Tonight's game marked the 30th all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Missouri. Tech is now within one game of tying Missouri for the all-time series lead as the Red Raiders trail the Tigers 17-16.
Newly named Lady Raider Head Basketball Coach Kristy Curry threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Texas Tech plated a run in the bottom of the first and has now scored in the first inning 27 times this season. The Red Raiders also improved to 17-8 when scoring the first run of the game.
The Tech offense has been red hot this week as the Red Raiders have pounded out a combined 28 runs on 37 hits in two games.
Junior catcher Tyler Reves picked up his 11th home run of the season tonight in the bottom of the fifth and finished the evening 3-for-5 with a career-high five RBI.
Sophomore designated hitter Matt Smith is now 6-for-9 (.667) in the last two games since his return from a knee injury. Smith missed nine games prior to Wednesday due to damage to the MCL in his left knee. He went 3-for-3 tonight against Missouri with two RBI and two walks.
Freshman left fielder Roger Kieschnick has now hit safely in 42 of 50 games this season and added his 27th multiple-hit game of the year (2-for-4). Senior center fielder Brian Capps has hit safely in 37 of 45 games and 18 of the last 21.
Sophomore Jason Seefeld hit his third home run of the year tonight in the sixth inning. The home run was his first since UNLV back on March 7.
The Texas Tech defense has now been errorless in seven of the last nine games and has risen its fielding percentage from .960 to .965. The defense has posted a .991 fielding percentage during that nine-game stretch.