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Texas Tech first baseman Hunter Hargrove (Aaron Fitt)

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Raiders Come Out With Guns Up

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STARKVILLE, Miss. — Tim Tadlock is the very personification of the phrase “even keeled.” He doesn’t get too high or too low after game 25 or game 50; he’s certainly not going to overreact one way or the other after the first day of the season. But sometimes first impressions can be telling, and Texas Tech’s 2017 debut felt a lot like the final impression it left in 2016: that of a bona fide Omaha-caliber team.

The Red Raiders simply steamrolled Western Illinois in a 15-1 rout in their season opener Friday afternoon, and then they bounced right[…]

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