April 5, 2013
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THE KANSAS SERIES
With the win, Kansas improved to 27-15 all-time against Texas Tech, including a 13-7 mark in games played in Lubbock.
The win was Kansas' second-straight over Texas Tech in the series after winning the series finale last year in Lawrence.
Texas Tech dropped to 5-3 under fourth-year head coach Shanon Hays
against the Jayhawks.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The loss marked Texas Tech's third-straight, its longest losing streak this season.
The loss dropped the Red Raiders to 12-25 in Big 12 home opening series.
The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Red Raiders at Rocky Johnson Field. Texas Tech was previously 9-3 at home this year and 74-23 all-time under Hays.
Texas Tech's three errors marked its season high in Big 12 play this year.
The loss dropped the Red Raiders to 3-4 this year in one-run games. Texas Tech has lost each of its last three one-run contests.
Kansas' two runs in the first inning marked only the seventh time this year where Texas Tech's opponent has scored in the opening frame. The Red Raiders were previously 6-1 in those games as well.
The two first-inning runs marked the 13th time where an opponent had scored before the Red Raiders as well, dropping Texas Tech to 6-7 in those games.
Williams connected on her eighth home run of the season with a two-out shot to center field in the fourth inning. It marked her eighth multiple-RBI game already this year and her first since hitting an inside-the-parker against Marist on March 17 to close the San Diego State Classic.
Johnson went 2-for-3 at the plate with a RBI double in the sixth for her 14th multiple-hit game this year, which is tied with Katelyn Williams for the team high. Her double marked her first extra-base hit since connected on a double against Troy on March 11 as part of a 3-for-3 game.
Kenney extended her reached base streak to 28-straight games with a leadoff single in the first. She also singled to start Texas Tech's rally in the sixth. It is the longest such streak of her career as she also reached in 27-straight games during her 2010 freshman season.
With her five innings of relief, Talley passed Sarah Losleben for fifth on the Texas Tech career innings pitched chart. Talley has now tossed 343.2 innings during her career, passing Losleben's 341.0 from the 2005-08 seasons.