March 27, 2012
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THE MIDWESTERN STATE SERIES
Tonight's game marked the first all-time between Texas Tech and Midwestern State.
The game also marked the first time Tech had played a sub-Division I opponent since facing Eastern New Mexico in a doubleheader on March 30, 2005 in Lubbock.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The win was Tech's final one in non-conference this year as the Red Raiders will close the year with a 27-5 mark against out-of-conference foes.
Tonight's game marked the first home "night" game for the Red Raiders this year. Tech had previously played all eight of its previous home contests during the day.
Tech scored at least 10 runs for the fifth time this year and the third time in the past five games.
The Red Raiders also had 11 hits in the game, marking the seventh-straight contest Tech has had eight or more.
Despite the success at the plate, Tech committed two errors in the contest, marking the sixth multiple-error game for the Red Raiders this year.
Texas Tech's six home runs in the game mark a new school record, snapping the previous mark of five that had been accomplished three times in history, most recently against St. John's on Feb. 26 last year.
The six home runs snapped the previous high of four set against Seton Hall on March 16.
The Red Raiders led off four different innings with a home run, a feat that had happened 12 times already this year.
Tech hit five solo home runs during the game, giving Tech 28 solo homers now out of 44 long balls on the year.
Perez hit two home runs for the second-straight game, giving her a team-high 11 now on the year.
Perez joins Sandy James as the only players to homer twice in a game this year as both have accomplished the feat twice thus far.
She finished 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored and four RBI. It marked her team-leading 12th multiple-hit game of the year and her eighth multiple-RBI game.
After recording seven RBI in Tech's last game against Seton Hall, the junior now has 11 total RBI in her past six at-bats. She is 5-for-6 during that span as well.
Richardson connected on her fifth home run of the year on a solo shot to lead off the second inning. It was the third time she has led off an inning with a home run this year.
Allen smashed her second home run of the year to close the game. It was her first long ball since hitting a three-run shot in the first game against New Mexico on March 12.
Both of Allen's home runs this year have come in pinch hit opportunities.
Despite Tech hitting six home runs in the game, Kenney was able to launch a long ball of her own but still managed to go 2-for-4 at the plate.
She had a RBI triple in the fifth inning, only the third triple for a Tech player this year and only the second in Kenney's career. Her only other triple came March 13 last year against Alcorn State.
It was Kenney's eighth multiple-hit game of the year and her fifth in Tech's last nine games. She is currently second on the team in multiple-hit performances.
Bledsoe finished 0-for-1 at the plate with a season-high three walks that also matched her career high. It marked the third time this year a Tech player had drew three walks in a game.
It was the fourth time in Bledsoe's career she had three walks in a game and the first since facing Colorado State on March 17 last year.
With her start tonight, Bledsoe has now started in 205-straight games, a streak that began her freshman year. She moved into sole possession of seventh on the school's career games played chart.
Powell hit her third home run of the year to open the fifth inning which is already one more than her total from her 2011 freshman season.