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Post-Game Notes




April 13, 2014

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TEXAS TECH
- Improved to 27-11 overall and 7-7 in Big 12 play (3-2 at home)... marked its first time with seven Big 12 wins (through 14 games) since 2010.
- Won its first series over Kansas State since 2010 (Lubbock)... have won back-to-back games over K-State for the first time since 2010 (series opener, middle game).
- Currently ranks fourth in the conference standings with a 7-7 record... Trailing Texas (8-3), Oklahoma State (7-4) and TCU (7-4).
- Improved to 20-4 at home... best record at home (through 24 games) since 1999 (23-1).
- Improved to 5-1 in middle games of three-game series this season (4-1 in Big 12 games).
- Dating back to 2013, Texas Tech is 5-1 in middle games of Big 12 series with wins over Baylor (2013), TCU, Texas, Oklahoma State and K-State.
- In just 38 games has surpassed its overall wins total from last season and also home wins.
- Has its best start to the season (through 38 games) since 1999 (30-8)... marks its ninth best start to a season in school history.
- Has a pair of 5-0 pitchers (Cameron Smith & Corey Taylor) at the same time for the first time in over 13 years.
- Improved all-time record to 1,528-1,208-8 (65th season).
- Improved all-time home record to 995-469-5.
- Improved all-time Big 12 record to 232-237-2 (18th season).
- Improved to 27-4 when scoring at least two runs.
- Improved to 16-1 when out-hitting opponent.
- Improved to 25-5 when holding opponents to five runs or fewer.
- Improved to 23-0 when leading after seven innings.
- Currently leads the Big 12 in runs (238), triples (16), RBI (212), wins vs. top-25 (8), home wins (20), conference road wins (4), fielding percentage (.982).
- Currently leads the league in Big 12 games in runs (72), hits (120), home runs (5) and RBI (56).
- Team defense ranks among the top five in the country and leads the Big 12 with a .982 fielding percentage.
- Pitching staff has held its opponent scoreless in 74 percent of its innings pitched this season (245 scoreless innings - 331 innings pitched).

TEXAS TECH - UNDER HEAD COACH Tim Tadlock (2nd Season)
- 53-41 overall
- 39-14 in home games
- 16-22 in Big 12 games
- 6-7 in Big 12 middle games
- 8-9 in home Big 12 games
- 40-26 against unranked opponents
- 17-24 against Big 12 opponents (all games)
- 31-20 in day games
- 14-20 vs. left-handed starting pitchers
- 17-31 when opponent scores first
- 3-5 when tied after six innings
- 48-3 when leading after seven innings
- 47-1 when leading after eight innings
- 19th come-from-behind win
- 9-13 in April
- 2-4 against Kansas State
- 488-168 overall record in 11 years as a collegiate head coach (junior college and NCAA D-I) (Grayson County: 1997-2005; Texas Tech: 2013-Present)

KANSAS STATE ALL-TIME SERIES
- With the win, Texas Tech takes a 30-25-1 lead in the all-time series over K-State... Tech leads the series 17-8-1 in games played in Lubbock... clinched its first series win over K-State since 2010 (Lubbock)... has won back-to-back games against K-State for the first time since winning first two games against Wildcats in Lubbock in 2010... Tech improved to 10-7 in middle games of the series against KSU, including a 6-3 record in Lubbock... snapped a three-game losing streak to KSU in middle games of the series... Tech's 11 runs in consecutive games are its most against K-State in a series since 2010 (19 runs in final two games).

LHP Chris Sadberry (ND, 5.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO - 86 Pitches)
- Received a no decision for the fifth time this season and for the third straight start... today was his ninth start of the season (leads team).
- Marked seventh consecutive start pitching at least five innings.
- Matched a season-low allowing just four base hits (third time).
- Marked sixth start this season without allowing an extra-base hit.
- Allowed season-highs in runs (4), earned runs (3), walks (3) and hit-by-pitch (3).

RHP Corey Taylor (W, 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO)
- Texas Tech is now 11-1 during his 12 appearances.
- Improved to 5-0 this season and to 7-5 during his career while making his 30th career outing (22 relief) as a Red Raider.
- Has two wins in Big 12 play this season - both, including today, have come in four-scoreless relief innings (at Baylor/vs. K-State).
- Marked fifth time this season pitching three or more innings (4 in relief).
- Thrown multiple innings in 8-of-11 outings this season (18 career).

LF Tyler Neslony (2-FOR-4, R, 2B, RBI)
- Has reached base safely in 10 consecutive games.
- Recorded eighth multi-hit game of the season (11th career).
- Has five multi-hit games during his last six games played.
- Has seven runs scored during his last five games played.
- Has at least one extra-base hit in four of his last five games played.
- Has only four strikeouts in 54 at-bats this season.

2B Bryant Burleson (2-FOR-4, R, 2 RBI)
- Has a five-game hit streak.
- Tallied 11th multi-hit game of the season (35th career).
- Collected fourth multiple RBI game of the season (15th career).
- Posted first game-tying RBI of the season (5th career).
- Notched second go-ahead RBI of the season (10th career).
- Recorded second game-winning RBI of the season (6th career).
- Had five assists in the game... needs only three assists to become the fifth Red Raider since 2001 with 400 career assists... teammate Tim Proudfoot joined this select group today.

RED RAIDERS - CAREER ASSISTS (SINCE 2001)
Joey Kenworthy - 526 (2007-10)
Gera Alvarez - 442 (2001-02)
Tim Proudfoot - 404 (2012-14)
Willie Rueda - 404 (2006-09)
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Bryant Burleson - 397 (2012-14)

1B Eric Gutierrez (1-FOR-4, R, 2B, RBI)
- Has a 12-game hit streak.
- Has reached base safely in 14 consecutive games.
- Has 10 extra-base hits during last 17 games played.
- Made 94th consecutive start on Saturday... longest streak among active players.
- Has hit safely in 32-of-38 games this season... has hit safely in 43 of last 51 games dating back to last season (Apr. 27, 2013).

RF Adam Kirsch (1-FOR-3, R, HR, RBI)
- Hit fifth home run of the season to rank second on the team.
- Has hit three home runs over the last five games - all coming in Big 12 play.
- Leads the team with 21 extra-base hits this season.

SS Tim Proudfoot (0-FOR-4, 6 ASSISTS)
- Has hit safely in 11-of-14 starts this season.
- Recorded 6 assists - has 404 during three-year career... became the first Red Raider since 2010 (Joey Kenworthy) and the third overall Red Raider with 400 career assists over the last 13 years.

RED RAIDERS - CAREER ASSISTS (SINCE 2001)
Joey Kenworthy - 526 (2007-10)
Gera Alvarez - 442 (2001-02)
Tim Proudfoot - 404 (2012-14)
Willie Rueda - 404 (2006-09)
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Bryant Burleson - 397 (2012-14)

DH/3B Jake Barrios (1-FOR-4, RBI)
- Tied the game at 3-3 with a two-out RBI single in the fourth inning scoring Eric Gutierrez.
- Marked first game-tying RBI of the season (7th career).
- Batting .348 (8-for-23) in six career games against K-State.

RF Stephen Smith (1-FOR-2, R, 2B, 2 SAC BUNTS)
- Tallied a season-high two sacrifice bunts.
- Has hit safely in 7 of his last 9 and 11 of his last 15 games.

 

 

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