Tonight's game marked the 18th meeting between Texas Tech and Arizona State and the Sun Devils now lead the all-time series 14-4. Tonight's game marked the first-ever appearance by Arizona State in Lubbock.
Tonight's win marks Tech's first over a Top 10 team since defeating Nebraska in the first game of the 2005 Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament. The last time Tech defeated a team ranked in the Top 10 and not a member of the Big 12 Conference was an 11-5 win over top-ranked Cal State Fullerton in the NCAA Regionals on May 27, 2001.
Junior LHP Aaron Odom matched his season-high in innings pitched tonight by going six strong innings to pick up his third win of the season. Odom last went six innings in a start against Houston in the final game of the Astros College Classic.
Junior LHP Colt Hynes made his first relief appearance since the Texas game back on March 17th and earned his second save of the season. Hynes pitched the final three innings of the game allowing just two hits and struckout three.
The Red Raider offense has now produced 10-plus hits in 28 of 41 games this season. Tech finished the night with exactly 10 hits after Joey Callender notched an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth.
Joey Callender finished the game with a career-high four hits. He went 4-for-5 with one run batted in.
Tonight's attendance of 3,024 is the highest attended midweek game of the season for the Red Raiders at Dan Law Field.
Junior Blair Wilkins made the start behind the dish tonight in replacement of Matt Smith who will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury suffered in the second inning of Friday's game against Kansas State. Wilkins had not caught a game prior to tonight since his first season in junior college.