April 23, 2011
The 861 fans in attendance marked the second-largest crowd to see a game at Rocky Johnson Field in school history. Over 1,600 fans packed the stadium this weekend as Friday night's crowd of 837 is now the fourth-largest in school history.
Texas Tech's five runs in the game were its most against Texas since defeating the Longhorns, 5-4, on March 27, 2008.
Texas had not previously surrendered five runs in a game since dropping a nine-inning game to 4th-ranked Florida, 6-5, on Feb. 24. Florida's six runs in the game is still the season high surrendered by the Texas pitching staff, which had the lowest team ERA in the country entering the weekend.
Texas' 18 hits in both games this weekend matched the Tech school record for an opponent which was last set against Missouri on April 20, 1996.
Holley Gentsch's pinch hit two-run double in the second inning gives the junior eight RBIs during conference play. Gentsch is currently hitting .385 in Big 12 games, the highest average on the team.
Logan Hall's 2-for-4 day at the plate was her team-leading 17th multiple-hit game of the season and fourth in Big 12 play. Hall also drove in a run off Texas ace Blaire Luna, the junior's fourth RBI against the pitcher during her two seasons.
In nine games at the leadoff spot, Emily Bledsoe has reached base to start the game eight times with six coming from a hit while she was plunked in two others. Bledsoe's single to lead off the first today marked the 48th game this year she has reached base.
Randi Tongate threw out two Texas runners attempting to steal second, the most for a Tech catcher this season. Tongate also added a 1-for-4 day at the plate.
Before moving to the mound in the fourth inning, Kermitria Ward earned the start in left field, her first in conference play. Ward was 1-for-2 at the plate while also scoring a run.