April 20, 2012
THE BAYLOR SERIES
The win for Texas Tech snapped an 11-game losing streak for the Red Raiders when facing Baylor in Lubbock.
Despite the loss, Baylor still controls the all-time series with a 18-10 advantage, including a 14-4 record when playing in Lubbock.
Tech's one run given up to the Bears mark the fewest for Baylor when playing in Lubbock since dropping a 2-0 decision to the Red Raiders in the first game of an April 18, 1998 doubleheader.
With the win, Tech head coach Shanon Hays
improved to 2-3 all-time against Baylor.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The win marked Tech's eighth on the year against a ranked opponent and its sixth so far in Big 12 play. The Red Raiders are 8-9 against the top 25 this year with a 6-7 mark during league action.
The win improved Tech to 5-3 this year in series openers and 3-3 during league action.
The Red Raiders improved to 12-2 when playing on Friday this year and 7-2 in two-run games as well.
Tech is now 24-2 when holding its opponents to two or less runs in the game. The Red Raiders are also 4-1 when doing so during Big 12 play.
Despite the late Baylor rally, the Red Raiders are now 27-0 when holding a lead after six innings.
Tech is also 59-1 over Shanon Hays' three seasons when leading after six innings as well. The one loss during that span came in 2010, Hays' first season with the Red Raiders.
Mikey Kenney's first-inning home run was Tech's 58th on the year, matching last year's single-season school record with eight regular season games still to go.
The Red Raiders are 28-4 on the year and 6-3 in Big 12 play when hitting at least one home run.
Kenney connected on her 12th home run of the year with a three-run shot in the first inning. The dinger was also Kenney's 31st for her career as she is already the all-time leader in school history for the category.
Kenney entered the series having not homered in the past 10 games as her last long ball came in a solo shot against Iowa State on April 1.
Her three RBI marked the sixth time she had two or more in a game this year. It was also her third time to have at least three RBI in a game as well.
Kenney's three RBI moved her to 100 for her career which is seventh all-time in school history. She is the fourth active Red Raiders to reach the century mark, joining Emily Bledsoe (110), Logan Hall (108), and Sandy James (101).
Custer picked up her 22nd victory of the season, moving the freshman into sole possession of third all-time in the school's single-season record book as she passed Amanda Renfro's 21 victories from 1999. Renfro still owns the top two spots with 23 wins in 1998 and 34 in 2001.
The complete game was Custer's 15th of the season, the most since Ashly Jacobs had 16 during the 2007 season. Custer's 15 complete games currently ranked tied for ninth in school's single-season record book.
With the win, Custer moved into a tie with Texas A&M's Mel Dumezich and Oklahoma's Keilani Ricketts for the Big 12 lead in wins after OU defeated Missouri tonight. The Aggies are off this weekend.
Bledsoe's leadoff walk to start the first inning was the 78th of her career, moving her into a tie with Paula Workman (1997-2000) for the career high in school history. Bledsoe was starting in her 219th-straight game.