TEXAS TECH RED RAIDER SOFTBALL

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "TEXAS TECH RED RAIDER SOFTBALL"

Transcription

1 TEXAS TECH RED RAIDER SOFTBALL u Back-To-Back NCAA Regional Finalists u Record Past Two Seasons u 2011 Top 5 Nationally Ranked Offense Communications Contact: Matt Dowdy O: (806) C: (806) Fri., Feb. 17 1:15 p.m. Record Postseason...None Head Coach...Linda Kalafatis Record at School (16) Career Record (23) Sat., Feb. 18 3:30 p.m Record Postseason...None Head Coach... Julie Wright Record at School (2) Career Record (4) Sun., Feb a.m. Record Postseason... NCAA Regional Head Coach...Eugene Lenti Record at School... 1, (31) Career Record...Same RED RAIDERS OPEN SEASON IN ARIZONA Texas Tech (1-4) looks to rebound from a tough seasonopening weekend when the Red Raiders travel to Las Vegas for six games at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic which begins Friday. TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE Fri., Feb. 17 Texas Tech vs. Ohio State 1:15 p.m. Texas Tech vs. Long Beach State 5:45 p.m STATISTICS.AVG - HR - RBI 27 - MELISA RYBA TEXAS TECH PROBABLE LINEUP 26 - MIKEY KENNEY RAVEN RICHARDSON EMILY BLEDSOE CYDNEY ALLEN POSSIBLE PITCHERS Fri., Feb. 17 5:45 p.m. Record Postseason... NCAA Regional Head Coach...Kim Sowder Record at School (6) Career Record...Same Sat., Feb. 18 5:45 p.m. Record Postseason... NCAA Regional Head Coach...Tobin Echo-Hawk Record at School (4) Career Record...Same Sun., Feb. 19 1:15 p.m. Record Postseason...None Head Coach...Carissa Milsap-Kalaba Record at School (3) Career Record (8) Sat., Feb. 18 Texas Tech vs. Idaho State 3:30 p.m. Texas Tech vs. Portland State 5:45 p.m. Sun., Feb. 19 Texas Tech vs. DePaul 11 a.m. Texas Tech vs. Utah State 1:15 p.m. All times listed are central. 2 - LOGAN HALL SANDY JAMES ASHLEY HAMADA DP 9 - ADRIANA PEREZ SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 9 # vs. San Diego State W, # vs. Northwestern L, 6-14 (6) # vs. Tennessee L, # vs. Stanford L, 1-7 # vs. Cal Poly L, $ vs. Ohio State 1:15 p.m. $ vs. Long Beach State 5:45 p.m. 18 $ vs. Idaho State 3:30 p.m. $ vs. Portland State 5:45 p.m. 19 $ vs. DePaul 11 a.m. $ vs. Utah State 1:15 p.m. 24 ^ vs. Texas State 10 a.m. ^ vs. North Texas 4 p.m. 25 ^ vs. UTEP 10 a.m. ^ vs. Stephen F. Austin 4 p.m. 26 ^ vs. TBD TBD MARCH 2 ~ BINGHAMTON 1 p.m. ~ UT-ARLINGTON 3:30 p.m. 3 ~ UT-ARLINGTON 1 p.m. ~ BINGHAMTON 3:30 p.m. 4 ~ BINGHAMTON 10:30 a.m. ~ UT-ARLINGTON 1 p.m. 6 at Texas 8 p.m. 7 at Texas 4 p.m. 9 NEW MEXICO 6 p.m. 10 NEW MEXICO 11 a.m. 14 at Stony Brook (DH) 1 p.m vs. Monmouth 8 a.m. + at Seton Hall 10:30 a.m vs. Manhattan 8 a.m. + vs. TBD TBD 18 + vs. TBD TBD 27 MIDWESTERN STATE 6 p.m. 30 * IOWA STATE 6 p.m. 31 * IOWA STATE Noon APRIL 1 * IOWA STATE Noon 5 * at Oklahoma 7 p.m. 6 * at Oklahoma 7 p.m. 7 * at Oklahoma Noon 11 * TEXAS 6 p.m. 13 * at Missouri 6 p.m. 14 * at Missouri 2 p.m. 15 * at Missouri Noon 17 * TEXAS A&M (DH) 5 p.m. 17 * TEXAS A&M 5 p.m. 20 * BAYLOR 6 p.m. 21 * BAYLOR Noon 22 * BAYLOR Noon 27 * at Kansas 5 p.m. 28 * at Kansas 2 p.m. 29 * at Kansas Noon MAY 5 * OKLAHOMA STATE 1 p.m. 6 * OKLAHOMA STATE 2 p.m. 7 * OKLAHOMA STATE 4 p.m NCAA Regionals TBA NCAA Super Regionals TBA 31-6 NCAA College World Series TBA Pitcher W-L ERA Cara Custer - FR Kelsey Dennis - SR Pitcher W-L ERA Brittany Talley - SO Chandler Moore - FR Pitcher W-L ERA Kermitria Ward - SO # ASU Kajikawa Classic (Tempe, Ariz.) $ Louisville Slugger Desert Classic (Las Vegas, Nev.) ^ Texas Shootout (Waco, Texas) ~ Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic (Lubbock, Texas) + Seton Hall Classic (South Orange, N.J.) * Big 12 Series Central times listed.

