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Texas Tech's 19-4 win over Kansas State ties the largest margin of victory for the Red Raiders in the all-time series as Tech previously defeated the Wildcats 15-0 back on April 6, 2002.
The 19 runs scored by Tech this afternoon matches the most by the Red Raiders in a Big 12 game since defeating Baylor 19-18 on May 22, 2004. The run total ranks second on the season for the Red Raiders as the scored 21 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi back on March 18.
Sophomore RHP Nate Karns picked up his first win since the Minute Maid College Classic when he defeated the Tennessee Volunteers back on March 1. Coming into today's game, he had loss six straight decisions.
Junior right fielder Roger Kieschnick entered today's game with five RBIs in Big 12 play and doubled that total with five on the afternoon against the Wildcats. His last multiple-RBI game was back on March 25 against UC-Riverside and his last home run also came in that game.
Junior left fielder Chris Richburg tallied two doubles in the game and that marked the third time he has done that in his career.
Junior second baseman Willie Rueda finished the series with a .500 batting average as he went 6-for-12 with a pair of walks and three RBIs.
The Red Raiders will remain in last place in the Big 12 standings despite today's win as both Kansas and Oklahoma won this afternoon. Oklahoma defeated Missouri 22-4 while Kansas dropped Nebraska 6-3.
Texas Tech now leads the all-time series against Kansas State 23-14-1.