March 9, 2014
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
With two wins on Sunday, Texas Tech improved to 18-6 on the year, its best start to a season through 24 games since the 2011 campaign where the Red Raiders were a perfect 24-0.
Texas Tech extended its season-long winning streak to eight games with two victories on Sunday. It is the longest winning streak for the Red Raiders since winning 10 in a row from March 9-16 last year.
Texas Tech was the only team in the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic to go undefeated as the Red Raiders finished 5-0 overall.
Texas Tech improved to 22-1 all-time in the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic which began in 2011.
Texas Tech's win over Northern Colorado was the third for the Red Raiders against the Bears this year. Tech is now 6-1 all-time against Northern Colorado.
Texas Tech and Abilene Christian were facing each other today for the first time since 1998. The Red Raiders improved to 9-0 all-time against the Wildcats and 5-0 in games played in Lubbock.
The doubleheader sweep marked the fifth for Texas Tech this season. The Red Raiders are now 15-5 in doubleheaders this season.
The Red Raiders scored in the first inning for the 12th time already this season against Northern Colorado. Texas Tech is 11-1 now when scoring in the opening frame.
Texas Tech's won both games via run-rule, marking the fourth and fifth time the Red Raiders have done so this season.
Texas Tech stole five bases against Abilene Christian, its most in a game this season and its most since swiping seven on March 17, 2012, against Manhattan.
Texas Tech surrendered just two earned runs on the day, dropping its season ERA to 1.98 which ranks third in the Big 12 Conference following Sunday's games. It is the lowest ERA for the Red Raider pitching staff through 24 games in Shanon Hays'
Texas Tech improved to 8-1 this season at Rocky Johnson Field and 83-33 all-time under Shanon Hays
Texas Tech also improved to 143-37 all-time under Shanon Hays
against non-conference opponents. The Red Raiders are 68-6 during that time against non-conference foes at home.
TEXAS TECH PLAYER NOTES
Sydnie Tapia homered twice - one in each game- to give her four on the season which moved her into a tie for the team high Kierra Miles and Lea Hopson.
Tapia went 2-for-2 in the finale against Abilene Christian where she recorded a career-high three RBI. It was Tapia's fourth multiple-hit game this season and third multiple-RBI performance.
Sydni Emanuel connected on her second home run of the season against Northern Colorado as she finished 2-for-3 with three RBI. It was her team-leading 10th multiple-hit game this year and the fourth time where she's had at least two RBI.
Emanuel stole three bases in the two games, giving her 19 now on the season which is tied for the most in the Big 12 following Sunday's games.
Brittany Talley held Abilene Christian to just two hits to remain undefeated on the season with a 7-0 record. She is the only Big 12 pitcher ranked in the top five for ERA that has not recorded a loss this season. Talley ended the weekend leading the Big 12 with a 1.08 ERA.
Talley's performance marked her second-straight complete game where she's allowed just two hits. It was her third two-hitter this year as well.
Gretchen Aucoin recorded her second complete game of the season with six innings against Northern Colorado where she allowed one run off just four hits. Aucoin ended the weekend ranked second in the Big 12 with a 1.17 ERA.
Aucoin went 2-for-2 at the plate against Abilene Christian, marking her fist multiple-hit game this season and the seventh of her career.
Brittany Lee finished with two RBI in both games as she delivered a two-run double against Northern Colorado and then a two-run homer against Abilene Christian. The home run marked the first in her career.
Lee finished 2-for-3 at the plate against Abilene Christian, marking her first career multiple-hit game.
Kierra Miles finished 2-for-3 in both games, giving her seven multiple-hit games this year which ranks tied for second with Cassie McClure.
Sarah Weber recorded her first career hit against Northern Colorado with an infield single that loaded the bases.
Camaury Washington stole her third base of the season against Abilene Christian. She was one of five Red Raiders to record a stolen base against the Wildcats, joining Sydni Emanuel, Lea Hopson, Gretchen Aucoin and Brittany Lee.