April 27, 2014
THE IOWA STATE SERIES
Texas Tech won the series over Iowa State for the fourth-straight season as the Red Raiders are 9-2 during that stretch.
The Red Raiders improved to 26-15 all-time against the Cyclones with the win, including a 14-6 mark in games played in Lubbock.
The run-rule victory was Texas Tech's third all-time in the series between the two schools.
Texas Tech scored at least 10 runs for the third time in its last four contests against Iowa State.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Texas Tech won the series for the third-straight weekend, its longest streak since the Big 12 turned to three-game series in 2012.
Texas Tech had not previously won three-consecutive Big 12 series since 1998 when the Red Raiders swept two-game series with Iowa State, Baylor and Texas A&M.
Texas Tech is 7-2 in its last nine games which has moved the Red Raiders into a three-game lead for fourth place in the Big 12 standings.
The Red Raiders closed the season with a 17-6 record at Rocky Johnson Field. It is Texas Tech's best home record since going 18-4 in 2012.
Texas Tech closed the series with 32 total runs, its most in a three-game Big 12 series in school history.
Texas Tech connected on eight home runs during the series, its most ever in a three-game Big 12 series.
Texas Tech scored at least six runs for the eighth time in the last nine games. The Red Raiders are 7-2 during that stretch.
The run-rule victory was Texas Tech's seventh of the year and third already during Big 12 play.
Texas Tech's four runs in the second marked the 20th time this year where the Red Raiders have scored four or more runs in an inning. Tech is a perfect 20-0 in those games.
The Red Raiders scored at least 10 runs for the ninth time this season. Texas Tech is a perfect 9-0 in those games this year.
Texas Tech scored in the opening inning for the 25th this season with three runs in the first. The Red Raiders are now 20-5 this year when scoring in the first inning.
Texas Tech hit two home runs for the 12th time this season after a solo shot from Gretchen Aucoin in the fourth and then a two-run blast from Samantha Camello moments later.
The Red Raiders are 11-1 this season and 60-3 all-time under Shanon Hays when hitting at least two home runs in a game.
Texas Tech allowed three or less hits for the 12th time this season. The Red Raiders are now 10-2 in those games.
Hays picked up his 300th career victory with the win. The fifth-year head coach is now 300-109 for his career and 186-93 while at Texas Tech.
Hays has averaged just over 42 wins per seasons during her nearly seven full seasons as a collegiate softball coach.
Hays improved to 10-3 all-time against Iowa State, including a 6-2 mark in games played at Rocky Johnson Field.
Aucoin tossed her third consecutive complete game after allowing just three hits and an unearned run. It was Aucoin's team-leading eighth complete game this year and the 11th of her career.
With the win, Aucoin has now picked up the win in each of her last six appearances.
The victory was the 14th of the season for Aucoin which moves the sophomore into a tie for ninth all-time in single-season school history.
Aucoin also went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBI. It was Aucoin's fifth multiple-hit game this year and her third in Texas Tech's last five games.
Aucoin also notched her eighth multiple-RBI game of the year which is one shy of Kierra Miles for the team high.
Aucoin blasted her seventh home run of the season to lead off the fourth inning. She has now homered five times during Big 12 play which is tied for the conference high.
Aucoin closed the series with a .556 batting average (5-for-9) with two home runs and five RBI. She also scored six times while stealing a base in today's series finale.
In the circle, Aucoin finished 2-0 with a perfect 0.00 ERA after allowing only an unearned run in 10 solid innings. She surrendered just five hits during that span while walking three as well.
Camello finished 2-for-3 at the plate for her 10th multiple-hit game of the season and fifth already during Big 12 play.
Camello connected on her second home run of the season in the fourth inning. It was the third home run of Camello's career as she also homered on April 5 at Texas.
Camello's two RBI marked her fifth multiple-RBI game this season.
Emanuel went 2-for-3 at the plate for her team-leading 22nd multiple-hit game this year and her eighth so far during Big 12 play.
It was the third-consecutive game and the seventh time in the last nine games where Emanuel has recorded at least two hits.
Emanuel closed the series hitting a team-high .667 (6-for-9) with two doubles, three RBI and three stolen bases.
Miles recorded a RBI for the third time in the series and fourth time in her last five games. The freshman has now driven in 10 runs during Big 12 play.
Miles led all Red Raiders with seven RBI during the series. She closed the weekend hitting .500 (5-for-10) with two home runs, a double, four runs scored and 12 total bases.
Crow drove in her second run of the season with a RBI single in the second inning.
Crow closed the series hitting .600 (3-for-5) which was the second-highest average on the team for the weekend.
Washington made her second start of the season in left field, going 1-for-3 with a run scored. It was the first time this season where Washington started in left field.
Washington stole her 10th base of the season in the run-rule victory. She is the third Red Raider this year to record 10 stolen bases, joining Sydni Emanuel and Lea Hopson.
Despite having her seven-game hitting streak come to an end, McClure wrapped the weekend hitting .500 (5-for-10) with two home runs and four RBI. She was one of three Red Raiders to have two home runs in the series.