March 13, 2013
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Texas Tech improved to 4-0 all-time against Bryant as the Red Raiders have now outscored the Bulldogs, 35-3, all-time in the series.
Texas Tech and Fairfield were meeting for the first time in school history. The two teams will face each other again Friday morning to open the San Diego State Classic.
The Red Raiders were able to extend their winning streak to seven-straight with two wins today. It is the longest winning streak so far this season.
During the seven-game winning streak, Texas Tech has won by an average of 8.57 runs per game. The Red Raiders came into today having run-ruled each of their last five opponents.
Texas Tech improved to 7-3 this year in neutral-site games and 44-14 under fourth-year head coach Shanon Hays
Fairfield's two runs in the first marked only the fourth time this year where the opposing team has scored in the opening frame.
Texas Tech's three home runs today move its season total to 37 through 29 games. The Red Raiders had only 29 home runs at this point a year ago before finishing with a school-record 66 long balls.
Hays improved to 256-75 for his career and 142-59 while at Texas Tech with two wins today.
The Red Raiders improved to 117-25 under Hays against non-conference opponents.
Kenney set a new career high for hits as she went 4-for-5 against Fairfield with three RBI, all of which that came off a three-run double in the fifth inning. It was Kenney's 11th multiple-hit game this year and sixth time with two or more RBI.
James extended her hitting streak to 11-straight games as she went 1-for-3 against Bryant and then 1-for-5 against Fairfield with a sixth-inning solo home run. It was James' fifth home run this season and the 32nd for her career.
Johnson continued her reached-base streak as she went 1-for-3 against Bryant and then 2-for-5 against Fairfield. It is the longest such streak to start a season for a Red Raiders since Emily Bledsoe reached safely in each of the first 34 games in 2011.
Johnson also was able to extend her hitting streak to seven-straight games, her longest of the season.
Williams went 2-for-3 with a career-high four RBI against Bryant as she had a two-run single in the first and then a two-run homer in the fourth inning. It was Williams' sixth home run already this year, five more than she had her entire 2012 freshman season.
Tapia tied the game against Fairfield with a two-run homer in the third. It was Tapia's second home run this season as she also went deep Feb. 22 at Texas State.
Talley went a full seven innings for the first time this season against Bryant as she limited the Bulldogs to just seven hits in a complete-game effort. It was the 17th complete game of her career, moving her into a tie for eighth all-time with Sarah Losleben (2005-08).