April 14, 2013
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THE OKLAHOMA SERIES
Oklahoma improved to 36-7 all-time against Texas Tech, including a 16-1 record when playing in Lubbock. It was Oklahoma's fourth-straight win in the series as well as in games played at Rocky Johnson Field.
The series sweep marked the first for the Sooners since the 2009 series in Lubbock. Texas Tech had won at least a game against Oklahoma in each of the last three seasons under Shanon Hays
Oklahoma's 13 runs in the game marked the most surrendered by the Red Raiders all-time in the series. The previous high was 12 from the second game of a March 10, 2009, doubleheader.
Texas Tech also matched its most runs ever against Oklahoma as the Red Raiders had previously scored seven runs twice, most recently in a 7-6 victory on April 15, 2010, in Norman.
The 20 combined runs marked the most ever in a game between the two schools.
With the loss, Texas Tech head coach Shanon Hays
dropped to 3-8 all-time against Oklahoma.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The loss dropped the Red Raiders to 1-7 all-time against No. 1-ranked teams. The series marked the first-ever time Texas Tech had ever hosted the top-ranked team in the nation.
The loss dropped the Red Raiders to 0-5 against ranked teams this season and 18-39 all-time under Shanon Hays.
The loss extended Texas Tech's losing streak to eight straight, its longest such run this season.
Texas Tech's seven runs in the game marked its most since opening Big 12 play with a 10-0 victory over Oklahoma State on March 28.
Oklahoma's 13 runs, however, were the most given up by the Tech pitching staff this season as well. The Sooners combined for 28 runs over three games in the series.
Texas Tech's seven runs were the most surrendered by the Oklahoma pitching staff this season. The Sooners entered the series with the lowest earned-run average (ERA) in the nation.
This was the highest-scoring game for the Red Raiders since taking a 16-8 victory over UMKC in five innings on March 10 this year in the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic.
Texas Tech was previously 12-1 this year when hitting at least two home runs and 48-1 all-time under head coach Shanon Hays.
The Red Raiders were also perfect in the field with no errors for the 13th time this season. Tech is 7-6 in those games.
King had a career day at the plate as she finished 2-for-3 with both hits coming via the home run as she hit a two-run shot in the fourth and then a three-run bomb in the sixth. It was the ninth time this year a Texas Tech player had totaled five or more RBI in a game.
King was making just the second start of her career as she also entered the series with no home runs so far as a Red Raiders and just one RBI.
Perez finished a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with a RBI single in the fourth inning. It was her 13th multiple-hit game this season and first since going 2-for-4 in the series opener at Oklahoma State on March 28.
Kenney also went 2-for-4 at the plate for her 14th multiple-hit game this season.
Williams started Texas Tech's scoring with a leadoff double in the fourth inning. It was her third double of the series and 13th already this season, which is one back of teammate Sandy James for both the team high and Big 12 lead.