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2011 GAME NOTES

“Strive for honor evermore, Long live the Matadors”

Release Date: Feb. 23, 2011

2011 SCHEDULE Date Opponent 2/10 vs. BYU# 2/11 vs. Bradley# 2/12 vs. California# 2/12 vs. Indiana# 2/13 vs. Appalachian State# 2/18 Utah Valley^ 2/18 Bryant^ 2/19 Bryant^ 2/19 Utah Valley^ 2/20 Bryant^ 2/20 Utah Valley^ 2/25 Northern Illinois+ 2/25 St. John’s+ 2/26 St. John’s + 2/26 Northern Illinois+ 2/27 Wichita State+ 3/4 Howard& 3/4 Dayton& 3/5 Dayton& 3/5 Howard& 3/6 Dayton& 3/6 Howard& 3/9 New Mexico 3/9 New Mexico 3/11 Alcorn State~ 3/11 Evansville~ 3/12 Evansville~ 3/12 Alcorn State~ 3/13 Alcorn State~ 3/13 Evansville~ 3/17 vs. Colorado State$ 3/18 vs. Jacksonville% 3/18 vs. Long Island% 3/19 vs. UT-Chattanooga% 3/19 vs. Boston University% 3/20 vs. Liberty% 3/26 Missouri* 3/27 Missouri* 4/1 Oklahoma* 4/2 Oklahoma* 4/6 Baylor* 4/6 Baylor* 4/9 at Iowa State* 4/10 at Iowa State* 4/13 Kansas* 4/13 Kansas* 4/16 at Oklahoma State* 4/17 at Oklahoma State* 4/22 Texas* 4/23 Texas* 4/30 Nebraska* 5/1 Nebraska* 5/13 Texas A&M* 5/14 Texas A&M* 5/20-22 NCAA Regionals 5/27-29 NCAA Super Regionals 6/2-8 NCAA College World Series

Time/Result W, 7-5 (9) W, 13-2 (5) W, 5-4 W, 4-1 W, 10-9 W, 8-3 W, 10-0 (5) W, 12-2 (5) W, 8-2 W, 8-0 (6) W, 14-5 (6) 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 10 a.m. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m. 2 p.m. 11 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 2 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 2 p.m. 12 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 12 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 11 a.m. 2 p.m. 12 p.m. 6 p.m. 12 p.m. TBA TBA TBA

* Big 12 Conference Game # Arizona State Kajikawa Tournament - Tempe, Ariz. ^ Texas Tech Invitational - Lubbock, Texas + Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic - Lubbock, Texas & Red Raider Classic - Lubbock, Texas ~ Masked Rider Invitational - Lubbock, Texas $ Game played in Clearwater, Fla. % USF Tournament - Clearwater, Fla.

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JEANNINE MCHANEY MEMORIAL CLASSIC • LUBBOCK, TEXAS • FEB. 25-27 Texas Tech looks to continue its best start in school history when the 19th-ranked Red Raiders open the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic this weekend at Rocky Johnson Field. TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE Friday, Feb. 25 St. John’s vs. Wichita State..................................... 10 a.m. Northern Illinois vs. Wichita State....................... 12 p.m. Texas Tech vs. Northern Illinois...............................2 p.m. Texas Tech vs. St. John’s.............................................4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 Northern Illinois vs. Wichita State....................... 10 a.m. St. John’s vs. Wichita State..................................... 12 p.m. Texas Tech vs. St. John’s.............................................2 p.m. Texas Tech vs. Northern Illinois...............................4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 Northern Illinois vs. St. John’s..................................9 a.m. Texas Tech vs. Wichita State.................................. 12 p.m. LIVE STREAMING Texas Tech will stream every game of the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic that involves the Red Raiders online at RaiderVision All-Access on the school’s official website, www.texastech.com. The online stream will be offered free of charge. GAMEDAY CENTRAL Texas Tech fans unable to make the trip to Lubbock can keep up with all the action through the Gameday Central page at texastech.com. The page will

contain live scoring, an in-game blog, and stats and box scores from every Tech game. NATIONAL RANKINGS Texas Tech...............................................................No. 19/21 St. John’s..........................................................................None Northern Illinois............................................................None Wichita State..................................................................None (ESPN.com/USA Softball - NFCA/USA Today) RED RAIDERS MOVE UP IN LATEST RANKINGS Following another undefeated weekend, Texas Tech moved up in the national rankings this week, appearing at No. 19 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll and No. 21 USA Today/NFCA rankings. Tech’s selection in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll is the highest ranking in school history. Tech’s last appearance in the top 25 came at No. 24 in the NFCA poll at the conclusion of the 1999 season. TECH OFF TO BEST START IN SCHOOL HISTORY The Red Raiders 4-1 win over Indiana moved Tech to 4-0 on the season, its best start in school history. The school’s most successful start previously was its 3-0 opening in 1998. Tech is currently 11-0 heading into this weekend’s Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic. UP NEXT The Red Raiders continue the long homestand next weekend with the Red Raider Classic as Howard and Dayton make the trip to Lubbock for a three-day round robin tournament, March 4-6, at Rocky Johnson Field.

PROBABLE STARTERS Catcher____________ First Base___________ Second Base________ Third Base__________ Shortstop__________ Left Field___________ Center Field_________ Right Field__________ Designated Player___ Starting Pitcher______ Starting Pitcher______ Starting Pitcher______ Starting Pitcher______ Starting Pitcher______

Holley Gentsch________ Sandy James__________ Logan Hall____________ Emily Bledsoe_________ Raven Richardson______ Stephanie Drewry______ Mikey Kenney_________ Ashley Hamada________ Cydney Allen__________ Kelsey Dennis_________ Ashley Brokeshoulder___ Karli Merlich__________ Brittany Talley_________ Kermitria Ward________

Two-year starter at catcher; will switch with Cydney Allen at DP as well. Angelo State transfer has two HRs thus far and a .313 average. Went 11-for-18 at the plate last weekend with a HR and 11 RBIs. Solid presence in the middle of the lineup with a .394 average. Riding a seven-game hit streak entering this weekend. Junior has already set a career high for RBIs in a season with 13 thus far. Powerful hitter who connected on two HRs on Sunday. Been reliable out of No. 9 hole with a .429 average and three RBIs. Tech’s top hitter with a .500 average to go along with eight RBIs. Threw a one-hit shutout against Bryant on Feb. 19 to improve to 2-0. Leads Tech with a 0.53 ERA as part of a 4-0 start; allowed only one run. Appeared in 6.2 innings thus far with a 3.15 ERA. Freshman is 3-0 already on the year and has most IP for Tech. Primarily a reliever with her success out of the pen; recorded 1.50 ERA.

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TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS

QUICK FACTS Matt Dowdy - Softball Contact Office........................................... (806) 742-2770 Cell............................................... (806) 928-5190 e-mail..................... matthew.dowdy@ttu.edu Blayne Beal - Asst. AD/Communications Office........................................... (806) 742-2770 Cell............................................... (806) 790-7924 e-mail...............................blayne.beal@ttu.edu Website........................... www.texastech.com Twitter...................twitter.com/TechAthletics

Matt Dowdy

Asst. Director/Communications

Jody Roginson

Internal Comm./New Media

MEDIA ACCESS Players and coaches are available for interviews every day prior to the start of practice. Practice times vary from week to week, so media members wishing to attend should contact Matt Dowdy in the Athletics Communications office to get a weekly schedule. Players and coaches are not available until following the game on gamedays. Head coach Shanon Hays can be reached best during the morning hours. Hays’ office is housed in the new softball facility adjacent to Rocky Johnson Field. To setup an interview, please contact Matt Dowdy in the Athletics Communications office. Texas Tech players and head coach Shanon Hays will be made available to the media outside the home dugout following a brief cooling off period. The Texas Tech lockerroom is will remain closed.

CREDENTIALS Media members wishing to cover the Texas Tech softball team at Rocky Johnson Field during the 2011 season must be issued a working credential from the Texas Tech Athletics Communications office. All requests for both media and photo credentials must be made either in writing or via e-mail at least a day in advance to Matt Dowdy, Assistant Director for Athletic Communications. (Fax: (806) 742-1970; e-mail: matthew.dowdy@ ttu.edu) Credentials can be picked up in the Athletics Communications office (south end of Jones AT&T Stadium) or at the entrance to Rocky Johnson Field on gamedays.

