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2010 NCAA Regional selection

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2010 All-Big 12 second team Emily Bledsoe, Logan Hall, Mikey Kenney

Date Opponent 2/10 vs. #16 BYU! 2/11 vs. Bradley! 2/12 vs. #12 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 #13 Missouri* 3/27 #13 Missouri* 4/1 #14 Oklahoma* 4/2 #14 Oklahoma* 4/6 #17 Baylor* 4/6 #17 Baylor* 4/9 at Iowa State* 4/10 at Iowa State* 4/13 Kansas* 4/13 Kansas* 4/16 at #19 Oklahoma State* 4/17 at #19 Oklahoma State* 4/22 Texas* 4/23 Texas* 4/30 at Nebraska* 5/1 at Nebraska* 5/13 at Texas A&M* 5/14 at 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) W, 16-3(5) W, 5-3 W, 19-8 (5) W, 8-0 (5) W, 10-2 (5) W, 8-0 (5) W, 8-0 (5) W, 11-0 (5) W, 10-0 (5) W, 10-0 (5) W, 7-1 W, 9-6 W, 5-3 L, 2-4 W, 8-0 (5) W, 5-1 W, 15-0 (5) W, 18-0 (5) W, 8-0 (5) W, 17-5 (5) W, 5-1 W, 8-4 W, 3-1 W, 4-0 W, 6-5 (9) L, 1-4 L, 1-10 (6) W, 5-0 L, 6-7 L, 1-4 L, 1-10 W, 15-5 W, 16-5 L, 9-5 W, 10-0 (5) L, 1-2 (8) L, 1-7 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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Release Date: April 21, 2011

Date__________________ April 22-23 First Pitch___________6 p.m./11 a.m. Location___________Lubbock, Texas Venue________ Rocky Johnson Field Live Video_____ www.texastech.com Audio_________ www.texastech.com Live Stats______ www.texastech.com Live Blog______ www.texastech.com Series Record________ UT leads 24-5 In Lubbock__________ UT leads 10-1 Last Season______ UT swept Tech 2-0 _____ UT def. Tech 4-0 (April 6 at UT) ___ UT def. Tech 7-2 (April 29 at TTU) TTU Head Coach______ Shanon Hays UT Head Coach________Connie Clark

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS (39-9; 4-8)

Head Coach Shanon Hays

2011 GAME NOTES

“Strive for honor evermore, long live the Matadors” 2011 SCHEDULE

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LEADING OFF... Texas Tech hosts its final home series of the season this weekend as 5th-ranked Texas comes to Lubbock for a two-game series that begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Rocky Johnson Field. LIVE STREAMING Texas Tech will stream every home game free of charge this season at RaiderVision All-Access on the school’s official website, www.texastech.com. Matt Driskill and Harley Chambliss will call the action from Rocky Johnson Field during every Big 12 Conference game as the online broadcast can be heard through the video stream. GAMEDAY CENTRAL Texas Tech fans unable to make the trip to Rocky Johnson Field can keep up with 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 game along with postgame video from coach Shanon Hays. NATIONAL RANKINGS Texas Tech (39-9; 4-8)................................................ RV/RV Texas (39-4; 9-0)........................................................ No. 5/6 (ESPN.com/USA Softball - NFCA/USA Today)

No. 5/6

TEXAS LONGHORNS (39-4; 9-0)

THE SERIES Texas has historically dominated the series, winning 10 of the last 11 meetings to lead 24-5 all-time. Tech’s last win over the Longhorns came on March 27, 2008 in a 5-4 victory in Lubbock. The win marked Tech’s first against Texas in Lubbock as the Red Raiders are 1-10 all-time in home games. ON DECK The Red Raiders return to the road next weekend, traveling to Lincoln, Neb. for the final time. The series opener with Nebraska is set for April 30. Tech will take a week off for finals before closing the season at Texas A&M, May 13-14, in College Station. NOT REALLY SENIOR DAY Many schools around the country will be honoring its senior class during the final home series of the season. Texas Tech will not be one of those schools, however, as the Red Raiders have no seniors on the roster, the only Big 12 school to hold the distinction. GILLISPIE TO THROW OUT FIRST PITCH Texas Tech men’s basketball coach Billy Gillispie will throw out the first pitch prior to Friday’s game. The newly-named head coach will also sign autographs on the stadium concourse beginning at 5:15 p.m.

PROBABLE STARTERS Pos. No. Name GP-GS BA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB OB% SB-ATT C 22 Holley Gentsch 38-29 .286 9 22 3 0 1 13 .364 9 .374 0-0 1B 18 Sandy James 48-48 .352 30 43 8 1 14 56 .779 29 .477 1-1 2B 4 Logan Hall 48-48 .392 39 56 9 2 6 52 .608 10 .428 8-9 3B 3 Emily Bledsoe 48-48 .397 51 54 13 2 3 32 .588 26 .503 12-13 SS 19 Raven Richardson 48-48 .379 37 47 5 1 8 40 .629 16 .448 3-5 LF 1 Stephanie Drewry 38-33 .293 25 27 7 0 0 17 .370 8 .365 4-4 CF 26 Mikey Kenney 48-48 .366 59 53 15 1 4 31 .566 26 .489 14-14 RF 7 Ashley Hamada 43-39 .301 22 28 2 1 1 10 .376 4 .337 4-4 DP 56 Cydney Allen 47-47 .418 31 51 7 2 13 52 .828 24 .538 0-0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pos. No. Name ERA W L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO SP 20 Kelsey Dennis (LHP) 2.44 12 2 21 20 9 5 0 89.0 85 34 34 20 69 SP 11 Brittany Talley (LHP) 2.48 13 4 23 18 7 4 1 101.2 96 50 36 20 60 1 www.twitter.com/TechAthletics


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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

Matt Dowdy

Blayne Beal

Asst. Director/Communications

Assistant AD/Communications

Website........................... www.texastech.com Twitter...................twitter.com/TechAthletics ...............................twitter.com/TechGameday Facebook......... facebook.com/TTUAthletics

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.................................77-27 (2nd Season) Career Record.................................191-43 (4th Season) Best time to reach Coach Hays..................... Mornings Assoc. Head 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 ...........................................Sandy James, 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 THURSDAY

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Media Availability 1:30 p.m. Practice - 2 p.m.

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FRIDAY

vs. Texas 6 p.m.

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SATURDAY

vs. Texas 11 a.m.

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SUNDAY

OFF DAY Easter

MONDAY

Practice - TBA

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TUESDAY

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Practice - 2 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

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Media Interviews 1:30 p.m. Practice - 2 p.m.

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2011 TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL RED RAIDERS IN THE BIG 12 RANKINGS Offense Batting Average.................................................................... 1st (.363) Runs............................................................................................ 1st (387) Hits.............................................................................................. 1st (446) Doubles........................................................................................1st (74) Triples.........................................................................................2nd (11) Home Runs................................................................................3rd (54) RBI............................................................................................... 1st (339) Walks........................................................................................ 2nd (170) Strikeouts................................................................................. 1st (170) Stolen Bases..............................................................................4th (64) On-Base Percentage............................................................ 1st (.451) Slugging Percentage........................................................... 1st (.574) Pitching Wins...........................................................................................T-1st (39) ERA............................................................................................ 8th (2.84) Innings Pitched.................................................................2nd (300.1) Hits............................................................................................. 8th (289) Runs........................................................................................... 8th (144) Walks...........................................................................................2nd (75) Strikeouts.............................................................................T-8th (215) Shutouts................................................................................T-2nd (15)

A LOOK AT TEXAS Texas enters this weekend’s series with a Big 12-best 9-0 record in conference after a sweep of Iowa State last weekend. The Longhorns have won 24 of their last 25 games as well with the lone loss coming April 13 in a midweek game against Stephen F. Austin. Texas boasts the top pitching staff in the nation as the Longhorns, led by Blaire Luna, have recorded a 1.05 earned-run average. Luna is second in the league with a 0.88 ERA. The Texas bats have also impressed with a .339 batting average, which only trails Tech in the conference. RED RAIDERS REMAIN IN TOP 30 OF RPI The Red Raiders dropped two spots to No. 29 in this week’s ratings percentage index (RPI) rankings, a poll that is commonly used when discussing NCAA Regional berths. Tech is one of eight Big 12 schools ranked in the top 30 of the poll. NON-CONFERENCE AND THE RPI Texas Tech played five schools on its non-conference schedule that appear in the top 50 of the RPI. The Arizona State Kajikawa Tournament boasts three teams in that group as Cal is No. 12 nationally in the poll while Indiana is one spot below Tech at No. 30 and BYU is 40th overall. Jacksonville and Chattanooga, two of Tech’s opponents from the USF The Game Tournament, are 49th and 50th in the poll as well. Tech went 5-0 in those games. NATION’S BEST OFFENSE VS. NATION’S BEST ERA This weekend’s series will pair the country’s top offense in Texas Tech against the nation’s top earnedrun average in Texas. The Red Raiders have recorded a .363 average thus far, while the Longhorns are boasting a 1.05 ERA. The Red Raiders are also third in the country in scoring, averaging 8.03 runs per game. TOUGH STRETCH TO CLOSE SEASON The Red Raiders are in the midst of an eight-game streak against ranked opponents to close the season. Tech will play six of those games on the road as well with the lone home series coming this weekend against 5th-ranked Texas. www.texastech.com

BIG 12 STANDINGS Individual Offense Batting Average.................................... Cydney Allen - 2nd (.418) ....................................................................Emily Bledsoe - 6th (.394) .......................................................................... Logan Hall - 7th (.392) ..........................................................Raven Richardson - 10th (.379) ..............................................................Mikey Kenney - T-14th (.366) Hits.................................................................. Logan Hall - T-2nd (56) ....................................................................... Emily Bledsoe - 5th (54) ....................................................................... Mikey Kenney - 6th (53) .........................................................................Cydney Allen - 8th (51) Runs Scored................................................Mikey Kenney - 1st (59) ...................................................................... Emily Bledsoe - 2nd (51) .......................................................................... Logan Hall - T-8th (39) Home Runs.................................................. Sandy James - 4th (14) ..................................................................... Cydney Allen - T-5th (13) Doubles........................................................Mikey Kenney - 1st (15) ...................................................................Emily Bledsoe - T-2nd (13) RBI.................................................................Sandy James - T-1st (56) .............................................. Cydney Allen, Logan Hall - T-4th (52) Individual Pitching ERA.......................................................... Kelsey Dennis - 15th (2.44) Saves.......................................................... Kermitria Ward - T-1st (3) Shutouts.................................................... Kelsey Dennis - T-7th (5)

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

Big 12 Pct. Overall Pct. 9-0 1.000 39-4 .907 9-1 .900 37-5 .881 7-3 .700 35-8 .814 5-4 .556 34-11 .756 5-4 .556 33-12 .733 6-5 .545 33-13 .717 3-5 .375 31-8 .795 4-8 .333 39-9 .813 1-7 .125 19-20 .487 1-13 .071 28-19 .596

Tuesday, April 19 Texas 8, UT-Arlington 0 (6 inn.) Wichita State 4, Oklahoma State 2 Wednesday, April 20 Baylor 5, UTSA 0 Tulsa 3, Kansas 0 Missouri 7, Saint Louis 4 Iowa 4, Iowa State 3 Tulsa 4, Kansas 2 Missouri 5, Saint Louis 1 Texas 3, Texas Women’s 0 Houston 4, Texas A&M 3

SURPASSING LAST SEASON Texas Tech has already surpassed its win total from the 2010 season that ended with a berth to an NCAA regional. The Red Raiders finished 38-18 last year in the first season under head coach Shanon Hays. It marks the most wins for a Tech squad since 1997.

Friday, April 22 Kansas at Iowa State Texas at Texas Tech Missouri at Nebraska Oklahoma State at Baylor Texas A&M at Oklahoma

2 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

BLEDSOE ENJOYING LEADOFF SPOT In five games since moving to the leadoff spot in the lineup, Emily Bledsoe is hitting .458 (11-for-24) with four doubles, a home run, four RBIs, and eight runs scored. Bledsoe finished 6-for-8 combined against Kansas with three of those hits resulting in doubles. Prior to moving to the top of the order, Bledsoe had mainly batted third or fifth.

Saturday, April 23 Texas at Texas Tech Kansas at Iowa State Texas A&M at Oklahoma Oklahoma State at Baylor Missouri at Nebraska

11 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m.

