Feb. 16, 2014
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Texas Tech dropped to 6-4 on the year with an 8-6 loss to New Mexico State Sunday afternoon. The loss prevented Tech from matching its record (7-3) through 10 games from a year ago.
Texas Tech fell to 21-11 all-time against New Mexico State with the loss and 2-2 under head coach Shanon Hays
With the loss, Texas Tech is now 23-18 all-time when traveling to Las Cruces for tournament action and 8-6 when facing New Mexico State on its home field.
The loss marked Texas Tech first in a two-run game this season. The Red Raiders were previously 2-0 in such games this season.
The game marked Texas Tech's first true road contest of the season as the first nine games of the season have all come at neutral sites.
Texas Tech's four errors in the game were its most this season and its most since also committing four on May 3 last year at Baylor.
Texas Tech's six runs were its most in a loss since falling, 8-6, to No. 7 Texas on April 26 last year.
The Red Raiders out-hit New Mexico State, 11-10, in the game, marking the first time Texas Tech has lost when out-hitting its opening this season. Tech was previously 126-9 all-time under Shanon Hays
when out-hitting its opponent as well.
TEXAS TECH PLAYER NOTES
Gretchen Aucoin earned her first start of the season, finishing with a no-decision after allowing two runs, one of which was earned, off four hits and a strikeout. It marked just the first time Aucoin had allowed an earned run in her 13.2 innings this season.
Sydni Emanuel continued her strong play at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three singles. It marked the second time she has totaled three hits this season as she also did so Friday morning against Northern Colorado. She leads the Red Raiders with six multiple-hit games this year and a .485 batting average.
Emanuel wrapped the Troy Cox Classic hitting a team-best .611 (11-for-18) during the five-game tournament. She also scored four times and finished a perfect 4-for-4 on the weekend as well.
Emanuel's performance extended her hitting streak to a team-leading seven games. It is the longest streak for any Red Raider this season.
Like Emanuel, Samantha Camello also wrapped a successful weekend at the plate as the sophomore went 2-for-3 against New Mexico State. It was Camello's third multiple-hit game of the weekend as she pushed her season batting average to .429 thanks to a .571 (8-for-14) weekend at the plate.
Camello drove in two runs in the loss, giving her seven RBI for the weekend which finished tied for the most on the team with Lea Hopson.
Lea Hopson connected on her team-leading fourth home run of the season with a three-run towering shot in the third inning. Hopson ended the weekend tied for the Big 12 lead in home runs.
Hopson matched her season high in RBI with the three-run homer as she now has three multiple-RBI games this season which is tied for the team high. Hopson is also the only Red Raider to reach base in all 10 games this season.
Brittany Talley made her first appearance out of the bullpen as she had previously started in the circle four times this season.
Kierra Miles went 1-for-4 with a run scored against the Aggies, extending her streak of reaching base to nine games.