April 22, 2012
THE BAYLOR SERIES
The series win is its first against Baylor since 2008 when Texas Tech took both games in Waco. The Red Raiders had not previously won a series against the Bears in Lubbock since 1998.
Despite the win, Baylor still holds the all-time lead in the series with a 19-11 advantage, including a 15-5 mark in games played in Lubbock.
With the win, Tech head coach Shanon Hays
improved to 3-4 all-time against Baylor.
The one-run win marked the first between the two schools since splitting the 2010 series with 1-0 victories in Waco.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The series win was Tech's third so far in Big 12 play as the Red Raiders swept three games from Iowa State before taking two-of-three at Missouri a couple weekends ago.
With the win, Tech improved to 10-8 in Big 12 play, matching its best record in league action through 18 games in school history after the 2001 squad finished its conference slate with an identical record.
The win improves Tech to 16-3 at Rocky Johnson Field this year. The Red Raiders are 7-3 at home during Big 12 play as well.
The walk-off win is Tech's second of the year as Adriana Perez broke up a 3-3 tie in the eighth with a two-run homer against Iowa State on April 1.
Holley Gentsch had Tech's last walk-off hit that did not come from a home run as the then-sophomore connected on a one-out double against UMKC on Feb. 10, 2010. That game was played under the international tiebreaker rule where a runner was placed on second base.
The Red Raiders improved to 7-2 in one-run games this year and 3-1 during Big 12 play.
Tech is also 3-2 on the year when being tied after six innings and 2-1 during Big 12 play.
The Red Raiders came into the game just 6-7 when allowing their opponent to score in the first inning and 7-9 when their opponent scored first.
Tech also improved to 6-2 in series openers this year, which includes a 4-2 mark during Big 12 play.
Kenney finished 2-for-3 on the day with a walk, a run scored, and a pair of RBI. It marked her 11th multiple-hit game of the year and seventh multiple-RBI performance.
Kenney belted her 13th home run of the year in the fourth to tie the game. It was also her second long ball of the series and the 32nd of her career.
Hall also had a 2-for-3 day at the plate that included a walk, a run scored, and a team-high three RBI. It was her 11th multiple-hit game of the year and the fourth multiple-RBI performance.
Her seventh-inning double was her third of the series and Big 12-leading 15th double of the season. She wrapped the series 4-for-9 at the plate with a pair of runs scored and the three RBI from today.
Custer picked up her 23rd victory of the season, moving her into a tie with Amanda Renfro for the most by a Tech freshman in school history. Renfro's total from the 1998 season also currently ranks second all-time in the single-season record book.
Custer also tossed her 16th complete game of the season which ranks tied for seventh all-time in the single-season record book. It marks the most complete games for a Tech pitcher since Ashly Jacobs also had 16 in 2007.
The win also pushed Custer into sole possession of seventh in the career record book as well, pushing her past Sarah Losleben who picked up 22 wins during the 2005-08 seasons.
Gentsch finished 2-for-3 at the plate for her fourth multiple-hit game of the season.