Junior right fielder Roger Kieschnick picked up his third career grand slam tonight to give him nine home runs and 30 RBIs on the season. His two previous grand slams came against Western Illinois last season (Feb. 11) and Louisiana-Monroe in his Red Raider debut on Feb. 3, 2006.
Texas Tech leads the all-time series 7-0 against the Islanders with the last two wins coming here at Whataburger Field.
Chris Hall, Joey Kenworthy, Willie Rueda all extended significant hit streaks on the night. Halls streak moved to nine games while Kenworthy and Rueda have streaks of six and seven, respectively.
Texas Tech's 21 hits were the most since April 10, 2007 when it had 21 against Hardin Simmons. The 21 runs were the most since since plating 21 last year against Dallas Baptist in the Midland College Classic.
Junior second baseman Wilie Rueda posted a career-high five RBIs while junior catcher Juan Rodriguez also logged a career-high in RBIs with four.
Texas Tech raised its team batting average 12 points on the night as the Red Raiders came in hitting .290 and now have a .302 collective average.
Texas Tech Head Coach Larry Hays is now just one win shy of the 800th of his Texas Tech career and six short of 1,500 overall.