April 6, 2013
THE KANSAS SERIES
With the win, Kansas improved to 28-15 all-time against Texas Tech, including a 4-7 mark in games played in Lubbock.
The win was Kansas' third-straight over Texas Tech in the series dating back to the series finale last year in Lawrence.
Texas Tech dropped to 5-4 under fourth-year head coach Shanon Hays
against the Jayhawks.
The Red Raiders had not previously been shut out by Kansas since suffering a 10-0 loss on April 4, 2009, at home.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The loss marked Texas Tech's fourth-straight, its longest losing streak this season.
The loss dropped the Red Raiders to 12-26 in Big 12 home opening series.
The loss dropped the Red Raiders to 9-4 at home this year and 74-24 all-time under Shanon Hays.
Prior to this weekend, the Red Raiders had won its last two home conference series dating back to 2012 as Texas Tech closed last season with series wins over No. 25 Baylor and Oklahoma State. Kansas clinched the series with today's win.
Texas Tech was shut out for just the fourth time this season and the first time since suffering a 3-0 loss to San Diego State on March 15.
The Red Raiders stranded eight runners in the game, including the bases loaded in the first inning. Texas Tech put a runner in scoring position in each of the first four innings.
Kansas was just the fourth team this year to hit two or more home runs in a game off the Red Raiders. The last team to do so was IPFW on March 9.
Kansas' three stolen bases matched the season high for Texas Tech opponents that had previously been accomplished three times this year.
Kenney reached base for the 29th-straight game, extending her career-long streak. She reached on an error in the first inning and then delivered a two-out single in the fourth. The longest reached-base streak for a Red Raider this year is 30 games as Shelby Johnson did so to open the season.
Johnson went 1-for-3 against the Jayhawks, marking her third-straight game with a hit. She is Texas Tech's leader at the plate in the series as she is 3-for-6 so far.
Talley earned the start and failed to surrender a run in her three innings. She has given up just one earned run off six hits in her eight full innings this weekend.