May 2, 2013
THE BAYLOR SERIES
Baylor improved to 30-11 all-time against Texas Tech with the win, including a 12-5 record in games played in Waco.
This was Texas Tech's first trip to Waco since the 2010 season when the two teams split a two-game series.
Baylor's eight runs were its most against Texas Tech since taking a 10-3 victory on April 6, 2011 in Lubbock. It was the most runs for the Lady Bears all-time against Tech in games played in Waco.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The game was played in front of a nationally-televised audience on ESPN, marking Texas Tech's first-ever appearance on the network.
The loss dropped the Red Raiders to 1-5 in Big 12 Conference openers this year. Texas Tech's lone series opening win came March 28 at Oklahoma State to begin league play.
Texas Tech dropped to 0-9 this season against top-25 teams. The Red Raiders have topped at least one ranked team in each of Shaon Hays' three seasons.
Texas Tech's three errors matched their season high during Big 12 play this season. The Red Raiders also had three errors on April 5 against Kansas. Five of Baylor's eight runs came unearned in the game.
The performance marked only the fourth time this year where Texas Tech had been defeated by five or more runs. It was the Red Raiders' largest margin of defeat since falling to No. 1 Oklahoma, 13-7, on April 14.
Texas Tech fell to 1-6 this year against left-handed starters this year.
Baylor's Whitney Canion finished with 12 strikeouts, Texas Tech's most in a seven-inning game since Colorado State totaled 13 on Feb. 15 this year.
The loss dropped Hays to 264-92 overall and 150-76 while at Texas Tech. He is now 3-5 all-time against Baylor.
Camello finished 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBI, marking her ninth multiple-hit performance this year and fifth time she has totaled two or more RBI.
The performance raised Camello's season average to .306 as she is looking to become just the sixth Texas Tech starting freshman to hit .300 or better on the season.