Feb. 15, 2014
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The Red Raiders matched their record through nine games from a year ago with the doubleheader sweep over both Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Weber State.
Texas Tech will be looking to be 7-3 through the first two weeks of the season for the second-straight year with a win Sunday against host New Mexico State.
With the win, Texas Tech improved to 6-6 all-time against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Red Raiders had previously lost the last five games against the Islanders.
Texas Tech and Weber State met for the second-straight day on Saturday with the Red Raiders prevailing in a 12-5 rout. Friday's match-up between the two schools marked the first in school history.
With the doubleheader sweep, Texas Tech is now 23-17 all-time when traveling to Las Cruces for tournament action.
Texas Tech's win over Corpus Christi improved the Red Raiders to 1-2 this season in one-run games and 25-16 all-time under head coach Shanon Hays
Texas Tech's 12 runs against Weber State marked the third time this season and the second time this weekend where the Red Raiders had reached double digits. Tech plated a season-high 14 runners in Friday's victory over Northern Colorado.
The Weber State game marked the 236th for Texas Tech with Shanon Hays
in the dugout. The fifth-year head coach passed Bobby Reeves
(2001-04) as the second-longest tenured coach in school history.
The Red Raiders are now 6-3 this season in neutral site games and 57-22 all-time under Hays.
TALLEY IMPRESSIVE YET AGAIN AGAINST ISLANDERS
What Brittany Talley has done through her first four starts of the 2014 season has truly been impressive. The left-hander improved to 3-0 on the year with a win in the morning game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi where she allowed just one run off five hits while striking out four. The senior's 3-0 record to this point is remarkable knowing the Red Raiders have scored only two runs in each of Talley's four starts so far this season. She has given up just two runs in 20.2 innings, giving her an 0.68 earned-run average in that time.
TEXAS TECH PLAYER NOTES
Gretchen Aucoin picked up her second save of the season and the fourth of her career with her two shutout innings to close the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi victory. Aucoin moved into a tie for fifth with fellow Red Raider Cara Custer on the school's all-time career saves chart. She needs two more to tie the school record set by Amanda Renfro (1998-01), Erin Crawford (2003-06) and Julie Hauck (2004-06).
With the two shutout innings in the opener, Aucoin has now not allowed a single earned run in her 10.1 innings this season. She is the only Red Raider to not give up an earned run to this point.
Sydni Emanuel had two hits in both of Texas Tech's wins today as she has done so in a team-leading five of nine games so far this season. The freshman ended the day hitting .448 on the year which ranks second on the team.
Emanuel also was a threat on the base paths against Weber State, stealing a pair of bases to make her a perfect 8-for-8 this season. She needs just seven more to enter the top-10 in Texas Tech single-season history.
Cassie McClure also notched a pair of multiple-hit games, going 2-for-2 against TAMU-CC and then 2-for-4 against Weber State. The freshman has had at least two hits in three of four games this weekend.
McClure and Emanuel both extended their hitting streaks to a team-leading six games today. That marks the longest streak for any Red Raider this season.
Samantha Camello went 2-for-3 in the opener, marking the second-straight day where she's recorded a multiple-hit game. She followed with three RBI against Weber State, which matched her career high set against IPFW (March 9) and UMKC (March 10) last year.
Kristi Belshe drove in three runs against Weber State, marking her team-leading third multiple-RBI game this season.
Lea Hopson recorded her first career triple and the second for a Red Raider this season with her liner to left center in the second inning against Weber State. Hopson reached base in both games, extending her streak of doing so to a team-best nine games.
Brittany Warnecke posted her first career multiple-hit game with a 2-for-2 performance against Weber State. She had Texas Tech's first hit of a seven-run second inning with a single and then followed with a double in the fifth. She also drove home a run with a RBI fielder's choice in the third as well.
Kierra Miles went 1-for-2 in the opener and then 2-for-4 with two RBI against Weber State. It was the second multiple-RBI game of the season for Miles, who has reached safely in all eight of her appearances this year.
Brooke Scott recorded just her second career stolen base against Corpus Christi as she stole third in the fourth inning and then scored on an errant throw by the Islanders' catcher.