March 31, 2012
THE IOWA STATE SERIES
With the win, Texas Tech improved to 21-13 all-time against the Cyclones as the Red Raiders have now won nine of the past 11 meetings.
Prior to today's game, the Red Raiders had scored 15 or more runs in each of their last three games against the Cyclones.
The Red Raiders improved to 11-5 all-time when playing Iowa State in Lubbock.
Head coach Shanon Hays
is now 5-1 all-time against Iowa State and 3-1 when playing the Cyclones in Lubbock.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The win was Tech's 29th of the season, leaving the Red Raiders one shy of reaching 30 for the third-straight year. Tech has not had three-straight 30-win seasons since 1997-99.
The win was Tech's 12th-straight, extending a winning streak that is the program's longest since starting the 2011 season 24-0 overall.
The win moved Tech to 18-2 during the month of March and 9-2 when playing on Saturday.
The Red Raiders did not record an error for the second-straight game. Tech is 17-4 on the year when not recording an error.
The game marked Tech's seventh-straight outing where the Red Raiders scored five or more runs. The Red Raiders are 13-1 when scoring at least six runs this season.
Tech had previously homered in each of its last seven games dating back to the second game of a March 14 doubleheader at Stony Brook.
Perez recorded her fourth-straight multiple hit game to extend her hitting streak to 13 games, the longest for any Red Raider this season.
Despite the 2-for-4 day at the plate, Perez snapped a three-game streak where she had recorded a home run.
Perez finished with two RBI at the plate, marking her 10th multiple-RBI game of the year. She also recorded her 14th multiple-hit game of the year.
Over the past four games, Perez is 11-for-13 at the plate with five home runs and 17 RBI.
Bledsoe was once again reliable at the plate as she went 1-for-3 at the plate with a pair of RBI.
Her two-run double in the third marked her 45 of her career, leaving her three shy of entering the top 10 in Big 12 history.
It was her fifth multiple-RBI game of the year and
Kenney went 2-for-3 at the plate for her ninth multiple-hit game of the year. It was her third multiple-hit game in the last five games.
She stole her team-leading 11th base of the year in the fourth inning. Kenney is now 30-for-30 in stolen base attempts over her career.
Richardson went 2-for-4 at the plate for her eighth multiple-hit game of the year.
Custer recorded her third save of the year, which is now tied for the Big 12 lead.
She is now one save shy of the Tech single-season record held by Erin Crawford in 2006.
It marks the second-straight year a Tech pitcher had three saves in a season as Kermitria Ward and Brittany Talley had three last year.
Talley picked her ninth win of the year after giving up two runs off five hits in 5.0 innings.
It marked her first Big 12 win of the year in what was her first start during league play.
She is now 2-0 all-time against the Cyclones.