Post-Game Notes

Feb. 24, 2014

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- Improved to 6-1 this season and to 6-1 at home this season.
- Has a six-game winning streak for the first time since 2007.
- Earned its first three-game series sweep since taking three at home against Houston (Apr. 13-15) in 2012.
- Has allowed two or fewer runs in 6-of-7 games to open the season for the first time in school history.
- Has given up just 13 runs through seven games this season - marks fewest in school history through seven games.
- Improved to 20-4 at home in non-conference games under second-year head coach Tim Tadlock.
- Improves all-time record to 1,507-1,198-8 (65th season).
- Improves all-time home record to 981-466-5.
- Pitching staff has a 1.14 ERA (63.0 IP/8 ER) during seven games this season.
- Has not allowed more than two earned runs in a game this season.
- Did not allow an extra-base hit for the second time this season.
- Hitters batted .326 (30-for-92) during the Oral Roberts series.
- Pitching staff tallied a 1.00 ERA (27.0 IP/3 ER) during the Oral Roberts series.
- Team's 1.00 ERA vs. Oral Roberts marks its lowest during a three-game series during the Big 12 era (since 1997).
- Has at least one double in seven consecutive games for the first time since the final seven games of the 2012 season (8 straight).

TEXAS TECH - UNDER HEAD COACH Tim Tadlock (2nd Season)
- 32-31 overall
- 25-11 at home
- 23-16 vs. non-conference opponents
- 20-4 at home (vs. non-conference)
- 24-21 unranked opponents
- 18-14 in day games
- 25-15 vs. right-handed starting pitchers
- 24-8 when scoring first
- 29-5 when leading after six innings
- 30-3 when leading after seven innings
- 29-1 when leading after eight innings
- 11-5 in February
- 3-0 against Oral Roberts

- Tied a school record turning five double plays - a record that has occurred three times at ORU, the most recent in 2007 against Centenary... the five double plays marked the most for the Red Raiders in over 13 seasons.

- In the first-ever three-game series, Texas Tech sweeps the series from Oral Roberts... Tech leads the all-time series 10-8 and holds a 6-1 advantage in games played in Lubbock... Tech has won six consecutive games over ORU in Lubbock... the Red Raiders have won nine of the last 10 overall in the all-time series.

LHP Chris Sadberry (ND, 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO - 46 Pitches)
- Made second start of the season.
- Left the game in the fourth inning with the Red Raiders leading 1-0... suffered an injury after line drive up the middle hit off throwing hand.
- Retired nine consecutive batters from the 1st-to-4th inning.
- Hasn't allowed a walk in 8.1 innings pitched this season.

LHP Cameron Smith (W, 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO)
- Became the first Red Raider since 2011 (John Neely - at No. 14 Baylor) to earn a pair of wins in a three-game series.
- Pitched four scoreless innings in relief.
- Marked fourth consecutive appearance without allowing an earned run.
- Pitched twice during the ORU series with a perfect 0.00 ERA (5.1 IP/0 ER) with two relief outings, four hits allowed, three strikeouts and two walks allowed.

RHP Johnathon Tripp (S, 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO)
- Made season debut.
- Earned first save of the season (4th career).
- Marked sixth career scoreless appearance.

2B Bryant Burleson (1-FOR-3, R)
- Recorded 98th career base hits during 108th career game played.
- Has made 98 starts now in his third season with the Red Raiders.

1B Eric Gutierrez (1-FOR-3, R, RBI)
- Made 63rd consecutive start on Sunday... longest streak among active players.
- Has hit safely in 6-of-7 games this season.
- Drove in the game-winning run with a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch in the sixth inning.
- Marked second career game-winning RBI (vs. Baylor - May 17, 2013 - HR to LF).

RF Adam Kirsch (1-FOR-3)
- Extended hit streak to six games.

SS Ryan Long (2-FOR-3, 2 RBI, SAC FLY)
- Notched third multi-hit game of the season - tied for team lead.
- Recorded first career multiple RBI game.
- Tallied first career bunt base hit.
- Made first career start at shortstop for the Red Raiders.

PH Anthony Lyons (1-FOR-1)
- First career pinch hit base hit (1B to LF).
- First pinch hit base hit by a Red Raider this season.




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