April 19, 2013
THE IOWA STATE SERIES
Despite the loss, Texas Tech still controls a 22-14 all-time lead in the series against Iowa State. The two teams are now 9-9 against each other when playing in Ames.
The loss snapped a five game winning streak for the Red Raiders against Iowa State, the longest streak for either team in the series.
It was the first time Texas Tech had ever suffered a one-run loss at the hands of Iowa State.
The loss dropped Texas Tech head coach Shanon Hays
to 6-2 all-time against Iowa State.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The loss marked Texas Tech's ninth-straight loss, extending its season-long streak that is the school's longest such run since dropping the first 12 games of the 2008 season.
With the loss, the Red Raiders will now have to win the final eight games of the regular season in order to finish at least .500 in Big 12 play.
The loss dropped Texas Tech to 1-3 this year in Big 12 series openers.
The Red Raiders out-hit the Cyclones, 8-5, in the game, marking the third time this year and only the eighth time under Shanon Hays where Texas Tech has lost despite leading in hits.
Texas Tech fell to 3-5 in one-run games this year and 24-14 all-time under Shanon Hays.
Texas Tech recorded four doubles in the game, its most during Big 12 play this season.
The Red Raiders also had three stolen bases in the game, matching their season high that had been accomplished three times already. It was Texas Tech's most stolen bases in Big 12 play so far.
Iowa State scored one run in the first inning, marking the 11th time a Texas Tech opponent had done so this year. The Red Raiders are now out-scoring opponents, 48-19, in the opening frame this season.
Perez finished 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI, marking her 13th multiple-hit game this year and her team-leading 10th multiple-RBI performance.
She connected on a two-run homer in the third inning that was her 14th of the season and the 29th of her two-year career. Perez is now just two home runs shy of matching Sandy James' single-season record of 16 from the 2011 season.
Perez has now had at least two hits in each of her four career games against Iowa State as she is 10-for-14 at the plate with three home runs and 10 RBI.
Kenney connected on her 10th double of the season with a RBI shot to left center in the sixth that tied the game. It was the 37th double of Kenney's career which moved her into sole possession of third in the Texas Tech career record book. She was previously tied with Jennifer Corkin (2005-08) and Kim Martinez (1997, 1999).
James connected on her Big 12-leading 15th double of the season to start the seventh inning. It was also her 33rd career double which moves her into sole possession of sixth place in school history, passing Paula Workman (1997-2000) and Eva Harshman (1999-2002).
Johnson went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and stolen bases along with a RBI. Her two stolen bases match her season high that she had previously accomplished twice this year.
Johnson now has 18 stolen bases on the year which ranks sixth in Texas Tech single-season history. No Red Raider has recorded 20 or more stolen bases in a season since Ashley Parker swiped 24 bases in 2007.