March 14, 2012
THE STONY BROOK SERIES
Today's doubleheader marked the first all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Stony Brook.
In addition, it also marked Tech's first game ever in the New York area.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The Red Raiders picked up their 10th-straight victory over non-conference opponents dating back to the start of the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic on March 2.
The two wins improve Tech to 4-0 this week after a doubleheader sweep of New Mexico on Monday in Lubbock.
Prior to the series, Tech was 1-5 this year when trailing after four innings. The Red Raiders overcame a 1-0 deficit in the first game with a four-run fifth inning.
The series marked Tech's first true non-conference road game this season as all the others came either at neutral sites or at home. Tech is 2-2 on the road this year.
HAYS PICKS UP WIN NO. 100 AT TEXAS TECH
Head coach Shanon Hays picked up his 100th victory at Texas Tech in the 4-1 series-opening victory. The third-year head coach is now 101-41 during his time at Tech.
He is now the second-winningest coach in school history, trailing only Renee Luers-Gillespie, who went 138-159-1 during the 1996-2000 seasons.
Hays improved to 215-57 in five seasons as a collegiate head coach.
KENNEY SETS CAREER HOME RUN RECORD
With her second-inning home run in the second game, Mikey Kenney became the career home run leader at Texas Tech as she now has 28 over her career.
She passed Kim Martinez with her team-leading ninth dinger of the season. Martinez hit 27 home runs during the 1997 and 1999 seasons.
Kenney has now homored three times in the last five games.
Bledsoe had a solid day at the plate, finishing 4-for-8 overall with a pair of RBI and two runs scored.
The two multiple-hit games give the senior four on the season. It marked her first two or more hit game since going 3-for-4 March 4 against UT-Arlington.
Her two RBI from the first game marked Bledsoe's second multiple-RBI game of the year. She posted three RBI March 2 against Binghamton in the opener of the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic.
Talley tossed her fifth complete game of the season in the series opener where she gave up only one run over 7.0 innings.
In nine starts this season, Talley has now allowed two or less runs in seven of those outings. She gave up three runs in the two other circumstances.
Talley also struck out a season-high six hitters, one shy of her career high of seven set March 6 last year against Howard.
After going 0-for-3 in the first game, Richardson reached base in all four plate appearances in the finale. She went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI while also drawing two walks.
Coming into the series, Richardson had reached base in each of her seven plate appearances. She has now reached in 11 of her last 14 plate appearances.