April 5, 2012
THE OKLAHOMA SERIES
With the win, Oklahoma continues to dominate the series as the Sooners are now 37-6 all-time against Texas Tech.
The win was the second-straight for the Sooners over Tech dating back to last year.
The four total runs in the game were the fewest between the two teams in a regular-season game since the Sooners took a 4-0 victory in the second game of a March 29, 2002 doubleheader.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The loss snapped a 13-game winning streak for the Red Raiders, Tech's longest run since starting the 2011 season with a 24-0 record.
The loss dropped Tech to 4-3 on the year in true road games and 0-3 in Big 12 play.
The loss also dropped Tech to 2-5 against ranked opponents this season and 11-28 all-time under head coach Shanon Hays.
Tech's one run in the game marked its fewest since falling to Texas, 2-1, on March 7 in Austin.
The Red Raiders were one-hit in the game for the second-time this season. Texas State also tossed a one-hit gem against the Red Raiders en route to taking a 3-1 victory in the championship game of the Texas Shootout held in Waco.
With the loss, Tech is 4-2 in two-run games this year and 3-2 in series openers.
Keilani Rickets marked just the fifth left-handed starter Tech has faced this year. The Red Raiders were previously 3-1 in such games coming into tonight.
The Red Raiders came into the series 21-1 when leading after three innings. Tech's other loss this year after taking a lead through three innings was Feb. 26 when Texas State rallied with a run in the fifth and two in the seventh for a 3-1 victory.
Tech snapped a three-game errorless streak as Kelsey Dennis committed a miscue in the fifth inning. The Red Raiders came into the game with the fourth-highest fielding percentage in the country and the top one in the Big 12.
Perez saw her season-high 14-game hitting streak come to an end as the junior went 0-for-3 at the plate.
The hitting streak was previously the longest for any Red Raiders since Elyssa Sigala hit safely in 21-straight during the 2004 season.
Sandy James connected on her eighth home run on the year with a solo shot in the first inning.
The home run was James' 24th of her career, moving her into sole possession of third all-time in the Tech record book. She was previously tied with Paula Workman (1997-2000).
The long ball snapped a home-run drought for James, who hadn't homered in Tech's last seven games. Her last dinger came off a two-run shot against Seton Hall on March 16.
Cooper made her first career start at Tech tonight as she opened the game in left field.
The junior went 0-for-1 at the plate in what was her first plate appearance during Big 12 play this year.
After a pair of rough outings last weekend against Iowa State, Custer came back with a solid performance as she gave up one run over 5.1 innings.
The performance marked her best outing in her five conference starts this year. She had previously given up at least two runs while going 2-2 against league opponents.