2 QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION Location Lubbock, Texas Founded 1923 Enrollment 32,327 Nickname Red Raiders Colors Scarlet and Black Facility Rocky Johnson Field Affiliation NCAA Division I Conference Big 12 Chancellor Kent Hance President Dr. Guy Bailey Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt Sr. Associate AD/SWA Dr. Judi Henry Department Main Number (806) HISTORY Season of Softball 21st ( ; 1996-present) All-Time Record (.454) NCAA Regional Appearances Four (1999, 2001, 2010, 2011) FACILITY INFORMATION Name Rocky Johnson Field Capacity 1,093 (Room for portable seating) Opened 2001 COACHING STAFF Head Coach Shanon Hays Alma Mater Lubbock Christian 91 Record at Tech (2 Seasons) Career Record (4 Seasons) Best time to reach Afternoon, Contact SID Assoc. Head Coach Aly Sartini Alma Mater Arkansas 00 Assistant Coach Kristie Fox Alma Mater Arizona 07 Dir. of Operations Shannon Armstrong Office Number (806) MEDIA INFORMATION PRACTICES Players and coaches are available for interviews every day prior to the start of practice. Practice usually begins at 2:15 (batting cages) on weekdays, and media members wishing to attend should contact Matt Dowdy in the Athletics Communications office beforehand. PLAYER/HEAD COACH INTERVIEWS Texas Tech student-athletes and head coach Shanon Hays are available most days prior to practice. Hays can also be reached at various points during the day. Normally following weekend road trips, players and coaches are available on the following Monday, which is normally the scheduled off day for the team. To set up an interview, please contact Matt Dowdy. POSTGAME INTERVIEWS Texas Tech players and head coach Shanon Hays will be made available to the media just outside the home dugout following a brief cooling off period. The Texas Tech clubhouse will remain closed. CREDENTIALS Media members wishing to cover the Texas Tech softball team at Rocky Johnson Field during the 2012 season must be issued a working credential from the Texas Tech Athletics Communications office. All requests for both media and photo credentials must be made either in writing or via at least a day in advance to Matt Dowdy, Assistant Director for Athletic Communications. (Fax: (806) ; Credentials can be picked up in the Athletics Communications office (south end of Jones AT&T Stadium) or at the ticket office outside the stadium entrance on gamedays. This is the official site of the Texas Tech Athletics Department. Texas Tech Volleyball releases as well as a variety of athletics department information can be found on the web. Texas Tech also offers live video (home matches only) streaming of all Red Raider matches. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS Texas Tech Athletics will provide video highlights and player/coaches interviews through an FTP site hosted by Texas Tech University. Members of the media can download files in QuickTime format that are of broadcast quality. For more information and to get FTP log-in information, please contact Matt Dowdy. ROCKY JOHNSON FIELD Rocky Johnson Field opened in 2001, giving Texas Tech one of the newest softball facilities in the country. In the 10 years since its opening, the complex has gone through several changes, including the addition of the team facility down the left field line which opened in 2010, making The Rock one of the finest facilities in the country. DIRECTIONS TO ROCKY JOHNSON FIELD Rocky Johnson Field is located on 10th Street near University Medical Center (UMC). The softball complex is adjacent to the McLeod Tennis Center and can be best reached via Texas Tech Parkway. FROM THE AIRPORT: Take I-27 South from Regis Street and exit west on the Marsha Sharp Freeway. Take the Texas Tech Parkway exit and turn north (right) for a quarter of a mile until you reach the first stop light (10th Street). Turn back east (right) and Rocky Johnson Field will be on the right side. TEAM INFORMATION 2011 Record Conference Record 5-13 (8th) Home