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BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 12 am, TX

June 12, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at AP’s Texas sports coverage. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Dallas bureau at 972-991-2100, or at 800-442-7189. Email aptexas@ap.org. Ken Miller is at the desk after 5:30 a.m.

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.





Texas and fellow Big 12 member Texas Tech won their best-of-three super regionals on Monday and became the fifth and sixth teams to advance to the College World Series. Kody Clemens homered for the third straight game and fill-in starter Matteo Bocchi held Tennessee Tech to one run in a career-high five innings as the Longhorns locked up their NCAA record-extending 36th CWS appearance with a 5-2 win in Austin. Texas Tech’s Gabe Holt, Brian Klein and Michael Davis homered, and the Red Raiders beat Duke 6-2 for their third trip in five years to the CWS in Omaha, Nebraska. By Eric Olson. SENT: 750 words, photos. Moved on national sports news services.


LUBBOCK, Texas — Michael Davis and Texas Tech are going back to Omaha. Davis hit the biggest of the Red Raiders’ three home runs, a tiebreaking two-run shot that put them ahead to stay, in a 6-2 win over Duke on Monday to send them to the College World Series for the third time in five seasons. SENT: 680 words, photos.


AUSTIN, Texas — Relying on strong pitching and sufficient hitting, Texas advanced to the College World Series. Kody Clemens and DJ Petrinsky hit home runs, Matteo Bocchi was effective in a rare appearance as a starting pitcher, and Texas defeated Tennessee Tech 5-2 on Monday to secure one of eight spots in the CWS. Texas (42-21), under second-year coach David Pierce, returns to the CWS for the first time since 2014. By Mark Rosner. SENT: 600 words, photos.


— BBA--RANGERS-ANDRUS REHAB — Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has played in his first game since his right elbow was fractured when he got hit by a pitch two months ago. SENT: 150 words.




ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Matt Patricia worked in relative obscurity in New England. The burly former Houston Texans defensive coordinator with a bushy beard, baseball cap on backward, with a pencil above his right ear was noticed only occasionally while coordinating the Patriots’ defense. As a first-year NFL head coach with the Detroit Lions, his every move and word have been watched and listened to while reporters have had access to him and his team during minicamp and offseason workouts. Patricia’s past has also been scrutinized. By Larry Lage. SENT: 550 words, photos. Moved on national sports news services.


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