WWW.TEXASTECH.COM This is the official site of the Texas Tech Athletics Department. Texas Tech Softball releases as well as a variety of athletics department information can be found on the web. Texas Tech also offers live video (home and neutral games only) streaming of all Red Raider games.

ROCKY JOHNSON FIELD Rocky Johnson Field opened in 2001, giving Texas Tech one of the newest softball facilities in the country. In the 10 years since its opening, the complex has gone through several changes, including the addition of the team facility down the left field line which opened in 2010, making “The Rock” one of the finest facilities in the country. DIRECTIONS TO ROCKY JOHNSON FIELD Rocky Johnson Field is located on 10th Street near University Medical Center (UMC). The softball complex is adjacent to the McLeod Tennis Center and can be best reached via Texas Tech Parkway. FROM THE AIRPORT: Take I-27 South from Regis Street and exit west on the Marsha Sharp Freeway. Take the Texas Tech Parkway exit and turn north (right) for a quarter of a mile until you reach the first stop light (10th Street). Turn back east (right) and Rocky Johnson Field will be on the right side.

GENERAL INFORMATION Location..................................................... Lubbock, Texas Founded........................................................................ 1923 Enrollment.................................................................31,367 Nickname.........................................................Red Raiders Colors...................................................... Scarlet and Black Facility...............................................Rocky Johnson Field Affiliation.................................................. NCAA Division I Conference.................................................................Big 12 Chancellor.........................Kent Hance (Texas Tech ‘65) President...........................Dr. Guy Bailey (Alabama ‘74) Athletics Director........ Gerald Myers (Texas Tech ‘59) Sr. Assoc. AD/SWA.....Dr. Judi Henry (Texas Tech ‘75) Department Main Number................. (806) 742-3355 HISTORY Seasons of Softball................20 (1981-85; 1996-Pres.) All-Time Record................................................. 450-571-4 NCAA Regional Appearances... 3 (1999, 2001, 2010) FACILITY INFORMATION Name.................................................Rocky Johnson Field Capacity.... 589, but with room for portable seating Opened.................................. 2001 (renovated in 2010) COACHING STAFF Head Coach.................................................. Shanon Hays Alma Mater.................................. Lubbock Christian ‘91 Record at Tech...................................... 49-18 (1 Season) Career Record...................................163-34 (3 Seasons) Best time to reach Coach Hays..................... Mornings Assistant Coach.....................Aly Sartini (Arkansas ‘00) Assistant Coach....................... Kristie Fox (Arizona ‘07) Dir. of Operations......................Lisa Stratton (LCU ‘09) TEAM INFORMATION 2010 Record................................................................38-18 Conference Record..................................................... 7-11 Home Record................................................................ 21-7 Away Record....................................................................6-6 Neutral Site Record..................................................... 11-5 Postseason..............................NCAA Stanford Regional Final Ranking..........................................Receiving Votes Letterwinners Returning/Lost................................ 14/6 Starters Returning/Lost................................................8/1 Pitchers Returning/Lost...............................................3/1 Newcomers...........................................................................6 Top Returners..................... Emily Bledsoe, Logan Hall, ........................................................................ Mikey Kenney Top Newcomers............ Cydney Allen, Kelsey Dennis .......................................................................Kermitria Ward ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Assistant AD/Communications................ Blayne Beal E-mail............................................... blayne.beal@ttu.edu Assistant Director (Softball)......................Matt Dowdy Office........................................................... (806) 742-2770 Cell............................................................... (806) 928-5190 E-mail..................................... matthew.dowdy@ttu.edu

WEEKLY SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY

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Practice - 2-4 p.m.

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THURSDAY

Practice - 2-4 p.m.

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FRIDAY

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vs. N. Illinois - 2 p.m. vs. St. John’s - 4 p.m.

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vs. St. John’s - 2 p.m. vs. N. Illinois - 4 p.m.

SUNDAY

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MONDAY

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2011 TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL OPPONENT BREAKDOWN

2011 Record...............................................0-5 2010 Postseason.................................. None 2010 Record..........................................25-34 Starters Returning/Lost..........................8/1 Letterwinners R/L.................................. 11/4 Newcomers.....................................................6 Top Hitters ........................Krista Matsui (.375 avg., 2R) .....................Dani Parrish (.333 avg., 3 RBI) Top Pitcher ....Morgan Bittner (0-3, 15.0 IP, 5.40 ERA) Head Coach.................Lindsay Chouinard Record at NIU.............................. 58-101 (3)

BIG 12 STANDINGS

2011 Record...............................................4-6 2010 Postseason.................................. None 2010 Record..........................................18-33 Starters Returning/Lost..........................6-3 Letterwinners R/L.................................. 11/4 Newcomers.....................................................8 Top Hitters ............ Kristi Cady (.429 avg., 2 HR, 9 RBI) ....Chrissy Montez (.367 avg., 9 RBI, 3 SB) Top Returning Pitcher ....... Kat Lawrence (3-1, 28.2 IP, 5.86 ERA) Head Coach...........................Amy Kvilhaug Record at St. John’s.................... 80-130 (4)

RED RAIDERS AGAINST ALL OPPONENTS • St. John’s - Tech will meet the Red Storm for the first time in school history. • Northern Illinois - Like St. John’s, Tech will be facing the Huskies for the first time in program history. • Wichita State - Tech and the Shockers will be meeting for the 12th time as Wichita State maintains a slight 6-5 lead over the Red Raiders. Tech took two of three games from Wichita State last year. JEANNINE MCHANEY MEMORIAL CLASSIC Texas Tech will honor the university’s long-considered founder of women’s athletics this weekend with the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic. The Red Raiders will face St. John’s, Northern Illinois, and Wichita State in the three-day event that runs Feb. 25-27 at Rocky Johnson Field. McHaney was the first athletics director when the women’s athletics department was formed in 1975 and remained a top member of the athletics department for the next two decades. She passed away in 1994. HALL BOOSTS MIDDLE OF THE ORDER To say Logan Hall had a successful Texas Tech Invitational might be an understatement. The junior infielder hit .611 at the plate (11-for-18) with 11 RBIs, three of which came off a three-run home run against Utah Valley in the weekend finale. Hall leads Tech with 16 RBIs on the year and has recorded a .444 average, second-highest on the team. SPEAKING OF HALL... Logan Hall began last weekend with a memorable performance against Utah Valley in the early game on Friday. The junior smashed two triples in the game, tying Denise Jackson for the school record that had not been matched since the 1997 season. Jackson hit two triples against New Mexico that year on Feb. 7. HOME RUN WATCH BEGINS FOR KENNEY Mikey Kenney’s two home run day on Sunday moved the sophomore into a tie for fourth on the school’s career homer chart. She is now tied with Jennifer Bowers (2005-08) with 17 career dingers and is three from tying Jennifer Corking (2005-08) for third all-time. After matching the single-season record with 15 home runs as a freshman, it’s not a stretch to think Kenney could some day match Kim Martinez’ school record of 27. www.texastech.com

2011 Record...............................................3-7 2010 Postseason.................................. None 2010 Record..........................................22-31 Starters Returning/Lost..........................6/2 Letterwinners R/L.................................. 11/5 Newcomers.....................................................5 Top Returning Hitters ............Heather Gerritse (.400 avg., 4 RBI) ........Hayley Temple (.357 avg., HR, 7 RBI) Top Returning Pitcher ... Katie Armagost (2-3, 22.2 IP, 3.40 ERA) Head Coach....................... Mike Perniciaro Record at WSU...........................148-142 (6)

RED RAIDERS AMONG THE FINAL UNBEATEN Texas Tech enters this weekend as one of the few unbeaten teams left in the country. According to Ultimate College Softball, only 10 teams (Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Georgia, Kansas, Lousiana-Lafayette, Michigan, South Carolina-Upstate, Texas, and Texas Tech) with double-digit victories are also undefeated through games Tuesday night. OFFENSE HIGH IN THE BIG 12 RANKINGS Through 11 games, the Red Raiders are hitting .397 at the plate, the third-highest average in the Big 12, trailing only Oklahoma (.399) and Texas (.398). Tech’s 97 runs scored is also ranked second in the league behind Oklahoma’s 113 total. ALLEN EXPECTED TO BE FINE Despite taking a foul ball off her leg Sunday, Cydney Allen is expected to be in the lineup Friday when the Red Raiders kickoff the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic against Northern Illinois. Allen was removed from the game against Bryant and did not appear later that day against Utah Valley. RED RAIDERS CONTINUE LONG HOMESTAND The Red Raiders are currently in the middle of a 25game homestand that began with the Texas Tech Invitational last weekend. Tech will play at home for nearly a month, hosting two more separate tournaments and a midweek doubleheader against New Mexico before heading to South Florida for the USF - The Game Tournament. The homestand is the longest in school history. TECH LOOKS TO BREAK SCHOOL RECORD If the Red Raiders are able to repeat last weekend’s perfect performance, Tech would snap the longest winning streak in school history. The current record is 15-straight games set from Feb. 13-March 6 last season. Tech enters the weekend having won its first 11 games of the season.

