March 2, 2012
The win marked the third-straight season Tech had won its home opener as the Red Raiders are now 11-6 in such occasions since softball was resurrected as an intercollegiate sport in 1996.
The game was the first all-time between Texas Tech and Binghamton.
With the win, Tech has now won 11 of its last 12 games since its 1-4 start to the season at the Arizona State Kajikawa Classic.
The Red Raiders' 10 hits in the game marked a season high, breaking the previous mark of nine that been accomplished three times so far against Idaho State (Feb. 18), Utah State (Feb. 19), and North Texas (Feb. 24).
Tech's three home runs also matched a season high. The Red Raiders also crushed three dingers against both San Diego State in their Feb. 9 season opener and then Utah State on Feb. 19.
The middle of Tech's lineup in Sandy James and Adriana Perez combined to go 4-for-7 in the game with both players totaling multiple-hit games. It was James' fourth multiple-hit game and Perez' team-leading sixth.
Randi Tongate also added her first multiple-hit game of the year as the junior went 2-for-3 with a RBI in her first start behind the plate this season.
Emily Bledsoe crushed her first home run of the season with a three-run shot to extend Tech's lead to five in the sixth inning. Bledsoe's three RBI in the game marked a season high for the senior.
In Brittany Talley's six starts this year, she has surrendered one earned run or less in five of those. She gave up two runs, one of which was earned, over 6.0 innings today.
For only the second time all season, Tech did not allow a walk or hit by pitch in the game. The only other time Tech was able to do so was against Texas State in the opener of the Texas Shootout last weekend.
Chandler Moore made her third appearance of the season as she closed the game with a scoreless seventh inning. The freshman last appeared against Idaho State on Feb. 18.
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