“We’re in this position, and we’ve put ourselves in this position, so there’s nobody to blame but ourselves. I hope the guys will come out (and play well), and I believe that they will, and hopefully being at home helps some.” (redraiders.com, 4/23)
Texas Tech began the season going 8-1 (the only loss to Missouri State), but now stands at 23-21. In the Big 12, they were swept by Baylor and Oklahoma State, went 1-2 against Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas, and come into Columbia dragging their tail with a 3-12 conference record and having lost 6 of their last 7 games.
♦ MU vs. TT Stats
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All three of Tech's Big 12 wins have come with RS Sophomore RHP Duke von Schamann as the starter. He is the son of former University of Oklahoma and Miami Dolphins place-kicker Uwe von Schamann.
♦ Texas Tech’s Duke von Schamann is up to his Old Man’s tricks… coming through big in the clutch. Today, the Red Raider ace threw his second straight complete game and gave up just two hits to Kansas in a 3-1. I love this stat from SID Scott Lacefield’s write-up: von Schamann threw first-pitch strikes to 26 of the 30 batters he faced. (College Baseball Today, 3/31)
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Texas Tech redshirt sophomore Duke von Schamann has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Pitcher of the Week, conference officials announced Monday.
It marks the 18th time a Red Raider pitcher has been awarded Big 12 Pitcher of the Week and the first since 2010 (Chad Bettis - Feb. 20) while von Schamann is just the 14th Red Raider to earn the award. It is only the fourth time during the past five years that a Tech pitcher has been named the league's top pitcher of the week.
von Schamann (Edmond, Okla.) was dominating last Friday in a complete-game, two-hitter at Kansas where he led Texas Tech to a 3-1 victory. It marked his third complete game of the season and his second in a row (vs. Oklahoma).
He struck out six and allowed a run (unearned) against the Jayhawks while issuing just one walk. He became the first Red Raider to throw back-to-back complete games since 2005 and his two hits allowed marked the fewest by a Red Raider in a complete game in over 11 years. von Schamann finished the game throwing a first pitch strike to 26-of-30 batters faced while tossing 97 pitches (74 strikes) in his nine-inning complete-game gem.
In addition, von Schamann has not allowed an earned run in 19 consecutive innings pitched, spanning both of his last two starts in Big 12 play and his final inning pitched at Baylor.
♦ And another video: The leading base stealer in the Big 12 (32-for-37) talks about his craft: The Art of the Stolen Base with Jamodrick McGruder (everythinglubbock.com)
It should be noted that McGruder has the most Stolen bases among Big 12 players, but he does not have the most stolen bases in Big 12 games. That lead (5) is shared by 5 playres, including MU's Blake Brown and Brannon Champagne.