March 7, 2014
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Texas Tech extended its winning streak to five games with a pair of wins Thursday, marking its longest winning streak this season. The Red Raiders had previously won four-consecutive games twice already this season.
Texas Tech's five-game winning streak marks its longest since winning 10-straight a year ago from March 9-16.
Texas Tech defeated both UT Arlington and Northern Colorado for the second time this season as the Red Raiders topped UTA, 4-1, on Feb. 20, and Northern Colorado, 14-6, in six innings on Feb. 14.
The tournament opening victory improved Texas Tech to 10-4 all-time against UT Arlington and 5-1 in games played in Lubbock. Tech head coach Shanon Hays is now a perfect 7-0 against the Mavericks during his tenure.
The Red Raiders also improved to 5-1 all-time against Northern Colorado. It was just the second time that the Bears have traveled to face the Red Raiders in Lubbock as Tech previously took an 8-7 victory on March 3 last year.
Texas Tech recorded three triples against UT Arlington, matching the school record that was previously set on March 27, 1997, against Eastern New Mexico and Feb. 18, 2011, against Utah Valley.
Texas Tech had four triples in the two games, giving the Red Raiders eight now on the year, their most in a season already since connecting on 13 in 2011.
Texas Tech scored in the opening inning for the 10th time this season against UT Arlington. The Red Raiders are now 9-1 in those games this season and 96-20 all-time under Shanon Hays.
Northern Colorado was just the sixth opponent this year to score before the Red Raiders and the first to plate a runner in the opening inning. Texas Tech is now 2-4 this year when its opponent scores first and 36-61 all-time under Shanon Hays.
Texas Tech held both UTA and Northern Colorado to one run, marking the 10th and 11th time this season where the Red Raider pitching staff has surrendered two or less runs. Tech is now 9-2 in those games this year.
Texas Tech matched its season high with four stolen bases against UT Arlington. The Red Raiders previously swiped four bases in their most previous game which came last Saturday against Sam Houston State.
TEXAS TECH PLAYER NOTES