School Baylor Kansas Texas Tech Texas Oklahoma Nebraska Oklahoma State Texas A&M Iowa State Missouri

Big 12 Pct. Overall Pct. 0-0 .000 11-0 1.000 0-0 .000 11-0 1.000 0-0 .000 11-0 1.000 0-0 .000 10-0 1.000 0-0 .000 11-1 .833 0-0 .000 10-1 .833 0-0 .000 8-2 .800 0-0 .000 9-3 .750 0-0 .000 6-4 .600 0-0 .000 1-2 .333

Thursday, Feb. 24 Oklahoma State vs. UC Santa Barbara Oklahoma State vs. Georgia Texas A&M vs. Washington Oklahoma vs. Georgia Oklahoma vs. Hawaii Texas vs. Fordham Texas A&M vs. Long Beach State Texas vs. Florida Friday, Feb. 25 Iowa State vs. Marist Missouri vs. Temple Iowa State vs. Liberty Texas A&M vs. Ohio State Kansas vs. Minnesota Oklahoma vs. Long Beach State Nebraska vs. BYU Missouri vs. Illinois State Northern Illinois at Texas Tech Texas A&M vs. Georgia St. John’s at Texas Tech Kansas at Greensboro College Sam Houston State at Baylor Oklahoma State vs. Fresno State Nebraska vs. Hawaii Texas vs. Cal Poly Oklahoma vs. UCLA

12 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 10 p.m. 9 a.m. 9:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 12 p.m. 12 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 26 Kansas vs. TBA TBA Kansas vs. Morehead State 10 a.m. Missouri vs. Alabama 11:30 a.m. Oklahoma vs. Cal Poly 12 p.m. Texas vs. Long Island 12 p.m. Texas A&M vs. Northwestern 12 p.m. St. John’s at Texas Tech 2 p.m. Central Arkansas at Baylor 3 p.m. Texas vs. Loyola Marymount 3 p.m. Nebraska vs. Nevada 3 p.m. Missouri vs. South Florida 3:30 p.m. Northern Illinois at Texas Tech 4 p.m. Iowa State vs. Notre Dame 5 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Baylor 5:30 p.m. Oklahoma State vs. UMASS 5:30 p.m. Iowa State vs. Drexel 7 p.m. Oklahoma State vs. Long Beach State 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 Kansas vs. TBA Missiouri vs. Western Michigan Nebraska vs. Ohio State Texas vs. UMASS Wichita State at Texas Tech Iowa State vs. College of Charleston Nebraska vs. Long Island Houston at Baylor

TBA 7:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m.

RICHARDSON, HALL AIM TO EXTEND STREAKS Logan Hall and Raven Richardson will both be looking to extend hit streaks this weekend as Hall has had a hit in eight-straight games while Richardson has added one in seven straight. Hall’s longest streak in a Tech uniform is 11 games while Richardson will reach her career high of eight games with a hit against Northern Illinois on Friday. 3 www.twitter.com/TechAthletics


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USA TODAY/NFCA Rk. School 1. Georgia (16) 2. UCLA (10) 3. Arizona (2) 4. Florida (1) 5. Alabama (1) 6. Oklahoma 7. Washington 8. Tennessee 9. Michigan 10. Hawaii 11. Texas 12. Arizona State 13. Oregon 14. California 15. Lousiana-Lafayette 16. Missouri 17. Stanford 18. Nebraska 19. Oklahoma State 20. LSU 21. Texas Tech 22. Georgia Tech 23. Houston 24. Texas A&M 25. BYU

Rec. 10-0 9-1 10-1 9-0 10-0 11-1 8-0 8-2 10-0 9-1 10-0 9-1 10-1 5-1 10-0 1-2 8-2 10-1 8-2 9-3 11-0 7-3 8-1 6-3 6-4

Pts. 721 702 676 658 624 616 545 521 507 488 431 418 409 351 320 308 293 210 202 144 134 129 96 60 46

LW 2 1 4 5 7 6 10 3 11 9 13 12 14 15 16 8 19 21 20 18 24 17 NR 25 23

Others Receiving Votes: Kentucky 27, DePaul 22, Fresno St. 22, Illinois State 20, Auburn 19, Notre Dame 12, Baylor 11, North Carolina 5, Arkansas 1, Florida State 1, Tulsa 1

ESPN.com/USA SOFTBALL Rk. School 1. Arizona (8) 2. Alabama (6) 3. Georgia (3) UCLA (2) 5. Florida (1) 6. Oklahoma 7. Michigan 8. Arizona State 9. Washington 10. Tennessee 11. Hawaii 12. Texas 13. Oregon 14. California 15. Missouri 16. Stanford 17. Louisiana-Lafayette 18. Oklahoma State 19. Texas Tech 20. LSU 21. Texas A&M 22. Nebraska 23. Houston 24. Kentucky 25. Georgia Tech

Rec. 10-1 10-0 10-0 9-1 9-0 11-1 10-0 9-1 8-0 8-2 9-1 10-0 10-1 5-1 1-2 8-2 10-0 8-2 11-0 9-3 8-3 10-1 8-1 7-2 7-3

Pts. 473 467 452 452 443 401 374 349 329 293 291 288 273 232 214 201 198 138 124 94 78 71 60 45 41

LW 2 3 4 1 5 6 8 9 11 7 12 13 14 15 10 18 19 20 21 16 23 RV NR 24 17

Others receiving votes: San Diego State (30), DePaul (29), Baylor (28), Notre Dame (12), Fresno State (9), Auburn (8), Florida State (2) and SC Upstate (1). BOLD indicates 2011 Texas Tech opponent.

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ALLEN MAKES SUCCESSFUL DEBUT After only one weekend in a Red Raider uniform, Cydney Allen has already proved why she was one of the most highly sought-after recruits in the nation coming out of Salt Lake Community College. The junior catcher had a hit in each of Tech’s game at the Kajikawa Classic and had at least two hits in four of five games. Allen finished with a .556 average off a team-high 10 hits, including a two-run home run against Indiana as part of her five RBIs on the week.

to the circle soon. The sophomore southpaw earned two wins in only 3.1 innings while allowing no runs on two hits in Arizona.

FOX NOT ONLY FAMILY MEMBER IN TOP 25 Texas Tech assistant coach Kristy Fox is not the only member of the Fox family ranked in the top 25. Fox’s younger sister, Kellie Fox, is the starting shortstop for 2nd-ranked UCLA as only a freshman.

BIG 12 PROVES TOUGH ONCE AGAIN To say the Big 12 schedule will be a cake-walk for any team would be an exaggeration. Seven of the conference’s 10 schools appeared in one of the two major top 25 polls this week with one more (Baylor) also receiving votes.

