Feb. 15, 2013
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
With the win, Texas Tech improved to 5-1 all-time against UMKC. It was the first of five scheduled games this year against the Kangaroos, who will also travel to Lubbock on March 1-3 for the Texas Tech Invitational.
Texas Tech snapped its season high with 14 runs in the game, breaking the previous mark of 12 that was set in the season opener against Central Florida.
The Red Raiders also broke their season high for hits with 14, topping the previous mark of 11 that was set last weekend against UNLV.
Texas Tech scored at least four runs in the first inning for the fourth time already this season. The Red Raiders' five-run first inning marked Tech's most in the opening frame this year.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Red Raiders, who had not previously lost consecutive non-conference games since the opening weekend of the 2012 season when Tech was downed by No. 9 Stanford, No. 14 Tennessee and then Cal Poly in the Kajikawa Classic.
James became the Texas Tech all-time career RBI leader as she now has 117 over two-plus seasons, breaking the previous record of 114 that was set by Paula Workman (1997-2000) and former teammate Emily Bledsoe (2009-12).
James' five RBI against UMKC mark a season high and double her total coming into the game. Her career high is eight RBI that she set at Iowa State in 2011.
Powell combined to hit 4-for-6 at the plate over two games with four total RBI. She snapped her career high with four RBI against UMKC, breaking the previous mark of that was most recently set Feb. 24 last year against North Texas.
Powell finished 2-for-2 at the plate before being replaced to start the third inning. It was her third multiple-hit game of the season.
Kenney totaled her team-high fifth multiple-hit game of the season after going 2-for-2 against UMKC with two runs scored.
Johnson reached base for the seventh-consecutive game this year as she totaled two walks in the rout. Johnson also added her team-leading fifth stolen base of the season as well.
Carrico picked up her first career victory in her first ever appearance as a Red Raider after tossing two innings of relief while surrendering just one earned run.