MIDDLE OF THE ORDER SETS RBI STANDARD Tech’s middle of the lineup consisting of Logan Hall, Sandy James and Cydney Allen are believed to be the first trio of players to all reach 50 RBIs in a single season. James leads the group with a Big 12 leading 56 RBIs, while Hall trails closely behind with 51 of her own. Allen joined the group against Kansas, driving in two runs, her 51st of the year. KANSAS LOSS MARKS A FIRST The Red Raiders were previously 19-0 this season when leading after five innings before Kansas rallied with a seven-run sixth inning Wednesday to take the first game of a doubleheader, 9-5. FIRST INNING SUCCESS The Red Raiders are 27-3 when scoring in the first inning this season and 31-4 when scoring before their opponents. Tech is 8-4 this year when its opponent scores in the first inning. JAMES TIES SINGLE-GAME RBI MARK Sandy James almost single-handily defeated Iowa State in the series finale as the sophomore tied the Tech single-game record with eight RBIs in the game. James broke a 2-2 tie in the second with her second grand slam of the season before coming back to the plate later to deliver a two-run double and a two-run single to continue Tech’s offensive output.

WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS Player of the Week Feb. 15: Jessica Shults, Oklahoma Feb. 22: Taylor Edwards, Nebraska March 1: Logan Hall, Texas Tech March 8: Cydney Allen, Texas Tech March 15: Sandy James, Texas Tech March 22: Dani Dobbs, Oklahoma March 29: Chelsea Garcia, Oklahoma State April 5: Lexi Bennett, Texas April 12: Amy Hooks, Texas April 19: Nicole Hudson, Missouri Pitcher of the Week Feb. 15: Keilani Ricketts, Oklahoma Feb. 22: Blaire Luna, Texas March 1: Kat Espinosa, Oklahoma State March 8: Chelsea Thomas, Missouri March 15: Whitney Canion, Baylor March 22: Blaire Luna, Texas March 29: Chelsea Thomas, Missouri April 5: Ashley Hagemann, Nebraska April 12: Blaire Luna, Texas Chelsea Thomas, Missouri April 19: Chelsea Thomas, Missouri

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

Rec. 39-3 39-5 39-6 41-5 37-4 38-6 36-8 37-7 30-6 30-8 29-9 28-8 35-5 31-8 33-13 34-8 36-6 34-10 33-11 31-10 30-11 37-8 31-8 32-12

Pts. 732 706 685 650 645 614 567 518 512 462 459 419 416 330 314 306 270 217 198 193 190 125 55 29

LW 2 1 4 5 3 6 8 10 7 11 9 13 14 12 15 16 18 19 22 20 17 23 RV 24

Others Receiving Votes: Texas Tech 24, Fresno St. 19, Pacific (CA) 5, Hawaii 3, New Mexico St. 3, Houston 2, Louisville 1, Tulsa 1.

ESPN.com/USA SOFTBALL (April 12) Rk. School Rec. Pts. LW 1. Michigan (8) 39-3 476 2 2. Arizona State (11) 39-5 471 1 3. Alabama 41-5 460 3 4. Georgia (1) 39-6 429 5 Tennessee 38-6 429 6 6. Texas 37-4 410 4 7. Arizona 36-8 379 7 8. Missouri 33-5 363 9 9. Florida 38-7 338 10 10. Washington 30-6 328 8 11. Stanford 30-8 291 12 12. California 28-8 287 13 13. UCLA 29-9 256 11 14. Baylor 34-8 227 T15 15. Oklahoma 33-13 222 14 16. Kentucky 31-10 183 18 17. Louisiana-Lafayette 36-6 149 20 18. Nebraska 31-8 130 T15 19. Oregon 30-11 128 17 20. Oklahoma State 34-10 126 21 21. Texas A&M 32-11 114 23 22. Georgia Tech 37-8 104 22 23. Notre Dame 31-8 79 24 24. LSU 26-15 64 19 25. Fresno State 26-11 11 RV Others receiving votes: Auburn 10, Texas Tech 10, Indiana 8, Houston 6, BYU 4, Maryland 3, Tulsa 2, Louisville 1, New Mexico State 1 and San Diego State 1. BOLD indicates 2011 Texas Tech opponent.

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OFFENSE COMES TO LIFE AT IOWA STATE The Red Raiders broke the school mark for most runs in Big 12 play in both games against Iowa State, highlighted by a 16-5 victory in the series finale. It marked Tech’s most runs in league play since scoring 13 at Oklahoma State on May 5, 2007. Tech finished with 31 runs in the series, its most in a conference series all-time. BASES LOADED SUCCESS The Red Raiders are 34-for-68 this season with the bases loaded with six of those hits resulting in grand slams. Tech entered this season with only three grand slams in school history. Raven Richardson has appeared the most with the bags full, going 6-for11, while Logan Hall is a perfect 5-for-5 in bases loaded situations. PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE The Red Raiders have already broken the school record for single-season walks as Tech has drawn 170 thus far, breaking the previous high of 155 set in 1997. Sandy James leads the team with 29 base on balls taken so far, which marks the most for any Tech player since Elyssa Sigala took a school-record 40 in 2004. PUTTING THE PRESSURE ON Texas Tech swiped six bags at Iowa State, including five in the series finale, matching the season high. Emily Bledsoe and Mikey Kenney both stole two bases each in the game. It marked the most bases stolen in a game since recording five on Feb. 19 against Utah Valley. RED RAIDERS SECOND IN THE NATION IN WINS Texas Tech is currently second in the nation in total wins with 39 as No. 3 Alabama is the only squad, through games on Sunday, to reach the 40 win mark. The Crimson Tide is 41-5 on the year. UNCOMMON ERRORS PLAGUE TECH Part of Tech’s struggles in its midweek series against Baylor stemmed from miscues in the field as the Red Raiders combined to post five errors. Tech entered the doubleheader without an error in each of its last five games and eight of the last nine games overall. KENNEY MOVES TO FOURTH ON HOME RUN LIST Mikey Kenney’s seventh inning home run in the series opener against Baylor moved the sophomore into sole possession of fourth on the school’s career chart. Kenney now trails Jennifer Corkin (2005-08) by three homers for third place. Kim Martinez owns the school record with 27 home runs in the 1997 and 1999 seasons, followed by Paula Workman (19972000) with 23 career dingers. HAYS MAKES CHANGES TO THE LINEUP Prior to the Oklahoma series, Mikey Kenney had led off every game for the Red Raider this season, but Texas Tech head coach Shanon Hays made his first significant change of the year, inserting Logan Hall into the leadoff spot. The second-year Tech skipper made another change in the second game against Baylor, moving Emily Bledsoe to the top of the lineup. Since the change, Mikey Kenney has moved to the No. 3 hole primarily. EFFICIENCY IS TECH’S NAME ON THE BASES The Red Raiders are currently fourth in the Big 12 for stolen bases as Tech has swiped 64 bases to this point. The more impressive part, however, is that Tech has only been caught stealing six times, a stat

that is tied with Iowa State for fewest in the league. The Cyclones have been successful in 26 of 32 attempts this year, giving Tech a slight advantage in success percentage. Mikey Kenney is a perfect 14-14 this season to lead the Red Raiders. GENTSCH, TONGATE SWINGING HOT BATS Since Big 12 play began, catchers Holley Gentsch and Randi Tongate have combined to go 12-for-37 (.324 avg.) at the plate as both players have seen action behind the plate. Gentsch added her first home run of the season last weekend at Iowa State. BIG 12 BOASTS EIGHT RANKED SQUADS With eight schools currently ranked in the top 25, the Big 12 might be the toughest conference in the country this season as No. 3 Texas (NFCA) leads the pack followed by No. 12 Nebraska, No. 14 Missouri, No. 15 Oklahoma, No. 16 Baylor, No. 19 Oklahoma State, No. 22 Texas A&M, and No. 25 Texas Tech. The Big 12 has the most school ranked in the top 25 than any conference in the nation, leading both the SEC and Pac-10 who both have seven. KENNEY LEADS BIG 12 IN DOUBLES After starting the year with nine doubles in Tech’s first 16 games, Mikey Kenney currently leads the Big 12 in the category as the sophomore outfielder has recorded 15 doubles on the season, two more than the conference’s next highest total. Kenney has also ranked as high as third in the nation for doubles. SARTINI PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH Texas Tech head coach promoted assistant coach Aly Sartini to the title of associate head coach on March 31. Sartini, in her second year at Tech, directs the Tech pitching staff and outfielders, while also assisting in the program’s recruiting efforts as well as academic and travel matters. FANS PACK THE ROCK Texas Tech’s 1,248 fans in attendance during the series finale against Missouri easily broke the school record of 853 set on March 28 last year against Iowa State. Three of the five largest crowds in school history have come in Shanon Hays’ two-year tenure and fans are encouraged to once again pack Rocky Johnson Field again this weekend against Oklahoma. REWRITING THE RECORD BOOK Through only 48 games, the 2011 Texas Tech squad has already laid its mark in the school’s record book, setting the single-season records for runs, RBIs, home runs, and games ended via run rule. The Red Raiders have also had two no-hitters this season from freshmen Kermitria Ward and Brittany Talley, while several individuals such as Logan Hall, Cydney Allen, and Sandy James have either broken or matched single-game records already in place. RED RAIDERS FACE TOUGH PITCHING IN FLORIDA Heading into the USF The Game Tournament in Florida, one thing head coach Shanon Hays thought might benefit Tech down the road was the improved pitching the Red Raiders would see. Tech for the most part saw each school’s top pitcher, including Jacksonville’s Sarah Sigrest, who one-hit Big 12 foe Texas A&M the day before facing Tech. PATIENCE HELPS TECH SET SCHOOL RECORD In Tech’s first game in Clearwater, Fla., the Red Raiders took advantage of 18 Colorado State walks at the plate, shattering the school record of 11 that was previously set in 2007 against Oklahoma State.

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2011 TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL WARD’S NO-HITTER TIES SCHOOL RECORD Kermitria Ward tossed her first career no-hitter against Alcorn State on March 13, becoming just the fifth Tech pitcher to ever record the feat. Ward joins freshman teammate Brittany Talley in the no-hit club as the duo tied the school record set in 1999 for most no-hitters in a single season. The freshman was making her first collegiate start against the Braves after coming out of the bullpen for most of the year. TECH KEEPS EARNING WEEKLY ACCOLADES Sandy James became the third-consecutive Texas Tech player on March 15 to be named the Big 12 Player of the Week as the sophomore joined Logan Hall and Cydney Allen as weekly accolade honorees. Prior to this season, only four Tech players had earned Player of the Week honors. James hit .667 during the Masked Rider Invitational with six home runs to go along with 20 RBIs, pacing Tech to a doubleheader sweep of New Mexico and a 7-1 week. DENNIS RELIABLE IN THE CIRCLE During Tech’s 25-game homestand, Kelsey Dennis has found her groove in the circle. The junior allowed only eight earned runs in 40.2 innings of work, while posting a team-high four shutouts during that stretch, including three one-hitters. ONE OF THE FINAL UNBEATENS When Texas Tech’s undefeated streak came to an end on March 11, the Red Raiders were one of only five teams still without a loss. Washington earned the title of the nation’s final undefeated squad before eventually falling to Texas on March 17. JAMES LEAVES HER MARK AGAINST LOBOS Sandy James provided a huge lift to the Tech offense against New Mexico, belting two home runs in the doubleheader while adding eight RBIs. Her four RBIs in each game set a new season high as the sophomore accounted for eight of Tech’s 14 total runs.

HALL NAMED STAT STAR ON ESPN.COM Following her performance at the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic, Logan Hall was selected as one of ESPN’s “Stat Stars” for the previous week. The website lists the top performers from the previous week each Monday or Tuesday on its College Sports page. 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 40 RBIs on the year and has recorded a .500 average, the highest on the team. SPEAKING OF HALL... Logan Hall began the Texas Tech Invitational 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 against New Mexico. ALLEN MAKES SUCCESSFUL DEBUT After only one weekend in a Red Raider uniform, Cydney Allen 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 teamhigh 10 hits, including a two-run home run against Indiana as part of her five RBIs on the week. 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 11th-ranked UCLA as only a freshman.

PITCHING STAFF SETS SCHOOL RECORDS The Texas Tech pitching staff set several school records during the Red Raider Classic, including most shutouts in a row (5), consecutive hitless innings (11.2), and consecutive shutout innings (27.1). Brittany Talley leads the Red Raiders in wins so far with eight on the year.

