May 5, 2012
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THE OKLAHOMA STATE SERIES
With the win, Oklahoma State improves to 27-12 all-time against Texas Tech, including a 12-6 mark when playing in Lubbock.
The loss was Tech's third-straight to the Cowgirls, who swept last season's two-game series in Stillwater.
Oklahoma State shut out the Red Raiders for the first time in the series since taking a 7-0 fictory on May 8, 2009 during the Big 12 Tournament. Tech had not been shut out by the Cowgirls at home since falling, 8-0, in the first game of a April 18, 2006 doubleheader.
Tech head coach Shanon Hays
dropped to 2-3 all-time against Oklahoma State with the loss.
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The game marked just the fifth time Tech has been shutout this season and only the second time when playing at Rocky Johnson Field.
Tech was last shutout on April 17 when Texas A&M took a 9-0 six-inning victory in the second game of a doubleheader.
Tech dropped to 16-4 on the year when playing at home and 7-4 during Big 12 play.
The Red Raiders came into the game 6-3 in series openers this year and 4-3 during Big 12 play.
The loss also dropped the Red Raiders to 7-5 in shutouts this year with a 1-3 mark during league action.
Tech came into the series 24-6 on the year when not allowing its opponent to hit a home run.
The Red Raiders were also previously 6-1 on the year when being tied after five innings.
Tech enters the final two games of the series needing a win to guarantee its first .500 Big 12 record since 2001.
Bledsoe went 1-for-2 at the plate as she reached base three times after being hit by a pitch in the first and drawing a walk in the third.
Bledsoe's two-out double in the sixth inning marked her 10th of the season and the 48th of her career, moving her into the top 10 in Big 12 history. She is now tied for ninth all-time in league history with Megan Gibson (Texas A&M; 2005-08), Kim Ogee (Nebraska; 2000-03), Jodi Reeves (Texas (1997-00), and Chelsi Lake (Baylor; 2004-07).
Bledsoe was plunked for the 13th time this season which is the most among Big 12 players this season.
Hall had her season-high eight game hitting streak come to an end as she went 0-for-3 at the plate. She reached in the first off an error at third.
By reaching on the error, Hall extended her reached base streak to nine straight, marking a new season high.
Kenney also had a hitting streak come to an end following a 0-for-3 day at the plate. She had previously hit safely in nine-straight heading into the series.