April 25, 2014
THE IOWA STATE SERIES
Texas Tech improved to 25-14 all-time against Iowa State with the victory. The Red Raiders also moved to 13-5 all-time against the Cyclones in Lubbock as well.
With the win, Texas Tech has now won eight of the last meetings against Iowa State.
Texas Tech's 15-0 win marked its largest margin of victory ever against Iowa State. The previous high was 12 from March 30, 2012, when the Red Raiders took a 19-7 victory in the series opener.
The 15-run rout was the largest margin of victory for Texas Tech all-time against a Big 12 opponent.
Texas Tech's 15 runs were its second-most all-time against the Cyclones and most since scoring 19 on March 30, 2012, in the series opener at Rocky Johnson Field.
The shutout victory was Texas Tech's first over Iowa State since pulling off a 5-0 win on April 15, 2007, in Ames.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The victory marked Texas Tech's fifth straight in Big 12 play, its longest winning streak against conference foes since recording five-consecutive wins from April 19-May 3, 2008.
Texas Tech will look to match the school record for consecutive Big 12 victories in Saturday's game. The school record of six-straight wins was set from April 11-25, 1998.
The victory pushed Texas Tech to 7-6 in the Big 12 standings, its first winning record in league play since the end of the 2012 season when the Red Raiders were 13-10 overall.
The Red Raiders improved to 3-2 in series openers with the win. Texas Tech has now won each of the past three series openers dating back to the Oklahoma State series.
Texas Tech improved to 12-5 on Fridays with the win and 3-3 during Big 12 play.
The Red Raiders improved to 16-5 at Rocky Johnson Field with the win and 3-4 during Big 12 play.
Texas Tech notched a season-high 15 runs in the win. It breaks the previous high of 14 set against Northern Colorado on Feb. 14 this year.
Texas Tech's 15 runs and 14 hits were both season highs during Big 12 play this year.
Texas Tech plated eight runs in the opening inning, its most since scoring 10 on March 1 this year against Rhode Island.
The Red Raiders are now 19-5 when scoring in the opening inning this year and 106-24 all-time under Shanon Hays.
Texas Tech matched its season high with four home runs. The Red Raiders also connected on four home runs on Feb. 8 against UMKC and March 1 versus Rhode Island.
Texas Tech's four home runs were its most against a Big 12 foe since also hitting four on May 6, 2012, against Oklahoma State.
Texas Tech tossed its second-straight shutout victory, marking the first time the Red Raiders have done so during Big 12 play since defeating both Texas A&M and Oklahoma State by 1-0 scores on May 11, 2001, during the Big 12 Conference Tournament.
Texas Tech had not previously tossed consecutive shutouts since defeating Texas State, 6-0, and North Texas, 10-0, in a Feb. 24, 2012, doubleheader at the Texas Shootout in Waco.
The Red Raiders failed to record an error defensively for the second-straight game for the first time since doing so against Northern Colorado and Abilene Christian on March 9 this year.
Texas Tech managed to insert 19 of its 23 players in uniform in the victory.
Hays improved to 185-92 all-time at Texas Tech with the victory. Hays now needs just one more win to reach 300 for his career as he is now 299-108 in his seventh season as a collegiate head coach.
Hays improved to 9-2 all-time against Iowa State, including a 5-1 mark in games played at Rocky Johnson Field.
McClure snapped the Texas Tech freshmen record with her RBI single in the first inning. It was the 41st RBI of the season for McClure, who broke the previous mark of 40 by Mikey Kenney in 2010.
McClure belted her team-leading eighth home run of the season in the second inning. It was the fourth home run already during Big 12 play for McClure which is tied for the team high with Gretchen Aucoin.
McClure finished 2-for-3 at the plate for her 13th multiple-hit game this year. Her two RBI also marked her sixth multiple-RBI performance this season as well.
McClure reached base for the 12th straight game which matches her season high set earlier this year.
Emanuel singled to start off the bottom of the first for Texas Tech and then swiped second for her team-leading 34th stolen base this year. Her 34 stolen bases tie Ashley Parker's single-season school record from the 2006 season.
Emanuel finished 2-for-3 at the top of the lineup for her team-leading 20th multiple-hit game this year. It was her fifth multiple-hit game in Texas Tech's last seven contests.
Emanuel drove in a pair of runs for her eighth multiple-RBI game this year which is tied with Kristi Belshe and Kierra Miles for the team high.
Miles matched her season high for hits by going 3-for-3 at the plate with four RBI. It was the fifth time this season where the freshman has recorded three hits in a game.
The three-hit performance marked her 13th multiple-hit game this year. She also finished with her eighth multiple-RBI game this year which is tied with Kristi Belshe and Sydni Emanuel for the team high.
Miles connected on her fifth home run of the season with a three-run shot in the opening inning. It was her first home this year during Big 12 play.
Aucoin tossed five shutout innings for her fifth win in Texas Tech's last five contests. It was the third complete game shutout of Aucoin's career as she has now tossed 12.1 consecutive scoreless innings dating back to the Kansas series.
Aucoin also was effective at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 for her fourth multiple-hit game this year.
Aucoin connected on her sixth home run of the season with a solo shot in the second inning. It was her fourth home run already during Big 12 play which is tied with Cassie McClure for the team high.
Hopson finished 2-for-2 at the plate with three RBI after hitting a three-run homer, her seventh of the season, in the third inning. It was Hopson's ninth multiple-hit game this year and seventh multiple-RBI performance.
Hopson was plunked by a pitch in the second inning for the 16th time this season, which matches the Texas Tech single-season record set by Robyn Wike in 2006.
Hebert recorded her first hit of the season and the second of her career with a pinch-hit single in the fourth inning.
Weber delivered her sixth hit of the season with a bunt single in the fourth inning. It was her second bunt base hit of the year.
Due to it being Senior Weekend, Talley made the second plate appearance of her career, drawing a pinch hit walk in the fourth inning.
Powell saw her first action as a pinch runner in the first inning since being struck by a pitch to the face in the series finale at Texas on April 6. She scored off a Kierra Miles three-run homer.