BLEDSOE DELIVERS TOP-FIVE MOMENT Emily Bledsoe has had many big 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-from-behind victory. The junior described the hit as a “top five moment” during the following week’s media session.

HALL NAMED BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK After hitting .583 during the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic, junior infielder Logan Hall was named the Big 12 Player of the Week on March 1. In addition to her 7-for-12 weekend at the plate, Hall added three home runs, two of which were grand slams, and 16 total RBIs to help keep Tech undefeated.

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.

TECH A STAPLE ON ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Five Red Raiders along were named to the all-tournament team of the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic while Logan Hall was honored as the tournament’s Top Hitter and Brittany Talley was selected as the Top Pitcher. Cydney Allen, Emily Bledsoe, Kelsey Dennis, Mikey Kenney, and Raven Richardson were all honored on the all-tournament team. DREWRY MATCHES CAREER RBI NUMBERS After only 22 games, Stephanie Drewry is close to matching her RBI total from the previous two seasons combined. The junior currently has 17 RBIs this year, matching her total from the previous two seasons. www.texastech.com

TEXAS TECH RECORD WHEN... At Rocky Johnson Field.......................................... 26-7 On the road....................................................................2-2 At neural sites............................................................ 11-0 vs. Top 25 teams...........................................................3-7 vs. Top 10 teams...........................................................0-0 February....................................................................... 16-0 March............................................................................ 19-3 April..................................................................................4-6 May...................................................................................0-0 June..................................................................................0-0 Non-Conference....................................................... 35-1 Big 12...............................................................................4-8 Big 12 South..................................................................1-5 Big 12 North..................................................................3-3 Monday...........................................................................0-0 Tuesday...........................................................................0-0 Wednesday....................................................................3-3 Thursday.........................................................................2-0 Friday............................................................................ 11-1 Saturday....................................................................... 13-3 Sunday......................................................................... 10-2 vs Left-handed Starter...............................................6-2 vs Right-handed Starter......................................... 33-7 1-Run games.................................................................3-2 2-Run games.................................................................4-1 5+Run games............................................................. 26-3 Extra inns........................................................................2-1 Shutouts...................................................................... 15-0 Scoring 0-2 runs...........................................................0-6 Scoring 3-5 runs...........................................................9-2 Scoring 6-9 runs........................................................ 13-1 Scoring 10+ runs...................................................... 17-0 Opponent 0-2 runs.................................................. 24-1 Opponent 3-5 runs.................................................. 12-3 Opponent 6-9 runs.....................................................3-3 Opponent 10+ runs....................................................0-2 Scored in 1st inning................................................. 27-2 Opponent scored in 1st inning..............................8-5 Scores first................................................................... 30-3 Opponent scores first................................................9-6 Hit 0 home runs........................................................ 12-5 Hit 1 home run.......................................................... 13-4 Hit 2+ home runs...................................................... 14-0 Opponent 0 home runs......................................... 29-1 Opponent 1 home run..............................................4-3 Opponent 2+ HRs........................................................6-5

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.

Made 0 errors............................................................. 16-3

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 se-

Opp. made 2+ errors............................................... 20-3

Made 1 error............................................................... 14-2 Made 2+ errors.............................................................9-4 Opp. made 0 errors.................................................. 11-3 Opp. made 1 error.......................................................8-3 Out-hit opponent..................................................... 34-0 Out-hit by opponent..................................................2-8 Hits are tied...................................................................3-1

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2011 TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL nior, 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 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. 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 eight schools ranked among the top 25 nationally. ALLEN FACES FORMER SCHOOL Junior catcher Cydney Allen saw a few familiar faces in the opposite dugout during Tech’s season-opener against BYU. Allen appeared in 11 games for the Cougars as a freshman in 2009 before transferring to Salt Lake Community College in 2010. She finished 3-for-5 in the game, while also scoring a run. 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. 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 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 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, picking up four votes in each poll. “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.

PLAYER TO WATCH...JUNIOR LOGAN HALL

Hall was the only Red Raider to drive in a run last year against Texas, smashing a two-run home run in the series finale.

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GAME-BY-GAME TRENDS STARTING LINEUP BY POSITION (W-L record) CATCHER: Gentsch, Holley_____________ 26________ (21-5) Tongate, Randi_____________ 17________ (14-3) Allen, Cydney______________ 5__________ (4-1) FIRST BASE: James, Sandy______________ 46________ (38-8) Richardson, Raven__________ 2__________ (1-1) SECOND BASE: Hall, Logan________________ 48________ (39-9) THIRD BASE: Bledsoe, Emily______________ 48________ (39-9) SHORTSTOP: Richardson, Raven__________ 46________ (38-8) Powell, Taylor______________ 2__________ (1-1) LEFT FIELD: Drewry, Stephanie__________ 32________ (28-4) Clemmons, McKenzie________ 16________ (11-5) CENTER FIELD: Kenney, Mikey______________ 48________ (39-9) RIGHT FIELD: Hamada, Ashley____________ 39________ (31-8) Ward, Kermitria_____________ 9__________ (8-1) DESIGNATED PLAYER: Allen, Cydney______________ 42________ (34-8) Gentsch, Holley_____________ 3__________ (3-0) James, Sandy______________ 2__________ (1-1) Drewry, Stephanie__________ 1__________ (1-0) STARTING LINEUP BY LINEUP (W-L record) LEADOFF: Kenney, Mikey______________ 38________ (35-3) Bledsoe, Emily______________ 7__________ (3-4) Hall, Logan________________ 3__________ (1-2) 2ND SPOT: Drewry, Stephanie__________ 32________ (29-3) Clemmons, McKenzie________ 11_________ (9-2) Hamada, Ashley____________ 4__________ (1-3) Hall, Logan________________ 1__________ (0-1) 3RD SPOT: Bledsoe, Emily______________ 38________ (35-3) Kenney, Mikey______________ 10_________ (4-6) CLEANUP: Allen, Cydney______________ 43________ (37-6) James, Sandy______________ 4__________ (1-3) Hall, Logan________________ 1__________ (1-0) 5TH SPOT: Hall, Logan________________ 26________ (24-2) James, Sandy______________ 14________ (12-2) Allen, Cydney______________ 4__________ (1-3) Bledsoe, Emily______________ 3__________ (1-2) Richardson, Raven__________ 1__________ (1-0) 6TH SPOT: James, Sandy______________ 29________ (25-4) Hall, Logan________________ 17________ (13-4) Richardson, Raven__________ 2__________ (1-1) 7TH SPOT: Richardson, Raven__________ 39________ (34-5) Clemmons, McKenzie________ 5__________ (2-3) Hamada, Ashley____________ 2__________ (2-0) Drewry, Stephanie__________ 1__________ (0-1) James, Sandy______________ 1__________ (1-0) 8TH SPOT: Gentsch, Holley_____________ 29________ (24-5) Tongate, Randi_____________ 16________ (13-3) Powell, Taylor______________ 2__________ (1-1) Richardson, Raven__________ 1__________ (1-0) 9TH SPOT: Hamada, Ashley____________ 33________ (28-5) Ward, Kermitria_____________ 9__________ (8-1) Richardson, Raven__________ 5__________ (2-3) Tongate, Randi_____________ 1__________ (1-0)

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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

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

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

Broke-shoulder Drew-ree Ghench (rhymes with wrench) Mike-ee Kar-lee Mur-lick Rand-ee Tong-gate Ker-me-tree-ah

ROSTER NOTES ROSTER BREAKDOWN BY POSITION Catcher______________ 3 (Allen, Gentsch, Tongate) Infield____________ 8 (Bledsoe, Hall, James, Powell _____________ Reeves, Richardson, Ryba, Tongate) Outfield__________ 7 (Clemmons, Drewry, Hamada, __________________ Heath, Kenney, Palmer, Ward) Pitcher________________ 5 (Brokeshoulder, Dennis, _________________________ Merlich, Talley, Ward) BY CLASSIFICATION Seniors________________________________ None Juniors_________11 (Allen, Bledsoe, Dennis, Drewry, _________________ Gentsch, Hall, Hamada, Heath, ____________________ Merlich, Richardson, Ryba) Sophomores________ 7 (Brokeshoulder, Clemmons, _________ James, Kenney, Palmer, Reeves, Tongate, Freshmen________________3 (Powell, Talley, Ward) BY HOME STATE Alabama___________________________ 1 (Dennis) Arizona______________________________ 1 (Hall) California_______________________ 1 (Richardson) Colorado______________________2 (Kenney, Ryba) Oklahoma__________ 2 (Brokeshoulder, Clemmons) Utah_______________________________ 1 (Allen) Texas______________11 (Bledsoe, Drewry, Gentsch, ___________ Heath, James, Palmer, Powell, Reeves, ________________________ Talley, Tongate, Ward) Washington________________2 (Hamada, Merlich)

EIGHT STARTERS RETURN FROM LAST YEAR 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. 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. 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.

soe 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. 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 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. 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. 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.

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. Bledwww.texastech.com

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HEAD COACH SHANON HAYS 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 39-9 Total 191-43 * 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

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 earned-run 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 first-year 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 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 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). 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. In addition to his time at the Division-I level, Hays has also made stops as the head coach at Frank Phillips College (1995-96), Abilene Christian (1996-99), and Midland College (2002-03), while also serving as the Abilene Christian athletics director from 2001-02. 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.

HAYS AGAINST ALL OPPONENTS NON-CONFERENCE Alcorn State__________________ 2-1 Appalachian State_____________ 1-0 Auburn______________________ 0-1 Boise St.______________________ 3-0 Boston University______________ 1-0 Bradley______________________ 1-0 Bryant_______________________ 3-0 BYU_________________________ 1-0 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 Hawai’i_______________________ 0-1 Houston Baptist_______________ 2-0 Howard______________________ 3-0 www.texastech.com

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 New Mexico__________________ 2-0 North Carolina Central__________ 3-0 Northern Illinois_______________ 2-0 Oregon______________________ 1-0 San Diego State_______________ 1-0 Southern Utah________________ 1-0 St. John’s_____________________ 2-0 Stanford_____________________ 1-1 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_______________________65-7 BIG 12 Baylor_______________________ 1-3 Iowa State____________________ 3-1 Kansas_______________________ 4-1 Missouri_____________________ 0-4 Nebraska_____________________ 0-2 Oklahoma____________________ 2-3 Oklahoma St._________________ 2-2 Texas________________________ 0-2 Texas A&M____________________ 0-2 Total_____________________ 12-20

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Stephanie Drewry OF • 5-2 • Jr-2L Tomball, Texas St. Pius X H.S.

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Ashley Hamada

OF • 5-4 • Jr-2L Touchet, Wash. DeSales Catholic H.S.

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Holley Gentsch C • 5-9 • Jr-2L Hewitt, Texas Midway H.S.

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Logan Hall

INF • 5-6 • Jr-1L Tucson, Ariz. Pima C.C.

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Meredith Heath OF • 5-10 • Jr-1L Fort Worth, Texas Chipola College

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Ashley Brokeshoulder

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Emily Bledsoe INF • 5-6 • Jr-2L Fulshear, Texas Foster H.S.

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Brittany Talley LHP • 5-8 • Fr-HS Little Elm, Texas Little Elm H.S.

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Karli Merlich

RHP • 5-5 • So-1L Shawnee, Okla. Shawnee H.S.

LHP • 5-5 • Jr-2L Federal Way, Wash. Kennedy Prep H.S.

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Taylor Powell INF • 5-8 • Fr-HS Henrietta, Texas Henrietta H.S.

Shanon Hays Head Coach

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OF/RHP • 5-0 • Fr-HS Waco, Texas Midway H.S.

INF • 5-11 • So-1L Missouri City, Texas Elkins H.S.

C/INF • 5-9 • So-1L Weatherford, Texas Weatherford H.S.

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Kermitria Ward

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Sandy James

INF • 5-9 • So-SQ Dallas, Texas Angelo State

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McKenzie Clemmons OF • 5-3 • So-1L Piedmont, Okla. Piedmont H.S.

Cydney Allen

C • 6-1 • Jr-TR Taylorsville, Utah Salt Lake C.C.

Aly Sartini

Associate Head Coach

Kristen Reeves

Raven Richardson INF • 5-8 • Jr-1L Placentia, Calif. Yavapai C.C.

