Jun 25, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; A grounds crew member paints the logo before game 2 of the College World Series finals at TD Ameritrade Park between the UCLA Bruins and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

College World Series 2014 team profile: Texas Tech Red Raiders

It’s that time of the year where the sport of Division I College Baseball is set to take the national stage, which means that it’s time for the College World Series.

Eight of the best teams left in college baseball will vie for the national championship in Omaha, Nebraska after a grueling tournament that started with 64 teams.

One of those teams that made it out and will have a shot at the title in Omaha is the Texas Tech Red Raiders, and here’s a look at how they were able to get to this point, from the regular season all the way through the Super Regional.

In coach Tim Tadlock’s second season at the helm, the Red Raiders smashed expectations. They were picked to finish eighth in the nine-team Big 12 in the preseason coaches’ poll, but they quickly caught the attention of the college baseball world by taking three of four from preseason No. 3 Indiana to open the season. They also won a series at TCU en route to a 14-10 showing in the Big 12 and a No. 2 seed in the Coral Gables Regional, where they went 2-1 against host Miami to reach their first super regional. Texas Tech then shut out College of Charleston in back-to-back 1-0 wins to reach Omaha for the first time in program history.

The Red Raiders will start their College World Series journey by taking on the TCU Horned Frogs this weekend. How much of a chance do you give the Red Raiders to walk away with the title from Omaha? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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