April 13, 2011
Following the split series, Kansas now leads the series 25-14 all-time. Tech has won five of the last six meetings in the series, however.
Tech had not previously ended a Big 12 game via run rule since defeating Baylor, 8-0, in five innings on May 10, 2001 as part of the Big 12 Tournament. The Red Raiders had not previously run-ruled a Big 12 opponent during the regular season in school history.
The win moved Tech to 39-7 on the year, surpassing the win total from the 2010 season. The Red Raiders need six more wins to match the school record of 45 that was set in 1998.
The win marked the 17th time this season the Red Raiders had scored at least 10 runs in a game.
The game marked the final midweek doubleheader for Tech this season. The Red Raiders are only 3-3 this year on Wednesdays.
Brittany Talley's shutout was her first since blanking Boston University over seven innings on March 19. The win improved the freshman to 2-2 in Big 12 play.
Emily Bledsoe paced Tech at the plate, finishing 3-for-3 in the game with two doubles and a RBI as the junior finished 6-for-8 overall in both games Wednesday. Her two doubles matched the season high for any Tech player this season as she joins Stephanie Drewry (vs. Bryant on Feb. 20) and Mikey Kenney (vs. Oklahoma on April 2).
Since moving to the leadoff spot prior to the second game of a doubleheader against Baylor on April 6, Bledsoe is hitting .556 (10-for-18) with four doubles, three of which that come on Wednesday, a home run, four RBIs, and eight runs scored.
Cydney Allen became the third Tech player to reach 50 RBIs this season after finishing 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored. She now has 51 RBIs on the year, trailing Logan Hall's 52 and Sandy James' 56.
Allen also extended her current hitting streak to a season-high seven games. She has the longest active hitting streak of any Tech player.
After leaving a season-high 11 runners on base in the earlier game, Tech stranded only four runners in the game.