GAMES ENDING EARLY Through 11 games thus far, Texas Tech has ended five of those earlier than the required seven innings thanks to the eight-run mercy rule BLEDSOE DELIVERS TOP-FIVE MOMENT Emily Bledsoe has had many significant hits in her Texas Tech career, but few may have been bigger than her two-run walkoff home run against Appalachian State that sent Tech to a 10-9 come-frombehind victory. The junior described the hit as a “top five moment” during Monday’s media session. TALLEY TALLIES UP THE RESULTS For being only a freshman, Brittany Talley had a lot of responsibility on her left arm in Arizona. The Little Elm, Texas native got the start against both No. 16 BYU and No. 12 Cal, picking up the win against the Golden Bears. Talley was an out away from a complete game win over BYU before the Cougars responded with a game-tying two-run home run. After going 5.1 innings against Cal, Talley returned to the circle later in the night to close the Indiana game, going the final 2.2 innings to earn the save. DON’T FORGET ABOUT DREWRY With all the individual successes of the Kajikawa Classic, the play of Stephanie Drewry should not be forgotten. The junior outfielder went 2-for-3 at the plate against Appalachian State and drove in a career-high five RBIs while posting a .467 average for the weekend. HAMADA RELIABLE IN NO. 9 SLOT Ashley Hamada has proved much more than the average No. 9-hole hitter, recording a .429 average through 11 games, the fourth-highest total on the team. KERM PROVING TO BE SOLID RELIEVER Freshman Kermitria Ward proved to be a reliable arm out of the bullpen in Arizona, picking up the win against BYU before earning the save against Cal. The Texas 4A Player of the Year as a high school senior, Ward recorded a 2.74 ERA in 7.2 innings during her collegiate debut. HAYS CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL BIRTHDAY Tech’s wins over No. 12 Cal and Indiana last Saturday was no ordinary day at the park for head coach Shanon Hays. The second-year coach was celebrating his birthday and received a nice gift in Tech’s second victory over a ranked opponent of the weekend. BROKE PULLS TECH OUT OF JAMS Whenever Texas Tech appears to be in a jam, the likely bet is Ashley Brokeshoulder may be heading

KENNEY MOVES TO LEADOFF SPOT After spending most of the 2010 season in the middle of the Tech lineup, Mikey Kenney moved to the leadoff spot to start this season. Known as one of Tech’s top power hitters, Kenney recorded a .353 average, including two doubles and four RBIs.

BYU GAME MARKS A FIRST FOR TECH Prior to last weekend, Texas Tech had never gone to extra innings in its season opener. The Red Raiders were an out away from ending the game in the seventh, but instead won, 7-5, in nine innings. EARLY TEST SHOULD HELP LATE The Red Raiders trip to Arizona should pay dividends when Big 12 play begins as Tech faced two of the top teams in the nation in BYU and Cal. The conference currently has seven schools ranked among the top 25 nationally with another receiving votes in Baylor. ALLEN TO FACE FORMER SCHOOL Junior catcher Cydney Allen might see a few familiar faces in the opposite dugout during Tech’s seasonopener against BYU. Allen appeared in 11 games for the Cougars as a freshman in 2009 before transferring to Salt Lake Community College in 2010. HALL RETURNS TO HOME STATE Logan Hall returned to her home state for the Kajikawa Classic. Hall, a native of Tucson, Ariz., played one season at Pima Community College before transferring to Tech for the 2010 season where she was an All-Big 12 second team selection. EIGHT STARTERS RETURN FROM REGIONAL TEAM With eight starters returning in the field from the 2010 squad that advanced to the NCAA Stanford Regional, the Red Raiders should have a wealth of experience to rely on when Big 12 play begins. Tech lost Leah Legler, Danielle Matthews, and pitcher Ashly Jacobs from last season’s 38-18 team. ALL-BIG 12 TRIO RETURNS Tech’s trio of All-Big 12 second team selections from a year ago in Emily Bledsoe, Logan Hall, and Mikey Kenney all return to the diamond this spring. Bledsoe and Hall will both be juniors, while Kenney will be entering only her sophomore season. The trio combined for 31 home runs and 122 RBI last season, giving Tech three reliable bats in the lineup. NO SENIORS, NO PROBLEM The Red Raiders will have one noticeable difference in their roster than every other school in the Big 12 - Tech has no seniors on its 2011 roster. Instead, second-year head coach Shanon Hays will rely on an experienced group of 11 juniors. RED RAIDERS TURN TO NEW ARMS Following the graduation of former standout pitcher Ashly Jacobs, Tech will look at several new faces in the circle, including junior college transfer Kelsey Dennis and freshmen Brittany Talley and Kermitria

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2011 TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL Ward. Ashley Brokeshoulder and Karli Merlich both return to the circle as well, giving Tech five pitchers for the season. Ward will also split time as an outfielder and will occasionally pinch run. HOME SWEET HOME The Red Raiders will play 35 of their 54 games at Rocky Johnson Field this season, beginning with the Texas Tech Invitational, Feb. 18-20. Tech will host four-straight weekends of round robin tournaments and a midweek doubleheader against New Mexico before completing non-conference play in Florida for the UCF Tournament. The Red Raiders begin Big 12 play with their first five conference games at home as Missouri, Oklahoma, and Baylor all travel to Lubbock. Tech will also have home series against Kansas and in-state rival Texas. Tech’s 35 home games is the most in school history. TECH RECEIVES VOTES IN PRESEASON POLL Texas Tech enters the 2011 season earning votes in both the USA Today/NFCA and ESPN.com/USA Softball polls as the Red Raiders picked up four votes in each poll. HAYS ADDS SIX NEWCOMERS Even with most of his roster from a year ago back, Tech head coach Shanon Hays added seven newcomers this spring, most notably junior college transfers Cydney Allen and Kelsey Dennis and freshman Kermitria Ward. Freshmen Brittany Talley and Taylor Powell along with sophomore transfer Sandy James will add to the list of newcomers. FROM ACROSS THE NATION Nearly half of Texas Tech’s 21 players are originally from a state other than Texas as only 11 players hail from the Lone Star State. All together eight states are represented on this year’s roster, including Alabama Arizona, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Washington. TECH PICKED TO FINISH SEVENTH IN BIG 12 After finishing the 2010 season seventh in the Big 12, the Red Raiders have been picked to finish in the same exact spot this season in the conference’s preseason poll of league coaches. Big 12 Coaches Preseason Poll 1. Oklahoma (7) - 79 2. Missouri (2) - 71 3. Texas (1) - 69 4. Texas A&M - 54 5. Oklahoma State - 50 6. Baylor - 40 7. Texas Tech - 33 8. Nebraska - 26 9. Iowa State - 15 10. Kansas - 13 RYBA TO REDSHIRT 2011 SEASON Despite appearing on Tech’s roster, junior infielder Melissa Ryba will redshirt the 2011 season in order to comply with NCAA transfer rules. Ryba spent the past two seasons at Northern Colorado. “THE ROCK” SEES NEW ADDITION Fans entering Rocky Johnson Field this season will see a new addition just off the warning track - a new outfield wall. A black, padded wall replaced the chain-link fence that had been in place since the park’s opening in 2001. The wall also extends down the outfield foul lines.

TECH SIGNS FIVE IN FALL PERIOD Texas Tech head coach Shanon Hays announced the signing of five future student-athletes to national letters of intent this fall as Hannah Bell, Cara Custer, Chandler Moore, Adriana Perez and Katelyn Williams will all join the program for the 2012 season. 2010 SEASON IN REVIEW u Texas Tech returned to a NCAA Regional last season for the first time in 10 seasons, eventually falling to Hawaii in the championship game of the regional, held on the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, Calif. Hawaii went on to advance to the College World Series. u Emily Bledsoe, Logan Hall, and Mikey Kenney were all named to the All-Big 12 second following after all three players hit over .300 for the season and had at least 40 RBI. u Tech finished the year 38-18 overall, the secondmost wins in school history. u Ashly Jacobs wrapped her stellar career in a Tech uniform with a 15-9 record and team-best 2.01 earned-run average. u In only her true freshman season, Mikey Kenney tied the Tech single-season record with 15 home runs to go along with 40 RBI. u Tech swept 7th-ranked Oklahoma State in a Wednesday doubleheader on April 22, taking the first game, 6-0, before winning the finale, 4-1. u The Red Raiders finished the non-conference portion of the schedule 28-4 before turning to Big 12 play. Tech began the year with wins in 18 of its first 19 games.

