TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Texas Tech defeated UMKC for the fifth time this season Sunday to improve to 9-1 all-time against the Kangaroos. All five of Texas Tech's wins over UMKC this season have come via run-rule.
Texas Tech and Troy met each other for the first time in school history in the second game of the day.
Through six games of the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic, Texas Tech is 5-1 with all five victories coming via run-rule. The Red Raiders have won six of their last seven games as well.
The two victories improved the Red Raiders to 8-3 during the month of March this year and 63-13 all-time under fourth-year head coach Shanon Hays
The two wins also improved Texas Tech to 8-3 this year at Rocky Johnson Field and 73-23 all-time under Hays.
Texas Tech's 16 runs against UMKC were two shy of its season high of 18 that was set against Jackson State on March 1.
Texas Tech plated 11 runs in the later game against Troy, marking the ninth time the Red Raiders have scored in double digits this season and the third time this weekend alone.
The Red Raiders totaled six home runs on the day, giving Texas Tech 33 now on the season which is exactly half the total from the 2012 season that set the school's single-season record.
Texas Tech's nine-run third marked its most runs in an inning this weekend and its most since plating 16 in the second against Jackson State on March 1.
Hays improved to 253-75 for his career with two wins on Sunday and then 139-59 in his three-plus seasons at Texas Tech.
Perez unloaded on her Big 12-leading 12th home run of the season against UMKC as she finished 3-for-4 with four RBI. It was Perez' eighth multiple-hit game this year and seventh time with two or more RBI.
Kenney connected on her eighth home run of the season and fourth already this weekend to leadoff the first inning against Troy. It marked the third time this year where Kenney opened the Tech first with a home run.
With the home run, Kenney becomes the first Texas Tech player to reach 40 home runs in a career.
Kenney finished the game 2-for-2 with three RBI, marking her 10th multiple-hit game this year and fifth multiple-RBI performance.
Kenney has reached base in each of Texas Tech's last 16 games as she is hitting .357 on the weekend with four home runs, eight RBI and 10 walks for a .625 on-base percentage.
Johnson reached base in both games today to extend her season-opening streak to 26-straight games to reach base. Johnson went 2-for-3 in the opener against UMKC before 2-for-2 against Troy, giving her 10 multiple-hit games now on the year.
Johnson is hitting .600 on the weekend (12-for-20) with seven runs scored, four walks and seven RBI. She also has a team-high .667 on-base percentage.
James totaled five RBI in the two games as she went 1-for-3 with two RBI against UMKC and then 1-for-3 with a three-run homer against Troy. James leads the Red Raiders with eight multiple-RBI games this season.
James is hitting .550 on the weekend (11-for-20) with two home runs, eight RBI, two walks and four doubles. She entered the weekend with a share of the Big 12 lead in doubles and now has 12 on the year.
Williams added her fifth home run of the season against Troy as she drove a two-run shot to left center in Texas Tech's nine-run third inning.
Williams finished 5-for-7 in two games Sunday as she went 3-for-4 with a RBI against UMKC and then 2-for-2 with two RBI against Troy. She is hitting .526 for the weekend with a home run, six RBI and four doubles.
Aucoin recorded her second-straight complete game Sunday as she gave up just three runs in five innings against Troy. The freshman also struck out eight, giving her 17 strikeouts over her last two outings.
At the plate, Aucoin finished 2-for-3 against the Trojans with a RBI, marking her third multiple-hit game this season.
Camello connected on her first career home run as a Red Raider against UMKC as she hit a solo shot with one out in the second inning. Camello finished the game 2-for-4 at the plate with three RBI that matched her season high set just the day before against IPFW.
Dunlap also uncorked on her first career home run against UMKC as she drove a three-run shot to left field in the third inning.