Record Away Record 3-5 Neutral Site Record 13-1 Postseason NCAA Tucson Regional Final Ranking Received Votes Letterwinners Returning/Lost 15/5 Position Starters Returning/Lost 7/1 Pitchers Returning Lost 4/1 Newcomers 9 Top Returning Position Players Emily Bledsoe Raven Richardson, Logan Hall, Sandy James, Cydney Allen Top Returning Pitchers Kelsey Dennis Brittany Talley Top Newcomers Cara Custer, Adriana Perez Katelyn Williams, Melisa Ryba ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Associate AD/Communications Blayne Beal Assistant Director (Softball) Matt Dowdy Office (806) Cell (806) Fax (806) Website Mailing Address 6th & Boston Ave. Lubbock, TX THURSDAY 16 Travel to Las Vegas FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY vs. Ohio State 1:15 p.m. vs. Long Beach 5:45 p.m. vs. Idaho State 3:30 p.m. vs. Portland St. 5:45 p.m. vs. DePaul 11 a.m. vs. Utah State 1:15 p.m. OFF DAY Practice 2:15 p.m. Media Availability 1:45 p.m. Practice 2:15 p.m TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL

3 THE SERIES Ohio State - Friday s tournament opener is only the second meeting between the two schools with Tech holding the series lead thanks to a 4-0 victory on Feb. 10, 2007 at the ASU Kajikawa Classic. Long Beach State - Tech is 0-2 all-time against the 49ers, who took a 1-0 victory on Feb. 19, 1999 and then an 8-4 win a year later on Feb. 11, Both games were played at neutral sites. Idaho State - This is the first meeting between the two schools. Portland State - The contest marks the second alltime between the two schools as Portland State took the opener with a 7-1 victory on Feb. 21, That game was actually played in Las Vegas, the site of this weekend s tournament. DePaul - Tech and the Blue Demons have met once before with DePaul taking a 5-3 victory on March 16, 2002 during the Kia Classic in Fullerton, Calif. Utah State - This is only the second meeting alltime between the two schools as Tech took the series opener with a 6-4 victory on Feb. 11, 2001 during the Fiesta Bowl Classic in Phoenix, Ariz. ON DECK The Red Raiders return to the road one more time next weekend, traveling to Waco for the Texas Shootout where Tech will face Texas State, North Texas, UTEP, and Stephen F. Austin over three days. Tech opens its home schedule March 2 in a doubleheader against Binghamton and UT-Arlington as part of the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic. RYBA MAKES SOLID FIRST IMPRESSION After sitting out a season due to NCAA transfer rules, Melisa Ryba made a solid debut in a Red Raider uniform, homering off the first pitch she saw in the season-opening victory over San Diego State. It marked the first time a Tech player had homored in the opening at-bat of her Red Raider debut since Mikey Kenney did so against Wisconsin in Ryba wrapped the weekend at Tech s leading hitter, finishing with a.400 average to go along with three RBI and a run scored. TALLEY NEARLY LEADS TECH PAST TENNESSEE One of the highlights of Tech s trip to the Kajikawa Classic was Brittany Talley s complete game against 14th-ranked Tennessee. The sophomore allowed just one run against the Lady Vols which came off a Melissa Brown double in the fifth inning. The complete game was Talley s 10th over the last two seasons, the most by any current Tech player. Talley finished the weekend 0-1 in the circle while posting a 3.20 ERA over 15.1 innings in the circle. UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY The Red Raiders enter unfamiliar territory this weekend as Tech has never gone into a game with a losing record under head coach Shanon Hays. Tech lost only five non-conference games over the last two seasons, including only one in 2011 alone. The Red Raiders had a tough weekend in Arizona, though, falling to Northwestern, No. 14 Tennessee, No. 9 Stanford, and Cal Poly in what is the worst start to a season since the 2008 squad opened the year with 12-straight losses. Tech s four-game losing streak to regular season