April 17, 2012
THE TEXAS A&M SERIES
The loss was Texas Tech's 10th-straight to its in-state rival Texas A&M. The Aggies now lead the series 27-11 heading into tomorrow's series finale.
The Aggies have now won seven-straight in Lubbock as Tech is just 4-14 at home against A&M.
A&M's nine runs in each game marked its most against Tech since taking a 10-6 victory on May 1, 2010 in Lubbock.
The Red Raiders had not previously been shut out by the Aggies at home since the first-ever game in the series which was an 11-0 loss in the first game of an April 3, 1996 doubleheader.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Texas Tech is now 6-9 against ranked opponents this year as the Red Raiders have now dropped three-straight to top 25 teams.
Tech's loss in the second game marked only its second in middle games of series this year. Its other loss came in a 2-1 decision at Texas on March 7.
The series-opening loss marked only the second for Tech this year when the Red Raiders have scored six or more runs. Tech's other loss came in a 14-6 run-rule at the hands of Northwestern on Feb. 10 in the Arizona State Kajikawa Classic.
Tech had only given up six or more runs three times prior to the series. The Red Raiders are now 1-4 when doing so this season.
Tech had not previously lost back-to-back games since falling in a midweek two-game set at Texas on March 6-7. The Red Raiders had played 20 games since that point.
The Red Raiders' four errors in the second game matched their season high set in the second game of a March 16 doubleheader with Manhattan at the Seton Hall Classic.
Tech, which came into the series leading the Big 12 in fielding percentage, has committed at least one error in nine-straight games.
Adriana Perez' home run in the first game gives Tech 55 on the year, three shy of the school's single-season record that was set just a year ago.
Perez connected on her team-leading 14th home run of the year with a three-run shot in the fifth inning of the series opener. The junior is now two home runs shy of Sandy James' school record total from last year.
Perez finished 2-for-4 in the opener, marking her 16th multiple-hit game of the year while her four RBI marked her 13th multiple-RBI game this season.
The multiple-hit game broke up a slump for Perez as she was just 1-for-15 in the past seven games.
James drove in a pair of runs in the series opener off a 1-for-2 performance at the plate that included two walks. It was her ninth multiple-RBI game of the year.