TEXAS TECH RECORD WHEN... At Rocky Johnson Field.............................................6-0 On the road....................................................................0-0 At neural sites...............................................................5-0 vs. Top 25 teams...........................................................2-0 vs. Top 10 teams...........................................................0-0 February....................................................................... 11-0 March...............................................................................0-0 April..................................................................................0-0 May...................................................................................0-0 June..................................................................................0-0 Non-Conference....................................................... 11-0 Big 12...............................................................................0-0 Big 12 South..................................................................0-0 Big 12 North..................................................................0-0 Monday...........................................................................0-0 Tuesday...........................................................................0-0 Wednesday....................................................................0-0 Thursday.........................................................................1-0 Friday...............................................................................3-0 Saturday..........................................................................4-0 Sunday............................................................................3-0 vs Left...............................................................................1-0 vs Right......................................................................... 10-0 1-Run games.................................................................2-0 2-Run games.................................................................1-0 5+Run games................................................................7-0 Extra inns........................................................................1-0 Shutouts.........................................................................2-0 Scoring 0-2 runs...........................................................0-0 Scoring 3-5 runs...........................................................2-0 Scoring 6-9 runs...........................................................4-0 Scoring 10+ runs.........................................................5-0 Opponent 0-2 runs.....................................................6-0 Opponent 3-5 runs.....................................................4-0 Opponent 6-9 runs.....................................................1-0 Opponent 10+ runs....................................................0-0 Scored in 1st inning....................................................8-0 Opponent scored in 1st inning..............................3-0 Scores first......................................................................7-0 Opp. scores first............................................................4-0 Hit 0 home runs...........................................................6-0 Hit 1 home run.............................................................2-0 Hit 2+ home runs.........................................................3-0 Opponent 0 home runs............................................8-0 Opponent 1 home run..............................................1-0 Opponent 2+ HRs........................................................2-0 Made 0 errors................................................................2-0 Made 1 error..................................................................5-0 Made 2+ errors.............................................................4-0 Opp. made 0 errors.....................................................3-0 Opp. made 1 error.......................................................3-0 Opp. made 2+ errors..................................................5-0 Out-hit opponent..................................................... 11-0 Out-hit by opponent..................................................0-0 Hits are tied...................................................................0-0

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NUMERICAL ROSTER NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 32 56 77

NAME Stephanie Drewry Logan Hall Emily Bledsoe Kermitria Ward Kristen Reeves Randi Tongate Ashley Hamada Meredith Heath Brittany Talley Sandy James Raven Richardson Kelsey Dennis Holley Gentsch Ashley Brokeshoulder Karli Merlich McKenzie Clemmons Mikey Kenney Melissa Ryba* Taylor Powell Cydney Allen Jordan Palmer

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER HT. POS. 5-2 OF 5-6 INF 5-6 INF 5-0 OF/RHP 5-11 INF 5-9 C/INF 5-4 OF 5-10 OF 5-8 LHP 5-9 INF 5-8 INF 5-4 LHP 5-9 C 5-5 RHP 5-5 LHP 5-3 OF 5-11 OF 5-8 INF 5-8 INF 6-1 C 5-4 OF

B/T L/R R/R L/R L/R R/R R/R L/R L/R L/L R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R L/L L/R R/L L/R R/R R/R L/R

CLASS-EX. Jr-2L Jr-1L Jr-2L Fr-HS So-1L So-1L Jr-2L Jr-1L Fr-HS So-SQ Jr-1L Jr-TR Jr-2L So-1L Jr-2L So-1L So-1L Jr-TR Fr-HS Jr-TR So-1L

HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Tomball, Texas (St. Pius X HS) Tucson, Ariz. (Pima C.C.) Fulshear, Texas (Foster HS) Waco, Texas (Midway HS) Missouri City, Texas (Elkins HS) Weatherford, Texas (Weatherford HS) Touchet, Wash. (DeSales Catholic HS) Fort Worth, Texas (Chipola College) Little Elm, Texas (Little Elm HS) Dallas, Texas (Angelo State) Placentia, Calif (Yavapai C.C.) Helena, Ala. (Wallace State C.C.) Hewitt, Texas (Midway HS) Shawnee, Okla. (Shawnee HS) Federal Way, Wash. (Kennedy Prep HS) Piedmont, Okla. (Piedmont HS) Arvada, Colo. (Arvada West HS) Littleton, Colo. (Northern Colorado) Henrietta, Texas (Henrietta HS) Taylorsville, Utah (Salt Lake C.C.) Fort Worth, Texas (Joshua HS)

NO. NAME 56 Cydney Allen 3 Emily Bledsoe 23 Ashley Brokeshoulder 25 McKenzie Clemmons 20 Kelsey Dennis 1 Stephanie Drewry 22 Holley Gentsch 2 Logan Hall 7 Ashley Hamada 10 Meredith Heath 18 Sandy James 26 Mikey Kenney 24 Karli Merlich 77 Jordan Palmer 32 Taylor Powell 5 Kristen Reeves 19 Raven Richardson 27 Melissa Ryba 11 Brittany Talley 6 Randi Tongate 4 Kermitria Ward

POS. C INF RHP OF LHP OF C INF OF OF INF OF LHP OF INF INF INF INF LHP C/INF OF/RHP

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

* Will sit out 2011 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Ashley Brokeshoulder Stephanie Drewry Holley Gentsch Mikey Kenney Karli Merlich Randi Tongate Kermitria Ward

COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Shanon Hays (2nd Season) Assistant Coach: Aly Sartini (2nd Season) Assistant Coach: Kristie Fox (2nd Season) Director of Operations: Lisa Stratton (2nd Season) Athletic Trainer: Larry Munger

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HEAD COACH SHANON HAYS • 2nd Season • Lubbock Christian ‘91 No stranger to building programs, Shanon Hays took over as head coach of the Texas Tech softball team in 2010 and immediately led the Red Raiders back to the NCAA postseason in only his first season, laying the groundwork for a program on the rise. The fifth head coach since the resurrection of the program in 1996, Hays helped guide the Red Raiders to a 23-win improvement last year from the 2009 season, while eventually advancing all the way to the championship game of the NCAA Stanford Regional. Under Hays, all facets of the game improved as the Tech hitters snapped the school record for runs, slugging percentage, and home runs in a season, while the pitching staff boasted its lowest earnedrun average since 2001 and the Tech defense committed its fewest errors in school history. Most importantly, Tech’s win-loss record received the biggest improvement under Hays, whose 38-18 record in his first season is the best finish for a firstyear head coach in program history. Three Tech players - Emily Bledsoe, Logan Hall, and Mikey Kenney, were named to the All-Big 12 second team following the regular season. Tech’s transformation should come as little surprise after Hays’ work at Lubbock Christian. Following his www.texastech.com

appointment as the program’s first head softball coach in 2006, Hays worked for a full academic year in preparation for LCU’s first season in 2008. The Lady Chaps did not disappoint in their inaugural season, compiling a 60-9 record and claiming the NAIA National Championship, earning Hays NAIA National Coach of the Year honors. Hays wrapped his two-year tenure at LCU with a 114-16 overall record after advancing to the national championship again in 2009. Known as a top-flight recruiter and motivator, Hays was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year both seasons and produced five National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and NAIA first team All-Americans during his tenure. Hays turned to softball after a successful career as a basketball coach that included two seasons on the Texas Tech bench as an assistant coach from 19992001 under James Dickey. He is the first person at Texas Tech to coach two completely different sports (one men’s and now one women’s). Prior to accepting the softball position at LCU, Hays was the associate head men’s basketball coach at the University of Houston in 2005-06. Working under head coach Tom Penders, Hays found his knack as a recruiter, helping sign one of the nation’s top 15 recruiting classes in only his first season where the Cougars won 18 games and advanced to a national tournament for the first time in three years.

