March 15, 2013
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Texas Tech's two wins Friday extended its season-long winning streak to nine-straight. It is the longest winning streak for the Red Raiders since recorded 13-straight victories March 12 to April 5 last year.
Texas Tech defeated Fairfield for the second time during its trip to San Diego as the Red Raiders defeated the Stags, 9-2, on Wednesday. That had previously been the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
The Red Raiders improved to 3-0 all-time against Seton Hall with the win. Texas Tech had previously run-ruled the Pirates twice during the 2012 Seton Hall Invitational which was also held over Spring Break.
Texas Tech's three-run margin of victory in both games marked its smallest since defeating Northern Colorado, 8-7, on March 3. The Red Raiders have won 10 games since that point.
The Red Raiders improved to 2-2 on the year when tied after five innings with its 7-4 victory over Seton Hall.
Texas Tech is also a perfect 12-0 now when leading after five innings. Fairfield scored three runs in the fifth to pull within two runs of the Red Raiders in the opening game.
The Red Raiders improved to 19-1 this year when scoring at least six runs and 95-6 all-time under fourth-year head coach Shanon Hays
when doing so.
Texas Tech surrendered an early run to Fairfield in the first inning, marking only the fifth time the Red Raiders had allowed a run in the opening frame this year.
Hays improved to 258-75 for his career today and 144-59 while at Texas Tech with the two victories.
The Red Raiders are also an impressive 119-25 against non-conference opponents under Hays.
Kenney totaled a career-high five RBI against Seton Hall, breaking her previous mark of four that she set most recently against New Mexico on March 12 last year. It was Kenney's seventh multiple-RBI game this year.
James belted her sixth home run of the year and her fourth in the last eight games with a two-run shot in the sixth inning against Seton Hall. She finished 2-for-4 against the Pirates for her ninth multiple-hit game this year. It was also her team-leading ninth multiple-RBI performance as well.
Aucoin picked up her first career save against Fairfield and then closed the door again later in the day against Seton Hall. The freshman combined to pitch four full innings on the day where she only allowed one walk and no hits.
Elkins went 1-for-1 with two RBI against Fairfield as she also drew a season-high three walks. It was her fourth multiple-RBI game this year and second in her last five games.
Camello combined to go 4-for-6 in two games today near her hometown. Camello went 1-for-3 against Fairfield with a two-run double in the third and then a perfect 3-for-3 against Seton Hall. She now has six multiple-hit games this year and three multiple-RBI performances.
Talley picked up the win in both games today, improving her to 8-4 now on the year. She has earned the win in three of Texas Tech's four games in San Diego so far.
Johnson had her season-opening streak of reaching base snapped against Seton Hall as she went 0-for-4 at the plate. The junior-college transfer went 2-for-4 against Fairfield earlier in the day in what was her 30th-straight game to reach base.