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Communications Contact: Matt Dowdy • matthew.dowdy@ttu.edu • O: (806) 742-2770 • C: (806) 928-5190 Fri., Feb. 17 • 1:15 p.m. Record........................................................ 2-3 2011 Postseason................................None Head Coach........................Linda Kalafatis Record at School..................509-338 (16) Career Record...................782-453-2 (23)

Fri., Feb. 17 • 5:45 p.m. Record........................................................ 3-2 2011 Postseason............ NCAA Regional Head Coach.............................Kim Sowder Record at School.................... 170-119 (6) Career Record.....................................Same

Sat., Feb. 18 • 3:30 p.m. 2011 Record............................................. 1-5 Postseason...........................................None Head Coach............................. Julie Wright Record at School......................... 17-37 (2) Career Record.............................. 70-89 (4)

Sat., Feb. 18 • 5:45 p.m. Record........................................................ 2-3 2011 Postseason............ NCAA Regional Head Coach..................Tobin Echo-Hawk Record at School......................... 95-74 (4) Career Record.....................................Same

Sun., Feb. 19 • 11 a.m. Record........................................................ 3-2 2011 Postseason............ NCAA Regional Head Coach...........................Eugene Lenti Record at School.......... 1,105-529-6 (31) Career Record.....................................Same

Sun., Feb. 19 • 1:15 p.m. Record........................................................ 2-2 2011 Postseason................................None Head Coach..........Carissa Milsap-Kalaba Record at School......................... 36-74 (3) Career Record......................... 179-167 (8)

RED RAIDERS OPEN SEASON IN ARIZONA

Texas Tech (1-4) looks to rebound from a tough seasonopening weekend when the Red Raiders travel to Las Vegas for six games at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic which begins Friday.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Fri., Feb. 17 Texas Tech vs. Ohio State__________________ 1:15 p.m. Texas Tech vs. Long Beach State____________ 5:45 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 18 Texas Tech vs. Idaho State_________________ 3:30 p.m. Texas Tech vs. Portland State_______________ 5:45 p.m. Sun., Feb. 19 Texas Tech vs. DePaul_______________________ 11 a.m. Texas Tech vs. Utah State__________________ 1:15 p.m. All times listed are central.

TEXAS TECH PROBABLE LINEUP 26 - MIKEY KENNEY .143 - 1 - 2

27 - MELISA RYBA .400 - 1 - 3

7 - ASHLEY HAMADA .125 - 0 - 0

19 - RAVEN RICHARDSON .200 - 0 - 1

3 - EMILY BLEDSOE .133 - 0 -0 2012 STATISTICS .AVG - HR - RBI

2 - LOGAN HALL .231 - 0 - 0

18 - SANDY JAMES .214 - 2 - 2

56 - CYDNEY ALLEN .000 - 0 - 0

DP 9 - ADRIANA PEREZ .286 - 0 - 2

POSSIBLE PITCHERS Pitcher Cara Custer - FR Kelsey Dennis - SR

W-L ERA 1-3 5.63 0-0 14.00

Pitcher Brittany Talley - SO Chandler Moore - FR

W-L ERA 0-1 3.20 0-0 7.00

Pitcher Kermitria Ward - SO

W-L ERA 0-0 0.00

2012 SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 9 # vs. San Diego State 10 # vs. Northwestern # vs. Tennessee 11 # vs. Stanford # vs. Cal Poly 17 $ vs. Ohio State $ vs. Long Beach State 18 $ vs. Idaho State $ vs. Portland State 19 $ vs. DePaul $ vs. Utah State 24 ^ vs. Texas State ^ vs. North Texas 25 ^ vs. UTEP ^ vs. Stephen F. Austin 26 ^ vs. TBD

W, 5-4 L, 6-14 (6) L, 0-1 L, 1-7 L, 0-3 1:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 11 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 10 a.m. 4 p.m. TBD

MARCH 2 ~ BINGHAMTON ~ UT-ARLINGTON 3 ~ UT-ARLINGTON ~ BINGHAMTON 4 ~ BINGHAMTON ~ UT-ARLINGTON 6 at Texas 7 at Texas 9 NEW MEXICO 10 NEW MEXICO 14 at Stony Brook (DH) 16 + vs. Monmouth + at Seton Hall 17 + vs. Manhattan + vs. TBD 18 + vs. TBD 27 MIDWESTERN STATE 30 * IOWA STATE 31 * IOWA STATE

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APRIL 1 * IOWA STATE 5 * at Oklahoma 6 * at Oklahoma 7 * at Oklahoma 11 * TEXAS 13 * at Missouri 14 * at Missouri 15 * at Missouri 17 * TEXAS A&M (DH) 17 * TEXAS A&M 20 * BAYLOR 21 * BAYLOR 22 * BAYLOR 27 * at Kansas 28 * at Kansas 29 * at Kansas

Noon 7 p.m. 7 p.m. Noon 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. Noon 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. Noon Noon 5 p.m. 2 p.m. Noon

MAY 5 * OKLAHOMA STATE 6 * OKLAHOMA STATE 7 * OKLAHOMA STATE 17-20 NCAA Regionals 24-27 NCAA Super Regionals 31-6 NCAA College World Series

1 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. TBA TBA TBA

# ASU Kajikawa Classic (Tempe, Ariz.) • $ Louisville Slugger Desert Classic (Las Vegas, Nev.) • ^ Texas Shootout (Waco, Texas) • ~ Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic (Lubbock, Texas) • + Seton Hall Classic (South Orange, N.J.) • * Big 12 Series • Central times listed.


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GENERAL INFORMATION Location_______________________ Lubbock, Texas Founded_______________________________ 1923 Enrollment____________________________ 32,327 Nickname_________________________Red Raiders Colors_______________________ Scarlet and Black Facility____________________ Rocky Johnson Field Affiliation_____________________ NCAA Division I Conference____________________________ Big 12 Chancellor_________________________ Kent Hance President________________________ Dr. Guy Bailey Athletics Director__________________ Kirby Hocutt Sr. Associate AD/SWA______________Dr. Judi Henry Department Main Number________ (806) 742-3355

PRACTICES Players and coaches are available for interviews every day prior to the start of practice. Practice usually begins at 2:15 (batting cages) on weekdays, and media members wishing to attend should contact Matt Dowdy in the Athletics Communications office beforehand.

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

PLAYER/HEAD COACH INTERVIEWS Texas Tech student-athletes and head coach Shanon Hays are available most days prior to practice. Hays can also be reached at various points during the day. Normally following weekend road trips, players and coaches are available on the following Monday, which is normally the scheduled “off day” for the team. To set up an interview, please contact Matt Dowdy.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS Texas Tech Athletics will provide video highlights and player/coaches interviews through an FTP site hosted by Texas Tech University. Members of the media can download files in QuickTime format that are of broadcast quality. For more information and to get FTP log-in information, please contact Matt Dowdy.

HISTORY Season of Softball_____21st (1981-85; 1996-present) All-Time Record________________ 492-587-4 (.454) NCAA Regional Appearances________________Four ______________________ (1999, 2001, 2010, 2011) FACILITY INFORMATION Name_____________________ Rocky Johnson Field Capacity_______ 1,093 (Room for portable seating) Opened________________________________ 2001 COACHING STAFF Head Coach_____________________ Shanon Hays Alma Mater________________Lubbock Christian ‘91 Record at Tech________________ 81-38 (2 Seasons) Career Record________________ 195-54 (4 Seasons) Best time to reach_________ Afternoon, Contact SID Assoc. Head Coach___________________ Aly Sartini Alma Mater_______________________ Arkansas ‘00 Assistant Coach_____________________ Kristie Fox Alma Mater________________________ Arizona ‘07 Dir. of Operations___________ Shannon Armstrong Office Number__________________ (806) 742-5001

POSTGAME INTERVIEWS Texas Tech players and head coach Shanon Hays will be made available to the media just outside the home dugout following a brief cooling off period. The Texas Tech clubhouse will remain closed. CREDENTIALS Media members wishing to cover the Texas Tech softball team at Rocky Johnson Field during the 2012 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) 7421970; 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 ticket office outside the stadium entrance on gamedays.

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.

TEAM INFORMATION 2011 Record____________________________42-16 Conference Record___________________ 5-13 (8th) Home Record___________________________26-10 Away Record______________________________3-5 Neutral Site Record________________________13-1 Postseason______________ NCAA Tucson Regional Final Ranking___________________ Received Votes Letterwinners Returning/Lost_______________15/5 Position Starters Returning/Lost______________7/1 Pitchers Returning Lost_____________________4/1 Newcomers________________________________ 9 Top Returning Position Players_____ Emily Bledsoe _________________ Raven Richardson, Logan Hall, ____________________ Sandy James, Cydney Allen Top Returning Pitchers_____________ Kelsey Dennis _______________________________Brittany Talley Top Newcomers________Cara Custer, Adriana Perez __________________ Katelyn Williams, Melisa Ryba ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Associate AD/Communications________ Blayne Beal E-mail____________________ blayne.beal@ttu.edu Assistant Director (Softball)__________ Matt Dowdy THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY Office__________________________ (806) 742-2770 17 18 19 20 Cell___________________________ (806) 928-5190 16 Fax____________________________ (806) 742-1970 Travel to vs. Ohio State vs. Idaho State vs. DePaul OFF DAY Twitter_________________________ @Matt_Dowdy Las Vegas 1:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 11 a.m. E-mail________________ matthew.dowdy@ttu.edu Website____________________www.texastech.com vs. Long Beach vs. Portland St. vs. Utah State Tech Twitter______ @TechAthletics, @TechGameday 5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 1:15 p.m. Mailing Address_______________ 6th & Boston Ave. ___________________________ Lubbock, TX 79409 2

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TUESDAY WEDNESDAY 21 22 Practice 2:15 p.m.