Hays began playing fastpitch softball as a youth, along with baseball and basketball, because his father, the legendary Texas Tech and LCU baseball coach Larry Hays, also played fastpitch softball. Hays, the elder, whose 1,509 wins were good enough for fourth on the all-time collegiate baseball list, retired as Tech’s all-time winningest coach prior to the 2009 season. In a rare twist, Larry Hays succeeded his son at LCU for one season prior to Daren Hays, Shanon’s brother and former Tech assistant baseball coach and director of operations, accepted the position to lead the Lady Chaps beginning with the 2011 season. Shanon Hays began and ended his college career at LCU, graduating with his degree in Education in 1991 after also matriculating at Texas Tech and competing from 1988 - 1990 for his father on the Red Raiders’ baseball team. He competed for LCU prior to that in both baseball and on the basketball teams. He graduated from Lubbock Monterey High School in 1986 and makes his home in Lubbock with his wife, Tina, his two sons, Hunter, Heath, and his daughter, Hampton. Record at Tech: 49-18 (1 Season) Career Record: 163-38 (3 Seasons)

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2011 RESULTS Record: 11-0 Home: 6-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 5-0 Big 12: 0-0 Date Feb 10, 2011 Feb 11, 2011 Feb 12, 2011 Feb 12, 2011 Feb 13, 2011 Feb 18, 2011 Feb 18, 2011 Feb 19, 2011 Feb 19, 2011 Feb 20, 2011 Feb 20, 2011

Opponent Score vs BYU W 7-5 vs Bradley W 13-2 vs California W 5-4 vs Indiana W 4-1 vs Appalachian State W 10-9 UTAH VALLEY W 8-3 BRYANT W 10-0 BRYANT W 10-2 UTAH VALLEY W 8-2 BRYANT W 8-0 UTAH VALLEY W 14-5

r-h-e 7-9-3 13-11-2 5-7-3 4-7-1 10-17-0 8-8-2 10-14-1 10-13-1 8-9-1 8-12-0 14-13-1

r-h-e 5-6-2 2-4-3 4-6-2 1-6-1 9-11-0 3-5-0 0-3-2 2-1-3 2-6-1 0-4-1 5-7-0

Inns (9) 5 7 7 7 7 5 5 7 6 6

Overall 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 4-0-0 5-0-0 6-0-0 7-0-0 8-0-0 9-0-0 10-0-0 11-0-0

Big 12 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Pitcher of record Attend Time Ward, K. (W 1-0) 0 2:40 Dennis, K. (W 1-0) 0 1:35 Talley, B. (W 1-0) 0 1:49 Brokeshoulder, A. (W 1-0) 0 1:48 Brokeshoulder, A. (W 2-0) 0 2:15 Talley, B. (W 2-0) 215 1:56 Brokeshoulder, A. (W 3-0) 215 2:18 Dennis, K. (W 2-0) 240 1:24 Brokeshoulder, A. (W 4-0) 301 2:01 Talley, B. (W 3-0) 205 1:32 Ward, K. (W 2-0) 245 1:57

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2011 HITTING STATISTICS Player AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A E FLD% 56 Allen, Cydney .500 10 10 28 4 14 1 1 1 8 20 .714 3 1 3 1 .563 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 1.000 2 Hall, Logan .444 11 11 36 8 16 1 2 2 16 27 .750 1 0 3 0 .447 1 1 1 1 28 17 0 1.000 1 Drewry, Stephanie .433 10 10 30 3 13 4 0 0 13 17 .567 1 0 2 0 .438 1 6 2 2 8 2 0 1.000 7 Hamada, Ashley .429 10 8 21 9 9 0 1 0 3 11 .524 1 0 2 0 .455 0 1 0 0 6 1 0 1.000 3 Bledsoe, Emily .394 11 11 33 11 13 3 1 1 6 21 .636 7 3 8 0 .535 0 0 2 2 15 18 2 .943 26 Kenney, Mikey .389 11 11 36 15 14 5 0 2 12 25 .694 9 2 5 0 .532 0 0 3 3 12 1 0 1.000 19 Richardson, Raven .357 11 11 28 12 10 2 1 1 4 17 .607 5 1 7 0 .471 0 0 2 3 20 11 5 .861 18 James, Sandy .313 11 11 32 6 10 1 0 2 10 17 .531 4 0 3 0 .378 1 0 0 0 55 6 2 .968 22 Gentsch, Holley .273 10 8 22 4 6 1 0 0 6 7 .318 4 0 2 0 .370 1 0 0 0 36 1 0 1.000 -------------10 Heath, Meredith 1.000 9 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .000 32 Powell, Taylor .500 9 1 6 5 3 0 0 0 2 3 .500 0 0 1 0 .500 0 0 0 0 6 6 2 .857 6 Tongate, Randi .444 7 2 9 2 4 0 0 1 2 7 .778 2 0 0 0 .545 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 1.000 25 Clemmons, McKenzi .400 8 2 10 5 4 0 1 0 1 6 .600 1 0 1 0 .455 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 1.000 4 Ward, Kermitria .375 5 3 8 5 3 0 0 0 2 3 .375 1 0 1 0 .444 0 2 1 1 3 7 1 .909 5 Reeves, Kristen .000 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .500 77 Palmer, Jordan .000 8 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1.000 Totals .397 11 11 302 97 120 18 7 10 85 182 .603 40 7 39 1 .473 4 10 15 16 213 81 15 .951 Opponents .220 11 11 268 33 59 5 1 6 24 84 .313 17 5 52 2 .279 0 9 5 7 191 86 15 .949 LOB - Team (76), Opp (55). DPs turned - Team (2), Opp (1). IBB - Team (1), James, S. 1, Opp (1).

2011 PITCHING STATISTICS Player ERA W L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA 23 Brokeshoulder, As 0.53 4 0 6 2 1 1 0 0 13.1 8 1 1 4 9 2 0 0 47 .170 1 0 0 0 0 4 Ward, Kermitria 1.50 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 14.0 10 3 3 3 20 0 0 2 49 .204 0 1 0 0 1 11 Talley, Brittany 2.36 3 0 6 4 1 1 0 1 26.2 25 15 9 4 14 2 0 3 106 .236 1 2 3 0 4 24 Merlich, Karli 3.15 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 7 4 3 2 2 1 0 0 27 .259 0 1 0 0 2 20 Dennis, Kelsey 6.10 2 0 4 4 1 0 0 0 10.1 9 10 9 4 7 0 1 1 39 .231 1 1 2 0 2 Totals 2.46 11 0 11 11 3 2 0 2 71.0 59 33 25 17 52 5 1 6 268 .220 3 5 5 0 9 Opponents 8.97 0 11 11 11 2 0 0 0 64.0 120 97 82 40 39 18 7 10 302 .397 8 7 3 4 10 PB - Team (1), Gentsch, H. 1, Opp (3). SBA/ATT - Allen, C. (2-3), Tongate, R. (2-2), Talley, B. (1-2), Merlich, K. (2-2), Gentsch, H. (1-2), Ward, K. (1-1), Brokeshoulde (0-1), Dennis, K. (1-1).

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INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

BATTING At bats:.......................... 35.........................................vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Runs scored:................ 14....................................................... vs Utah Valley (Feb 20, 2011) Hits:................................. 17.........................................vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) RBIs:................................ 14....................................................... vs Utah Valley (Feb 20, 2011) Doubles:......................... 3............................................................... vs Bradley (Feb 11, 2011) .......................................... 3..........................................vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) .......................................... 3................................................................. vs Bryant (Feb 20, 2011) Triples:............................ 3........................................................vs Utah Valley (Feb 18, 2011) Home runs:................... 4........................................................vs Utah Valley (Feb 20, 2011) Total bases:.................. 27....................................................... vs Utah Valley (Feb 20, 2011) Walks:.............................. 7........................................................vs Utah Valley (Feb 20, 2011) Strikeouts:..................... 8............................................................... vs Indiana (Feb 12, 2011) Sac hits:.......................... 3........................................................vs Utah Valley (Feb 20, 2011) Sac flies:.......................... 1............................................................................................. (4 games) Stolen bases:................ 5........................................................vs Utah Valley (Feb 19, 2011) Hit by pitch:.................. 2........................................................vs Utah Valley (Feb 18, 2011) .......................................... 2........................................................vs Utah Valley (Feb 19, 2011) Caught stealing:.......... 1...................................................................... vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) Runners LOB:............... 10..................................................................... vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) Hit into DP:.................... 1...................................................................... vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011)

