Today's 11-10 win over Louisiana-Monroe gives Texas Tech the series sweep and its first series sweep since a set against Northern Illinois last season. Tech has now opened each of the last three seasons with a three-game sweep.
The win gave head coach Larry Hays his 1,428th career win and that moves him past friend and former Southwest Conference foe Cliff Gustafson (Texas) to third place on the NCAA's all-time win list. Gustafson's coaching career at Texas lasted 29 seasons and he compiled 1,427 wins as the Longhorn skipper.
Freshman Roger Kieschnick had a stellar collegiate debut over the weekend as he finished with a .467 average along with three home runs and a team-high 11 RBI.
Senior center fielder Brian Capps also turned some heads over the weekend as he posted a .625 average and had multiple-hit games all three days of the series. He picked up today's game winning hit in the bottom of the ninth.
Junior Josh Tomlin got his first position start of the year today at shortstop. Just minutes before the game, head coach Larry Hays pulled Kyle Martin from the lineup in order to allow him some rest on an injured hand. Tomlin finished the day with six assists and went 1-for-3 at the plate. Tomlin drew the start on the mound in the season opener on Friday and allowed just one run over six innings.
Matt Smith currently leads the team in batting average with a .667 clip after going 8-for-12 with eight RBI over the weekend. Tech's team batting average is at .402.
The last time Tech finished the game with a last at-bat win was at home against Oklahoma on April 25, 2004. Ryan Andrews drew the game winning RBI in that contest to give the Red Raiders a 6-5 win in 10 innings.