Media Availability 1:45 p.m. Practice 2:15 p.m.


WEEK 1: ARIZONA STATE KAJIKAWA CLASSIC • GAMES 1-5 THE SERIES • Ohio State - Friday’s tournament opener is only the second meeting between the two schools with Tech holding the series lead thanks to a 4-0 victory on Feb. 10, 2007 at the ASU Kajikawa Classic. • Long Beach State - Tech is 0-2 all-time against the 49ers, who took a 1-0 victory on Feb. 19, 1999 and then an 8-4 win a year later on Feb. 11, 2000. Both games were played at neutral sites. • Idaho State - This is the first meeting between the two schools. • Portland State - The contest marks the second alltime between the two schools as Portland State took the opener with a 7-1 victory on Feb. 21, 2005. That game was actually played in Las Vegas, the site of this weekend’s tournament. • DePaul - Tech and the Blue Demons have met once before with DePaul taking a 5-3 victory on March 16, 2002 during the Kia Classic in Fullerton, Calif. • Utah State - This is only the second meeting alltime between the two schools as Tech took the series opener with a 6-4 victory on Feb. 11, 2001 during the Fiesta Bowl Classic in Phoenix, Ariz. ON DECK The Red Raiders return to the road one more time next weekend, traveling to Waco for the Texas Shootout where Tech will face Texas State, North Texas, UTEP, and Stephen F. Austin over three days. Tech opens its home schedule March 2 in a doubleheader against Binghamton and UT-Arlington as part of the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic. RYBA MAKES SOLID FIRST IMPRESSION After sitting out a season due to NCAA transfer rules, Melisa Ryba made a solid debut in a Red Raider uniform, homering off the first pitch she saw in the season-opening victory over San Diego State. It marked the first time a Tech player had homored in the opening at-bat of her Red Raider debut since Mikey Kenney did so against Wisconsin in 2010. Ryba wrapped the weekend at Tech’s leading hitter, finishing with a .400 average to go along with three RBI and a run scored. TALLEY NEARLY LEADS TECH PAST TENNESSEE One of the highlights of Tech’s trip to the Kajikawa Classic was Brittany Talley’s complete game against 14th-ranked Tennessee. The sophomore allowed just one run against the Lady Vols which came off a Melissa Brown double in the fifth inning. The complete game was Talley’s 10th over the last two seasons, the most by any current Tech player. Talley finished the weekend 0-1 in the circle while posting a 3.20 ERA over 15.1 innings in the circle. UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY The Red Raiders enter unfamiliar territory this weekend as Tech has never gone into a game with a losing record under head coach Shanon Hays. Tech lost only five non-conference games over the last two seasons, including only one in 2011 alone. The Red Raiders had a tough weekend in Arizona, though, falling to Northwestern, No. 14 Tennessee, No. 9 Stanford, and Cal Poly in what is the worst start to a season since the 2008 squad opened the year with 12-straight losses. Tech’s four-game losing streak to regular season non-conference opponents also marks its longest since late in the 2009 season.

BLEDSOE A CANDIDATE FOR LOWE’S SR. CLASS Earlier this week, Emily Bledsoe was named one of 30 candidates for the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award that is presented annually to the softball student-athlete that excels not only on the diamond but also in the classroom and community. The 30 candidates will be trimmed to 10 finalists midway through the season with the winner being named following a nationwide vote at the Women’s College World Series. BUILDING THAT RPI Part of Tech’s success over the last two seasons in getting to a NCAA Regional has stemmed from its difficult regular season schedule. Tech played six non-conference teams last year that made the postseason and is set to face seven this year with three of those games taking place last weekend at the Kajikawa Classic. The Red Raiders dropped San Diego State, 5-4, before falling to both No. 14 Tennessee and No. 9 Stanford, who both earned national seeds a year ago. Tech will face three more regional squads from a year ago this weekend as Long Beach State, Portland State, and DePaul all made the postseason. RED RAIDERS FACE QUALITY ARMS IN ARIZONA If there was one certainty from Tech’s opening weekend at the Kajikawa Classic, it was that Tech faced two of the country’s top pitchers in Tennessee’s Ellen Renfro and Stanford’s Teagan Gerhart. The duo combined to hold Tech to just one run which came off a Mikey Kenney solo home run in the second inning off the Cardinal. Renfro was the SEC Freshman of the Year last season after compiling a 26-7 record, while Gerhart earned All-Pac 12 first team honors after going 26-13 in the circle. PENCIL BLEDSOE IN THE LINEUP During Cal Ripken, Jr.’s historic stretch with the Baltimore Orioles, he earned the iconic nickname “Iron Man” after breaking the major league record for 2,632 consecutive games played. While not nearing Ripken’s mark, Emily Bledsoe has impressed many not just for her glove or bat but for her toughness as well as the Fulshear, Texas native has started in all 176 games since her freshman season in 2009. Already a regular in the Tech record book, the senior will likely enter the top 10 for career games played midway through the season. TECH PICKS UP VOTES IN PRESEASON POLLS For the second-straight season, Texas Tech started the season receiving votes in both the USA Today/ NFCA and the ESPN/USA Softball preseason polls. The Red Raiders picked up five votes in the NFCA poll and then six in the ESPN rankings. One of seven Big 12 schools appearing in the polls, Tech will face a total of 14 teams this season that are ranked or receiving votes in the preseason rankings. RED RAIDERS FACE CHALLENGE IN THE DESERT The Red Raiders had a tough task at hand last weekend as four of their five opponents were ranked or receiving votes in the preseason rankings. Stanford led the pack after being ranked No. 9 by the NFCA and No. 10 by ESPN.com, while Tennessee is No. 14 in the NFCA poll and No. 9 in the ESPN rankings. San Diego State was receiving votes in both polls while Northwestern picked up two votes in the ESPN rankings. Tennessee, Stanford, and San Diego State were all selected to a NCAA Regional last year with the Lady Vols and Cardinal eventually advancing to the Super Regionals.

2011 BIG 12 STANDINGS School Oklahoma Texas Baylor Oklahoma State Iowa State Texas A&M Kansas Texas Tech Missouri

Big 12 Pct. Overall Pct. 0-0 .000 5-0 1.000 0-0 .000 5-0 1.000 0-0 .000 4-1 .800 0-0 .000 4-1 .800 0-0 .000 2-1 .667 0-0 .000 4-2 .667 0-0 .000 3-2 .600 0-0 .000 1-4 .200 0-0 .000 0-0 .000

UPCOMING BIG 12 SCHEDULE Wednesday, Feb. 15 Texas A&M 7, Sam Houston State 4 Thursday, Feb. 16 Texas A&M Corpus Christi at Texas

6:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 17 Middle Tennessee vs. Kansas Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State Minnesota vs. Iowa State Kansas vs. Charlotte Illinois State vs. Iowa State Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma Ohio State vs. Texas Tech Ball State vs. Missouri Pittsburgh at Texas Baylor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi North Carolina State at Texas A&M Oklahoma State at Auburn Tennessee at Texas Tulsa at Texas A&M Long Beach State vs. Texas Tech Missouri at Troy Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma

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Saturday, Feb. 18 TBA vs. Kansas North Carolina State at Texas A&M Stony Brook vs. Kansas Illinois at Texas Baylor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi Alabama vs. Oklahoma Eastern Kentucky vs. Missouri Iowa vs. Iowa State Baylor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi Oklahoma at Auburn TBA at Texas UTSA at Texas A&M Idaho State vs. Texas Tech Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma State Portland State vs. Texas Tech Iowa State at Arizona State East Tennessee State vs. Missouri

TBA TBA 9 a.m. Noon Noon 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 19 TBA vs. Kansas Alabama vs. Oklahoma State Minnesota vs. Iowa State DePaul vs. Texas Tech TBA at Texas Nicholls State vs. Missouri Tulsa at Texas A&M Utah State vs. Texas Tech

TBA 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 1:15 p.m.

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

Rec. 5-0 4-0 4-0 5-0 5-2 0-0 5-0 4-1 4-1 5-1 4-0 4-0 5-0 4-1 4-1 3-3 5-0 3-2 3-2 3-0 5-0 1-3 4-1 3-3 2-2

Pts. 726 709 706 654 583 562 524 497 481 457 426 414 392 381 360 315 302 259 176 164 132 110 108 98 47

LW 2 3 4 5 1 6 12 9 7 14 15 19 18 10 11 8 20 17 16 23 25 13 RV 21 22

Others Receiving Votes: North Carolina 35; Hawai‘i 34; Florida State 21; Tulsa 21; New Mexico 12; Northwestern 8; Mississippi State 7; New Mexico State 6; Syracuse 6; Oregon State 4; Auburn 3; BYU 3; McNeese State 3; USF 3; Notre Dame 1.

