Tonight's game marked the 31st meeting between Texas Tech and Kansas and the Red Raiders now lead the all-time series 22-9. Texas Tech is now 10-4 at Hoglund Ballpark since the inception of the Big 12 back in 1997.
Tonight's win snapped a three-game losing skid by Texas Tech on the road in Big 12 play. Tech dropped the final two games of the series at Texas A&M and Friday night's game here in Lawrence.
Senior third baseman Joey Callender extended his current hit streak to seven games when he led off the top of the first with a single to left. He finished 2-for-5 with a run batted in.
Matt Smith is now tied with Kansas State's Barrett Rice for the Big 12 lead in doubles. Both Smith and Rice hit two doubles each today (Rice had two in the first game against Texas) and both total 14 on the season.
The Tech offense pounded out five doubles on the evening to tie the season-high. Tech previously got five doubles against Louisiana-Monroe on Feb. 4 and last Sunday against Baylor.
The Red Raiders are now 9-1 on the season when hitting two-plus home runs.
Texas Tech has totaled 24, 10-plus hit games out of 35 contests this season. Tech finished the evening with 15 total hits.
Junior DH Tyler Reves picked up his 16th multiple-hit game of the year tonight and also added his team-leading eighth home run in the top of the seventh.
Freshman left fielder Roger Kieschnick finished the night 2-for-4 and now has 21 multiple-hit games on the season.
Shortstop Kyle Martin is one game away from tying his season-long hit streak as he picked up a hit for the fifth consecutive game tonight in the top of the sixth. Martin reached on a double and later scored on an RBI single by Joey Callender.
Junior right fielder Blair Wilkins finished with a season-high two doubles tonight and earned his seventh multiple-hit game of the year.