BATTING At bats:........................... 5..........................................Allen, Cydney vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) .......................................... 5............ Bledsoe, Emily vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Runs scored:................. 3..........................Richardson, Raven vs Bradley (Feb 11, 2011) .......................................... 3.........Hamada, Ashley vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) .......................................... 3.......................... Kenney, Mikey vs Utah Valley (Feb 20, 2011) Hits:.................................. 3............................................................................................. (8 games) RBIs:................................. 5.... Drewry, Stephanie vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Doubles:......................... 2........................... Drewry, Stephanie vs Bryant (Feb 20, 2011) Triples:............................ 2.................................Hall, Logan vs Utah Valley (Feb 18, 2011) Home runs:................... 1...........................................................................................(10 games) Total bases:................... 7............ Bledsoe, Emily vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Walks:.............................. 3.......................... Kenney, Mikey vs Utah Valley (Feb 20, 2011) Strikeouts:..................... 3..........................Richardson, Raven vs Indiana (Feb 12, 2011) .......................................... 3.... Richardson, Raven vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Sac hits:.......................... 2.................. Drewry, Stephanie vs Utah Valley (Feb 20, 2011) Sac flies:.......................... 1............................................................................................. (4 games) Stolen bases:................ 2.......................... Bledsoe, Emily vs Utah Valley (Feb 19, 2011) Hit by pitch:.................. 1............................................................................................. (7 games) Caught stealing:.......... 1................................ Richardson, Raven vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) Runners LOB:................ 4..........................Richardson, Raven vs Indiana (Feb 12, 2011)

FIELDING Putouts:......................... 27..................................................................... vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) Assists:........................... 13.............................................................. vs Indiana (Feb 12, 2011) ......................................... 13....................................................... vs Utah Valley (Feb 19, 2011) Errors:.............................. 3...................................................................... vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) .......................................... 3........................................................... vs California (Feb 12, 2011) Passed balls:................. 1................................................................. vs Bryant (Feb 19, 2011) DPs turned:................... 2........................................................vs Utah Valley (Feb 19, 2011)

FIELDING Putouts:......................... 10...................................James, Sandy vs Indiana (Feb 12, 2011) ......................................... 10.........Gentsch, Holley vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Assists:............................ 5........................................ Bledsoe, Emily vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) Errors:.............................. 2................................ Richardson, Raven vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) Passed balls:................. 1.................................Gentsch, Holley vs Bryant (Feb 19, 2011)

PITCHING Innings pitched:.........9.0.................................................................... vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) Runs allowed:............... 9..........................................vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Earned runs:.................. 9..........................................vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Walks allowed:............. 3..........................................vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) .......................................... 3........................................................vs Utah Valley (Feb 18, 2011) Strikeouts:.................... 12.........................................vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Hits allowed:................ 11.........................................vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Doubles allowed:........ 2........................................................vs Utah Valley (Feb 19, 2011) Triples allowed:........... 1............................................................... vs Bradley (Feb 11, 2011) Homers allowed:......... 3..........................................vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Wild pitches:................. 1...................................................................... vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) .......................................... 1............................................................... vs Bradley (Feb 11, 2011) .......................................... 1..........................................vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Hit batters:.................... 1............................................................................................. (5 games)

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PITCHING Innings pitched:.........6.2...................................... Talley, Brittany vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) Runs allowed:............... 5........................................ Talley, Brittany vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) .......................................... 5.......................... Dennis, Kelsey vs Utah Valley (Feb 20, 2011) Earned runs:.................. 5.......................... Dennis, Kelsey vs Utah Valley (Feb 20, 2011) Walks allowed:............. 2............................................................................................. (5 games) Strikeouts:..................... 9..........Ward, Kermitria vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Hits allowed:................. 6........................................ Talley, Brittany vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) .......................................... 6..........Ward, Kermitria vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Doubles allowed:........ 1............................................................................................. (5 games) Triples allowed:........... 1..................................Dennis, Kelsey vs Bradley (Feb 11, 2011) Homers allowed:......... 2........................................ Talley, Brittany vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) .......................................... 2..........Ward, Kermitria vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Wild pitches:................. 1...............................Brokeshoulder, Ash vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) .......................................... 1..................................Dennis, Kelsey vs Bradley (Feb 11, 2011) .......................................... 1............Talley, Brittany vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Hit batters:.................... 1............................................................................................. (5 games)

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MISCELLANEOUS STATS MULTIPLE HIT GAMES 56 Allen, Cydney 3 Bledsoe, Emily 2 Hall, Logan 26 Kenney, Mikey 18 James, Sandy 1 Drewry, Stephanie 7 Hamada, Ashley 4 Ward, Kermitria 32 Powell, Taylor 25 Clemmons, McKenzi 19 Richardson, Raven 6 Tongate, Randi TEAM

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2 3 4 5+ Tot 4 1 - - 5 4 1 - - 5 4 1 - - 5 3 1 - - 4 3 - - - 3 1 2 - - 3 - 1 - - 1 1 - - - 1 1 - - - 1 - 1 - - 1 1 - - - 1 1 - - - 1 23 8 0 0 31

MULTIPLE RBI GAMES 2 3 1 Drewry, Stephanie_________ 2___ 1___ 2 Hall, Logan_______________ 1___ 1___ 18 James, Sandy_____________ 2___ 1___ 26 Kenney, Mikey____________ 1___ 2___ 56 Allen, Cydney_____________ 3___ -___ 22 Gentsch, Holley___________ 2___ -___ 3 Bledsoe, Emily_____________ 1___ 1___ 7 Hamada, Ashley___________ 1___ -___ 19 Richardson, Raven_________ -___ 1___ 32 Powell, Taylor_____________ 1___ -___ TEAM____________________ 14___ 7___

Player (#) L. Hall (1) R. Richardson (1) C. Allen (1) S. James (1) E. Bledsoe (1) M. Kenney (1) R. Tongate (1) L. Hall (2) S. James (2) M. Kenney (2)

Opponent (Date) Runs Outs Count Inning Pitcher Bradley (2/11) 3 0 2-2 1 Hufeld Bradley (2/11) 2 0 1-0 4 Lynch-Crumri Indiana (2/12) 2 2 3-1 7 Melloh Appalachian State (2/13) 1 2 3-2 6 Seader Appalachian State (2/13) 2 2 0-1 7 Seader Bryant (2/20) 1 2 1-1 5 Hart Utah Valley (2/20) 1 0 1-1 2 Summers Utah Valley (2/20) 3 2 1-1 2 Summers Utah Valley (2/20) 2 2 2-1 2 Flanary Utah Valley (2/20) 3 2 3-1 6 Flanary

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HITTING STREAKS___________ Longest______ Current 1 Drewry, Stephanie__________ 8__________________ 2 Hall, Logan_______________ 8_________________ 8 19 Richardson, Raven_________ 7_________________ 7 56 Allen, Cydney_____________ 5_________________ 3 26 Kenney, Mikey____________ 5_________________ 5 18 James, Sandy_____________ 4_________________ 2 7 Hamada, Ashley___________ 4_________________ 3 22 Gentsch, Holley___________ 3_________________ 2 3 Bledsoe, Emily_____________ 3_________________ 1 4 Ward, Kermitria____________ 2__________________ 6 Tongate, Randi____________ 2_________________ 1 25 Clemmons, McKenzie______ 2__________________ 32 Powell, Taylor_____________ 1_________________ 1 10 Heath, Meredith___________ 1_________________ 1 STARTING LINEUP BY POSITION (Team W-L record) CATCHER: 22 Gentsch, Holley___________ 5_______________(5-0) 56 Allen, Cydney_____________ 4_______________(4-0) 6 Tongate, Randi____________ 2_______________(2-0) FIRST BASE: 18 James, Sandy_____________ 10_____________(10-0) 19 Richardson, Raven_________ 1_______________(1-0) SECOND BASE: 2 Hall, Logan_______________ 11_____________(11-0) THIRD BASE: 3 Bledsoe, Emily_____________ 11_____________(11-0) SHORTSTOP: 19 Richardson, Raven_________ 10_____________(10-0) 32 Powell, Taylor_____________ 1_______________(1-0) LEFT FIELD: 1 Drewry, Stephanie_________ 9_______________(9-0) 25 Clemmons, McKenzie______ 2_______________(2-0) CENTER FIELD: 26 Kenney, Mikey____________ 11_____________(11-0) RIGHT FIELD: 7 Hamada, Ashley___________ 8_______________(8-0) 4 Ward, Kermitria____________ 3_______________(3-0) DESIGNATED PLAYER: 56 Allen, Cydney_____________ 6_______________(6-0) 22 Gentsch, Holley___________ 3_______________(3-0) 18 James, Sandy_____________ 1_______________(1-0) 1 Drewry, Stephanie_________ 1_______________(1-0) www.texastech.com

