Feb. 22, 2014
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Texas Tech recorded its best tournament performance of the season, finishing the UTA Hilton Invitational with a 4-1 record to improve to 10-5 on the season.
Texas Tech's 10-5 record through the first 15 games matches its same start from the 2013 season where the Red Raiders recorded 30 wins for the fourth-straight season.
Texas Tech's win in the opener improved the Red Raiders to 4-1 all-time against Illinois. It was the first meeting between the two schools since the 2009 season.
The Illinois game marked the first time the Red Raiders had played an extra-inning game this year and the first time since falling, 2-1, at Oklahoma State on March 29 last year.
Texas Tech improved to 9-5 all-time under head coach Shanon Hays in extra-inning games.
Texas Tech's game against Creighton on Friday marked the first ever meeting between the two schools. The Red Raiders are now 1-1 all-time against the Bluejays.
Texas Tech was shut out against Creighton for just the second time this year. Buffalo also tossed a shutout against the Red Raiders on Feb. 8 this year in the Lions Classic.
The Red Raiders are now 44-23 all-time under Shanon Hays in shutouts.
The Red Raiders out-hit Creighton, 4-2, in the tournament finale. Texas Tech was previously 128-10 all-time under Shanon Hays when out-hitting its opponent.
The Red Raiders moved to 3-3 this season in one-run games and 27-17 all-time under Shanon Hays.
Texas Tech had two sacrifice flies against Illinois, its most in a game since also totaling two against Northern Colorado on March 3 last year.
Texas Tech's three stolen bases against Creighton matched its season high set in the season opener against Akron as well as Friday afternoon against UMKC.
TEXAS TECH PLAYER NOTES