March 28, 2013
THE OKLAHOMA STATE SERIES
The win marked Texas Tech's third-straight in the series which Oklahoma State still leads 27-15 all-time.
The victory was Texas Tech's first in Stillwater since sweeping the 2007 series with a 13-12 win on May 5 and then a 5-4 victory the following day. The Red Raiders are now 4-11 all-time when playing OSU on the road.
Texas Tech's 10-0 win marked the largest margin of victory for the Red Raiders all-time in the series. The previous high was an 11-3 victory on Feb. 14, 1999, in a non-conference matchup at the UT Arlington Tournament.
Head coach Shanon Hays
improved to 5-3 all-time against Oklahoma State as he picked up his first-ever win in Stillwater.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Texas Tech opened Big 12 Conference play with a run-rule victory for the second-straight year as the Red Raiders routed Iowa State, 15-3, in five innings a year ago in Lubbock.
The series opener marked the first time Texas Tech has opened league play on the road since traveling to No. 19 Baylor in 2006.
Texas Tech had opened conference action at Oklahoma State only once before in 2001 when the two teams split a two-game series.
The Red Raiders improved to 10-24 all-time in Big 12 opening series and 2-8 when doing so on the road. Texas Tech's only two road wins to open conference play have come at Oklahoma State.
It was Texas Tech's largest margin of victory since defeating Troy, 15-0, to close the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic on March 11.
Texas Tech connected on three home runs in the game, its most since also powering three out of the park against Troy on March 10. It matches the Red Raiders' season high that has been accomplished eight times so far.
The Red Raiders improved to 12-1 this year and 48-1 all-time under Shanon Hays when hitting two or more home runs in a game.
The shutout marked the seventh for the Texas Tech pitching staff this season. It was the first since defeating Marist, 6-0, on March 17 to close the San Diego State Classic.
The Red Raiders scored in the opening inning for the 20th time this year as the Red Raiders are 15-5 in those games and 85-18 all-time under Shanon Hays when doing so.
With the win, Texas Tech needs just two more victories to guarantee its fourth-straight winning season, all of which have come under Shanon Hays.
Improved to 261-79 for his career and 147-63 while at Texas Tech.
Improved to 5-3 all-time against Oklahoma State and 1-2 when playing in Stillwater.
Improved to 26-32 against Big 12 opponents.
Perez notched five RBI to lead the Texas Tech offense, her most since driving in six against Jackson State on March 1 during the Texas Tech Invitational. It was her ninth multiple-RBI game this year which is tied with Sandy James for the team high.
Perez connected on her team-leading 13th home run of the season which broke a 13-game streak without a homer.
She also finished 2-for-4 at the plate for her 11th multiple-hit performance this year. It was her first multiple-hit game since going 2-for-3 against Buffalo on March 16.
Kenney recorded her third multiple home run game this year and the fourth one of her career as she hit a solo shot to lead off the third and then a one-out liner over left field an inning later.
It was her 11th home run of the season and 43rd of her career, which is now 10 more than Sandy James for the all-time lead in school history.
Kenney reached base in all four plate appearances, marking the 25th-straight game where she has made it to first. She was 2-for-2 at the plate, marking her 13th multiple-hit game this year.
Her two hits give her 202 now for her career which passes Ashley Parker (2004-07) for second all-time in program history. Sandy Butler (1998-01) owns the all-time Texas Tech record with 256 career hits.
James finished 3-for-4 at the plate for her 11th multiple-hit game this year. It was also the sixth-straight game where she recorded a hit as well.
The three hits were her most in a game since going 3-for-4 against UMKC on March 9.
Elkins went 2-for-3 at the plate in her first-ever Big 12 game. It was sixth multiple-hit performance so far this year for the freshman.
Custer tossed five strong innings to pick up her 12th victory of the season and the 37th of her career. Her two hits surrendered marked her fewest in a five-plus inning outing since allowing just one in a complete-game shutout of UT Arlington on Feb. 23.