'Road to Omaha' goes through Hill College
Hill College will be well represented in the opening round of this weekend’s College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
Not only will two former Rebel teammates square off representing opposing teams, but Texas Tech head baseball coach Tim Tadlock also has local ties, having played shortstop for the Rebels during his junior college stint from 1987-88. He returned as an assistant coach for the Rebels from 1991-93.
Tadlock, who now has taken the Red Raiders to their second College World Series appearance since he took over the Red Raiders program in 2013, will face Big 12 foe TCU at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Most recently, TCU second baseman Cam Warner (Hill College 2014-15) has had a stellar season for the Frogs, batting .306 with 81 hits (including five home runs) and scoring 44 runs during the regular season. Warner was honored as the Fort Worth Regional MVP.
Garrett Bruce, right-handed pitcher for Texas Tech, was also at Hill College from 2013-14. He and Warner were teammates during the 2014 season.