The weather forecast for today here in Lubbock is 90 and sunny and it is time to head over to Texas Tech for the 1:00 p.m. start of the double header between the host Red Raiders and the visiting Dallas Baptist University Patriots.
Texas Tech is coming off a 12-10 victory yesterday over #8 Oklahome State in Stillwater despite spotting OSU an 8-0 lead. TT (22-28) will look to payback the team
from DBU (33-16) for a 16-7 road loss last week back in Dallas.
The tie into the Valley League for me today is the five former or future Luray Wranglers that play for DBU, including lefty reliever senior Wayne Dowling (Loveland,Co.).
Dowling spent the second half of the season with our family in Luray last year and a made him a promise that I would make a trip to watch him pitch before the season was over. Things got pretty busy with trying to get the promotion off the ground and before you know it the last week of the regular season is here. 1,858 miles was the total for the journey down but a promise is a promise!
Before I head over to the stadium I want to say THANKS to Mr.Leonard @ All Things Valley League for posting the News-Leader story from Saturday. I am working on a top-ten list of why I LOVE the Valley League and I promise you John and his dedication will rank high on that list!