tues. April 3 & vs. New Mexico State Midland, Texas Security Bank Ballpark 7 pm
Fri. April 6 * at Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Hoglund Park 6 pm
Sat. April 7 * at Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Hoglund Park 2 pm
Sun. April 8 * at Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Hoglund Park 1 pm
Tues. April 10 at Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Horner Ballpark 6:30 pm
FRI. APRIL 13 * KANSAS STATE LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 6:30 PM
SAT. APRIL 14 * KANSAS STATE LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 2 PM
SUN. APRIL 15 * KANSAS STATE LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 1 PM
Tues. April 17 at New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Lobo Field 7:30 pm
Wed. April 18 at New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Lobo Field 3 pm
FRI. APRIL 20 * OKLAHOMA LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 6:30 PM
SAT. APRIL 21 * OKLAHOMA LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 2 PM
SUN. APRIL 22 * OKLAHOMA LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 2 PM
Tues. April 24 at Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. Baum Stadium at George Cole Field 6:30 pm
Wed. April 25 at Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. Baum Stadium at George Cole Field 6:30 pm
Fri. April 27 * at TCU Fort Worth, Texas Charlie and Marie Lupton Stadium 6:30 pm
Sat. April 28 * at TCU Fort Worth, Texas Charlie and Marie Lupton Stadium 4 pm
Sun. April 29 * at TCU Fort Worth, Texas Charlie and Marie Lupton Stadium 1 pm

May:

TUES. MAY 1 SAN DIEGO LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK
FRI. MAY 4 * TEXAS LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 6:30 PM
SAT. MAY 5 * TEXAS LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 2 PM
SUN. MAY 6 * TEXAS LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 2 PM
TUES. MAY 8 DALLAS BAPTIST LUBBOCK, TEXAS DAN LAW FIELD AT RIP GRIFFIN PARK 6:30 PM
Thurs. May 17 * at Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Allie P. Reynolds Stadium 6:30 pm
Fri. May 18 * at Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Allie P. Reynolds Stadium 3 pm
Sat. May 19 * at Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Allie P. Reynolds Stadium 1 pm

Playoffs:

 

Release from Texas Tech :

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech baseball head coach Tim Tadlock announced the 2018 schedule on Wednesday, which features 28 games at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.

 

The 56-game slate includes 31 contests against 2017 NCAA Tournament teams, including three NCAA Regional hosts, three Super Regional teams, two national seeds and two College World Series teams. The Red Raiders will play all three Super Regional squads on the road, beginning with Kentucky (March 9-11), followed by College World Series teams Louisville (March 13-14) and TCU (April 27-29).

 

Texas Tech, coming off its second-straight Big 12 championship and back-to-back years as an NCAA National Seed, will square off with six different conference champions in 2018 for a total of 19 games.

 

For the ninth time in 10 years, the Red Raiders will begin the season in Lubbock, with Opening Day slated for Friday, Feb. 16, against Maine at 2 p.m. Tech will host the Black Bears for a four-game set on Feb. 16-18 as part of a five-game home stand to start the year, concluding with 2017 Western Athletic Conference champion New Mexico State on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

 

It will be one of three matchups with the Aggies this season. The two teams will mirror last year’s series, playing one game in Lubbock (Feb. 20), one in Las Cruces, New Mexico (March 27) and the finale in Midland (March 27).

 

The first road trip of the year follows the first New Mexico State game, with a four-game swing in south Texas. The Red Raiders take on UTSA in San Antonio on Feb. 23-25, followed by a midweek game at UTRGV in Edinburg on Feb. 27 to round out the month.

 

Tech returns home and opens March with another five-game home stand, all against conference champions from last season. The Red Raiders battle Sun Belt champ South Alabama in a four-game weekend on March 2-4, then end the stretch against Mountain West title winner New Mexico on Wednesday, March 7.

 

The longest road trip of the year comes next, which features games against two NCAA Super Regional teams and the beginning of conference play. Tech heads to Lexington to take on Kentucky on March 9-11, then remains in state to battle Louisville in a two-game series on March 13-14. The Red Raiders round out the trip with the Big 12 opener at Baylor on March 16-18 in Waco, completing a stretch of 11 of 12 games against 2017 NCAA Tournament teams.

 

The Red Raiders are home for the next two weekends, taking on Colonial Athletic champ Northeastern on March 23-25 for four games, followed by the first home conference series against West Virginia on March 29-31. Sandwiched between the two is the second of three meetings with New Mexico State in Las Cruces (March 27), with the final game coming after the WVU series on April 3 at Security Bank Ballpark in Midland.

 

Tech is on the road for the next four contests, with a trip to Lawrence to face Kansas on April 6-8, followed by a midweek game against Missouri Valley champion Dallas Baptist on April 10. The Red Raiders have the next two weekends at home for Big 12 action against Kansas State (April 13-15) and Oklahoma (20-22), with a road two-game midweek swing between the two at New Mexico on April 17-18.

 

The series against the Sooners begins another stretch where Tech will play 15 games of its final 16 regular season games against NCAA Tournament teams from 2017. After facing OU, Tech heads to Fayetteville for a two-game midweek set against Arkansas on April 24-25, followed by a weekend in Fort Worth against TCU on April 27-29.

 

The Red Raiders return home for another five-game set in Lubbock to round out the home slate, facing San Diego on Tuesday, May 1, before a weekend matchup with Texas on May 4-6. The following week, Tech plays Dallas Baptist at Rip Griffin Park on May 8, before wrapping the regular season in Stillwater against Oklahoma State on May 17-19.

 

The top eight teams in the conference standings will advance to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on May 23-27. The five-day tournament is held at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.

 

SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN:

  • Total Games: 56
  • Home Games: 28
  • Away Games: 27
  • Neutral Game: 1
  • Games in Texas: 40
  • Games in Kentucky: 5
  • Games in Kansas: 3
  • Games in New Mexico: 3
  • Games in Oklahoma: 3
  • Games in Arkansas: 2
  • Home Big 12 Series: 4
  • Road Big 12 Series: 4
  • Games vs. 2017 NCAA College World Series Teams: 5
  • Games vs. 2017 NCAA Tournament Super Regional Teams: 8
  • Games vs. 2017 NCAA Tournament Teams: 31
  • Games vs. Teams With 40+ Wins in 2017: 16
  • Games vs. Conference Champions: 19
  • Games vs. Big 12 Conference: 24
  • Games vs. Southeastern Conference: 5
  • Games vs. America East Conference: 4
  • Games vs. Colonial Athletic Conference: 4
  • Games vs. Sun Belt Conference: 4
  • Games vs. Atlantic Coast Conference: 3
  • Games vs. Conference USA: 3
  • Games vs. Mountain West Conference: 3
  • Games vs. Western Athletic Conference: 3
  • Games vs. Missouri Valley Conference: 2
  • Games vs. West Coast Conference: 1

 

–TECH–

 

 

 

Michael Minshew

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