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GAME SUMMARY Record when team scores: Runs 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+ W-L 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 3-0 0-0 5-0 Record when opponent scores: Runs 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+ W-L 2-0 1-0 3-0 1-0 1-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 Record when leading after: Inn. 1 2 3 4 5 6 W-L 6-0 6-0 8-0 8-0 7-0 5-0 Record when trailing after: Inn. 1 2 3 4 5 6 W-L 2-0 3-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 Record when tied after: Inn. 1 2 3 4 5 6 W-L 3-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 General summary: Current winning streak: 11 Longest winning streak: 11 Longest losing streak: 0 Home attendance: 1,421 (6 dates avg = 236) Away attendance: 0 (5 dates avg = 0) Total attendance: 1,421 (5 dates avg = 129) 10 www.twitter.com/TechAthletics


2011 TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL

GAME RECAPS GAME ONE Texas Tech 7, No. 16 BYU 5 Feb. 10, 2011 at Tempe Sports Complex, Tempe, Ariz. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Texas Tech 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 7 9 3 BYU 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 6 2 W: Ward (1-0); L: Howell (0-1); S: None Attendance: 0 Highlights: Brittany Talley fell one out shy of the complete game win, finishing with 6.2 innings and ... Emily Bledsoe drove in the winning run off a fielder’s choice grounder to first ... Cydney Allen finished 3-for-5 at the plate with a run scored against her former school ... Kermitria Ward picked up the win in her first collegiate outing ... win extended Tech’s winning streak in season openers to three games. GAME TWO Texas Tech 13, Bradley 2 Feb. 11, 2011 at Tempe Sports Complex, Tempe, Ariz. 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Bradley 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 3 Texas Tech 8 2 1 2 X 13 11 2 W: Dennis (1-0); L: Hufeld (0-1); S: None Attendance: 0 Highlights: Tech’s eight-run first inning was its most runs scored in a single inning since scoring 20 against North Carolina Central on March 12, 2010 ... every Tech starter had at least one hit in the game except Ashley Hamada, whose only plate appearance resulted in a walk ... Logan Hall and Raven Richardson both have home runs in the game ... Kelsey Dennis earned her first win in a Tech uniform ... Emily Bledsoe, Cydney Allen, and Richardson all had two hits in the game ... game was called after five innings due to run rule. GAME THREE Texas Tech 5, No. 12 Cal 4 Feb. 12, 2011 at Tempe Sports Complex, Tempe, Ariz. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Cal 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 6 2 Texas Tech 0 0 0 0 5 0 X 5 7 3 W: Talley (1-0); L: Erceg (1-1); S: Ward (1) Attendance: 0 Highlights: Brittany Talley earned her first career win, going 5.2 innings and not allowing any earned wins ... Stephanie Drewry finished 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored ... Mikey Kenney and Cydney Allen both had RBIs in the five-run fifth inning ... was the second win for Tech over a ranked opponent early in the season. GAME FOUR Texas Tech 4, Indiana 1 Feb. 12, 2011 at Tempe Sports Complex, Tempe, Ariz. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Texas Tech 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 7 1 Indiana 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 1 W: Brokeshoulder (1-0); L: Melloh (1-2); S: Talley (1) Attendance: 0 Highlights: The win gave Tech its best start in school history ... Cydney Allen wrapped a 2-for-4 day at the plate with a two-run home run in the top of the seventh ... Brittany Talley earned the save after picking up the win over Cal earlier in the night ... Mikey Kenney finished 2-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and an RBI ... Ashley Brokeshoulder pitched two shutout innings of relief to earn the win, allowing only one hit during that stretch.

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GAME FIVE Texas Tech 10, Appalachian State 9 Feb. 13, 2011 at Tempe Sports Complex, Tempe, Ariz. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Appal. St. 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 9 11 0 Texas Tech 1 3 0 1 1 1 3 10 17 0 W: Brokeshoulder (2-0); L: Seader (0-2); S: None Attendance: 0 Highlights: Emily Bledsoe hit a two-run walkoff home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh ... hit helped Tech complete a 5-0 outing at the ASU Kajikawa Classic ... Tech trailed the entire game until the final at-bat ... Stephanie Drewry finished 2-for-3 with a career-high five RBIs ... Bledsoe went 3-for-5 at the plate with two runs scored and three RBIs ... Ashley Hamada wrapped the day 3-for-4 at the plate ... Tech’s 17 hits were its most since finishing with 20 against North Carolina Central on March 12, 2010. GAME SIX Texas Tech 8, Utah Valley 3 Feb. 18, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Utah Valley 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 0 Texas Tech 2 0 4 0 2 0 X 8 8 2 W: Talley (2-0); L: Summers (2-3); S: None Attendance: 215 Highlights: Logan Hall finished 2-for-2 with two runs and four RBIs ... Sandy James also added a 2-for3 day with a run scored and two RBIs ... Brittany Talley earned her second win of the year after going four innings with four innings and two runs scored ... Kermitria pitched the final 2.2 innings, giving up no runs on one hit ... Tech’s eight hits was its fewest of the Texas Tech Invitational. GAME SEVEN Texas Tech 10, Bryant 0 Feb. 18, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Bryant 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 Texas Tech 1 3 5 1 X 10 14 1 W: Brokeshoulder (3-0); L: Houseal (0-1); S: None Attendance: 215 Highlights: Ashley Brokeshoulder continued her strong start to the season with her third win on a complete game shutout off just three hits ... Taylor Powell and Kermitria Ward earned their first career starts and combined for three hits, two runs scored, and three RBIs ... Stephanie Drewry added two RBIs on a 1-for-1 day ... McKenzie Clemmons took advantage of a pinch hit opportunity with her first career triple.

GAME NINE Texas Tech 8, Utah Valley 2 Feb. 19, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Utah Valley 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 6 1 Texas Tech 1 3 1 3 0 0 X 8 9 1 W: Brokeshoulder (4-0); L: Summers (1-5); S: None Attendance: 215 Highlights: After 12 scoreless innings to start the year, Ashley Brokeshoulder finally surrendered her first run in the top of the fourth ... Brokeshoulder earned her team-leading fourth win of the year after going five innings with three hits and one run ... Stephanie Drewry and Cydney Allen both had two RBIs in the game ... win guaranteed the Red Raiders the Texas Tech Invitational title. GAME 10 Texas Tech 8, Bryant 0 Feb. 20, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E Bryant 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 Texas Tech 0 4 2 0 1 1 8 12 0 W: Talley (3-0); L: Houseal (1-5); S: None Attendance: 205 Highlights: Brittany Talley threw her first career shutout, going six innings with only four hits ... Mikey Kenney and Stephanie Drewry combined for five hits and six RBIs at the top of the lineup ... Drewry extended her hit streak to a career-high eight games ... Kenney hit her first home run of the year in the fifth inning ... Cydney Allen left the game in the top of the second due to a foul ball of her leg. GAME 11 Texas Tech 14, Utah Valley 5 Feb. 20, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E Utah Valley 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 7 0 Texas Tech 2 6 0 0 0 6 14 13 1 W: Ward (2-0); L: Summers (1-6); S: None Attendance: 245 Highlights: Mikey Keney hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to end the game for Tech ... Logan Hall went 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBIs, including a three-run homer in the second ... Tech finished the game with four home runs total as Randi Tongate and Sandy James both went deep in the second inning as well ... Tongate finished 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored and a RBI ... Stephanie Drewry saw her eight-game hit streak come to an end after a 0-for-2 day that includes to sacrafice hits ... Kermitria Ward earned the win after 3.2 shutout innings of relief.

GAME EIGHT Texas Tech 10, Bryant 2 Feb. 19, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Bryant 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 Texas Tech 1 0 2 2 5 10 13 1 W: Dennis (2-0); L: Hart (1-1); S: None Attendance: 240 Highlights: Kelsey Dennis retired the final 14 hitters in order as part of a one-hit complete game ... was the second-straight outing a Tech pitcher threw a complete game ... Tech’s top two hitters in the lineup, Mikey Kenney and Stephanie Drewry, both went 3-for-4 on the day with an RBI ... Cydney Allen went 2-for-3 with her first career triple ... Logan Hall, Sandy James, and Ashley Hamada each had two RBIs in the game. 11 www.twitter.com/TechAthletics


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