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Mikey Kenney OF • 5-11 • So-1L Arvada, Colo. Arvada West H.S.

Randi Tongate

Kelsey Dennis

LHP • 5-4 • Jr-TR Helena, Ala. Wallace State C.C.

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Melissa Ryba

INF • 5-8 • Jr-TR Littleton, Colo. Northern Colorado

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Jordan Palmer OF • 5-4 • So-1L Fort Worth, Texas Joshua H.S.

Kristie Fox

Lisa Stratton

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2011 RESULTS Record: 39-9 Home: 26-7 Away: 2-2 Neutral: 11-0 Big 12: 4-8 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 Feb 25, 2011 Feb 25, 2011 Feb 26, 2011 Feb 26, 2011 Feb 27, 2011 Mar 04, 2011 Mar 04, 2011 Mar 05, 2011 Mar 05, 2011 Mar 06, 2011 Mar 06, 2011 Mar 09, 2011 Mar 09, 2011 Mar 11, 2011 Mar 11, 2011 Mar 12, 2011 Mar 12, 2011 Mar 13, 2011 Mar 13, 2011 Mar 17, 2011 Mar 18, 2011 Mar 18, 2011 Mar 19, 2011 Mar 19, 2011 Mar 20, 2011 Mar 26, 2011 Mar 27, 2011 Apr 01, 2011 Apr 02, 2011 Apr 06, 2011 Apr 06, 2011 Apr 09, 2011 Apr 10, 2011 Apr 13, 2011 Apr 13, 2011 Apr 16, 2011 Apr 17, 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 NORTHERN ILLINOIS W 16-3 ST. JOHN’S W 5-3 ST. JOHN’S W 19-8 NORTHERN ILLINOIS W 8-0 WICHITA STATE W 10-2 HOWARD W 8-0 DAYTON W 8-0 DAYTON W 11-0 HOWARD W 10-0 DAYTON W 10-0 HOWARD W 7-1 NEW MEXICO W 9-6 NEW MEXICO W 5-3 ALCORN STATE 2-4 L EVANSVILLE W 8-0 EVANSVILLE W 5-1 ALCORN STATE W 15-0 ALCORN STATE W 18-0 EVANSVILLE W 8-0 vs Colorado State W 17-5 vs Jacksonville W 5-1 vs Long Island W 8-4 vs Chattanooga W 3-1 vs Boston University W 4-0 vs Liberty W 6-5 MISSOURI* 1-4 L MISSOURI* 1-10 L OKLAHOMA* W 5-0 OKLAHOMA* 6-7 L BAYLOR* 1-5 L BAYLOR* 3-10 L at Iowa State* W 15-5 at Iowa State* W 16-5 KANSAS* 5-9 L KANSAS* W 10-0 at Oklahoma State* 1-2 L at Oklahoma State* 1-7 L

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 16-13-2 5-4-1 19-10-0 8-8-1 10-12-0 8-8-0 8-9-0 11-11-1 10-10-0 10-10-1 7-9-0 9-8-3 5-8-1 2-6-2 8-8-0 5-10-2 15-18-4 18-16-1 8-8-0 17-9-1 5-6-0 8-12-0 3-5-0 4-9-2 6-10-0 1-3-0 1-2-0 5-6-0 6-8-0 1-2-2 3-11-3 15-14-1 16-15-0 5-11-1 10-11-1 1-5-1 1-1-2

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 3-6-3 3-6-1 8-10-1 0-6-3 2-6-1 0-1-0 0-0-2 0-3-2 0-4-4 0-3-0 1-4-3 6-8-0 3-8-2 4-6-2 0-3-2 1-4-0 0-1-3 0-0-4 0-1-0 5-8-0 1-4-2 4-7-1 1-7-0 0-5-0 5-9-2 4-11-0 10-14-2 0-2-1 7-11-2 5-6-1 10-17-1 5-9-2 5-10-2 9-12-1 0-2-2 2-6-0 7-10-0

Inns (9) 5 7 7 7 7 5 5 7 6 6 5 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 7 5 7 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 7 (9) 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 (8) 7

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 12-0-0 13-0-0 14-0-0 15-0-0 16-0-0 17-0-0 18-0-0 19-0-0 20-0-0 21-0-0 22-0-0 23-0-0 24-0-0 24-1-0 25-1-0 26-1-0 27-1-0 28-1-0 29-1-0 30-1-0 31-1-0 32-1-0 33-1-0 34-1-0 35-1-0 35-2-0 35-3-0 36-3-0 36-4-0 36-5-0 36-6-0 37-6-0 38-6-0 38-7-0 39-7-0 39-8-0 39-9-0

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 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 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 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 1-2-0 1-3-0 1-4-0 1-5-0 2-5-0 3-5-0 3-6-0 4-6-0 4-7-0 4-8-0

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 Brokeshoulder, A. (W 5-0) 230 1:50 Talley, B. (W 4-0) 245 1:42 Merlich, K. (W 1-0) 252 2:02 Dennis, K. (W 3-0) 254 1:20 Talley, B. (W 5-0) 195 1:40 Dennis, K. (W 4-0) 235 1:06 Talley, B. (W 6-0) 255 1:09 Dennis, K. (W 5-0) 275 1:29 Brokeshoulder, A. (W 6-0) 283 1:23 Brokeshoulder, A. (W 7-0) 232 1:34 Talley, B. (W 7-0) 265 1:54 Talley, B. (W 8-0) 243 1:59 Dennis, K. (W 6-0) 254 2:30 Talley, B. (L 8-1) 112 1:39 Dennis, K. (W 7-0) 132 1:07 Talley, B. (W 9-1) 187 1:44 Merlich, K. (W 2-0) 213 1:27 Ward, K. (W 3-0) 248 1:14 Dennis, K. (W 8-0) 290 1:08 Ward, K. (W 4-0) 101 2:26 Dennis, K. (W 9-0) 126 1:54 Talley, B. (W 10-1) 133 1:57 Dennis, K. (W 10-0) 185 1:43 Talley, B. (W 11-1) 175 1:50 Ward, K. (W 5-0) 118 2:24 Dennis, K. (L 10-1) 462 1:29 Talley, B. (L 11-2) 1,248 1:30 Dennis, K. (W 11-1) 336 1:37 Talley, B. (L 11-3) 337 2:11 Ward, K. (L 5-1) 312 1:42 Merlich, K. (L 2-1) 315 2:13 Dennis, K. (W 12-1) 313 2:17 Talley, B. (W 12-3) 174 2:18 Ward, K. (L 5-2) 245 2:22 Talley, B. (W 13-3) 256 1:24 Dennis, K. (L 12-2) 458 1:46 Talley, B. (L 13-4) 187 1:33

* = Conference game () extra inning game

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2011 OVERALL 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% Allen, Cydney .418 47 47 122 31 51 7 2 13 52 101 .828 24 9 25 2 .538 1 2 0 0 31 4 0 1.000 Bledsoe, Emily .397 48 48 136 51 54 13 2 3 32 80 .588 26 6 23 0 .503 3 2 12 13 49 61 9 .924 Hall, Logan .392 48 48 143 39 56 9 2 6 52 87 .608 10 2 13 1 .428 4 2 8 9 120 79 4 .980 Richardson, Raven .379 48 48 124 37 47 5 1 8 40 78 .629 16 1 23 0 .448 2 1 3 5 86 72 8 .952 Kenney, Mikey .366 48 48 145 59 53 15 1 4 31 82 .566 26 9 29 0 .489 0 1 14 14 53 1 0 1.000 James, Sandy .352 48 48 122 30 43 8 1 14 56 95 .779 29 1 14 1 .477 1 0 1 1 254 16 5 .982 Hamada, Ashley .301 43 39 93 22 28 2 1 1 10 35 .376 4 1 10 0 .337 0 9 4 4 27 3 0 1.000 Drewry, Stephanie .293 38 33 92 25 27 7 0 0 17 34 .370 8 3 7 0 .365 1 13 4 4 32 2 0 1.000 Gentsch, Holley .286 38 29 77 9 22 3 0 1 13 28 .364 9 3 4 0 .374 2 2 0 0 121 6 1 .992 -------------Heath, Meredith .500 35 0 4 15 2 0 0 0 0 2 .500 0 1 0 0 .600 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 1.000 Palmer, Jordan .500 36 0 4 20 2 1 0 0 1 3 .750 3 0 0 0 .714 0 0 4 5 1 0 0 1.000 Powell, Taylor .450 28 2 20 12 9 2 0 2 11 17 .850 3 1 3 0 .542 0 0 1 1 10 13 4 .852 Tongate, Randi .442 29 17 52 7 23 2 0 2 15 31 .596 6 0 6 1 .483 2 0 1 1 73 4 5 .939 Clemmons, McKenzie .339 35 16 56 17 19 0 1 0 5 21 .375 4 0 6 0 .383 0 2 6 7 21 1 2 .917 Ward, Kermitria .286 35 11 28 11 8 0 0 0 3 8 .286 2 0 4 0 .333 0 3 3 3 10 13 2 .920 Reeves, Kristen .250 8 0 8 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 .250 0 0 3 0 .250 0 0 0 0 2 4 4 .600 Dennis, Kelsey .000 21 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 3 9 0 1.000 Merlich, Karli .000 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 .857 Talley, Brittany .000 23 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 2 15 3 .850 Brokeshoulder, Ashley .000 17 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 5 10 0 1.000 Totals .364 48 48 1226 387 446 74 11 54 339 704 .574 170 37 170 5 .451 16 37 64 70 901 319 48 .962 Opponents .250 48 48 1157 144 289 32 1 36 127 431 .373 75 24 215 12 .307 7 27 22 27 824 319 67 .945 LOB - Team (278), Opp (250). DPs turned - Team (15), Opp (6). CI - Team (1), Tongate, R. 1. IBB - Team (6), James, S. 4, Hall, L. 1, Allen, C. 1, Opp (2). Picked off - Bledsoe, E. 1.

2011 OVERALL 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 Dennis, Kelsey 2.44 12 2 21 20 9 5 2 0 89.0 85 34 31 20 69 8 1 10 338 .251 3 8 2 1 9 Talley, Brittany 2.48 13 4 23 18 7 4 0 1 101.2 96 50 36 20 60 14 0 11 393 .244 3 6 3 2 9 -------------Ward, Kermitria 2.70 5 2 19 2 1 1 2 3 46.2 40 21 18 16 43 0 0 7 171 .234 1 5 1 3 2 Brokeshoulder, Ashley 3.88 7 0 17 7 1 1 2 0 39.2 38 23 22 13 36 7 0 5 155 .245 3 3 3 0 3 Merlich, Karli 4.50 2 1 13 1 0 0 2 0 23.1 30 16 15 6 7 3 0 3 100 .300 1 2 1 1 4 Totals 2.84 39 9 48 48 18 15 4 4 300.1 289 144 122 75 215 32 1 36 1157 .250 11 24 10 7 27 Opponents 8.43 9 39 48 48 16 0 0 1 275.0 446 387 331 170 170 74 11 54 1226 .364 29 37 6 16 37 PB - Team (6), Tongate, R. 5, Gentsch, H. 1, Opp (13). Pickoffs - Team (1), Gentsch, H. 1, Opp (1). SBA/ATT - Gentsch, H. (10-12), Ward, K. (8-8), Dennis, K. (6-8), Tongate, R. (6-8), Allen, C. (6-7), Talley, B. (5-7), Brokeshoulde (1-2), Merlich, K. (2-2).

