March 6, 2011
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At the conclusion of Sunday's action, Texas Tech appears to be one of only five Division-I teams left in the nation that remains undefeated, joining Florida, Washington, Michigan, and South Carolina-Upstate.
Prior to Brittany Barker's RBI single with two outs in the first inning, Texas Tech has gone a school-record 27-straight innings without allowing a run. The hit also broke Tech's five-game shutout streak which was also a school record.
The Red Raiders had previously ended their last eight games via the run rule. Tech had not gone the full seven innings since defeating St. John's, 5-3, on Feb. 25 on the first day of the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic.
Brittany Talley's seven strikeouts against the Bison set a new season high as she had previously struck out four batters five different times this season. Talley is tied with Ashley Brokeshoulder with the team lead in wins with seven.
Logan Hall's 2-for-4 day at the plate moved her hitting streak to nine-consecutive games, matching her season high. Hall has had a hit in all but two of Tech's games this year. Her two RBIs in the game give her 40 on the season, one shy of her total from the entire 2010 campaign.
Kermitria Ward's one inning of relief was her fifth-straight appearance to not surrender a run. The freshman, who got the start originally in right field, has not allowed a run since facing Appalachian State on Feb. 13. She has gone 6.2 scoreless innings since then.
Raven Richardson hit. 588 over the six games of the tournament while crushing two home runs and driving in a team-leading 11 RBIs. Only Logan Hall (.643) had a higher average throughout the tournament.
As a team, the Red Raiders finished the tournament hitting .438 over six games, which brought their season total to a Big 12-leading .411 average overall.