April 21, 2012
THE BAYLOR SERIES
With the loss, Baylor improves to 19-10 all-time against Texas Tech, including a 15-4 mark when playing in Lubbock.
The Bears have now won 12 of the past 13 games played in Lubbock as Baylor entered the series having won 11-straight.
With the loss, Tech head coach Shanon Hays
dropped to 2-4 all-time against Baylor.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
With the loss, the Red Raiders are now 8-10 against the top 25 this year with a 6-8 mark during Big 12 play.
The loss also dropped Tech to 3-3 in the middle game of a series. It marked the second-straight series where the Red Raiders have lost the middle game.
The Red Raiders also dropped to 11-4 when playing on Saturday and 6-6 during the month of April.
Baylor's four-run first inning marked the most given up by Tech in the opening frame this season. Oklahoma was the last team to open a game with four runs as the Sooners put six across on April 22 last year.
Tech is now 6-7 on the year when its opponent scores in the first inning and 7-9 when its opponent scores first.
Baylor's two home runs in the game marked only the fifth time this season a Tech opponent has done so. Missouri was the last team to do so in the second game of an April 14 doubleheader.
Baylor's eight runs in the game marks the fourth time this week and the seventh time this season that an opponent has scored at least six runs in a game.
Tech enters the year 5-2 in series finales and 3-2 in Big 12 play.
Adriana Perez' grand slam in the fifth was the 59th home run for Tech this year, snapping last year's single-season school record of 58. This is the third-straight year where the home run record has been broken.
The Red Raiders have now hit 156 home runs under head coach Shanon Hays, which is more than Tech's total of 135 from the six seasons prior to his arrival.
Tech came into the game 27-4 when hitting at least one home run. The Red Raiders are also 1-4 when giving up two or more home runs this year as well.
The bottom four hitters in Tech's lineup combined to go 1-for-11 at the plate in the game.
Perez connected on her team-leading 15th home run of the year with a grand slam in the fifth inning. She is now just one home run shy of Sandy James' single-season school record from a year ago.
Perez' grand slam was the second for a Red Raider this week and the third of the year. Mikey Kenney also went deep with a grand slam in Wednesday's come-from-behind victory of Texas A&M.
The home run also moves Perez in a tie with Kelly Rhyne (2003-05) for 10th all-time in the school record book as well.
The performance marked her team-leading 14th multiple-RBI game of the season as Perez finished 1-for-3 at the plate.
She now has 52 RBI on the year which currently ranks fifth in the Tech single-season record book. She needs three more to tie Logan Hall and Cydney Allen's totals from a year ago that are currently ranked third all-time.
Bledsoe finished 1-for-1 at the plate after being walked twice and also hit by a pitch. She singled to start the seventh inning.
With her two walks, Bledsoe is now the all-time leader in the category as the senior has totaled 80 over her four-year career. She passed Paula Workman who walked 78 times from 1997-2000.
Bledsoe has now been plunked by 12 pitches this year, the most for a Tech player since Robyn Wike was hit by 16 during the 2007 season.
Ward made only her third appearance in the circle this year and her first since Manhattan in the second game of a March 17 doubleheader.