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2011 HITTING STATISTICS (BIG 12 ONLY) 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% Bledsoe, Emily .368 12 12 38 10 14 5 0 1 7 22 .579 4 2 12 0 .444 1 0 4 4 12 14 2 .929 Gentsch, Holley .348 9 8 23 3 8 1 0 1 6 12 .522 1 1 2 0 .400 0 1 0 0 25 1 1 .963 James, Sandy .333 12 12 36 4 12 4 0 2 15 22 .611 6 0 6 0 .429 0 0 0 0 78 4 0 1.000 Allen, Cydney .314 12 12 35 5 11 4 0 2 11 21 .600 5 4 13 1 .455 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1.000 Hall, Logan .300 12 12 40 4 12 1 0 0 5 13 .325 0 0 7 0 .300 0 1 1 1 33 34 3 .957 Kenney, Mikey .294 12 12 34 15 10 2 0 2 5 18 .529 4 6 13 0 .455 0 0 3 3 20 0 0 1.000 Tongate, Randi .286 9 4 14 1 4 0 0 0 1 4 .286 0 0 4 1 .286 0 0 0 0 13 2 2 .882 Richardson, Raven .265 12 12 34 7 9 1 0 2 4 16 .471 3 0 12 0 .324 0 0 1 1 24 20 1 .978 Hamada, Ashley .194 12 12 31 4 6 0 0 0 1 6 .194 1 1 5 0 .242 0 1 1 1 13 1 0 1.000 Drewry, Stephanie .000 8 7 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 3 2 0 .190 0 4 0 0 9 0 0 1.000 -------------Powell, Taylor .500 4 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 1.000 0 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.000 Clemmons, McKenzie .182 10 5 11 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 .182 1 0 4 0 .250 0 1 0 0 9 0 1 .900 Ward, Kermitria .000 9 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1.000 Palmer, Jordan .000 8 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 Heath, Meredith .000 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 Talley, Brittany .000 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .667 Dennis, Kelsey .000 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.000 Brokeshoulder, Ashley .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1.000 Merlich, Karli .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 Totals .282 12 12 316 65 89 19 0 10 57 138 .437 26 17 80 2 .367 1 8 13 13 241 88 11 .968 Opponents .326 12 12 337 64 110 14 0 22 60 190 .564 21 6 36 6 .371 5 5 6 8 239 74 14 .957 LOB - Team (64), Opp (69). DPs turned - Team (6), Opp (2). Picked off - Bledsoe, E. 1.

2011 PITCHING STATISTICS (BIG 12 ONLY) Player Dennis, Kelsey Talley, Brittany -------------Ward, Kermitria Brokeshoulder, A. Merlich, Karli 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 3.16 2 2 7 6 2 1 0 0 31.0 39 15 14 6 14 5 0 7 126 .310 0 2 0 1 2 4.82 2 3 7 5 1 1 0 0 24.2 31 22 17 5 10 7 0 7 99 .313 0 2 0 2 2 6.46 0 2 6 1 0 0 6.63 0 0 4 0 0 0 9.19 0 1 4 0 0 0 4.88 4 8 12 12 3 2 4.66 8 4 12 12 5 0

0 0 13.0 22 14 12 7 7 0 0 5 57 .386 1 2 1 2 0 0 6.1 7 6 6 2 5 1 0 1 27 .259 1 0 1 0 0 0 5.1 11 7 7 1 0 1 0 2 28 .393 0 0 0 0 0 0 80.1 110 64 56 21 36 14 0 22 337 .326 2 6 2 5 0 1 79.2 89 65 53 26 80 19 0 10 316 .282 3 17 1 1

1 0 0 5 8

PB - Team (0), Opp (3). Pickoffs - Team (0), Opp (1). SBA/ATT - Gentsch, H. (6-6), Ward, K. (3-3), Dennis, K. (2-3), Tongate, R. (0-2), Talley, B. (1-2).

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GAME HIGHS TEAM GAME HIGHS

INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

BATTING At bats:.......................... 35.........................................vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Runs scored:................ 19........................................................... vs St. John’s (Feb 26, 2011) Hits:................................. 18.....................................................vs Alcorn State (Mar 12, 2011) RBIs:................................ 17........................................................... vs St. John’s (Feb 26, 2011) ......................................... 17.....................................................vs Alcorn State (Mar 13, 2011) Doubles:......................... 5.................................................................vs Kansas (Apr 13, 2011) Triples:............................ 3........................................................vs Utah Valley (Feb 18, 2011) Home runs:................... 5............................................................ vs St. John’s (Feb 26, 2011) Total bases:.................. 28.........................................................at Iowa State (Apr 09, 2011) Walks:............................. 18............................................... vs Colorado State (Mar 17, 2011) Strikeouts:.................... 14..............................................at Oklahoma State (Apr 17, 2011) Sac hits:.......................... 3........................................................vs Utah Valley (Feb 20, 2011) Sac flies:.......................... 2............................................................................................. (4 games) Stolen bases:................ 5........................................................vs Utah Valley (Feb 19, 2011) .......................................... 5..........................................................at Iowa State (Apr 10, 2011) Hit by pitch:.................. 5..........................................................vs Oklahoma (Apr 01, 2011) Caught stealing:.......... 2................................................................vs Liberty (Mar 20, 2011) Runners LOB:............... 11................................................................vs Kansas (Apr 13, 2011) Hit into DP:.................... 1............................................................................................. (6 games)

BATTING At bats:........................... 5............................................................................................. (6 games) Runs scored:................. 5............................Kenney, Mikey at Iowa State (Apr 10, 2011) Hits:.................................. 4.............................. James, Sandy at Iowa State (Apr 10, 2011) RBIs:................................. 8.............................. James, Sandy at Iowa State (Apr 10, 2011) Doubles:......................... 2........................... Drewry, Stephanie vs Bryant (Feb 20, 2011) .......................................... 2............................Kenney, Mikey vs Oklahoma (Apr 02, 2011) .......................................... 2...................................Bledsoe, Emily vs Kansas (Apr 13, 2011) Triples:............................ 2.................................Hall, Logan vs Utah Valley (Feb 18, 2011) Home runs:................... 2.....................................Hall, Logan vs St. John’s (Feb 26, 2011) .......................................... 2................................... James, Sandy vs Dayton (Mar 05, 2011) .......................................... 2..............................Allen, Cydney vs Evansville (Mar 11, 2011) Total bases:................... 8............................................................................................. (4 games) Walks:.............................. 4....................Allen, Cydney vs Colorado State (Mar 17, 2011) Strikeouts:..................... 3..........................Richardson, Raven vs Indiana (Feb 12, 2011) .......................................... 3.... Richardson, Raven vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) .......................................... 3.................................... Kenney, Mikey vs Baylor (Apr 06, 2011) Sac hits:.......................... 2.................. Drewry, Stephanie vs Utah Valley (Feb 20, 2011) Sac flies:.......................... 1...........................................................................................(16 games) Stolen bases:................ 2............................................................................................. (5 games) Hit by pitch:.................. 2............................. Allen, Cydney vs Oklahoma (Apr 01, 2011) .......................................... 2....................Drewry, Stephanie vs Oklahoma (Apr 01, 2011) .......................................... 2............................Kenney, Mikey at Iowa State (Apr 10, 2011) Caught stealing:.......... 1............................................................................................. (6 games) Runners LOB:................ 6..............................Gentsch, Holley vs Howard (Mar 06, 2011)

FIELDING Putouts:......................... 27..................................................................... vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) ......................................... 27...............................................................vs Liberty (Mar 20, 2011) Assists:........................... 14................................................................. vs Baylor (Apr 06, 2011) Errors:.............................. 4......................................................vs Alcorn State (Mar 12, 2011) Passed balls:................. 2................................................ vs Colorado State (Mar 17, 2011) DPs turned:................... 2........................................................vs Utah Valley (Feb 19, 2011) .......................................... 2.................................................................. vs Baylor (Apr 06, 2011) .......................................... 2..........................................................at Iowa State (Apr 10, 2011) PITCHING Innings pitched:.........9.0.................................................................... vs BYU (Feb 10, 2011) .........................................9.0..............................................................vs Liberty (Mar 20, 2011) Runs allowed:.............. 10............................................................ vs Missouri (Mar 27, 2011) ......................................... 10................................................................. vs Baylor (Apr 06, 2011) Earned runs:................. 10............................................................ vs Missouri (Mar 27, 2011) Walks allowed:............. 5.................................................................vs Kansas (Apr 13, 2011) Strikeouts:.................... 12.........................................vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) Hits allowed:................ 17................................................................. vs Baylor (Apr 06, 2011) Doubles allowed:........ 4.................................................................. vs Baylor (Apr 06, 2011) Triples allowed:........... 1............................................................... vs Bradley (Feb 11, 2011) Homers allowed:......... 4............................................................. vs Missouri (Mar 27, 2011) .......................................... 4.................................................................vs Kansas (Apr 13, 2011) Wild pitches:................. 1...........................................................................................(11 games) Hit batters:.................... 2.............................................................. vs Howard (Mar 06, 2011) .......................................... 2................................................ vs Colorado State (Mar 17, 2011) .......................................... 2....................................................vs Chattanooga (Mar 19, 2011)

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FIELDING Putouts:......................... 13...................................James, Sandy vs Liberty (Mar 20, 2011) Assists:............................ 5............................................................................................. (6 games) Errors:.............................. 2............................................................................................. (4 games) Passed balls:................. 2................. Tongate, Randi vs Colorado State (Mar 17, 2011) PITCHING Innings pitched:.........8.2..............................Ward, Kermitria vs Liberty (Mar 20, 2011) Runs allowed:............... 7.................Talley, Brittany at Oklahoma State (Apr 17, 2011) Earned runs:.................. 5............................................................................................. (4 games) Walks allowed:............. 3........................Brokeshoulder, Ash vs Dayton (Mar 06, 2011) .......................................... 3............................ Dennis, Kelsey vs Evansville (Mar 13, 2011) .......................................... 3.................................. Ward, Kermitria vs Baylor (Apr 06, 2011) Strikeouts:..................... 9..........Ward, Kermitria vs Appalachian State (Feb 13, 2011) .......................................... 9..................................Dennis, Kelsey vs Dayton (Mar 05, 2011) .......................................... 9......................Dennis, Kelsey vs Chattanooga (Mar 19, 2011) Hits allowed:................ 10................Talley, Brittany at Oklahoma State (Apr 17, 2011) Doubles allowed:........ 3.....................Brokeshoulder, Ash vs St. John’s (Feb 26, 2011) .......................................... 3.................................... Dennis, Kelsey vs Baylor (Apr 06, 2011) .......................................... 3.................Talley, Brittany at Oklahoma State (Apr 17, 2011) Triples allowed:........... 1..................................Dennis, Kelsey vs Bradley (Feb 11, 2011) Homers allowed:......... 2...........................................................................................(10 games) Wild pitches:................. 1...........................................................................................(11 games) Hit batters:.................... 2................................ Talley, Brittany vs Howard (Mar 06, 2011) .......................................... 2................ Ward, Kermitria vs Colorado State (Mar 17, 2011) .......................................... 2......................Dennis, Kelsey vs Chattanooga (Mar 19, 2011)

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MISCELLANEOUS STATS MULTIPLE HIT GAMES_______ 2 3___ Hall, Logan________________ 13__ 3___ Bledsoe, Emily______________ 12__ 3___ Kenney, Mikey______________ 11__ 3___ Allen, Cydney______________ 12__ 2___ James, Sandy______________ 10__ -___ Richardson, Raven___________ 9___ 1___ Tongate, Randi______________ 8___ -___ Drewry, Stephanie___________ 5___ 2___ Hamada, Ashley_____________ 6___ 1___ Clemmons, McKenzie_________ 2___ 2___ Powell, Taylor_______________ 2___ -___ Gentsch, Holley______________ 1___ 1___ Ward, Kermitria______________ 1___ -___ TEAM_____________________ 92_ 18__

TEXAS TECH HOME RUNS 4___ 5+__ Tot -____ -___ 16 -____ -___ 15 -____ -___ 14 -____ -___ 14 1____ -___ 11 -____ -___ 10 -____ -____ 8 -____ -____ 7 -____ -____ 7 -____ -____ 4 -____ -____ 2 -____ -____ 2 -____ -____ 1 1____ 0___ 111

MULTIPLE RBI GAMES_______ 2___ 3___ 4___ 5+__ Tot Allen, Cydney______________ 11__ 3___ 2____ -___ 16 James, Sandy_______________ 6___ 5___ 3____ 1___ 15 Richardson, Raven___________ 8___ 3___ 2____ -___ 13 Hall, Logan_________________ 5___ 2___ 2____ 2___ 11 Kenney, Mikey_______________ 6___ 3___ -____ -____ 9 Bledsoe, Emily_______________ 5___ 2___ -____ -____ 7 Powell, Taylor_______________ 3___ 1___ -____ -____ 4 Drewry, Stephanie___________ 2___ 1___ -____ 1____ 4 Gentsch, Holley______________ 2___ -___ 1____ -____ 3 Tongate, Randi______________ 2___ 1___ -____ -____ 3 Hamada, Ashley_____________ 2___ -___ -____ -____ 2 Clemmons, McKenzie_________ 1___ -___ -____ -____ 1 TEAM_____________________ 53_ 21__ 10___ 4___ 88 HITTING STREAKS__________ Bledsoe, Emily______________ Kenney, Mikey______________ Richardson, Raven__________ Hall, Logan________________ Drewry, Stephanie__________ James, Sandy______________ Allen, Cydney______________ Tongate, Randi_____________ Clemmons, McKenzie________ Ward, Kermitria_____________ Hamada, Ashley____________ Gentsch, Holley_____________ Powell, Taylor______________ Palmer, Jordan_____________ Reeves, Kristen_____________ Heath, Meredith____________

Longest_______ Current 13__________________ 12__________________ 10__________________ 9___________________ 8___________________ 8___________________ 7__________________ 1 5___________________ 5___________________ 4___________________ 4___________________ 3__________________ 1 2__________________ 1 2__________________ 2 2__________________ 2 1___________________ -

REACHED BASE STREAK_____ Bledsoe, Emily______________ Kenney, Mikey______________ James, Sandy______________ Hall, Logan________________ Allen, Cydney______________ Richardson, Raven__________ Drewry, Stephanie__________ Ward, Kermitria_____________ Tongate, Randi_____________ Hamada, Ashley____________ Gentsch, Holley_____________ Clemmons, McKenzie________ Reeves, Kristen_____________ Heath, Meredith____________ Powell, Taylor______________ Palmer, Jordan_____________

Longest_______ Current 34__________________ 23_________________ 1 21__________________ 21__________________ 13_________________ 1 12__________________ 9___________________ 7___________________ 7___________________ 5___________________ 5__________________ 1 5___________________ 2__________________ 2 2__________________ 2 2__________________ 1 2__________________ 2

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No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54.

