April 20, 2013
THE IOWA STATE SERIES
With the win, Texas Tech improved to 23-14 all-time against Iowa State. The Red Raiders also retook the overall lead in games played in Ames as Tech now leads 10-9 all-time.
The Red Raiders have now won six of the last seven games against Iowa State.
The win improved Texas Tech head coach Shanon Hays
to 7-2 all-time against Iowa State.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The win snapped a nine-game losing streak for the Red Raiders, which was the longest such run for Texas Tech since dropping the first 12 games of the 2008 season.
The win guarantees Texas Tech can finish no worse than .500 on the season. A victory in Sunday's rubber match would mark the Red Raiders' fourth-straight winning season under Shanon Hays.
The victory marked the first time Texas Tech had won a game decided by two or less runs since topping Boise State in the first game of a March 23 doubleheader.
The Red Raiders improved to 4-5 this season in two-run games and 18-16 all-time under Shanon Hays.
Texas Tech improved to 23-2 this season when scoring at least six runs. The Red Raiders are an impressive 109-7 when doing so under Shanon Hays as well.
Texas Tech's two triples in a game marked its most since also connecting on two against Bryant on Feb. 19, 2011.
The Red Raiders held on for the win in the seventh, improving to 13-1 when leading after this sixth inning this season.
Texas Tech's three runs in the first inning marked the 21st game where the Red Raiders have scored in the opening frame. Tech is 16-5 now in those games.
The victory pushes Hays to just one win shy of reaching 150 while at Texas Tech. Hays is now 263-88 for his career and 149-72 while at Texas Tech.
Williams, who was playing on her 20th birthday, finished 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBI. It was her team-leading 16th multiple-hit game this year and her ninth multiple-RBI performance.
Williams' four RBI matched her career high set on March 13 earlier this year a gainst Bryant.
Her first-inning home run was her ninth of the season while her triple was the second on the year for the sophomore.
Williams was playing on her birthday for the first time in her Texas Tech career.
Despite finishing 0-for-3 at the plate, Kenney was able to score two runs and drive in a RBI as well. She opened the game with a walk, her 41st of the season which snaps the Texas Tech single-season record of 40 that was previously set by Erica Sigala in 2004.
Camello connected on her first career triple in the sixth inning en route to finishing 2-for-3 at the plate with one run scored. It was Camello's eighth multiple-hit game this year. She has hit safely in each of Tech's last three games.
Johnson went 2-for-3 with a walk, marking her 15th multiple-hit game this season. It was her second multiple-hit performance so far during Big 12 play.