ESPN/USA SOFTBALL TOP 25 POLL Rk. School 1. California (14) 2. Alabama (3) 3. Florida 4. Oklahoma 5. Missouri 6. Arizona State 7. Tennessee 8. UCLA 9. Washington 10. Baylor 11. Michigan 12. Stanford 13. Texas 14. Georgia 15. Texas A&M 16. Arizona 17. Houston 18. Oklahoma State 19. Oregon 20. Georgia Tech 21. Louisiana-Lafayette 22. Nebraska 23. Louisville 24. Kentucky 25. North Carolina

Rec. 4-0 4-0 5-0 5-0 0-0 5-2 5-1 4-0 5-0 4-1 4-0 4-1 5-0 4-1 3-2 3-3 5-0 4-1 3-2 4-1 3-0 3-3 5-0 1-3 4-0

Pts. 491 476 455 431 402 380 379 341 314 305 294 292 253 231 211 191 162 159 147 139 79 62 50 40 35

LW 3 2 4 6 5 1 9 13 14 7 T16 10 19 12 15 8 22 T16 11 23 24 T20 RV 18 RV

Others Receiving Votes: LSU (26); Notre Dame (24); South Florida (21); Syracuse (20); Florida State (19); Auburn (18); BYU (18); Ohio State (9); Hawaii (6); Tulsa (4); Mississippi State (3); San Diego State (3); Virginia Tech (1) BOLD represents 2012 Texas Tech opponents

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RED RAIDERS RETURN 15 PLAYERS FROM 2011 With 15 returners back from its 2011 squad, Tech could be primed for another breakout season in 2012. Of those 15 returners, eight were position starters a year ago while Tech’s top two pitchers, senior Kelsey Dennis and sophomore Brittany Talley, also return in the circle. The Red Raiders had no seniors on their roster last year when Tech finished 42-16 overall after falling to Arizona in the finale of the NCAA Tucson Regional. TAKING THE NEXT STEP Immediately following Tech’s season-ending loss to Arizona in the NCAA Tucson Regional, head coach Shanon Hays had one message for his young team to take the next step in 2012. Advancing to the postseason would no longer just be the goal. Knowing the majority of that squad would return this year, he challenged the group to win a regional this season, a feat that has not been accomplished in school history. The Red Raiders have fallen in the regional finale in each of the last two seasons. TECH BOASTS A RECORD EIGHT SENIORS After only having a total of two seniors on the roster during his first two seasons, Shanon Hays will have a senior-laden squad for the first time as eight seniors return for their final season in scarlet and black. No Tech team had previously boasted more than six seniors on its roster since softball returned as an intercollegiate sport in 1996. The only two seniors in Hays’ tenure were in 2010 when Ashly Jacobs and Leah Legler completed their eligibility. Both are still associated with the program this season with Jacobs filling the role of graduate student manager and Legler as the volunteer assistant coach. TECH RETURNS ONE OF NATION’S TOP LINEUPS The majority of last year’s lineup that hit .361 and ranked fourth nationally in both batting average and scoring average returns this season as the Red Raiders bring back eight position starters from a year ago. Tech set the Big 12 Conference record last year with its .361 batting average as seven regulars in the lineup hit .300 or better during the season. Raven Richardson led all hitters with a .384 mark followed closely behind by Emily Bledsoe and her .383 average. BLEDSOE NAMED TO PRESEASON WATCH LIST Senior Emily Bledsoe was named to the USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List prior to the season, joining 49 players nationwide including 10 from the Big 12 Conference. Bledsoe, a Fulshear, Texas native, hit a career-high .383 as a junior and is already a fixture in the school’s record book. She is the first Tech player to be named to any preseason watch list in school history. TECH HITS THE ROAD FOR NON-CONFERENCE After playing the majority of non-conference games at home the past two seasons, the Red Raiders will be hitting the road more often this year with four non-conference tournaments away from Lubbock. Following Tech’s trip to Tempe to open the season the Red Raiders will travel to Las Vegas (Feb. 17-19) for the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic, Waco (Feb. 24-26) for the Texas Shootout, and South Orange, N.J. (March 16-18) for the Seton Hall Classic. HAYS FIVE WINS SHY OF 200 Shanon Hays enters the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic just five wins why of reaching the 200 win plateau for his career that began at nearby Lubbock

Christian in 2008. The Tech head coach is 195-54 over four seasons and 81-84 during his two-plus seasons in the Red Raider dugout. He is just 14 wins shy of becoming the second-winningest head coach in school history, trailing only Renee Luers-Gillespie, who was 138-159-1 during her five seasons since resuming the Tech program in 1996. HAYS LOOKS TO CUSTER FOR BOOST IN CIRCLE When pitching coach Aly Sartini was out recruiting the Las Vegas area in the summer of 2010, she sat in by chance on the Washington Lady Hawks travel team where this young right-hander with great velocity and good movement was retiring hitters left and right. Sartini along with Shanon Hays immediately began recruiting that right-hander, current freshman Cara Custer, early and secured her commitment before several of the top programs across the country came calling. Now, the Tech coaching staff is expecting the Spanaway, Wash. native to be a dominating presence in the circle for a Tech pitching staff that had a 3.50 ERA a year ago. RED RAIDERS ADD JUCO CATCHER OF THE YEAR Tech continued to add hitters in the offseason with the signing of two-time California JUCO Catcher of the Year Adriana Perez. One of the top junior college prospects in the country last year, Perez is expected to bolster an already-deep catcher staff that consists of seniors Holley Gentsch and Cydney Allen along with junior Randi Tongate. Perez hit over .500 in each of her two seasons at Antelope Valley College in California, totaling 31 home runs and 117 RBI during that two year stretch. RYBA RETURNS TO DIAMOND AFTER YEAR OFF Melisa Ryba will be returning to the softball diamond for the first time since the 2010 season this weekend as the redshirt junior sat out the 2011 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Ryba, who could play varies positions for Tech, transferred from Northern Colorado after hitting .323 as a sophomore with seven home runs and 32 RBI. She was named an All-Independent Co-Freshman of the Year in 2009 before Northern Colorado joined the Pacific Coast Softball Conference in 2010 when she was a second team PCSC AllMountain selection. TECH PICKED 7TH IN BIG 12 PRESEASON POLL Even with lofty expectations and the majority of its 2011 squad back for another season, Texas Tech was picked seventh in the Big 12 preseason poll of conference coaches. The league is coming off a record year where eight teams (of 10) advanced to the postseason with four of those eventually composing the eight-team Women’s College World Series. Missouri was the preseason favorite to take the league title followed by Oklahoma and then Texas. Team (first-place votes) Points 1. Missouri (3) 59 2. Oklahoma (4) 56 3. Texas (1) 50 4. Baylor 45 5. Texas A&M 37 6. Oklahoma State 32 7. Texas Tech 22 8. Kansas 13 9. Iowa State 10


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PERSONAL High School______________ Lubbock Monterey ‘86 College___________________Lubbock Christian ‘91 Degree____________________________ Education Wife____________________________________ Tina Children_______________ Hunter, Heath, Hampton Father is legendary Texas Tech baseball coach Larry Hays, who retired in 2008 as the fourth-winningest coach in NCAA history. Brother, Daren Hays, is the current coach at Lubbock Christian University.

YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD YEAR SCHOOL RECORD 2006-07 Lubbock Christian n/a 2008 Lubbock Christian 60-9* 2009 Lubbock Christian 54-7^ 2010 Texas Tech 38-18# 2011 Texas Tech 42-16 2012 Texas Tech 1-4 Total 195-54 * NAIA National Champions ^ NAIA National Championship finalists # NCAA Regional

ACCOMPLISHMENTS u 2008 NAIA National Coach of the Year

u 2008-09 Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of

the Year

pletely different sports (men’s basketball).

u Only person in Tech history to coach two com- u Led Tech to a 23-game turnaround in first year. u Broken 15 school records in just over a year. u Three Big 12 weekly award recepiants.

u Three All-Big 12 postseason award honorees.

OTHER EXPERIENCE YEAR 1995-96 1996-99 1999-01 2001-02 2002-03 2004-06 Total

SCHOOL (SEASONS) RECORD Frank Phillips (1) 19-9 Abilene Christian (3) 58-26 Texas Tech Asst. Coach (2) 21-34 Abilene Christian AD Midland College (1) 30-7 Houston Assoc. HC (2) 39-24 187-37

In two seasons as Texas Tech’s head softball coach, Shanon Hays has taken the Red Raiders to consecutive NCAA Regional appearances, breaking a nineyear postseason absence and laying the framework for a program on the rise in the process. After inheriting a squad that was only 15-42 in 2009, Hays led the Red Raiders to back-to-back 30-plus win seasons, including a 42-16 campaign in 2011 that marked the highest winning percentage in school history. Prior to Hays’ arrival, Tech had only advanced to the postseason twice in program history with its last trip being in 2001, which was also its most-previous season with a winning record. Tech’s 80-34 record under Hays is one win shy of its previous four seasons combined as the Red Raiders won 81 games from 2006-09. Most importantly, though, the Red Raiders have been in the postseason each season, advancing to the NCAA Stanford Regional in 2010 and the Tucson Regional in 2011. Tech fell in the regional finale each year as eventual College World Series participant Hawaii ended the squad’s run in 2010 while host Arizona dropped the Red Raiders in 2011. No Tech squad had previously advanced to a regional in consecutive seasons, nor had any team previously appeared in the top 25 rankings. The Red Raiders changed that on Feb. 15, 2011 as they appeared in the top 25 of both polls, breaking a drought that lasted over a decade. Tech, which had not been ranked previously in either poll since the end of the 1999 season, climbed as high as No. 19 throughout the year, the highest ranking in school history. Under Hays, Tech has consistently produced one of the top lineups in the nation as the Red Raiders spent most of the 2011 season with the highest batting average in the nation before ending the year fourth overall. The squad’s 7.17 runs per game ranked fourth as well in scoring nationally, while its .533 slugging percentage was just inside the top 10 nationally in ninth. With that type of production up and down the lineup, the Red Raiders have snapped 13 single-season offensive marks in the school record book, including the previous highs for batting average, runs, hits, doubles, home runs, and RBI. While playing in a conference dominated by pitching, Tech has only been shutout six times under Hays as the Red Raiders have been among the Big 12 leaders in most offensive categories as well. Four players - Cydney Allen, Emily Bledsoe, Logan Hall, and Mikey Kenney - have been honored on either the All-Big 12 second team or on the NFCA postseason awards lists following each season. Tech’s transformation should come as little surprise after Hays’ work at Lubbock Christian. Following his 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 twoyear 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 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 1999-2001 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). 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 career 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. He graduated from Lubbock Monterey High School in 1986 and makes his home in Lubbock with his wife, Tina, two sons, Hunter, Heath, and daughter, Hampton. For Hays’ complete bio, visit texastech.com.

