Jun 15, 2014; Omaha, NE, USA; The Texas Tech Red Raiders bench watches the last outs against the TCU Horned Frogs during game three of the 2014 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. TCU defeated Texas Tech 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Red Raiders Daily: Dylan Dusek Beat Cancer at Age 6

Today’s edition of Red Raiders Daily features a Texas Tech pitcher who isn’t new to survive-and-advance situations.

Dusek already survived to advance

Texas Tech freshman All-American lefty Dylan Dusek’s parents couldn’t be more thrilled to watch their son pitch in Omaha, especially considering what it took to get there.

It would be another unforgettable moment for the Duseks, no doubt, the emotions of this CWS experience magnified by the pain of Dylan’s childhood.

In August, Dylan, 19, plans to return to Texas Children’s Hospital, an annual event to mark the recently passed 13th anniversary of the end of his nearly three years of treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia.

At age 6, he beat cancer.

The experience changed his family’s outlook on life and shaped Dylan’s perspective. Baseball helped him navigate the dark days. And today, when he faces a pressure moment on the mound, Dusek finds confidence in knowing he’s defeated a more formidable opponent.

Big 12 recruiting scorecard

Jake Trotter of ESPN.com’s Big 12 blog updated the recruiting scorecard for each team and Texas Tech recently saw its commitment list grow.

Total commits: 7
ESPN 300 commits: 2
The latest: Kliff Kingsbury’s program secured a early commitment from up-and-coming safety Collin Wilder of Katy, Texas, as Texas Tech got a jump start on its Class of 2016. The Red Raiders offered Marvel, Texas, athlete D’Eriq King joining Clemson, Louisville, Michigan State and UCLA. Kingsbury’s program also offered Hines and Class of 2016 quarterback Shane Buechele of Arlington (Texas) Lamar Consolidated in the past week.

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