Feb. 21, 2014
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Texas Tech emerged with its second doubleheader sweep of the season as the Red Raiders are now 7-3 when playing twice on the same day this season.
The Red Raiders have now swept each of their last two doubleheaders, topping both Creighton and UMKC today and then Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Weber State last Saturday in Las Cruces, N.M.
Texas Tech's opener against Creighton marked the first meeting between the two schools in program history.
Texas Tech faced UMKC later in the day for the second time this season as the Red Raiders previously run-ruled the Kangaroos, 13-5, on Feb. 8 during the Lions Classic hosted by Southeastern Louisiana.
With the win in the finale, Texas Tech improved to 11-1 all-time against UMKC with wins in each of the last 11 meetings between the two schools.
The pair of victories improved the Red Raiders to 8-3 this season in neutral site games and 59-22 all-time under head coach Shanon Hays
The Red Raiders were the first team to score in both games Friday, improving Texas Tech to 8-2 this year when doing so and 125-22 all-time under Shanon Hays
Texas Tech's 5-4 victory over UMKC improved the Red Raiders to 2-2 this year in one-run games and 26-16 all-time under Shanon Hays
The Red Raiders stole four bases on Friday, pushing their season total to 21 just 13 games into the season. Texas Tech is almost halfway to its total of 53 stolen bases from the 2013 season.
Texas Tech's three stolen bases against UMKC matched its season high set in the 2014 opener on Feb. 7 against Akron.
TEXAS TECH PLAYER NOTES
Gretchen Aucoin picked up her team-leading third save of the season, closing out the final two innings of Texas Tech's victory over Creighton. Aucoin is now one save shy of matching Erin Crawford's single-season school record from 2006.
Brittany Talley improved to 4-0 with Texas Tech's win over Creighton in the opener. It marks the first time since Talley's 2011 freshman season where she has started a season 4-0 in the circle. Talley started the 2011 season a perfect 8-0 before suffering her first loss.
Talley received the largest amount of run support in her five starts this season as the Red Raiders scored seven runs against Creighton. Texas Tech had previously plated only two runs in Talley's four starts heading into this weekend.
Cassie McClure recorded her first career save against UMKC as she pitched a perfect seventh inning in the 5-4 victory. It was the fourth save for the Texas Tech pitching staff already this year.
Lea Hopson extended her season-opening streak of reaching base to 13 games as she went 1-for-4 against Creighton and then 1-for-3 with a walk against UMKC. She also stole three bases in the two games, giving her four now on the weekend and eight this season.
Kierra Miles recorded the best offensive day for a Red Raider this year as she went 3-for-4 against Creighton with a season-high five RBI. It marked the most RBI for a Red Raider this season and the most since Katibeth King also drove in five runs on April 14 last year against No. 1 Oklahoma.
The performance marked Miles' fourth multiple-hit game this year and the third time she's had two or more RBI this season.
Sydni Emanuel extended her hitting streak to 10 games, going 1-for-4 at the plate in both games. It is the longest hitting streak since Sandy James hit safely in 11-straight games during the 2013 season.
Kristi Belshe also extended her own hitting streak to six games Friday, going 2-for-3 against Creighton and then 1-for-3 with two RBI against UMKC. It is tied for the second-longest hitting streak for a Red Raider this year.
Belshe's two RBI against UMKC marked her team-leading fourth multiple-RBI game this season.
Like Belshe, Samantha Camello also extended her hitting streak to six games as she went 1-for-3 in both games on Friday.
Sydnie Tapia went 2-for-3 against Creighton, driving a leadoff triple in the fifth inning and then a leadoff home run an inning later. It was Tapia's first triple and first home run this season.