HAYS AGAINST ALL OPPONENTS NON-CONFERENCE Alcorn State__________________ 2-1 Appalachian State_____________ 1-0 Arizona______________________ 0-1 Auburn______________________ 0-1 Boise St.______________________ 3-0 Boston University______________ 1-0 Bradley______________________ 1-0 Bryant_______________________ 3-0 BYU_________________________ 1-0 Cal Poly______________________ 0-1 California_____________________ 1-0 Chattanooga__________________ 1-0 Colorado State________________ 1-0 Dayton______________________ 3-0 Evansville____________________ 3-0 Florida A&M__________________ 1-0 Florida State__________________ 1-0 Harvard______________________ 1-0

Hawai’i_______________________ 0-1 Houston Baptist_______________ 2-0 Howard______________________ 3-0 Indiana______________________ 1-0 Jackson State _________________ 3-0 Jacksonville___________________ 1-0 Liberty_______________________ 1-0 Long Island___________________ 1-1 Maine_______________________ 3-0 Maryland_____________________ 0-1 Missouri- Kansas City___________ 3-0 Nebraska_____________________ 1-3 New Mexico__________________ 2-0 New Mexico State______________ 1-1 North Carolina Central__________ 3-0 Northern Illinois_______________ 2-0 Northwestern_________________ 0-1 Oregon______________________ 1-0 San Diego State_______________ 1-1

Southern Utah________________ 1-0 St. John’s_____________________ 2-0 Stanford_____________________ 1-1 Tennessee____________________ 0-1 UT Arlington__________________ 1-0 Texas Southern________________ 1-0 Towson______________________ 1-0 UC Davis_____________________ 1-0 Utah Valley___________________ 3-0 Wichita State__________________ 3-1 Wisconsin____________________ 1-0 Total_____________________ 68-11

Oklahoma St._________________ 2-2 Texas________________________ 0-4 Texas A&M____________________ 0-4 Total_____________________ 13-25

BIG 12 Baylor_______________________ 1-3 Iowa State____________________ 3-1 Kansas_______________________ 4-1 Missouri_____________________ 0-4 Oklahoma____________________ 2-3

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2012 RESULTS Record: 1-4 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 1-4 Big 12: 0-0 Date Feb 09, 2012 Feb 10, 2012 Feb 10, 2012 Feb 11, 2012 Feb 11, 2012

Opponent Score vs San Diego State W 5-4 vs Northwestern 6-14 L vs #14 Tennessee 0-1 L vs #9 Stanford 1-7 L vs Cal Poly 0-3 L

* = Conference game () extra inning game

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r-h-e 5-8-0 6-5-3 0-2-0 1-2-0 0-7-0

r-h-e 4-5-0 14-7-0 1-6-0 7-7-0 3-8-0

Inns 7 6 7 7 7

Overall 1-0-0 1-1-0 1-2-0 1-3-0 1-4-0

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

Pitcher of record Custer, C. (W 1-0) Custer, C. (L 1-1) Talley, B. (L 0-1) Custer, C. (L 1-2) Custer, C. (L 1-3)

Attend Time 215 1:59 216 2:32 254 1:49 245 1:41 232 2:04


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2012 OVERALL HITTING STATISTICS Player Ryba, Melisa Perez, Adriana Hall, Logan James, Sandy Richardson, Raven Kenney, Mikey Bledsoe, Emily Hamada, Ashley Gentsch, Holley Allen, Cydney -------------Ward, Kermitria Williams, Katelyn Dennis, Kelsey Heath, Meredith Powell, Taylor Moore, Chandler Custer, Cara Talley, Brittany Cooper, Emily Totals Opponents

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% .400 5 5 15 1 6 0 0 1 3 9 .600 0 0 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 1.000 .286 5 5 14 0 4 0 0 0 2 4 .286 1 0 2 0 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .231 5 5 13 1 3 1 0 0 0 4 .308 0 0 3 0 .231 0 0 0 0 5 19 0 1.000 .214 5 5 14 3 3 0 0 2 2 9 .643 3 0 3 0 .353 0 0 0 0 42 1 0 1.000 .200 5 5 15 1 3 0 0 0 1 3 .200 0 1 5 0 .250 0 0 0 0 7 8 1 .938 .143 5 5 14 2 2 0 0 1 2 5 .357 2 0 7 0 .235 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 .667 .133 5 5 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 .133 1 2 7 0 .278 0 0 1 1 5 9 0 1.000 .125 5 4 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125 0 0 2 0 .125 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1.000 .000 4 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0 12 2 0 1.000 .000 4 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 3 0 3 0 .375 0 0 0 0 12 2 0 1.000 .000 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1.000 .000 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1.000 .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .195 5 5 123 12 24 1 0 4 10 37 .301 10 3 41 0 .270 1 0 4 5 96 49 3 .980 .270 5 5 122 29 33 7 0 5 27 55 .451 15 12 22 1 .403 0 3 2 5 102 25 0 1.000

LOB - Team (23), Opp (27). DPs turned - Team (1).

2012 OVERALL PITCHING STATISTICS Player Talley, Brittany Custer, Cara -------------Ward, Kermitria Moore, Chandler Dennis, Kelsey Ryba, Melisa Totals Opponents

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 3.20 0 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 15.1 15 7 7 4 9 2 0 1 56 .268 0 3 1 0 1 5.63 1 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 13.2 12 13 11 8 11 4 0 1 50 .240 3 4 0 0 2 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 14.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 99.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 5.47 1 4 5 5 1 0 2.47 4 1 5 5 4 2

0 0 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 .250 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 .000 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 3 2 0 1 1 0 1 5 .400 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 4 1 0 0 0 2 3 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 32.0 33 29 25 15 22 7 0 5 122 .270 3 12 2 0 0 0 34.0 24 12 12 10 41 1 0 4 123 .195 3 3 1 1

0 0 0 0 3 0

PB - Team (1), Allen, C. 1. SBA/ATT - Gentsch, H. (2-3), Talley, B. (1-3), Allen, C. (0-2), Custer, C. (1-2).

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TEAM HITTING GAME-BY-GAME Date Opponent Feb 09, 2012 vs San Diego State Feb 10, 2012 vs Northwestern Feb 10, 2012 vs Tennessee Feb 11, 2012 vs Stanford Feb 11, 2012 vs Cal Poly Totals

AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB SB CS HBP SAC 28 5 8 5 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 23 6 5 4 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 3 0 22 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 23 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 123 12 24 10 1 0 4 10 0 4 1 3 0

SF GDP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

K PO A E Avg 6 21 12 0 .286 10 15 5 3 .255 14 21 10 0 .205 6 18 8 0 .177 5 21 14 0 .195 41 96 49 3 .195

TEAM PITCHING GAME-BY-GAME Date Opponent Feb 09, 2012 vs San Diego State Feb 10, 2012 vs Northwestern Feb 10, 2012 vs Tennessee Feb 11, 2012 vs Stanford Feb 11, 2012 vs Cal Poly Totals

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IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR WP BK HBP DP IBB 7.0 5 4 4 4 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 5.0 7 14 10 7 2 1 0 3 0 0 7 0 0 7.0 6 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 7 7 0 6 3 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 7.0 8 3 3 2 4 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 32.0 33 29 25 15 22 7 0 5 3 2 12 1 0

Score W L SV ERA 5-4 1 0 0 4.00 6-14 1 1 0 8.17 0-1 1 2 0 5.53 1-7 1 3 0 6.16 0-3 1 4 0 5.47 12-29 1 4 0 5.47


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GAME RECAPS GAME ONE Texas Tech 5, San Diego State 4

GAME FOUR #9 Stanford 7, Texas Tech 1

Tempe, Ariz. - Tempe Sports Complex Feb. 9, 2012

Tempe, Ariz. - Tempe Sports Complex Feb. 11, 2012

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Texas Tech 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 8 0 San Diego St. 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 W: Custer (1-0); L: May (0-1); S: None Attendance: 215 Highlights: The win marked the fourth-straight year Texas Tech had started its season with a victory ... Sandy James homored twice in the game, marking the ninth time in school history a player had done so ... Melisa Ryba finished the day 2-for-3 with two RBI ... she homored in her first career at-bat in a Tech jersey, becoming the first player since Mikey Kenney in 2010 to do so ... Cara Custer earned the win, marking the second-straight year a Tech freshman took the opening-game victory.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Texas Tech 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Stanford 2 0 0 3 0 2 X 7 7 0 W: Gerhart (3-1); L: Custer (1-2); S: None Attendance: 245 Highlights: The game marked the 14th all-time between the two schools ... the loss dropped Tech to 0-10 all-time when facing the Cardinal at a neutral site ... Mikey Kenney provided Techs’ only run with a second-inning home run ... Kenney happened to be playing on her 21st birthday ... Tech’s top of the lineup struggled as its 1-3 hitters combined to go 0-for-9 at the plate.

