Junior right-hander Collin Auten picked up his fifth save of the season and is now in sole possession of first place in the Big 12. Texas' Randy Boone is second with four stoppers.
Sophomore right fielder Roger Kieschnick picked up his fourth triple of the season tonight and has doubled his entire triple total (2) from last season. Kieschnick is the Big 12 leader in both triples (4) and doubles (11) and is tied for first in the league with six home runs.
Texas Tech has now won 12 of its last 14 games and is 2-1 in midweek games this season.
Texas Tech has now surrendered 21 runs in the ninth inning this season. The 21 runs in the ninth are the most given up by Tech in any inning. The 21 runs Tech has given up in the ninth is being alleviated by the fact that the Red Raiders have scored 23 runs (most of any inning) in the eighth.
Trey Schurr made his first career Division I start this evening. He is a senior transfer from UT-Dallas.
Chris Hall pushed his current hit streak to a season-high six games by going 3-for-3 with two walks and a run scored.