April 17, 2014
THE KANSAS SERIES
Texas Tech snapped four-game losing streak to Kansas with the victory.
The Red Raiders are now 16-29 all-time against the Jayhawks and 7-10 when playing in Lawrence.
The 12 runs in the game were the most in the series since Kansas took a 9-5 victory on April 13, 2011, in Lubbock.
With the victory, Texas Tech has won four of the past five games against Kansas on the road.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The victory marked the 31st of the season for Texas Tech, pushing the Red Raiders over their total from the 2013 season.
The Red Raiders improved to 4-6 in Big 12 play with the victory and 2-2 in conference road games.
The victory marked Texas Tech's third in its last four games. The Red Raiders had not previously won consecutive games so far during Big 12 play.
The game marked the fourth straight where the Red Raiders totaled at least six runs. Texas Tech has now plated 30 runs during that span.
Texas Tech's 11 hits were its most this year during Big 12 play and its most since also recording 11 in the first game of a doubleheader against Texas State on March 22.
Texas Tech connected on three home runs for the second-straight game. The Red Raiders also hit three long balls this past Sunday (April 13) against Oklahoma State.
The Red Raiders are now 19-3 this year when hitting a home run and a perfect 9-0 when hitting two or more long balls.
The three home run game marked the 60th time under Shanon Hays where the Red Raiders have connected on two or more home runs. Texas Tech is now 58-2 in those games.
Texas Tech is now 23-4 this season and 140-24 all-time under Shanon Hays when scoring the first run of the game.
Texas Tech improved to 4-0 this year on Thursday nights with the win and 12-4 all-time under Shanon Hays.
The Red Raiders are now 5-5 in two-run games this year and 24-22 all-time under Shanon Hays.
Texas Tech improved to 23-2 this year and 110-5 all-time under Shanon Hays when leading after six innings.
Cara Custer's save marked the 10th for the Texas Tech pitching staff this season which is already the most for the Red Raiders in school history.
RED RAIDERS MATCH SINGLE-SEASON STOLEN BASE RECORD
Texas Tech stole four bases on Thursday en route to matching the program's single-season record with 81 now on the year. The Red Raiders tied the previous school record set during the 2001 season.
Texas Tech's four stolen bases were its most during Big 12 play this year.
Four different Red Raiders stole a base in the win - Sydni Emanuel, Samantha Camello, Lea Hopson and Camaury Washington.
Hays improved to 182-92 all-time at Texas Tech with the victory. Hays now needs just four more wins to reach 300 for his career as he is now 296-108 in his seventh season as a collegiate head coach.
Hays improved to 6-5 all-time against Kansas with the victory. He is 4-1 now when facing the Jayhawks in Lawrence.
McClure recorded five RBI from the cleanup spot, the most for a Red Raider this year during Big 12 play. It was her most RBI in a game since setting a season high with seven against Rhode Island on March 1.
McClure connected on her sixth home run of the year with a three-run shot in the third inning. Her six home runs are tied with Lea Hopson for the team high.
McClure finished 2-for-3 at the plate for her 12th multiple-hit game this season. She also recorded her fifth multiple-RBI performance of the year as well.
Emanuel finished 3-for-3 at the top of the lineup for her team-leading 18th multiple-hit game this year. It was the seventh game this year where Emanuel has recorded three or more hits.
Emanuel stole her 31st base of the season, moving her three shy of Ashley Parker's single-season school record from the 2006 season.
Scott continued her strong play at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 for her second straight multiple-hit game. She is now 4-for-5 with a walk in Texas Tech's last two games.
Scott connected on her first career home run with a solo shot in the sixth inning.
Camello finished 2-for-3 at the plate for her ninth multiple-hit game this year, four of which that have come during Big 12 play.
Tapia went 1-for-3 to push her hitting streak to six-straight games. It is the longest active hitting streak for the Red Raiders.
Hopson stole her 21st base of the season, moving her into a tie for fifth in the Texas Tech single-season record book with Sandy Butler (2000). Hopson is just two stolen bases shy of entering the top 10 in the Tech career record book as well.
Hopson was plunked for the 15th time this season, moving her just one shy of Robyn Wike's single-season school record from 2007. She tied Emily Bledsoe (2012) for second in the game.
Custer picked up her third save of the season and the seventh of her career after tossing the final 2.2 innings on Thursday. Her seven career saves move Custer into sole possession of second all-time in Texas Tech history, one behind teammate Gretchen Aucoin.
Aucoin earned her 10th victory of the season, marking the first time in her career where she has reached double digits in wins.