April 9, 2011
The win marked Tech's sixth in the last eight games against Iowa State. The Red Raiders now lead the series 18-13 all-time.
Tech's 15 runs in the game were its most against a Big 12 opponent in school history. It marked Tech's most runs in league play since scoring 13 at Oklahoma State on May 5, 2007.
The Red Raiders scored their most runs in a game since defeating Colorado State, 17-5, on March 17 in a non-conference game in Clearwater, Fla.
Tech's four home runs in the game were its most since connecting on five dingers earlier this year against St. John's on Feb. 16 in Lubbock.
The Red Raiders are now 26-1 this year when scoring in the first inning. Tech is also now 28-2 when scoring before its opponent.
Sandy James' home run in the first was her team-leading 13th of the season and first in Big 12 play. James' last dinger came against Liberty on March 20 during the USF The Game Tournament.
Emily Bledsoe finished 1-for-3 at the plate with a RBI and three runs scored as she also walked and was hit by a pitch. It marked the 42nd game (out of 43) this year Bledsoe has reached base.
Holley Gentsch's four RBI game matched her career high set most recently against North Carolina Central on March 12, 2010. Her three hits also matched her career high set as a freshman against South Dakota State on March 12, 2009.
Gentsch's home run in the sixth inning was her first of the season and first since hitting a solo homer against Towson on March 20, 2010.
All but one Tech starter had at least one hit in the game. Stephanie Drewry was Tech's lone starter without a hit as she finished 0-for-3 at the plate.
Ashley Hamada moved out of the No. 9 slot in the lineup for the first time this season. The junior finished 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored after moving to seventh in the order.
Mikey Kenney's solo home run in the sixth inning was her fourth of the year which moves her two shy of tying Jennifer Corkin for third on the school's career home run list. The sophomore now has 19 dingers in almost two seasons.