March 23, 2014
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Texas Tech improved to 27-9 on the season with the doubleheader sweep, its best start to a season since the 2012 club went 29-7 over the first 36 games.
The two victories extended Texas Tech's home winning streak to 13 games, which is its longest since winning a school record 19 in a row during the 2011 season.
Texas Tech improved to 21-12 all-time against Texas State with the doubleheader sweep. The Red Raiders also improved to 6-5 all-time in games played in Lubbock.
With the three-game sweep, Texas Tech has now won five of its last six contests against Texas State.
Texas Tech improved to 73-6 in home non-conference games under Shanon Hays
with the three-game sweep.
The Red Raiders had to rally in both contests to pull off the win, including a 2-0 deficit entering the fifth in the first game of the doubleheader. Texas Tech was 0-4 previously this year when trailing after four innings.
Texas Tech totaled two triples on the day, giving the Red Raiders 15 now on the season which is two shy of the single-season school record.
The Red Raiders committed five errors in the first game of the doubleheader, matching their season high from this past Sunday (March 16) against Long Beach State.
The two wins improved the Red Raiders to 16-3 during the month of March.
The Red Raiders improved to 4-2 this year in two-run games with its 5-3 victory in the finale. Texas Tech is now 23-19 all-time under Shanon Hays
in two-run games.
The Texas Tech pitching staff held Texas State to just two runs in the first game, marking the 17th time the Red Raiders have done so already this year.
Hays is now eight wins shy of 300 for his career as the doubleheader sweep improved him to 291-102 in his seven seasons as a collegiate head coach. He is now 178-86 all-time at Texas Tech.
Miles went 2-for-4 in the opening game with four RBI. She drove in two runs in the fifth off her first career triple then added a two-run single an inning later. It was Miles' sixth multiple-RBI game this year as she finished one RBI shy of her season high.
Miles followed up with a 3-for-3 performance in the finale that marked her 11th multiple-hit game this year and her fourth time with three hits.
Aucoin crushed her first career grand slam in the series finale, drilling a first-pitch shot over the center field fence. Her four RBI marked a new career high as she posted her fourth multiple-RBI game this year.
Aucoin came on to pitch from there as she struck out four over the final two innings en route to her school record fifth save of the season. Her five saves snap the previous Texas Tech single-season record of four that was previously set by Erin Crawford in 2006.
The save also marked the seventh of Aucoin's career, breaking the Texas Tech career mark of six that was previously set by Amanda Renfro (1998-01), Erin Crawford (2003-06), Julie Hauck (2004-06) and teammate Cara Custer (2012-present).
Custer picked up the win in both games to improve to 10-4 on the season. She now has 49 wins over her career at Texas Tech, two shy of Ashly Jacobs (2007-10) for second all-time in program history.
Tapia went 2-for-2 in the finale with two runs scored, marking her eighth multiple-hit game this season.
Lee finished 2-for-3 in the first game of the doubleheader, marking her third multiple-hit game of the season.
Washington made her first career start in center field in the series finale. She combined to go 1-for-3 at the plate Saturday with a run scored and two stolen bases.