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) C. Allen (2) L. Hall (3) C. Allen (3) R. Richardson (2) L. Hall (4) L. Hall (5) C. Allen (4) T. Powell (1) R. Tongate (2) R. Richardson (3) S. James (3) C. Allen (5) S. James (4) C. Allen (6) C. Allen (7) R. Richardson (4) S. James (5) R. Richardson (5) S. James (6) C. Allen (8) C. Allen (9) S. James (7) S. James (8) S. James (9) R. Richardson (6) S. James (10) A. Hamada (1) C. Allen (10) T. Powell (2) C. Allen (11) L. Hall (6) E. Bledsoe (2) S. James (11) S. James (12) R. Richardson (7) M. Kenney (3) E. Bledsoe (3) S. James (13) H. Gentsch (1) M. Kenney (4) R. Richardson (8) S. James (14) C. Allen (12) C. Allen (13)

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 Northern Illinois (2/25) 2 0 3-2 3 Owens Northern Illinois (2/25) 4 2 0-1 4 Germillion St. John’s (2/25) 2 2 1-1 1 Sumrall St. John’s (2/26) 2 1 1-2 2 Lawrence St. John’s (2/26) 3 0 3-2 3 Lawrence St. John’s (2/26) 4 1 2-1 3 Link St. John’s (2/26) 3 1 2-1 4 Beza St. John’s (2/26) 1 1 0-0 4 Beza Wichita State (2/27) 1 1 3-1 5 Anderson Dayton (3/4) 2 0 2-0 2 Daly Dayton (3/5) 1 0 2-0 3 Isaacson Dayton (3/5) 1 1 0-0 4 Isaacson Dayton (3/5) 2 1 0-1 4 Daly Dayton (3/6) 1 0 3-2 2 Wedel Howard (3/6) 3 2 2-1 4 Johnson Howard (3/6) 1 0 0-2 5 Johnson New Mexico (3/9 - #1) 2 1 3-2 2 Gutierrez New Mexico (3/9 - #1 4 2 1-1 5 Gutierrez New Mexico (3/9 - #2) 3 2 2-1 1 DeBroeck Evansville (3/11) 2 1 2-0 1 Morris Evansville (3/11) 2 2 2-0 2 Morris Evansville (3/11) 1 2 1-0 2 Morris Evansville (3/12) 4 1 1-0 3 Meyer Alcorn State (3/12) 2 2 3-1 1 Duncan Alcorn State (3/12) 3 2 3-1 3 Rancilio Alcorn State (3/13) 3 0 1-1 2 Rubio Evansville (3/13) 1 2 3-2 2 Kautz Evansville 1 0 2-2 5 Kautz Colorado State (3/17) 3 2 0-0 5 Laswell Jacksonville (3/18) 4 2 2-2 7 Sigrest Long Island (3/18) 1 0 0-1 3 Reynolds Chattanooga (3/19) 1 2 1-1 1 Fuzzard Chattanooga (3/19) 2 0 0-1 4 Fuzzard Liberty (3/20) 2 2 2-2 3 Smith Missouri (3/26) 1 0 1-0 3 Thomas Baylor (4/6 - Game 1) 1 0 2-2 7 Canion Baylor (4-6 - Game 2) 1 0 2-2 3 Paul Iowa State (4/11) 3 2 1-1 1 Zabriskie Iowa State (4/11) 3 1 3-2 5 Kennewell Iowa State (4/11) 1 0 1-1 6 Torrescano Iowa State (4/11) 2 0 1-0 7 Holliday Iowa State (4/12) 4 2 0-2 2 Zabriskie Iowa State (4/12) 3 0 1-2 4 Zabriskie Oklahoma State (4/17) 1 1 3-2 2 Freeman

GAME SUMMARY Record when team scores: Runs 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 W-L 0-0 0-5 0-1 1-1 2-0 6-1 1-1 2-0 Record when opponent scores: Runs 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 W-L 15-0 5-0 4-1 4-0 2-2 6-1 1-0 0-2 Record when leading after: Inn. 1 2 3 4 5 6 W-L 24-2 28-1 34-2 35-1 19-1 16-0 Record when trailing after: Inn. 1 2 3 4 5 6 W-L 4-5 5-5 1-7 1-6 1-6 1-7 Record when tied after: Inn. 1 2 3 4 5 6 W-L 11-2 6-3 4-0 3-2 1-2 2-1

8 9 10+ 9-0 1-0 17-0 8 9 10+ 1-0 1-1 0-2

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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 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 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 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.

GAME 12 Texas Tech 16, Northern Illinois 3 Feb. 25, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E N. Illinois 1 0 0 2 0 3 6 3 Texas Tech 5 2 5 4 X 16 13 2 W: Brokeshoulder (5-0); L: Owens (0-3); S: None Attendance: 230 Highlights: Logan Hall recorded a career-high seven RBIs as part of a 3-for-3 day at the plate ... she connected on a grand slam in the fourth inning for her third home run of the year ... Hall was one RBI shy of the school record ... Emily Bledsoe added a 2-for-3 day at the plate with three RBIs and three runs scoed ... Cydney Allen crushed a two-run home run in the fourth inning for her second long ball of the year ... Ashley Brokeshoulder picked up her fifth of the win.

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GAME RECAPS GAME 13 Texas Tech 5, St. John’s 3 Feb. 25, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E St. John’s 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 6 1 Texas Tech 2 0 2 1 0 0 X 5 4 1 W: Talley (4-0); L: Sumrall (0-1); S: None Attendance: 245 Highlights: Game was the smallest win margin for Tech since defeating Appalachian State, 10-9, on Feb. 13 ... Cydney Allen hit her second home run of the day with a two-run blast in the first inning ... Tech’s four hits were its fewest in a game this season ... Brittany Talley picked up the win after a complete game effort, going a career-high seven innings. GAME 14 Texas Tech 19, St. John’s 8 Feb. 26, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E St. John’s 2 3 0 0 3 8 10 1 Texas Tech 0 2 11 6 X 19 10 0 W: Merlich (1-0); L: Lawrence (4-2); S: None Attendance: 252 Highlights: Tech’s 19 runs were a new season high ... were also the most for the Red Raiders since scoring 24 last year against North Carolina Central ... Logan Hall had another seven RBI game, this time with the total coming all in one inning ... Hall led off the third with a three-run homer and came up again later in the inning to deliver a grand slam ... Raven Richardson extended her hitting streak to a career-high 10 games after a 1-for-2 day ... Cydney Allen hit a home run for the third-consecutive game which was followed by the first career homer from Taylor Powell. GAME 15 Texas Tech 8, Northern Illinois 0 Feb. 26, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E N. Illinois 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 Texas Tech 4 2 2 0 X 8 8 1 W: Dennis (3-0); L: Germillion (0-1); S: None Attendance: 254 Highlights: The win was Tech’s 15th in a row, tying the longest winning streak in school history ... Kelsey Dennis threw her first career shutout with five innings pitched and only six hits ... Mikey Kenney went 1-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs ... Sandy James also added two RBIs ... Logan Hall picked up her 16th RBI of the weekend after a 1-for-3 day. GAME 16 Texas Tech 10, Wichita State 2 Feb. 27, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Wichita St. 0 1 0 1 0 2 6 1 Texas Tech 1 0 5 2 2 10 12 0 W: Talley (5-0); L: Smet (1-5); S: None Attendance: 195 Highlights: Tech broke the school record for longest winning streak as the Red Raiders won their 16thstraight ... it was Wichita State who snapped Tech’s winning streak last year ... Mikey Kenney extended her hitting streak to 10 games with a 3-for-4 game at the plate ... Randi Tongate connected on her second home run of the year in the third inning ... Raven Richardson and Tongate both finished with two RBIs to lead Tech ... Brittany Talley picked up her fifth win of the year in the complete game effort ... Tech has now ended eight of the last 10 games by run rule. www.texastech.com

GAME 17 Texas Tech 8, Howard 0 March 4, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Howard 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Texas Tech 3 1 1 0 3 8 8 0 W: Dennis (4-0); L: Martin (2-1); S: None Attendance: 235 Highlights: After a leadoff double to begin the game, Kelsey Dennis did not allow another hit in the one-hit shutout ... marked Dennis’ second one-hitter of the season ... Mikey Kenney extended her hitting streak to 11 games after a 1-for-2 day at the plate ... Cydney Allen and Raven Richardson both drove in two RBIs ... Tech ended the game via run rule for the ninth time in the last 11 games. GAME 18 Texas Tech 8, Dayton 0 March 4, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Dayton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Texas Tech 1 3 0 4 X 8 9 0 W: Talley (6-0); L: Daly (2-2); S: None Attendance: 255 Highlights: Brittany Talley threw Tech’s first no-hitter since the 2001 season ... the freshman allowed only one runner off a walk in the second inning ... was the sixth no-hitter in school history ... Tech allowed only one hit in its two games against Howard and Dayton to start the tournament ... Mikey Kenney extended her hitting streak to a career-high 12 games after a 3-for-3 day with two runs scored and a RBI ... was the fifth-straight game to end after five innings. GAME 19 Texas Tech 11, Dayton 0 March 5, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Dayton 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 Texas Tech 5 0 2 4 X 11 11 1 W: Dennis (5-0); L: Isaacson (4-2); S: None Attendance: 275 Highlights: Until a Dayton double with two outs in the second, Brittany Talley and Kelsey Dennis had combined to go 11.2-consecutive innings without allowing a hit, a new school record ... the shutout was Tech’s third-straight as well, tying the school record ... Mikey Kenney ended her 12-game hit streak after a 0-for-2 day at the plate ... Sandy James hit two home runs in the game to drive in three runs, matching her season high ... Cydney Allen also hit a solo home run after a 3-for-3 day at the plate. GAME 20 Texas Tech 10, Howard 0 March 5, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Howard 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 Texas Tech 4 1 5 0 X 10 10 0 W: Brokeshoulder (6-0); L: Gatson (1-1); S: None Attendance: 283 Highlights: The shutout runs Tech’s streak to a school record four-consecutive games ... Tech ended its seventh-straight game via run rule ... the Tech defense went without an error for the fourth time in five games ... Ashley Brokeshoulder pitched three shutout innings for her sixth win of the year ... Emily Bledsoe, Logan Hall, and Raven Richardson all had two RBIs in the game ... Mikey Kenney hit her 10th double of the year as part of a 2-for-2 day.

