March 1, 2014
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TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
With Sunday's cancellation, Texas Tech ended the first four weekends of the season with a 13-6 record which was one win better than its total through 19 games a year ago.
The Red Raiders defeated Rhode Island for the second straight day, improving Texas Tech to 2-0 all-time against the Rams.
Texas Tech's victory over Sam Houston State improved the Red Raiders to 3-4 all-time against the Bearkats. Sam Houston was making its first ever trip to Lubbock this weekend.
Texas Tech's victory over Rhode Island marked the third time the Red Raiders have run-ruled an opponent this season and the first since topping Northern Colorado, 14-6, in six innings on Feb. 14.
Texas Tech's 10 runs to open the Rhode Island game marked its most in an inning this season and the most since plating 16 in the second on March 1, 2013, against Jackson State.
Texas Tech's 12 runs against the Rams marked its most since scoring 12 as well on Feb. 15 against Weber State.
Texas Tech hit four home runs against Rhode Island, its most in a game since connecting on four against UMKC on Feb. 8 of this year.
Texas Tech's three home runs in the opening frame against the Rams marked its most in an inning since hitting three against Seton Hall on March 16, 2012.
Texas Tech's 4-2 win over Sam Houston State in the finale improved the Red Raiders to 3-2 this year in two-run games and 22-19 all-time under Shanon Hays
Texas Tech scored in the opening frame in both games today, marking the ninth time the Red Raiders have done so this season. Tech is now 8-1 in those games and 95-20 all-time under Shanon Hays
Texas Tech's four home runs against Rhode Island marked the 53rd time in Shanon Hays'
tenure where the Red Raiders have hit two or more home runs in a game. Tech is now 51-2 in those games.
Texas Tech stole four bases against Sam Houston State, its most in a game since swiping seven on March 17, 2012, against Manhattan.
The two wins improved the Red Raiders to 11-5 in doubleheaders this season.
Texas Tech improved to 77-34 all-time under Shanon Hays
at Rocky Johnson Field with the two wins.
McCLURE COMBINES FOR EIGHT RBI IN TWO WINS
Cassie McClure had one of the best offensive days for a Red Raider in recent memory Saturday. She went 2-for-3 with seven RBI in the opener against Rhode Island and then followed up by going 2-for-3 with a RBI against Sam Houston State.
The two multiple-hit games give McClure six now on the season, which is one shy of Sydni Emanuel's team lead. Her 7 RBI against Rhode Island mark the most for a Red Raider this season and her second multiple-RBI game this season.
McClure finished one RBI shy of the Texas Tech single-game record against Rhode Island. It was the most RBI for a Red Raider since Adriana Perez also drove in seven on March 18, 2012, against Seton Hall.
McClure's two home runs against the Rams marked the 24th time a Red Raider has done so in school history.
TEXAS TECH PLAYER NOTES
Kierra Miles connected on her second home run of the season against Rhode Island as she sent a two-run shot over the fence in left field. It was Miles' fourth multiple-RBI game of the season which is tied with Kristi Belshe for the team high.
Sydni Emanuel stole a base in each of Texas Tech's two wins, giving her 14 now on the year which is just one shy of entering the top 10 already in single-season history. Ashley Parker has the Tech school record with 34 stolen bases during the 2006 season.
Emanuel has now reached base in 16-consecutive games, matching Lea Hopson for the longest streak by a Red Raider this season.
Sydni Tapia connected on her second home run of the season and the fourth of her career with a two-run shot against Rhode Island. It marked Tapia's second multiple-RBI game this season.
Brittany Talley picked up her fifth win of the season against Rhode Island, tossing a perfect game into the fourth inning. It was the 40th win in Talley's career which is fifth all-time at Texas Tech.
Camaury Washington stole her second base of the season against Sam Houston State as she and Cassie McClure combined for a double steal with one out in the first.
Susan Welborn also recorded her first career stolen base against the Bearkats. Welborn earned the start against Rhode Island in left field and then moved behind the plate against Sam Houston State.
Sarah Weber made her first collegiate plate appearance against Rhode Island as she lined out to short in the fourth inning.
Mattison Maisel made her first appearance of her career against Rhode Island, tossing two-thirds of an inning, striking out one while forcing the Rams to ground out to end the game.