March 20, 2014
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Texas Tech extended its home winning streak to 10 games with the doubleheader sweep, its longest since winning a school record 19 in a row from Feb.18-March 9, 2011.
The Red Raiders had not previously swept a same-day doubleheader against the same team since topping Manhattan twice on March 17, 2012, during the Seton Hall Classic.
Texas Tech improved to 21-7 in doubleheaders this season with the sweep.
Texas Tech is now 4-3 all-time against North Texas and 2-2 in games played in Lubbock. This was the Mean Green's first trip to Lubbock since the 2009 season.
The doubleheader marked the first time the Red Raiders have played on a Wednesday this year. Texas Tech is now 13-4 all-time on Wednesdays under head coach Shanon Hays
The Red Raiders continued their successful run so far in March with the two wins as Texas Tech is now 13-3 this month alone.
Texas Tech's 13 strikeouts, all from Gretchen Aucoin
, in the opener marked its most since in a game this season. It is also the most for the Tech pitching staff during the Shanon Hays
Texas Tech improved to 7-2 this season and 45-16 overall under Shanon Hays
when scoring 3-5 runs in a game.
Texas Tech improved to 5-4 this season and 29-18 under Shanon Hays
in one-run games with its 5-4 victory in the finale.
Aucoin had a career night in the circle, striking out 13 in a complete-game victory to open the night before recording the save in the finale with three more strikeouts. Her 13 strikeouts marked a new career high and were the most for a Tech pitcher during the Shanon Hays era (2010-present).
Aucoin also moved herself up in the record book in the finale, matching the Texas Tech single-season and career records for saves. It was Aucoin's fourth save of the season, matching the previous mark from Erin Crawford in 2006. Aucoin is now one of five Red Raiders to record six career saves, joining Crawford (2003-06), Cara Custer (2012-present), Julie Hauck (2004-06) and Amanda Renfro (1998-01).
Aucoin also had a solid day at the plate despite being credited with just one at-bat. She was plunked twice in the opener which marked the third time that has happened to a Red Raider this season. She was 1-for-1 with two walks in the finale.
Aucoin connected on her second triple of the season in the finale, scoring two runs in the process for her third multiple-RBI game this season.
Hopson combined to go 3-for-4 at the plate in the two games with three RBI and three runs scored. Her 2-for-3 performance in the finale marked her eighth multiple-hit game this season.
Hopson's two RBI in the opener marked her sixth multiple-RBI game this season which is now second on the team.
Hopson's sixth inning home run in the finale was her sixth of the season which is two more than any other Red Raider so far this year.
Lee went 2-for-3 with a RBI double in the opener, marking her second multiple-hit game this season.
Belshe went 2-for-4 with a RBI single in the finale which marked her eighth multiple-hit game this season. She is now just one RBI shy of becoming the fourth Red Raider to reach 20 already this season.
Custer recorded her 47th career victory in the finale which moves her just four shy of Ashly Jacobs (2007-10) for second all-time in Texas Tech history.
Miles finished 2-for-3 with a RBI single in the finale, marking her ninth multiple-hit game this year which ranks third on the team.
Camello recorded a 2-for-3 performance in the finale, marking her fifth multiple-hit game this season and the 15th of her career.