GAME TWO Northwestern 14, Texas Tech 6

GAME FIVE Cal Poly 3, Texas Tech 0

Tempe, Ariz. - Tempe Sports Complex Feb. 10, 2012

Tempe, Ariz. - Tempe Sports Complex Feb. 11, 2012

1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E Texas Tech 4 0 0 2 0 0 6 5 3 Northwestern 3 0 5 0 2 4 14 7 0 W: Letourneau (1-0); L: Custer (1-1); S: None Attendance: 216 Highlights: The loss was only the second all-time for Tech at the Kajikawa Classic under Shanon Hays ... Tech used every pitcher in the game except Brittany Talley ... Melisa Ryba finished the game with her second-straight multiple-hit performance, going 2-for-4 with a RBI ... Adriana Perez drop in two runs from the DP spot, giving her three RBI through two games ... Tech issued seven walks in the game and also hit seven batters.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Cal Poly 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 8 0 Texas Tech 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 W: Patton (1-1); L: Custer (1-3); S: None Attendance: 232 Highlights: The loss was Tech’s fourth straight, marking the school’s longest regular season nonconference losing streak since midway through the 2009 season ... loss also guaranteed the Red Raiders their worst start to a season since 2008 ... Melisa Ryba went 2-for-3 at the plate, her third multiple-hit game of the Kajikawa Classic ... Brittany Talley relieved Cara Custer in the fifth, allowing no runs over final 2.1 innings.

GAME THREE #14 Tennessee 1, Texas Tech 0

Tempe, Ariz. - Tempe Sports Complex Feb. 10, 2012

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Tennessee 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 Texas Tech 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 W: Renfroe (2-0); L: Talley (0-1); S: None Attendance: 254 Highlights: The loss marked the first time Tech had lost consecutive regular season non-conference games since dropping a double header to UTEP on April 23, 2009 ... Brittany Talley tossed her 10th career complete game, allowing the Lady Vols only one run off six hits while striking out four ... Tech’s two hits in the game were its fewest since being no-hit by New Mexico State in the opener of last year’s NCAA Tucson Regional ... the shutout makred the first against Tech in a regular season non-conference game since Notre Dame did so in back-to-back games on March 6-7, 2009 during the UNLV Invitational.

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BREAKDOWN

STARTING LINEUP BY POSITION

(Win-Loss record in parenthesis) PITCHER: Custer, Cara________________ 3__________ (0-3) Talley, Brittany_____________ 2__________ (1-1)

Date Opp. 2/9

SDSU

2/10

NU

2/10

TENN

CATCHER: Allen, Cydney______________ 3__________ (1-2) Gentsch, Holley_____________ 2__________ (0-2)

2/11

STAN

2/11

Poly

FIRST BASE: James, Sandy______________ 5__________ (1-4)

2/17 LBSU

SECOND BASE: Hall, Logan________________ 5__________ (1-4)

2/17 OSU 2/18 ISU 2/18 PSU 2/19 DEP 2/19 USU

THIRD BASE: Bledsoe, Emily______________ 5__________ (1-4)

2/24

SHORTSTOP: Richardson, Raven__________ 5__________ (1-4)

2/25 UTEP

LEFT FIELD: Ryba, Melisa_______________ 4__________ (1-3) Ward, Kermitria_____________ 1__________ (0-1)

TX ST

2/24 UNT 2/26 SFA 2/27 TBD 3/2 BING 3/2 UTA 3/3 UTA

CENTER FIELD: Kenney, Mikey______________ 5__________ (1-4)

3/3 BING

RIGHT FIELD: Hamada, Ashley____________ 3__________ (1-3) Ryba, Melisa_______________ 1__________ (0-1)

3/4 UTA

DESIGNATED PLAYER: Perez, Adriana______________ 5__________ (1-4)

3/4 BING 3/6 UT 3/7 UT 3/9 UNM 3/10 UNM 3/14 SBU 3/14 SBU 3/16 MON 3/16 SHU 3/17 MAN 3/17 TBD 3/18 TBD 3/27 MSU 3/30 ISU 3/31 ISU 4/1 ISU 4/5 OU 4/6 OU 4/7 OU 4/11 UT 4/13 MU 4/14 MU 4/15 MU 4/17

A&M-1

4/17

A&M-2

4/20 BU 4/21 BU 4/22 BU 4/27 KU 4/28 KU 4/29 KU 5/5 OSU 5/6 OSU 5/7 OSU

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C

1B

CF

RF

Allen

James

Hall

2B

Bledsoe Richardson

3B

SS

Ryba

LF

Kenney

Hamada

Perez

DP

Allen

James

Hall

Bledsoe Richardson

Ward

Kenney

Ryba

Perez

Gentsch

James

Hall

Bledsoe Richardson

Ryba

Kenney

Hamada

Perez

Gentsch

James

Hall

Bledsoe Richardson

Ryba

Kenney

Hamada

Perez

Allen

James

Hall

Bledsoe Richardson

Ryba

Kenney

Hamada

Perez


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STARTING LINEUP BY BATTING ORDER 2nd

Date Opp.

Leadoff

Cleanup

5th

6th

7th

2/9

SDSU

Bledsoe Richardson Kenney

James

Allen

Hall

Perez

2/10

NU

Bledsoe

Ryba

Kenney

James

Allen Richardson Perez

2/10

TENN

Kenney

Bledsoe

James

Perez Richardson Ryba

Gentsch

Hall Hamada

2/11

STAN

Bledsoe Richardson James

Perez

Kenney

Gentsch

Hall Hamada

2/11

Poly

Bledsoe

James

Perez

Hall

3rd

BREAKDOWN

Kenney

Ryba

8th

9th

Ryba Hamada Hall

Ward

Allen Richardson Ryba Hamada

2/17 OSU 2/17 LBSU 2/18 ISU

2ND SPOT: Richardson, Raven______________ Ryba, Melisa___________________ Hall, Logan____________________ Bledsoe, Emily__________________

2________ 1________ 1________ 1________

(1-1) (0-1) (0-1) (0-1)

3RD SPOT: Kenney, Mikey__________________ 3________ (1-2) James, Sandy__________________ 2________ (0-2)

2/18 PSU 2/19 DEP 2/19 USU 2/24

(Win-Loss record in parenthesis) LEADOFF: Bledsoe, Emily__________________ 4________ (1-3) Kenney, Mikey__________________ 1________ (0-1)

CLEANUP: James, Sandy__________________ 3________ (1-2) Perez, Adriana__________________ 2________ (0-2)

TX ST

2/24 UNT 2/25 UTEP 2/26 SFA 2/27 TBD 3/2 BING 3/2 UTA 3/3 UTA 3/3 BING 3/4 BING 3/4 UTA 3/6 UT 3/7 UT

5TH SPOT: Allen, Cydney__________________ Kenney, Mikey__________________ Richardson, Raven______________ Perez, Adriana__________________

2________ 1________ 1________ 1________

(1-1) (0-1) (0-1) (0-1)

6TH SPOT: Ryba, Melisa___________________ Hall, Logan____________________ Richardson, Raven______________ Allen, Cydney__________________

2________ 1________ 1________ 1________

(0-2) (1-0) (0-1) (0-1)

7TH SPOT: Gentsch, Holley_________________ 2________ (0-2) Perez, Adriana__________________ 2________ (1-1) Richardson, Raven______________ 1________ (0-1)

3/9 UNM 3/10 UNM 3/14 SBU 3/14 SBU

8TH SPOT: Hall, Logan____________________ 3________ (0-3) Ryba, Melisa___________________ 2________ (1-1)

3/16 MON 3/16 SHU 3/17 MAN

9TH SPOT: Hamada, Ashley________________ 4________ (1-3) Ward, Kermitria_________________ 1________ (0-1)

3/17 TBD 3/18 TBD 3/27 MSU 3/30 ISU 3/31 ISU 4/1 ISU 4/5 OU 4/6 OU 4/7 OU 4/11 UT 4/13 MU 4/14 MU 4/15 MU 4/17

A&M-1

4/17

A&M-2

4/20 BU 4/21 BU 4/22 BU 4/27 KU 4/28 KU 4/29 KU 5/5 OSU 5/6 OSU 5/7 OSU

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TEAM GAME HIGHS

INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

BATTING At bats:.......................... 28..............................................vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Runs scored:................. 6...................................................vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Hits:.................................. 8...............................................vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) RBIs:................................. 5...............................................vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Doubles:......................... 1..........................................................vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Home runs:................... 3...............................................vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Total bases:.................. 17..............................................vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Walks:.............................. 5...................................................vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Strikeouts:.................... 14.........................................................vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Sac flies:.......................... 1...............................................vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Stolen bases:................ 3...............................................vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Hit by pitch:.................. 3...................................................vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Caught stealing:.......... 1...............................................................vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) Runners LOB:................ 7...................................................vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) .......................................... 7...............................................................vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012)

