TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Texas Tech and IPFW are now 1-1 all-time against each other as Friday's contest marked the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
The Red Raiders, meanwhile, improved to 8-1 all-time against UMKC and 4-0 this season alone. Texas Tech has won all four games via run-rule.
Texas Tech ended both games via run-rule, giving the Red Raiders eight run-rule victories already this season.
Texas Tech's 12 runs in the opener against IPFW marked the school's most since defeating Jackson State, 18-0, on March 1.
Texas Tech's 14 hits against IPFW marked its second-most this season, three shy of its season high of 17 set against Jackson State on March 1.
Led by Gretchen Aucoin
in the circle, Texas Tech allowed just one hit to UMKC, marking the third one-hit performance by the Tech pitching staff this season.
Hays picked up career win No. 250 in Texas Tech's 12-4 victory over IPFW. Hays is now 251-75 for his career and 137-59 in three-plus seasons at Texas Tech.
Johnson matched the Texas Tech school record for hits with five against IPFW as she went 5-for-5 with a season-high six RBI. She matched the record that was previously set by Stephanie Drewry on Feb. 27, 2009, against South Florida.
Johnson's six RBI match the season high for a Red Raider this year that was set twice previously by Adriana Perez on Feb. 16 against Penn State and then March 1 against Jackson State.
Johnson also had a bunt single in the second game against UMKC to extend her reached-base streak to 24 games to start the season. It is the longest streak to start a year since Emily Bledsoe reached in the first 34 games of the 2011 season.
Kenney recorded her second multiple home run game of the season as she belted a solo shot in the fifth and then a three-run blast in the sixth against UMKC. Kenney now has seven home runs on the season and 39 for her career.
All three of Kenney's hits so far in the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic have gone for home runs as she is 3-for-9 with five RBI, eight runs scored and seven walks.
Kenney drew four walks against IPFW in the opener, matching the Texas Tech single-game record that has been set twice previously by Cydney Allen (March 17, 2011 against Colorado State) and Alex Watkins (March 1, 2009 against Pacific).
Aucoin recorded her best performance in her young career against UMKC as she allowed just one hit in her first career complete-game win. The freshman also struck out a career-high nine batters, the most by a Tech pitcher this season.
James combined to go 5-for-8 at the plate Saturday with three RBI. She belted her third home run of the season against UMKC on her way to finishing 3-for-4 with two RBI against the Roos.
James now has eight multiple-hit games this season and six multiple-RBI performances.
Camello went 2-for-4 against IPFW with three RBI, marking her fourth multiple-hit game this year. It was also the first time she had two or more RBI in a game as well.
McPherson earned her first career start in the lineup against UMKC as she was the designated player and took one at-bat.