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April 28, 2012

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• By splitting the series so far, Kansas improved to 26-15 all-time against Texas Tech, including 10-6 when playing in Lawrence.
• Despite losing the second game, Tech has still won six of the last eight meetings against the Jayhawks.
• Head coach Shanon Hays improved to 5-2 against Kansas in his three seasons.

• Texas Tech is now 7-6 in true road contests this year and 4-6 during Big 12 play.
• The Red Raiders are also 8-7 now during the month of April and 12-5 in games played on Saturday.
• Tech improved to 6-3 on the year in series openers and 4-3 during Big 12 play. The Red Raiders fell to 3-4 in series middle games as well.
• Prior to the second game, Tech had lost only three times this year when scoring three or more runs. Two of those games were during Big 12 play as well.
• The Red Raiders came into the second game 70-1 under head coach Shanon Hays when leading after six innings. The only other time Tech has lost when taking a lead to the final frame in Hays' three seasons was on April 15, 2010 when Oklahoma scored four in the bottom of the seventh to take a 9-7 victory in the first game of a doubleheader.
• Tech was also previously 28-0 on the year when taking a lead into the seventh inning.
• A win in Sunday's rubber match would guarantee Tech at least a .500 conference record for the first time since 2001 when the Red Raiders finished 10-8 and advanced to the NCAA Tucson Regional.
• Tech's win in the series opener marked its 11th in Big 12 play as well, the most for a single season in school history.

Logan Hall
• Hall drove her Big 12-leading 16th double to the gap in left center as part of a three-run third inning for Tech in the second game. She now has four doubles in the last five games.
• She finished 2-for-3 in the second game for her 12th multiple-hit game of the year, which is second on the team behind Adriana Perez.
• Hall was also 1-for-4 in the first game as she enters the rubber match having hit safely in a season-high eight straight games, three shy of her career high.

Emily Bledsoe
• Bledsoe connected on her ninth double of the year and the 47th of her career with a two-out shot to start the three-run third inning in the second game.
• Bledsoe's 47 career doubles is already the most in Tech history but it is just one shy of entering the top 10 in Big 12 history as well.
• Her 2-for-4 performance in the second game marked her eighth multiple-hit game of the year.

Holley Gentsch
• Gentsch connected on her third home run of the season with a solo shot in the series opener Friday evening. The senior was also hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, marking her fifth multiple-RBI game of the year.
• Gentsch also moved into a tie for 12th with Leah Legler (2007-10) for most career games played as she has been in 196 over her four-year career.

Ashley Hamada
• Hamada went 2-for-3 in the series opener, marking just her second multiple-hit game of the year and first since going 2-for-3 against Iowa State on March 31 in Lubbock.
• The senior also moved up the career games played chart as well as she has now appeared in 2010 over her four seasons, moiving her into a tie with Jennifer Corkin (2005-08) and Adrea Joachims (2000-04) for sixth all-time.

Cara Custer
• Custer picked up her team-leading 24th win of the season, moving her past Amanda Renfro for the most by a Tech freshman in school history.
• The win also moved Custer past Renfro for sole possession of second in the Tech single-season record book as well. Custer picked up 23 wins during her 1998 freshman season.
• Custer has 11 strikeouts through the first two games, giving her 144 on the season, which already ranks sixth in Tech single-season history. She trails Ashly Jacobs' total from 2007 by just eight for fifth all-time.

Brittany Talley
• Talley picked up her fourth career save in the series opener, moving her into sole possession of fourth all-time in school history.
• Mariah Montgomery's solo home run in the second game marked the only run by Kansas against the left-hander in her 10.2 career innings against the Jayhawks.




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