Texas Tech Softball

Looking to extend a seven-game win streak, Texas Tech's road swing continues in a five-game tournament hosted by Maryland. The action begins Friday at 10 a.m. against Rider.


The Red Raiders (22-7) enter the weekend riding a seven-game win streak after downing No. 25 Texas State in a midweek tilt.


With the pair of wins over No. 25 Texas State, the Red Raiders earned back-to-back ranked wins for the first time since 2019 when the Red Raiders swept a midweek tilt against No. 20 Kentucky. It was also the first time that Tech has earned back-to-back ranked wins on the road since powering past No. 9 Missouri in the first two games of the series back in 2012. 


Tech will square off against Rider, No. 22 Maryland, North Dakota and Bucknell. All games will be aired on B1G+.


Texas Tech's Weekend Schedule

Friday: Texas Tech vs Rider – 10 a.m.

            Texas Tech vs No. 22 Maryland – 6 p.m.

Saturday: Texas Tech vs North Dakota – 3:30 p.m.

                 Texas Tech vs No. 22 Maryland – 6 p.m.

Sunday: Texas Tech vs Bucknell – 10 a.m.


Quick Hitters

• As just a freshman, Kailey Wyckoff is quickly making a name for herself. Coming into the week, the Katy, Texas native ranks fourth nationally in triples (four), 10th in slugging percentage (.929) and total bases (65), 12th in doubles (nine) and 22nd in batting average (.471).

• Head Coach Craig Snider has been quotes many times saying that "the sign of a good offense is hitting doubles," and his Red Raiders have mastered the craft. Texas Tech leads the nation with 61 doubles.

• On a pitching staff that all eight hurlers are seen, transfer Sage Hoover leads the way with 56.0 innings of work, a 2.25 ERA and 67 strikeouts. The righty holds an 10-0 record, ranking ninth nationally in victories.

• Led by first-year head coach Craig Snider, the Red Raiders 22-7 record puts them off to the program's best start since 2019.

• After hitting just 36 home runs throughout the whole 2022 season, the Red Raiders have already smashed 45 home runs through the first 29 games of the season.

• Fifth-year senior Peyton Blythe leads the squad with seven home runs this season. Prior to this season, Blythe had just seven home runs in her career, three of which were hit in 2022.

• The Texas Tech Red Raiders begin a new era under head coach Craig Snider this season. Snider made previous stops at Texas A&M and Florida State as an assistant before becoming the ninth head coach in school history. The Franklin, Kentucky native brings a slew of post season experience, including a national championship.

• During the Red Raiders trip to El Paso, Texas for UTEP's tournament, the team coined a new softball-specific - Dwayne the Rock. During Dwayne's first tournament with the team, Tech posted a perfect 6-0 record and has since decided to keep him along for the rest of the 2023 campaign and can be seen with Page Mindedahl during starting lineups, every game.

• Starting this week, Texas Tech will hit the road for seven straight road contests. The Red Raiders will play just one of its next 11 at home.