March 9, 2011
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Tech's two wins Wednesday evened the all-time series between the two schools as New Mexico had previously held a 16-14 lead in the series.
Prior to Jessica Garcia's home run in the sixth, Kelsey Dennis had previously gone 19.2-consecutive innings without allowing a run. The streak spanned her last three outings.
Sandy James went a combined 4-for-5 at the plate Wednesday, driving in eight runs off two home runs while scoring three runs. Her eight RBIs were the most for a Tech player in a doubleheader since Logan Hall drove in eight runs total on back-to-back days, Feb. 25-26, against Northern Illinois and St. John's.
Mikey Kenney recorded her 10th multiple-hit game of the year after finishing 2-for-4 at the plate. She also stole two bases to go along with her Big 12-leading 12th double of the year to leadoff the game.
Tech's five runs were its fewest since a 5-3 victory over St. John's on Feb. 25 in the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic. The Red Raiders have scored at least four runs in every game this season.
Kermitria Ward became the first Tech pitcher to earn saves in consecutive games since Hillary Phillips did so on Feb. 28 last year against UT-Arlington and Wichita State. Ward has not allowed a run in her last 10.1 innings which stretches seven different outings.