BATTING At bats:........................... 4............................................................................................. (4 games) Runs scored:................. 2...................James, Sandy vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Hits:.................................. 2............................................................................................. (4 games) RBIs:................................. 2.....................Ryba, Melisa vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) .......................................... 2...................James, Sandy vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) .......................................... 2.....................Perez, Adriana vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Doubles:......................... 1.................................. Hall, Logan vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Home runs:................... 2...................James, Sandy vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Total bases:................... 8...................James, Sandy vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Walks:.............................. 2.....................Kenney, Mikey vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) .......................................... 2.......................James, Sandy vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Strikeouts:..................... 3............................Kenney, Mikey vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) .......................................... 3............................Bledsoe, Emily vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) .......................................... 3................................Ryba, Melisa vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Sac flies:.......................... 1.................Kenney, Mikey vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Stolen bases:................ 1............................................................................................. (4 games) Hit by pitch:.................. 2.....................Bledsoe, Emily vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Caught stealing:.......... 1.................................. Cooper, Emily vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) Runners LOB:................ 4.......................James, Sandy vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012)

FIELDING Putouts:......................... 21..............................................vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) ......................................... 21.........................................................vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) ......................................... 21..............................................................vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) Assists:........................... 14..............................................................vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) Errors:.............................. 3...................................................vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Passed balls:................. 1...................................................vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) DPs turned:................... 1...............................................vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) PITCHING Innings pitched:.........7.0.............................................vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) .........................................7.0........................................................vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) .........................................7.0.............................................................vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) Runs allowed:.............. 14..................................................vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Earned runs:................. 10..................................................vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Walks allowed:............. 7...................................................vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Strikeouts:..................... 6...............................................vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) .......................................... 6............................................................. vs Stanford (Feb 11, 2012) Hits allowed:................. 8...............................................................vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) Doubles allowed:........ 3............................................................. vs Stanford (Feb 11, 2012) Homers allowed:......... 3...................................................vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Wild pitches:................. 2...............................................vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Hit batters:.................... 7...................................................vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012)

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FIELDING Putouts:......................... 11.............................James, Sandy vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Assists:............................ 5....................... Hall, Logan vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Errors:.............................. 1.............Richardson, Raven vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) .......................................... 1.....................Kenney, Mikey vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) .......................................... 1................ Moore, Chandler vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Passed balls:................. 1...................... Allen, Cydney vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) PITCHING Innings pitched:.........7.0..........................Talley, Brittany vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Runs allowed:............... 7..........................Custer, Cara vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Earned runs:.................. 5..........................Custer, Cara vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Walks allowed:............. 4..........................Custer, Cara vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Strikeouts:..................... 5......................Custer, Cara vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Hits allowed:................. 6............................Talley, Brittany vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Doubles allowed:........ 2...................................... Custer, Cara vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) Homers allowed:......... 2.........................Ryba, Melisa vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Wild pitches:................. 2......................Custer, Cara vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Hit batters:.................... 3..........................Custer, Cara vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012)


WEEK 1: ARIZONA STATE KAJIKAWA CLASSIC • GAMES 1-5

TEXAS TECH HOME RUNS No. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Player (#) Sandy James (1) Melisa Ryba (1) Sandy James (2) Mikey Kenney (1)

Opponent (Date) San Diego State (2/9) San Diego State (2/9) San Diego State (2/9) Stanford (2/11)

HOME RUN BREAKDOWN Runs Outs Count 1 0 0-2 1 0 0-0 1 0 202 1 1 0-1

Inning 2 3 4 2

Pitcher May May May Gerhart

at Home__________________________________ 0 on the Road_______________________________ 0 at Neutral Site______________________________ 4 vs. RHP___________________________________ 4 vs. LHP____________________________________ 0 vs. Big 12 Teams____________________________ 0 vs. Non-Conference Teams____________________ 4 with 0 outs________________________________ 3 with 1 out_________________________________ 1 with 2 outs________________________________ 0 Solo HR___________________________________ 2-Run HR__________________________________ 3-Run HR__________________________________ Grand Slam________________________________

4 0 0 0

February__________________________________ March____________________________________ April______________________________________ May______________________________________ June______________________________________

4 0 0 0 0

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TEXAS TECH GAME-WINNING RBI No. 1.

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Player (#) Melisa Ryba (1)

Date 2/9

2012 TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL

Opponent San Diego State

Runs 1

Outs 2

Count 3-2

Inning 6

Final Score 5-4

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WEEK 1: ARIZONA STATE KAJIKAWA CLASSIC • GAMES 1-5

CAREER OFFENSIVE RECORD BOOK WATCH BATTING AVERAGE (Min. 100 AB) 1. Kim Martinez (1997,1999) ______________.386 2. Logan Hall (2010-present)_____________ .342 3. Sandy Butler (1998-2001)_______________.337 4. Emily Bledsoe (2009-present)__________ .324 5. Raven Richardson (2010-present)______ .323 7. Elyssa Sigala (2003-04)_________________.315 8. Leah Legler (2007-10)__________________.312 Ashley Parker (2004-07)________________.312 Kelly Rhyne (2003-05)__________________.312 11. Mikey Kenney (2010-present)__________ .311 12. Kim Tillett (1996-98)___________________.308 AT-BATS 1. Sandy Butler (1998-2001)_______________ 760 2. Paula Workman (1997-2000)_____________ 675 3. Ashley Parker (2004-07)________________ 642 4. Tamara Harrington (1997-2000)__________ 622 5. Eva Harshman (1999-2002)______________ 630 6. Leah Legler (2007-10)__________________ 590 7. Jennifer Corkin (2005-08)_______________ 560 8. Andrea Joachims (2000-04)_____________ 538 9. Jennifer Bowers (2005-08)_______________ 515 10. Whitney Riley (2005-08)________________ 492 Approaching: Emily Bledsoe (2009-present)____________ 476 HITS 1. Sandy Butler (1998-2001)_______________ 256 2. Ashley Parker (2004-07)________________ 200 3. Leah Legler (2007-10)__________________ 184 4. Jennifer Corkin (2005-08)_______________ 168 5. Paula Workman (1997-00)_______________ 163 6. Emily Bledsoe (2009-present)___________ 154 7. Kelly Rhyne (2003-05)__________________ 153 8. Kim Martinez (1997,1999)_______________ 149 9. Eva Harshman (1999-2002)______________ 142 10. Tamara Harrington (1997-2000)__________ 139 Approaching: Logan Hall (2010-present)_______________ 120 Mikey Kenney (2010-present)____________ 107 Raven Richardson (2010-present)_________ 101 RUNS 1. Paula Workman (1997-2000)_____________ 135 2. Sandy Butler (1998-2001)_______________ 122 3. Ashley Parker (2004-07)________________ 112 4. Emily Bledsoe (2009-present)___________ 111 5. Leah Legler (2007-10)__________________ 105 6. Mikey Kenney (2010-present)___________ 104 7. Stephanie Drewry (2009-11)______________ 85 8. Kim Martinez (1997,1999)________________ 84 9. Devin Zaragoza (2005-08)________________ 75 Tamara Harrington (1997-2000)___________ 75 11. Logan Hall (2010-present)________________ 74 Raven Richardson (2010-present)________ 74

RBI 1. Paula Workman (1997-2000)_____________ 114 2. Jennifer Corkin (2005-08)_______________ 107 Kim Martinez (1997,1999)_______________ 107 4. Logan Hall (2010-present)_______________ 96 5. Emily Bledsoe (2009-present)____________ 89 6. Montana Patin (2006-08)_________________ 85 7. Kelly Rhyne (2003-05)___________________ 84 8. Jennifer Bowers (2005-08)________________ 83 9. Mikey Kenney (2010-present)____________ 73 10. Raven Richardson (2010-present)________ 70 11. Andrea Joachims (2000-04)______________ 65 12. Sandy James (2011-present)_____________ 64 13. Holley Gentsch (2009-present)___________ 61 Approaching: Cydney Allen (2011-present)_____________ 55 HOME RUNS 1. Kim Martinez (1997, 1999)_______________ 27 2. Paula Workman (1997-2000)______________ 23 3. Jennifer Corkin (2005-08)________________ 21 4. Mikey Kenney (2010-present)____________ 20 5. Sandy James (2011-present)_____________ 18 6. Jennifer Bowers (2005-08)________________ 17 7. Kelly Rhyne (2003-05)___________________ 15 8. Raven Richardson (2010-present)________ 14 9. Emily Bledsoe (2009-present)____________ 13 Cydney Allen (2011-present)_____________ 13 11. Montana Patin (2006-08)_________________ 12 Elyssa Sigala (2003-04)__________________ 12 Logan Hall (2010-present)_______________ 12 TRIPLES 1. Denise Jackson (1997-98)_________________ 8 Paula Workman (1997-2000)_______________ 8 3. Whitney Riley (2005-08)__________________ 6 4. Leah Legler (2007-10)____________________ 5 Jennifer Bowers (2005-08)_________________ 5 Kim Martinez (1997,1999)_________________ 5 Emily Bledsoe (2009-present)_____________ 5 8. Kristi Robles (2002-03)____________________ 4 Tamara Harrington (1997-2000)____________ 4 Ellen Middleton (1997-98)_________________ 4

