Texas Tech’s victory in the Lubbock Super Regional pushes the Red Raiders into some rarefied air considering the top programs across the country.
The Red Raiders qualified with a 6-2 victory over Duke on Monday. It guaranteed the third College World Series trip in school history — all coming since 2014 under coach Tim Tadlock, who was hired in 2013. The total ranks Texas Tech third among all baseball programs in the last five years.
Texas Tech trails only defending national champion Florida, which has made four consecutive trips from 2015-18. The Gators will hook up with the Red Raiders in their first game of the College World Series on Sunday night in Omaha, Neb.
TCU also has notched four trips during the last five seasons. The Horned Frogs made trips each season from 2014-17 before missing out this season.
Here’s a list of the top programs and their College World Series appearances in the last five seasons.
College World Series appearances in the last 5 seasons