The Texas Tech pitching staff will enter Sunday's first game of a doubleheader against Dayton with a chance to break the school record for consecutive shutout innings. The Red Raiders have gone 21.1-straight innings without allowing a run dating back to the Wichita State game last Sunday (Feb. 27). The current school record is 22.2 consecutive innings set in 2008.
The shutout runs Texas Tech's streak to a school record four-consecutive games as the previous record of three-straight games was last accomplished March 8-9, 2001. Tech has also shutout its opposition in five of its last six games.
The Red Raiders have now ended seven-straight games due to the mercy rule. It marks the 13th time this season Tech has run-ruled an opponent, five games shy of the school record set in 1997.
After snapping a 12-game hit streak in the earlier game against Dayton, Mikey Kenney recovered to go 2-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and a RBI. She also added her Big 12-leading 10th double of the season in the second inning.
The Tech defense has now not allowed an error in four of its last five games. Tech had two errors in its earlier game against Howard on Saturday.
Raven Richardson finished 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored and two RBIs. It marked her third multiple-hit game of the year and sixth with multiple RBIs.
Logan Hall has now hit safely in seven-straight games after a 1-for-1 day at the plate that included two RBIs. She has had at least one hit in all but two games this season.
With another solid day at the plate, the Tech batting average keeps rising as the Red Raiders have now hit .411 as a team this year, tops in the Big 12.