STOLEN BASES 1. Sandy Butler (1998-2001)________________ 84 2. Ashley Parker (2004-07)_________________ 78 3. Leah Legler (2007-10)___________________ 39 4. Stephanie Walls (1997-99)________________ 30 5. Heather Parker (2004-07)________________ 28 6. Eva Harshman (1999-2002)_______________ 27 7. Emily Bledsoe (2009-present)____________ 26 8. Devin Zaragoza (2005-08)________________ 25 9. Rebecca Eimen (2001-02)________________ 23 10. Whitney Riley (2005-08)_________________ 21 11. Stephanie Drewry (2009-11)______________ 20 12. Mikey Kenney (2010-present)____________ 19 WALKS 1. Paula Workman (1997-2000)______________ 78 2. Jennifer Corkin (2005-08)________________ 76 3. Sandy Butler (1998-2001)________________ 59 4. Kelly Rhyne (2003-05)___________________ 57 Tamara Harrington (1997-2000)___________ 57 Emily Bledsoe (2009-present)____________ 57 7. Montana Patin (2006-08)_________________ 46 Mikey Kenney (2010-present)____________ 46 9. Jessica Karenke (1996-98)________________ 44 10. Leah Legler (2007-10)___________________ 43 Brandy Moulin (2004-07)_________________ 43 Eva Harshman (1997-2002)_______________ 43 Approaching: Sandy James (2011-present)______________ 40 GAMES PLAYED 1. Sandy Butler (1998-2001)_______________ 241 2. Paula Workman (1997-2000)_____________ 239 3. Eva Harshman (1999-2002)______________ 231 4. Tamara Harrington (1997-2000)__________ 229 5. Jennifer Corkin (2005-08)_______________ 210 Andrea Joachims (2000-04)_____________ 210 7. Heather Parker (2004-07)_______________ 204 8. Jennifer Bowers (2005-08)_______________ 199 Ashley Parker (2004-07)________________ 199 10. Leah Legler (2007-10)__________________ 196 Bolder type = active player

DOUBLES 1. Emily Bledsoe (2009-present)____________ 38 2. Jennifer Corkin (2005-08)________________ 36 Kim Martinez (1997,1999)________________ 36 4. Paula Workman (1997-2000)______________ 32 Eva Harshman (1999-2002)_______________ 32 6. Kelly Rhyne (2003-05)___________________ 30 7. Logan Hall (2010-present)_______________ 28 8. Brandy Moulin (2004-07)_________________ 24 9. Kristi Robles (2002-03)___________________ 23 Jenny Kohler (1998-99)__________________ 23 Amiee Weathers (1998-99)_______________ 23 Mikey Kenney (2010-present)____________ 23

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CAREER PITCHING RECORD BOOK WATCH EARNED RUN AVERAGE (Min. 100 IP) 1. Amanda Renfro (1998-2001)____________1.28 2. Emily Hayes (1996-99)_________________2.62 3. Erin Crawford (2003-06)________________2.71 4. Ashly Jacobs (2007-10)_________________2.92 5. Julie Hauck (2004-06)__________________3.02 6. Brittany Talley (2011-present)_________ 3.03 Kelsey Dennis (2011-present)_________ 3.03 8. Kristina Blair (2002-03)_________________3.13 9. Ashley Brokeshoulder (2010-present)__ 3.42 10. Tye Coats (2008-09)___________________3.84 Amie Stines (2002-03)_________________3.84 WINS 1. Amanda Renfro (1998-2001)_____________ 93 2. Ashly Jacobs (2007-10)__________________ 51 3. Erin Crawford (2003-06)_________________ 42 4. Emily Hayes (1996-99)__________________ 35 5. Danielle Brady (1996-98)________________ 24 6. Sarah Losleben (2005-08)________________ 22 7. Ashley Brokeshoulder (2010-present)____ 16 8. Brittany Talley (2011-present)___________ 14 9. Kelsey Dennis (2011-present)___________ 13 Karli Merlich (2009-11)__________________ 13 LOSSES 1. Amanda Renfro (1998-2001)_____________ 72 2. Ashly Jacobs (2007-10)__________________ 57 3. Erin Crawford (2003-06)_________________ 43 4. Emily Hayes (1996-99)__________________ 39 5. Amie Stines (2002-03)__________________ 32 6. Danielle Brady (1996-98)________________ 28 Julie Hauck (2004-06)___________________ 28 8. Alex Watkins (2006-09)__________________ 24 Sarah Losleben (2005-08)________________ 24 10. Jenny Cannon (1996-98)________________ 20 SAVES 1. Amanda Renfro (1998-2001)______________ 6 Erin Crawford (2003-06)__________________ 6 Julie Hauck (2004-06)____________________ 6 4. Amie Stines (2002-03)___________________ 3 Brittany Talley (2011-present)____________ 3 Kermitria Ward (2011-present)___________ 3 8. Ashly Jacobs (2007-10)___________________ 2 Karli Merlich (2009-11)___________________ 2 Tye Coats (2008-09)_____________________ 2 Sarah Losleben (2005-08)_________________ 2 Maggie Ayres (2001-02)__________________ 2 Hillary Phillips (2010)____________________ 2

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GAMES STARTED 1. Amanda Renfro (1998-2001)____________ 160 2. Ashly Jacobs (2007-10)_________________ 120 3. Erin Crawford (2003-06)_________________ 96 4. Emily Hayes (1996-99)__________________ 85 5. Danielle Brady (1996-98)________________ 48 6. Julie Hauck (2004-06)___________________ 43 7. Amie Stines (2002-03)__________________ 42 8. Sarah Losleben (2005-08)________________ 38 9. Kristina Blair (2002-03)__________________ 32 10. Alex Watkins (2006-09)__________________ 31

WALKS 1. Ashly Jacobs (2007-10)_________________ 304 2. Amanda Renfro (1998-2001)____________ 221 3. Erin Crawford (2003-06)________________ 179 4. Emily Hayes (1996-99)_________________ 158 5. Sarah Losleben (2005-08)_______________ 136 6. Alex Watkins (2006-09)_________________ 131 7. Amie Stines (2002-03)_________________ 111 8. Kristina Blair (2002-03)__________________ 82 9. Julie Hauck (2004-06)___________________ 79 10. Tye Coats (2008-09)____________________ 78

COMPLETE GAMES 1. Amanda Renfro (1998-2001)____________ 147 2. Emily Hayes (1996-99)__________________ 64 3. Ashly Jacobs (2007-10)__________________ 52 4. Erin Crawford (2003-06)_________________ 38 5. Danielle Brady (1996-98)________________ 30 6. Amie Stines (2002-03)__________________ 20 7. Sarah Losleben (2005-08)________________ 17 8. Jenny Cannon (1996-98)________________ 15 9. Alex Watkins (2006-09)__________________ 14 10. Kristina Blair (2002-03)__________________ 12

FEWEST WALKS PER 7 INNINGS 1. Amanda Renfro (1998-2001)_______________1.31 2. Danielle Brady (1996-97)_______________1.74 3. Kelsey Dennis (2011-present)_________ 1.78 4. Brittany Talley (2011-present)_________ 1.93 5. Emily Hayes (1996-97)_________________1.99 6. Erin Crawford (2003-06)________________2.04 7. Julie Hauck (2004-06)__________________2.17 8. Ashley Brokeshoulder (2010-present)__ 2.37 9. Jenny Cannon (1996-97)_______________2.45 10. Karli Merlich (2009-present)_____________2.52

INNINGS PITCHED 1. Amanda Renfro (1998-2001)_________ 1,181.2 2. Ashly Jacobs (2007-10)________________698.0 3. Erin Crawford (2003-06)_______________614.2 4. Emily Hayes (1996-99)________________556.1 5. Sarah Losleben (2005-08)______________341.0 6. Amie Stines (2002-03)________________268.0 7. Danielle Brady (1996-98)______________266.2 8. Julie Hauck (2004-06)_________________255.0 9. Alex Watkins (2006-09)________________225.2 10. Jenny Cannon (1996-98)______________191.1

STRIKEOUTS 1. Amanda Renfro (1998-2001)___________1,226 2. Ashly Jacobs (2007-10)_________________ 470 3. Erin Crawford (2003-06)________________ 436 4. Emily Hayes (1996-99)_________________ 319 5. Sarah Losleben (2005-08)_______________ 298 6. Alex Watkins (2006-09)_________________ 181 7. Amie Stines (2002-03)_________________ 157 8. Julie Hauck (2004-06)__________________ 147 9. Danielle Brady (1996-98)_______________ 114 10. Kristina Blair (2002-03)_________________ 101 11. Ashley Brokeshoulder (2010-present)____ 97

APPEARANCES 1. Amanda Renfro (1998-2001)____________ 195 2. Ashly Jacobs (2007-10)_________________ 149 Erin Crawford (2003-06)________________ 146 4. Sarah Losleben (2005-08)_______________ 116 5. Emily Hayes (1996-99)_________________ 106 6. Julie Hauck (2004-06)___________________ 74 7. Amie Stines (2002-03)__________________ 65 8. Alex Watkins (2006-09)__________________ 59 Danielle Brady (1996-98)________________ 59 10. Kristina Blair (2002-03)__________________ 58 RUNS ALLOWED 1. Ashly Jacobs (2007-10)_________________ 379 2. Erin Crawford (2003-06)________________ 341 3. Amanda Renfro (1998-2001)____________ 314 4. Emily Hayes (1996-99)_________________ 310 5. Sarah Losleben (2005-08)_______________ 258 6. Danielle Brady (1996-98)_______________ 219 7. Amie Stines (2002-03)_________________ 187 8. Alex Watkins (2006-09)_________________ 183 9. Jenny Cannon (1996-98)_______________ 178 10. Julie Hauck (2004-06)__________________ 159

