April 12, 2013
THE OKLAHOMA SERIES
Oklahoma improved to 34-7 all-time against Texas Tech, including a 14-1 record when playing in Lubbock. It was Oklahoma second-straight win in the series as well as in games played at Rocky Johnson Field.
The run-rule victory was the first for Oklahoma over Texas Tech since taking a 12-0 victory on March 10, 2009, in Lubbock.
With the loss, Texas Tech head coach Shanon Hays
dropped to 3-6 all-time against Oklahoma.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The game marked the first time Texas Tech has ever hosted the No. 1 team in the nation at home.
The loss dropped the Red Raiders to 1-5 all-time against No. 1-ranked teams.
It was the first time Tech has faced the No. 1 team in the country since falling to Arizona, 6-0, on Feb. 24, 2006, in Palm Springs, Calif.
The loss dropped the Red Raiders to 0-3 against ranked teams this season and 18-37 all-time under Shanon Hays.
The Red Raiders were no-hit for the second-straight game as Texas Tech enters Saturday's second game of the series having gone hitless in its last 16.1 innings at the plate.
Texas Tech was shut out for the third-straight game, its longest such streak since being held without a run for three-straight games as well from March 6-8, 2009.
Oklahoma's nine runs in the game marked the most for a Texas Tech opponent since No. 18 Louisville scored 10 runs on Feb. 8 this year, the second game of the season.
Oklahoma's 15 hits were the most surrendered by the Tech pitching staff this season.
The Sooners also swiped four bases, marking a season high for a Texas Tech opponent this year.
Oklahoma's four-run first inning marked the most runs given up by Texas Tech in the opening frame this year. The Red Raiders entered the series having surrendered just 13 runs in the first inning so far this year.
Kenney drew a pair of walks as part of a 0-for-1 day at the plate. Her two walks give her 40 now on the season which matches the Texas Tech single-season record originally set by Erica Sigala in 2004.
Kenney also made a move up the career record book as well as her one at-bat in the game moved her into a tie with Emily Bledsoe (2009-12) for fifth all-time in Texas Tech history. Kenney has now registered 623 at-bats during her three-plus seasons in scarlet and black.