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Texas Tech extended its winning streak to six games with the victory. It is the longest winning streak for the Red Raiders this season and the longest since Tech won 10 straight form March 9-16 last year.
The victory avenged a previous loss to New Mexico State from earlier this year as Texas Tech improved to 22-11 all-time against the Aggies and an impressive 11-2 at home.
The Red Raiders improved to 20-1 all-time in the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic with the victory. It marked Texas Tech's ninth-straight win in the tournament that is named after former athletics department administrator, Jeannine McHaney.
Texas Tech had not previously scored in at least five innings in a game this season prior to tonight when the Red Raiders scored in each of the first five frames.
Texas Tech's eight runs marked its most so far in the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic and its most since scoring 12 last Saturday (March 1) against Rhode Island.
The Red Raiders scored in the opening inning for the 11th time already this season. Texas Tech is now 10-1 in those games this year and 97-20 all-time under Shanon Hays.
Texas Tech improved to 12-2 when leading after four innings this season and an impressive 137-11 all-time under Shanon Hays with the win.
New Mexico State's four runs marked the most for a Texas Tech opponent since UMKC scord four on Feb. 21. The Red Raider pitching staff had previously held its opponents to three or less runs in each of the last eight games.
After starting off the year with just 10 home runs in the first 17 games, Texas Tech has totaled eight in its last five contests alone.
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