GAME 21 Texas Tech 10, Dayton 0 March 6, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Dayton 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 Texas Tech 0 4 1 5 X 10 10 1 W: Brokeshoulder (7-0); L: Wedel (1-3); S: None Attendance: 232 Highlights: The shutout was Tech’s fifth-straight in the tournament ... marked the eighth-straight game Tech ended via run rule ... shutout moved Tech to 26.1-consecutive innings without allowing a run, breaking the previous school record set in 2008 ... Mikey Kenney went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs ... Raven Richardson finished 3-for-3 with three RBIs ... Cydney Allen crushed her sixth home run of the year to leadoff the second inning. GAME 22 Texas Tech 7, Howard 1 March 6, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Howard 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 Texas Tech 2 0 0 3 1 1 X 7 9 0 W: Talley (7-0); L: Johnson (1-4); S: None Attendance: 265 Highlights: Howard snapped Tech’s scoreless innings streak in the top of the first ... Tech had gone 27-straight innings without allowing a run before ... Tech went the full seven innings for the first time in its last eight games ... Brittany Talley struck out a season-high seven batters for her seventh win of the year ... Logan Hall extended her hitting streak to nine games, matching her season high after a 2-for4 day that included two RBIs ... Cydney Allen hit her second home run of the day, giving her a team-leading seven on the year ... Tech finished the Red Raider Classic hitting .438 as a team. GAME 23 Texas Tech 9, New Mexico 6 March 9, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E New Mexico 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 6 8 0 Texas Tech 0 2 0 1 6 0 X 9 8 3 W: Talley (8-0); L: Gutierrez (2-4); S: Ward (2) Attendance: 243 Highlights: Sandy James finished 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a season-high four RBIs, two which came off a second-inning home run ... Raven Richardson crushed a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth as part of a six-inning ... Brittany Talley picked up her team leading eighth win of the year ... Tech trailed in the fifth inning for the first time since facing Appalachian State on Feb. 13. GAME 24 Texas Tech 5, New Mexico 3 March 9, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E New Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 8 2 Texas Tech 4 0 0 0 1 0 X 5 8 1 W: Dennis (6-0); L: DeBroeck (2-4); S: Ward (3) Attendance: 254 Highlights: Sandy James added another four RBI game, highlighted by a three-run homer in the first ... Emily Bledsoe added Tech’s other RBI ... Kelsey Dennis picked up her sixth win of the year ... Kermitria Ward earned her second save of the day after getting the final out ... Mikey Kenney recorded her 10th multiple-hit game of the year after going 2-for4 at the plate.

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GAME RECAPS GAME 25 Alcorn State 4, Texas Tech 2 March 11, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Alcorn State 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 4 6 2 Texas Tech 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 6 2 W: Rancilio (1-0); L: Talley (8-1); S: None Attendance: 112 Highlights: The loss marked Tech’s first of the season, breaking a school record 24-game winning streak ... was also the first loss in Brittany Talley’s career ... Emily Bledsoe was Tech’s only player with multiple hits, finishing 2-for-3 with a RBI ... Ashley Brokeshoulder allowed two runs over five innings after getting the start ... Talley gave up two runs, none of which were earned, in two innings. GAME 26 Texas Tech 8, Evansville 0 March 11, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Evansville 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 Texas Tech 2 6 0 0 X 8 8 0 W: Dennis (7-0); L: Morris (1-5); S: None Attendance: 132 Highlights: Cydney Allen finished 2-for-2 at the plate with four RBIs coming off two home runs in the game ... Kelsey Dennis threw her third shutout of the season, allowing three hits in five innings ... Sandy James also added a solo home run for Tech ... Tech picked up the win after dropping its first game of the season in the day’s earlier game against Alcorn State. GAME 27 Texas Tech 5, Evansville 1 March 12, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Evansville 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 Texas Tech 0 0 5 0 0 0 X 5 10 2 W: Talley (9-1); L: Meyer (0-2); S: None Attendance: 187 Highlights: Sandy James recorded her third four RBI outing in Tech’s last four games ... the sophomore finished 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored while adding her eighth home run of the year ... Emily Bledsoe and Stephanie Drewry both had two hits in the game as well ... Brittany Talley recovered from the loss the day earlier to pick up her team-leading ninth win of the year ... the freshman went the complete seven innings, allowing one run (unearned) off four hits. GAME 28 Texas Tech 15, Alcorn State 0 March 12, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Alcorn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 Texas Tech 3 8 4 0 X 15 18 4 W: Merlich (2-0); L: Duncan (0-1); S: None Attendance: 213 Highlights: Tech recovered from its loss the day before against the Braves to put away the game early ... Raven Richardson drove in four runs off a 2-for-3 day that included two runs scored and her sixth home run of the year ... McKenzie Clemmons also added a 2-for-4 day with two RBIs ... Sandy James hit a home run for the third-consecutive game, giving her nine on the season ... Kelsey Dennis made the start but was pulled after two innings where she allowed one hit and struck out six hitters ... Karli Merlich earned the win after three innings of relief. www.texastech.com

GAME 29 Texas Tech 18, Alcorn State 0 March 13, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Alcorn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Texas Tech 7 3 6 2 X 18 16 1 W: Ward (3-0); L: Rubio (0-1); S: None Attendance: 248 Highlights: Kermitria Ward tossed her first career no-hitter as the freshman allowed two base runners via walk ... it marks the second no-hitter for Tech this season ... Ward becomes just the fifth Tech pitcher to throw a no-hitter ... Tech’s 18 runs was one shy of its season high set against St. John’s on Feb. 26 ... Sandy James had a home run for the fourth-consecutive game off a three-run blast in the second inning ... Emily Bledsoe, Logan Hall, Raven Richardson, and Taylor Powell each had two RBIs in the game ... Randi Tongate matched her career high of three RBIs after a 2-for-3 day that included a double. GAME 30 Texas Tech 8, Evansville 0 March 13, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Evansville 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Texas Tech 0 4 3 0 1 8 8 0 W: Dennis (8-0); L: Kautz (1-3); S: None Attendance: 290 Highlights: The win wrapped a 25-game homestand for the Red Raiders ... Kelsey Dennis threw a one-hit shutout, her third one-hitter of the year ... Emily Bledsoe extended her career-high hitting streak to 12 games after a 1-for-3 day that included a RBI double in the second ... Ashley Hamada smashed her first home run of the season in the second as well ... Cydney Allen finished the game to leadoff the fifth with a solo home run, her 10th of the year ... Tech ended its 17th game via run rule this season. GAME 31 Texas Tech 17, Colorado State 5 March 17, 2011 at Eddie Moore Complex, Clearwater, Fla. 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Texas Tech 3 2 7 2 3 17 9 1 Colorado St. 0 0 3 0 2 5 8 0 W: Ward (4-0); L: O’Brien (3-10); S: None Attendance: 101 Highlights: Tech drew a school record 18 walks in the game ... Red Raiders ended their 18th game by run rule, matching the school record ... Taylor Powell hit Tech’s 39th home run of the year which also ties the school’s single-season record ... Cydney Allen matched the school record with four walks in the game ... Raven Richardson added a 2-for-2 day with three RBIs. GAME 32 Texas Tech 5, Jacksonville 1 March 18, 2011 at Eddie Moore Complex, Clearwater, Fla. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Texas Tech 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 5 6 0 Jacksonville 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 2 W: Dennis (9-0); L: Sigrest (8-4); S: None Attendance: 126 Highlights: Cydney Allen connected on a two-out grand slam in the top of the seventh inning to give Tech the lead ... Allen finished 2-for-4 at the plate ... Kelsey Dennis allowed one run in a complete game effort, making one mistake on a Allison Schmidt solo home run in the sixth ... Stephanie Drewry also added a 2-for-4 day at the plate with a run scored.

GAME 33 Texas Tech 8, Long Island 4 March 18, 2011 at Eddie Moore Complex, Clearwater, Fla. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Texas Tech 6 0 1 0 0 1 0 8 12 0 Long Island 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 7 1 W: Talley (10-1); L: Reynolds (4-11); S: None Attendance: 133 Highlights: Brittany Talley became Tech’s first 10game winner after allowing one run over 5.2 innings ... McKenzie Clemmons went 3-for-4 at the plate, matching her career high for hits ... Logan Hall connected on her sixth home run of the season, connecting on a solo shot to start the third inning ... Tech broke the single-season RBI record in the game ... the Red Raiders began the game with a six-run first inning, its second-largest output in the opening inning this season. GAME 34 Texas Tech 3, Chattanooga 1 March 19, 2011 at Eddie Moore Complex, Clearwater, Fla. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Chattanooga 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 Texas Tech 1 0 0 2 0 0 X 3 5 0 W: Dennis (10-0); L: Fuzzard (8-4); S: None Attendance: 185 Highlights: Kelsey Dennis allowed only one run off seven hits in a complete game effort ... Dennis became Tech’s second 10-game winner, joining Brittany Talley ... Emily Bledsoe connected on a solo home run with two outs in the first two give Tech an early lead ... Sandy James added a two-run shot of her own in the fourth to break a 1-1 tie ... Tech only had five hits in the game, its second-lowest amount this year. GAME 35 Texas Tech 4, Boston University 0 March 19, 2011 at Eddie Moore Complex, Clearwater, Fla. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Texas Tech 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 9 2 Boston Univ. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 W: Talley (11-1); L: Floetker (8-5); S: None Attendance: 175 Highlights: Brittany Talley tossed her first career seven-inning shutout, allowing only five hits in the game ... Randi Tongate finished 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI, her fourth-straight game with a RBI ... Mikey Kenney added a two-run double in the fourth to extend Tech’s lead ... the double was her Big 12-leading 13th of the season ... Raven Richardson recorded a 2-for-3 day, her eighth multiple-hit game this season. GAME 36 Texas Tech 6, Liberty 5 March 20, 2011 at Eddie Moore Complex, Clearwater, Fla. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Texas Tech 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 10 0 Liberty 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 9 2 W: Ward (5-0); L: Smith (3-5); S: None Attendance: 118 Highlights: Kermitria Ward did not allow an earned run over 8.2 innings of relief ... it marked the longest outing for a Tech pitcher since Karli Merlich went 8.2 innings against Oklahoma on April 15, 2010 ... the win moves Tech to 2-0 in extra inning games this season ... all but one Tech starter had a hit in the game ... Sandy James hit her team-leading 12th home run of the year in the third, tying the game ... Cydney Allen finished 2-for-4 with a RBI.

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GAME RECAPS GAME 37 Missouri 4, Texas Tech 1 March 26, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Missouri 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 11 0 Texas Tech 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 W: Thomas (11-2); L: Dennis (10-1); S: None Attendance: 462 Highlights: Raven Richardson plated Tech’s only run off a solo home run to lead off the third inning ... Kelsey Dennis was charged with the loss, her first of the season ... Tech’s one run and three hits both marked season lows ... the loss was Tech’s first since falling to Alcorn State, 4-2, on March 11. GAME 38 Missouri 10, Texas Tech 1 March 27, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E Missouri 1 0 2 1 3 3 10 14 2 Texas Tech 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 W: Thomas (12-2); L: Talley (11-2); S: None Attendance: 1,248 Highlights: The Red Raiders were held without a hit till a Mikey Kenney out-single in the sixth inning ... the loss marked Tech’s largest margin of defeat in the Shanon Hays era ... Emily Bledsoe delivered Tech’s only RBI, driving in Kenney in the sixth ... Tech used four different pitchers in the game ... the 1,248 fans in attendance broke the Rocky Johnson Field record that was set March 28, 2010 against Iowa State. GAME 39 Texas Tech 5, Oklahoma 0 April 1, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 Texas Tech 3 0 0 0 0 2 X 5 6 0 W: Dennis (11-1); L: Ricketts (16-6); S: None Attendance: 336 Highlights: The win marked Tech’s first against OU in Lubbock all-time ... Emily Bledsoe sparked a three-run first inning for Tech with a two-out double that scored Mikey Kenney and Cydney Allen ... Tech was hit by a season-high five pitches in the game ... Kelsey Dennis threw her fifth shutout of the season, limiting the Sooners to only two hits in the game ... Holley Gentsch went 2-for-3 at the plate with a RBI ... game marked first time Mikey Kenney had not been in the leadoff spot for Tech this season. GAME 40 Oklahoma 7, Texas Tech 6 April 2, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Oklahoma 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 11 2 Texas Tech 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 6 8 0 W: Ricketts (17-6); L: Talley (11-3); S: None Attendance: 337 Highlights: Sandy James was Tech’s tying run on second base when OU got the final out ... Mikey Kenney recorded two doubles during Tech’s comeback attempt over the final two innings ... the Red Raiders five-run seventh was its most single-inning output since scoring six runs in the first inning against Long Island March 18 ... OU’s six-run first inning was the most allowed by Tech in a single inning this season ... Emily Bledsoe loaded the bases with a walk in the first, marking the 39th game this year she has reached base ... Tech left six runners on base in the first three innings of the game. www.texastech.com

