March 15, 2014
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Texas Tech improved to 20-6 on the year with the doubleheader sweep, its best start to a season since 2011 when the Red Raiders were 25-1 over the first 26 games.
The Red Raiders extended their season-best winning streak to 10 games, matching the longest such run for Texas Tech from March 9-16 a year ago.
The doubleheader sweep marked the sixth for Texas Tech this year as the Red Raiders are now 17-5 in doubleheaders this season.
Texas Tech's opener against DePaul marked the fourth-straight year where the two schools have met. The Red Raiders are now 2-2 all-time against the Blue Demons and 2-1 under Shanon Hays.
Texas Tech and Canisius were meeting for the first time in school history.
Texas Tech improved to 4-3 this year and 28-17 all-time under Shanon Hays in one-run games with its 6-5 victory over DePaul in the tournament opener.
DePaul's two runs in the opening frame marked just the second time this year where a Texas Tech opponent has scored in the first inning. Tech is now 2-0 in those games.
DePaul ace Kristen Verdun was the first left-handed starter to face the Red Raiders this year.
Texas Tech scored four runs in an inning during both games, improving the Red Raiders to 10-0 this season when posting a big inning of four or more runs.
DePaul and Canisius both scored five runs off the Red Raider pitching staff, marking the most for a Texas Tech opponent since falling to New Mexico State, 8-6, on Feb. 16.
Texas Tech hit three home runs against Canisius, marking the sixth time the Red Raiders have gone deep two or more times this season. Tech is now 6-0 in those games this year and 55-2 all-time under Shanon Hays.
Texas Tech used a total of 19 players in its win over Canisius, the most in a game this season.
TEXAS TECH PLAYER NOTES