Today's game marked the 23rd all-time meeting between Tech and UTA. The Red Raiders have now won 15-straight against the Mavericks and lead the all-time series 19-4.
Senior center fielder Brian Capps now has a career-long seven game hitting streak and picked up his fourth three-hit game of the year. Capps went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI and moved his season batting average back over the .500 mark (.511).
Sophomore catcher Matt Smith took over the team lead in batting average thanks to a 3-for-3 night at the plate. Smith is now hitting .514 on the season and also added three more RBI to his season total (16). Smith now has five multiple-hit and four multiple-RBI games this year.
Texas Tech scored 11 of its 15 runs with two outs in the inning and seven of its 15 runs were unearned.
The Red Raiders are now 6-0 when scoring 10-plus runs and are 6-0 when leading after the seventh inning.
Freshmen Roger Kieschnick and Willie Rueda extended their hitting streaks to six games. Kieschnick went 2-for-5 with an RBI while Rueda went 1-for-2 with two runs scored.
Joey Callender set a new career high with six at-bats on the evening. He finished the night 2-for-6 and tied his career high with three runs scored.
Tech's last five-game win streak was six-game streak that began with a 22-7 win over Western Illinois on Feb. 20, 2005 and ended against Northern Iowa on March 4.
The Tech defense played its second errorless game of the season and the second this week (Eastern New Mexico on Monday).