Tech Baseball Is Big Time

Why Texas Tech University

The Texas Tech baseball program can be summarized in just two words. BIG TIME. If you are looking for a Big Time program that plays in one of the best baseball conferences in the nation and has outstanding support from the community, then Texas Tech is the place for you.

Texas Tech is the ideal university for student-athletes to continue their baseball careers. Student-athletes have an opportunity to compete for national and conference championship rings. Texas Tech student-athletes will play for one of the best coaches in the nation. Red Raider baseball players will also receive the national exposure needed when draft day approaches. They will play before many loyal Texas Tech baseball fans. In short, the Texas Tech baseball program provides student-athletes with the maximum opportunity to succeed both on and off the field.

When a student-athlete signs a National-Letter-of-Intent to play baseball at Texas Tech, they sign-on with one of the most respected collegiate baseball programs in the country. Over the last five years Texas Tech has had one of the nation's winningest baseball programs in terms of victories and post season accomplishments. Every year Texas Tech is ranked among the nation's top-25 college baseball programs in the country. Over the last 10 seasons, the Texas Tech baseball program has won three conference championships and three rings to go with that. The Red Raiders have also hosted three NCAA Regional championships and have been invited to compete in an NCAA Regional in nine of the last 10 years.

There isn't a coaching staff in college baseball that compares to Texas Tech coach Larry Hays' staff. That reputation itself begins with Hays. Hays is ranked among the all-time top-5 college baseball coaches in career victories and career winning percentage. His 34 years of experience, expertise, leadership and coaching abilities go unmatched. Hitting coach Daren Hays has head coaching and hitting expertise after a successful minor league career while coach Travis Walden has helped transform the Tech pitching staff. In short, the Texas Tech coaching staff has the contacts, know-how and expertise to get a future Major League Baseball draftee where he needs to go. They will help a student-athlete work toward becoming the best player could possibly be.


At Texas Tech, baseball players receive the maximum amount of exposure and media attention nationally, regionally and locally. Local and national baseball media always express interest because of Texas Tech's outstanding reputation. Virtually every day local media attend practice. Scouts attend games and practices to watch potential draftees play. All games are broadcasted locally on live radio and can be accessed anywhere in the world on the internet. Voice of Texas Tech baseball Mark Finkner will broadcast all regular and postseason games, head coach Larry Hays has both a weekly television show and a weekly morning radio show and Texas Tech's baseball website is one of the nation's most popular sports websites. Fans can follow the Red Raiders and access the site anywhere in the world to listen to radio broadcasts of games and obtain up-to-date information and statistics. In short, when a student-athlete plays baseball at Texas Tech, scouts know about the player and what the player brings to the table. That helps on draft day.

No collegiate baseball game atmosphere matches the flavor of Texas Tech's Dan Law Field. From the moment players are announced by fielding position to "Thunderstruck" until the game ending hymn after victories, "I Fought the Law and the Law Won" game atmosphere at Texas Tech is second to none. Texas Tech baseball games are the show in town during spring. Fans have adopted certain rituals at games including "moshing" when certain players' at-bat music is played and acting out the infamous "Gringo" song when an opposing pitchers are replaced.

The scoreboard in centerfield displays various graphics including pictures of players and up-to-date statistics of each player at-bat. People have fun at Texas Tech games and in turn, support their Red Raiders like nowhere in college baseball.

Texas Tech baseball and outstanding fan support go hand-in-hand. Unlike many college players who never play before more than 1,000 fans all season, the Texas Tech baseball experience includes an opportunity to play in front of many loyal Red Raider fans. Texas Tech baseball fans are passionate about their support for the team. Fans purchase season tickets in numbers over 3,000 every season and corporate sponsors buy the rights to each of the 14 skyboxes at Dan Law Field- and fill them. In Lubbock, Texas Tech baseball reigns supreme in the spring.

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