GAME 41 Baylor 5, Texas Tech 1 April 6, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Baylor 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 5 6 1 Texas Tech 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 W: Canion (16-4); L: Ward (5-1); S: None Attendance: 312 Highlights: Mikey Kenney broke up a no-hitter with a solo home run to lead off the seventh inning ... the homer was Kenney’s third of the year and moved the sophomore into sole possession of fourth on the school’s career home run chart ... Cydney Allen followed with a single for Tech’s only other hit in the game ... the two hits matched a season low for Tech ... the Red Raiders also committed two errors in the game, breaking a streak of five games without any miscues ... only two runs given up by Kermitria Ward and Brittany Talley were earned. GAME 42 Baylor 10, Texas Tech 3 April 6, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Baylor 0 1 2 0 4 3 0 10 17 1 Texas Tech 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 11 3 W: Repka (8-1); L: Merlich (2-1); S: Canion (2) Attendance: 315 Highlights: Baylor broke open a 3-3 run tie with a 3-run Holly Holl home run ... Cydney Allen put Tech on the board first with a RBI single in the first ... Emily Bledsoe added a solo home run in the third ... the home run marked the 41st game Bledsoe has reached base this season ... Tech’s other RBI came from Ashley Hamada ... the Red Raiders left 10 runners on base, matching their season high. GAME 43 Texas Tech 15, Iowa State 5 April 9, 2011 at SW Athletic Complex, Ames, Iowa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Texas Tech 3 0 0 5 3 1 3 15 14 1 Iowa State 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 9 2 W: Dennis (12-1); L: Zabriskie (11-10); S: None Attendance: 313 Highlights: Tech’s 15 runs were its most in a Big 12 game in school history ... Sandy James got the Tech offense going with a three-run first inning homer, her 13th of the season ... Tech connected on four home runs in the game as Raven Richardson, Holley Gentsch and Mikey Kenney all added one as well ... Gentsch’s dinger was her first of the season ... all but one starter had a hit in the game. GAME 44 Texas Tech 16, Iowa State 5 April 10, 2011 at SW Athletic Complex, Ames, Iowa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Texas Tech 2 4 0 3 0 3 4 16 15 0 Iowa State 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 10 2 W: Talley (12-3); L: Zabriskie (11-11); S: None Attendance: 174 Highlights: Tech broke the school record for most runs in a Big 12 game for the second day in a row ... Sandy James matched the school record with eight RBIs in the game ... she hit a grand slam and had a two-run double and a single later in the game ... Mikey Kenney also broke the Tech single-game record as she scored five times ... Cydney Allen also added a three-run homer, her 12th of the season ... Tech’s 31 runs in the series were the most for the Red Raiders in a conference series all-time.

GAME 45 Kansas 9, Texas Tech 5 April 13, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Kansas 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 9 12 1 Texas Tech 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 11 1 W: Jones (5-0); L: Ward (5-2); S: None Attendance: 245 Highlights: The loss marked the first time this season Tech had lost a game when leading after five innings ... Kansas hit four home runs in the game, matching the season high surrendered by the Tech pitching staff ... Sandy James recorded her thirdstraight multiple RBI game as she finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs ... Emily Bledsoe matched her career high with three hits in the game ... Tech left a season high 11 runners on base. GAME 46 Texas Tech 10, Kansas 0 April 13, 2011 at Rocky Johnson Field, Lubbock, Texas 1 2 3 4 5 R H E Kansas 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 Texas Tech 0 4 5 1 X 10 11 1 W: Talley (13-3); L: Martinez (12-8); S: None Attendance: 256 Highlights: Brittany Talley held Kansas to only two hits for her fourth shutout of the season ... marked the first time Tech had ended a game versus a Big 12 opponent since defeating Baylor, 8-0, on May 10, 2001 in the Big 12 Tournament ... was the first regular season conference game to end with Tech winning via run rule in school history ... Emily Bledsoe continued her hot hitting from the first game, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and a RBI ... the win moved Tech to 39-7 on the year, surpassing its win total from the prior year. GAME 47 Oklahoma State 2, Texas Tech 1 April 16, 2011 at Cowgirl Stadium, Stillwater, Okla. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E Texas Tech 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1 Oklahoma St. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0 W: Espinosa (17-5); L: Dennis (12-2); S: None Attendance: 458 Highlights: The loss marked Tech’s first when holding its opponent between 0-2 runs ... the three runs in the game marked the lowest combined score in any Tech game this year ... Tech’s middle of its lineup combined to go 0-for-9 at the plate ... Holley Gentsch drove in Tech’s only run with a RBI single in the fifth ... Kelsey Dennis threw her ninth complete game this year, while her 7.1 innings pitched marked her season high. GAME 48 Oklahoma State 2, Texas Tech 1 April 16, 2011 at Cowgirl Stadium, Stillwater, Okla. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Texas Tech 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 Oklahoma St. 2 1 0 0 4 0 X 7 10 0 W: Freeman (9-5); L: Talley (13-4); S: None Attendance: 187 Highlights: Cydney Allen had Tech’s only hit in the game, a second-inning home run ... Tech had not been one-hit since facing Nebraska on March 10 last year ... Simone Freeman struck out 14 Tech batters, a season high for the Red Raiders ... Emily Bledsoe finished 0-for-2 at the plate, marking her second game of the year to not reach base.

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2010 COMBINED STATISTICS AGAINST TEXAS Texas Tech Softball Statistics Summary for Texas Tech (as of Apr 21, 2011) Record: 0-2 Date Opponent

*4/6

at #16 Texas *4/29 #12 TEXAS * = Conference game

Score L L

0-4 2-7

Home: 0-1

Player

-------------------25 Clemmons 9 Lee 2 Hall 12 Richardson 4 Legler 3 Bledsoe 26 Kenney 22 Gentsch 1 Drewry 7 Hamada 11 Jacobs 23 Brokeshoulde 10 Heath 24 Merlich Totals Opponents

Away: 0-1

Big 12: 0-2

avg gp-gs

.333 .333 .250 .200 .143 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .106 .269

2-1 2-1 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-2 1-0 1-0 1-0 2 2

ab

r

h

2b

3b

hr

rbi

bb hbp

so sb-att

3 3 4 5 7 6 6 5 5 3 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 1 1 1 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 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

1 2 1 2 2 2 4 2 0 3 0 0 0 0

47 52

2 11

5 14

0 2

0 0

1 3

2 10

3 9

2 0

19 8

1-1 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 1-1 3-3

LOB - Team (9), Opp (13). DPs turned - Team (1). Player

24 Merlich 23 Brokeshoulde 11 Jacobs Totals Opponents

era

w-l

1.40 1.75 10.50

0-0 0-0 0-2

4.31 0.50

0-2 2-0

app gs cg sh sv

1 1 2

0 0 2

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

5.0 4.0 4.0

ip

6 2 6

h

3 1 7

r

er

bb

so

2 2

2 2

0 2

0 1

0 0

13.0 14.0

14 5

11 2

8 1

9 3

8 19

1 1 6

0 3 6

2 4 2

PB - Team (0), Opp (2). SBA/ATT - Gentsch (3-3), Merlich (2-2), Jacobs (1-1). Score by innings Texas Tech Opponents

1 0 1

2 0 1

3 0 7

4 2 1

5 0 0

6 0 1

7 0 0

Total 2 11

Win-loss breakouts: Day 0-0; Night 0-2; vs Left 0-0; vs Right 0-2; 1-run games 0-0; 2-run games 0-0; 5+run games 0-1; Extra inns 0-0; Shutouts 0-1. Current streak: Lost 2; Longest winning streak: 0; Longest losing streak: 2. Attendance: Home 729 (avg 729); Away 759 (avg 759); Total 1488 (avg 744).

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2011 TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL

2010 TEXAS BOX SCORES

Texas Tech Softball Texas Tech at #16 Texas Apr 06, 2010 at Austin, Texas (McCombs Field) Texas Tech 0 (30-7,2-3 Big 12) Player

Legler ss Drewry lf Bledsoe 3b Kenney cf Hall 2b Lee dh Clemmons ph Hamada rf Gentsch c Richardson 1b Jacobs p Brokeshoulde p Totals Score by Innings Texas Tech Texas

h rbi

Texas 4 (32-8,5-0 Big 12)

ab

r

po

a

lob

3 3 3 3 1 2 1 3 2 2 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

bb so

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 2 3 0 2 0 3 1 2 0 0

1 2 1 4 1 0 0 2 5 2 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0

23

0

2

0

1 14

18

1

4

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

0 0

0 1

0 3

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 X

R 0 4

H 2 6

Player

Craig, C. lf Hoagland rf Bennett 1b Hooks c Taylor 3b Johnson, L. ss Thrasher dh Cook, K. pr Feight 2b Chalk cf Savony ph Luna p Totals

ab

r

a

lob

4 4 2 1 2 3 1 0 2 2 1 0

0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0

h rbi

0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0

bb so

0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 14 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

po

2 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

22

4

6

4

6

5

8

21

2

E 0 0

LOB - Texas Tech 4; Texas 8. HR - Johnson, L.(4). HBP - Hall. SH - Taylor(3). SF - Feight(2). Texas Tech

Jacobs Brokeshoulde

ip

h

r er bb so ab bf

2.0 4 3 3 3 1 10 13 4.0 2 1 1 3 4 12 17

Texas

Luna

ip

h

r

7.0

2

0

er bb so ab

0

bf

1 14 23 25

Win - Luna (19-4). Loss - Jacobs (11-3). Save - None. HBP - by Luna (Hall). PB - Hooks(2). Umpires - HP: Keith Kearney 1B: Dustin Douglass 3B: Louie Alvarez Start: 6:33p.m. Time: 1:57 Attendance: 759 Weather: Breezy and clear

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2010 TEXAS BOX SCORES

Texas Tech Softball #12 Texas at Texas Tech Apr 29, 2010 at Lubbock, Texas (Rocky Johnson Field) Texas 7 (38-10,11-2 Big 12) Player

Craig, C. lf Hoagland rf Bennett 1b Hooks c Taylor 3b Johnson, L. ss Thrasher dh Savony dh Feight 2b Chalk cf Cook, K. ph Luna p Totals

Score by Innings Texas Texas Tech

Texas Tech 2 (35-13,7-9 Big 12)

ab

r

po

a

lob

4 2 4 4 4 4 1 1 3 2 1 0

2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

2 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

h rbi

1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

bb so

0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

1 4 2 5 1 3 0 0 2 1 1 1

0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

30

7

8

6

3

3

21

2

5

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1 0

0 0

4 0

1 2

0 0

1 0

0 0

R 7 2

H 8 3

Player

Legler ss Clemmons lf Kenney cf Bledsoe 3b Hall 2b Gentsch c Drewry dh Heath dh Richardson 1b Hamada rf Lee ph Jacobs p Merlich p Totals

ab

r

a

lob

4 2 3 3 3 3 2 0 3 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

h rbi

0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

bb so

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

1 2 6 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

po

2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

24

2

3

2

2

5

5

21

9

E 3 4

E - Bennett(5); Hooks(5); Feight(8); Legler 2(14); Bledsoe(11); Gentsch(1). DP - TTU 1. LOB - TEXAS 5; TTU 5. 2B - Hoagland(8); Hooks(10). HR - Craig, C.(11); Chalk(1); Hall(5). HBP - Drewry. SH - Hamada(9). SB - Hoagland 2(12); Bennett(5); Clemmons(5). Texas

Luna

ip

h

r er bb so ab bf

7.0 3 2 1 2 5 24 28

Texas Tech

Jacobs Merlich

ip

h

r

2.0 5.0

2 6

4 3

er bb so ab

3 1

3 0

bf

1 8 11 2 22 22

Win - Luna (25-6). Loss - Jacobs (13-6). Save - None. WP - Merlich(2). HBP - by Luna (Drewry). BK - Merlich(3). PB - Hooks(3). Umpires - HP: Patrick Keim 1B: Scott Sparks 3B: Edgar Reed Start: 7 p.m. Time: 1:52 Attendance: 729 Weather: Lots of sun and wind LOTS

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