STRIKEOUTS PER 7 INNINGS (MIN. 100 IP) 1. Amanda Renfro (1998-2001)____________7.26 2. Sarah Losleben (2005-08)_______________6.12 3. Alex Watkins (2006-09)_________________5.62 4. Ashley Brokeshoulder (2010-present)__ 5.11 5. Kelsey Dennis (2011-present)_________ 5.09 6. Erin Crawford (2003-06)________________4.92 7. Tye Coats (2008-09)___________________4.75 8. Ashly Jacobs (2007-10)_________________4.71 9. Brittany Talley (2011-present)_________ 4.40 10. Amie Stines (2002-03)_________________4.10 Bolder type = active player


WEEK 1: ARIZONA STATE KAJIKAWA CLASSIC • GAMES 1-5

NUMERICAL ROSTER NO. 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 17 18 19 20 22 23 26 27 28 29 32 56 77

NAME Logan Hall Emily Bledsoe Kermitria Ward Randi Tongate Ashley Hamada Chandler Moore Adriana Perez Meredith Heath Brittany Talley Katelyn Williams Katibeth King Hannah Bell Sandy James Raven Richardson Kelsey Dennis Holley Gentsch Ashley Brokeshoulder Mikey Kenney Melisa Ryba Emily Cooper Derryn Hebert Taylor Powell Cydney Allen Cara Custer

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER HT. 5-6 5-6 5-0 5-9 5-4 5-8 5-5 5-7 5-8 5-6 5-4 5-5 5-9 5-8 5-4 5-9 5-5 5-11 5-8 5-6 5-7 5-8 6-1 5-8

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

B/T CLASS-EX. HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) R/R Sr-2L Tucson, Ariz. (Pima C.C.) L/R Sr-3L Fulshear, Texas (Foster H.S.) L/R So-1L Waco, Texas (Midway H.S.) R/R Jr-2L Weatherford, Texas (Weatherford H.S.) L/R Sr-3L Touchet, Wash. (DeSales Catholic H.S.) R/R Fr-HS Broomfield, Colo. (Broomfield H.S.) R/R Jr-TR Lancaster, Calif. (Antelope Valley College) L/R Sr-2L Fort Worth, Texas (Chipola College) L/L So-1L Little Elm, Texas (Little Elm H.S.) L/L Fr-HS Ceder Park, Texas (Vista Ridge H.S.) R/R Fr-HS Plano, Texas (Prestonwood Christian H.S.) R/R Fr-HS Dayton, Texas (Dayton H.S.) R/R Jr-1L Dallas, Texas (Angelo State) R/R Sr-2L Placentia, Calif (Yavapai C.C.) L/L Sr-1L Helena, Ala. (Wallace State C.C.) R/R Sr-3L Hewitt, Texas (Midway H.S.) R/R Jr-2L Shawnee, Okla. (Shawnee H.S.) R/L Jr-2L Arvada, Colo. (Arvada West H.S.) L/R Jr-RS Littleton, Colo. (Northern Colorado) R/R Jr-TR Des Moines, Iowa (Yavapa College) R/R Fr-HS Pasadena, Texas (Deer Park H.S.) R/R So-1L Henrietta, Texas (Henrietta H.S.) R/R Sr-1L Taylorsville, Utah (Salt Lake C.C.) R/R Fr-HS Spanaway, Wash. (Spanaway Lake H.S.)

NO. NAME 56 Cydney Allen 17 Hannah Bell 3 Emily Bledsoe 23 Ashley Brokeshoulder 28 Emily Cooper 77 Cara Custer 20 Kelsey Dennis 22 Holley Gentsch 2 Logan Hall 7 Ashley Hamada 10 Meredith Heath 29 Derryn Hebert 18 Sandy James 26 Mikey Kenney 14 Katibeth King 8 Chandler Moore 9 Adriana Perez 32 Taylor Powell 19 Raven Richardson 27 Melisa Ryba 11 Brittany Talley 6 Randi Tongate 4 Kermitria Ward 12 Katelyn Williams

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

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Shanon Hays (3rd Season) Associate Head Coach: Aly Sartini (3rd Season) Assistant Coach: Kristie Fox (3rd Season) Volunteer Assistant Coach: Leah Legler (1st Season) Director of Operations: Shannon Armstrong (1st Season) Athletic Trainer: Amanda Martinez (1st Season) Graduate Student Manager: Ashly Jacobs (2nd Season)

ROSTER BREAKDOWN BY POSITION Infield____________________________________ 8 ___________________ Bledsoe, Hall, Hebert, James _______________ Moore, Powell, Richardson, Ryba Outfield___________________________________ 9 ________________ Cooper, Hamada, Heath, Hebert ____________ Kenney, Powell, Ryba, Ward, Williams Catcher___________________________________ 5 __________________________Allen, Gentsch, King ______________________________ Perez, Tongate Pitcher____________________________________ 7 ____________________ Bell, Brokeshoulder, Custer, ____________________Dennis, Moore, Talley, Ward BY CLASSIFICATION Seniors___________________________________ 8 ________________ Allen, Bledsoe, Dennis, Gentsch, _______________ Hall, Hamada, Heath, Richardson Juniors____________________________________ 7 ________________ Brokeshoulder, Cooper, Kenney, ___________________ James, Perez, Ryba, Tongate Sophomores_______________________________ 3 __________________________ Powell, Talley, Ward Freshmen_________________________________ 6 __________________________ Bell, Custer, Hebert, _________________________King, Moore, Williams

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE BY HOME STATE Alabama__________________________________ 1 ____________________________________ Dennis Arizona___________________________________ 1 _______________________________________ Hall California__________________________________ 2 ____________________________Perez, Richardson Colorado__________________________________ 3 _________________________ Kenney, Moore, Ryba Iowa______________________________________ 1 ____________________________________ Cooper Oklahoma_________________________________ 1 ______________________________ Brokeshoulder Texas____________________________________ 12 ____________Bell, Bledsoe, Gentsch, Heath, Hebert _____________________ James, King, Powell, Talley _______________________Tongate, Ward, Williams Utah_____________________________________ 1 ______________________________________ Allen Washington_______________________________ 2 _____________________________ Custer, Hamada

Ashley Brokeshoulder Broke-shoulder Cara Custer Cuh-ster Holley Gentsch Ghench (rhymes with wrench) Ashley Hamada Hah-mah-da Derryn Hebert He-burt Mikey Kenney Mike-ee Meilisa Ryba Ree-bah Randi Tongate Rand-ee Tong-gate Kermitria Ward Ker-me-tree-ah

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RADIO/TELEVISION ROSTER

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Logan Hall

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Emily Bledsoe

INF • 5-6 • Sr-2L • R/R Tucson, Ariz. Pima C.C.

INF • 5-6 • Sr-3L • L/R Fulshear, Texas Foster H.S.

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Adriana Perez

C • 5-5 • Jr-TR • R/R Lancaster, Calif. Antelope Valley College

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Sandy James

INF • 5-5 • JR-1L • R/R Dallas, Texas Angelo State

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Melisa Ryba

INF/OF • 5-8 • Jr-RS • L/R Littleton, Colo. Northern Colorado

Kermitria Ward

RHP/OF • 5-1 • SO-1L • R/R Waco, Texas Foster H.S.

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C • 5-9 • Jr-2L • R/R Weatherford, Texas Weatherford H.S.

OF • 5-4 • Sr-3L • L/R Touchet, Wash. DeSales Catholic H.S.

Randi Tongate

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OF • 5-7 • Sr-2L • L/R Fort Worth, Texas Chipola College

LHP • 5-8 • So-1L • L/L Little Elm, Texas Little Elm H.S.

OF • 5-6 • Fr-HS • L/L Ceder Park, Texas Vista Ridge H.S.

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INF • 5-8 • Sr-3L • R/R Placentia, Calif. Yavapai C.C.

LHP • 5-4 • Sr-1L • L/L Helena, Ala. Wallace State C.C.

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Meredith Heath

Raven Richardson

Emily Cooper

OF • 5-6 • Jr-TR • R/R Des Moines, Iowa Yavapa College

Shanon Hays Head Coach 3rd Season

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Brittany Talley

Kelsey Dennis

Derryn Hebert

UTIL • 5-7 • Fr-HS • R/R Pasadena, Texas Deer Park H.S.

Aly Sartini

Assoc. Head Coach 3rd Season

Katelyn Williams

Holley Gentsch

C • 5-9 • Sr-3L • R/R Hewitt, Texas Midway H.S.

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Taylor Powell

INF/OF • 5-8 • So-1L • R/R Henrietta, Texas Henrietta H.S.

Kristie Fox

Assistant Coach 3rd Season

Ashley Hamada

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Katibeth King

C • 5-4 • Fr-HS • R/R Plano, Texas Prestonwood Christian H.S.

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Ashley Brokeshoulder RHP • 5-5 • Jr-2L • R/R Shawnee, Okla. Shawnee H.S.

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Cydney Allen

C • 6-1 • Sr-1L • R/R Taylorsville, Utah Taylorsville H.S.

Leah Legler

Vol. Assistant Coach 1st Season

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Chandler Moore

RHP/INF • 5-8 • Fr-HS • R/R Broomfield, Colo. Broomfield H.S.

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Hannah Bell

RHP • 5-5 • Fr-HS • R/R Dayton, Texas Dayton H.S.

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Mikey Kenney

OF • 5-11 • Jr-2L • R/R Arvada, Colo. Arvada West H.S.

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Cara Custer

RHP • 5-8 • Fr-HS • R/R Spanaway, Wash. Spanaway Lake H.S.

Shannon Armstrong Director of Operations 1st Season


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