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West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Preview: The Fork In The Road

The Mountaineers are at a crossroads. The Red Raiders give WVU a great opportunity to rebound in a big way.

Geoff Coyle/WV Illustrated

OPENING THOUGHTS

I accidentally released this without keys to the series and a whole bunch of other stuff.

I failed.

But I’m done with finals now, so this shouldn’t be a problem anymore.

WHEN/WHERE

Game 1: Saturday, May 6th at 4:00 PM ET

Game 2: Approximately 45 minutes following Game 1

Game 3: Sunday, May 7th at 1:00 PM ET

Where: Monongalia County Ballpark, Granville, WV

Tickets: General Public (Games 1 & 2, Game 3); WVU students free with valid ID

WATCH/LISTEN

TV: FCS Central (Game 1 only)

Streaming Video: MountaineerTV (Games 2 & 3); Fox Sports Go (or the Fox Sports Go app for smartphones and tablets) (Game 1)

Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Affiliates)

Streaming Audio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG on TuneIn Radio (or the TuneIn Radio app for smartphones and tablets)

STARTING PITCHERS (TECH VS. WVU)

Game 1: Steven Gingerly (8-0, 1.55 ERA) vs. BJ Myers (3-2, 3.66 ERA)

Game 2: Erikson Lanning (2-1, 3.52 ERA) vs. Kade Strowd (1-1, 4.30 ERA)

Game 3: Ryan Shetter (3-0, 3.46 ERA) vs. Alek Manoah (0-1, 3.00 ERA)

BIG 12 STANDINGS

TEAM RECORD
TEAM RECORD
#9 TCU (32-11) 12-6
#6 Texas Tech (37-12) 11-7
West Virginia (26-17) 10-8
Oklahoma (30-16) 8-7
#24 Texas (31-16) 9-8
Kansas (23-22) 9-9
Baylor (27-17) 8-10
Oklahoma State (23-19) 6-11
Kansas State (25-20) 4-11

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Lubbock, Texas

Series History: Texas Tech leads the series 7-6

Last Time: West Virginia 9, Texas Tech 4 on May 26, 2016 in Oklahoma City

SB Nation Blog: Viva The Matadors

Record: 37-12 (11-7 Big 12)

Head Coach: Tim Tadlock

KEYS TO THE SERIES

  • Weather. There might not be a full series because of thunderstorms. Be aware of that.
  • Bullpen. Weak bullpen, heavy scoring Red Raiders team. Bad combination.

HOW AFRAID SHOULD WE BE? (SCALE 1-10)

Ten. I’m as afraid of the Red Raiders as I am of Zorro.

PREDICTION THAT WILL HOPEFULLY BE RIGHT

I really hope I’m wrong, but...

Texas Tech wins series 2-1