non-conference opponents also marks its longest since late in the 2009 season. BLEDSOE A CANDIDATE FOR LOWE S SR. CLASS Earlier this week, Emily Bledsoe was named one of 30 candidates for the prestigious Lowe s Senior CLASS Award that is presented annually to the softball student-athlete that excels not only on the diamond but also in the classroom and community. The 30 candidates will be trimmed to 10 finalists midway through the season with the winner being named following a nationwide vote at the Women s College World Series. BUILDING THAT RPI Part of Tech s success over the last two seasons in getting to a NCAA Regional has stemmed from its difficult regular season schedule. Tech played six non-conference teams last year that made the postseason and is set to face seven this year with three of those games taking place last weekend at the Kajikawa Classic. The Red Raiders dropped San Diego State, 5-4, before falling to both No. 14 Tennessee and No. 9 Stanford, who both earned national seeds a year ago. Tech will face three more regional squads from a year ago this weekend as Long Beach State, Portland State, and DePaul all made the postseason. RED RAIDERS FACE QUALITY ARMS IN ARIZONA If there was one certainty from Tech s opening weekend at the Kajikawa Classic, it was that Tech faced two of the country s top pitchers in Tennessee s Ellen Renfro and Stanford s Teagan Gerhart. The duo combined to hold Tech to just one run which came off a Mikey Kenney solo home run in the second inning off the Cardinal. Renfro was the SEC Freshman of the Year last season after compiling a 26-7 record, while Gerhart earned All-Pac 12 first team honors after going in the circle. PENCIL BLEDSOE IN THE LINEUP During Cal Ripken, Jr. s historic stretch with the Baltimore Orioles, he earned the iconic nickname Iron Man after breaking the major league record for 2,632 consecutive games played. While not nearing Ripken s mark, Emily Bledsoe has impressed many not just for her glove or bat but for her toughness as well as the Fulshear, Texas native has started in all 176 games since her freshman season in Already a regular in the Tech record book, the senior will likely enter the top 10 for career games played midway through the season. TECH PICKS UP VOTES IN PRESEASON POLLS For the second-straight season, Texas Tech started the season receiving votes in both the USA Today/ NFCA and the ESPN/USA Softball preseason polls. The Red Raiders picked up five votes in the NFCA poll and then six in the ESPN rankings. One of seven Big 12 schools appearing in the polls, Tech will face a total of 14 teams this season that are ranked or receiving votes in the preseason rankings. RED RAIDERS FACE CHALLENGE IN THE DESERT The Red Raiders had a tough task at hand last weekend as four of their five opponents were ranked or receiving votes in the preseason rankings. Stanford led the pack after being ranked No. 9 by the NFCA and No. 10 by ESPN.com, while Tennessee is No. 14 in the NFCA poll and No. 9 in the ESPN rankings. San Diego State was receiving votes in both polls while Northwestern picked up two votes in the ESPN rankings. Tennessee, Stanford, and San Diego State were all selected to a NCAA Regional last year with the Lady Vols and Cardinal eventually advancing to the Super Regionals BIG 12 STANDINGS School Big 12 Pct. Overall Pct. Oklahoma Texas Baylor Oklahoma State Iowa State Texas A&M Kansas Texas Tech Missouri UPCOMING BIG 12 SCHEDULE Wednesday, Feb. 15 Texas A&M 7, Sam Houston State 4 Thursday, Feb. 16 Texas A&M Corpus Christi at Texas Friday, Feb. 17 Middle Tennessee vs. Kansas Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State Minnesota vs. Iowa State Kansas vs. Charlotte Illinois State vs. Iowa State Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma Ohio State vs. Texas Tech Ball State vs. Missouri Pittsburgh at Texas Baylor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi North Carolina State at Texas A&M Oklahoma State at Auburn Tennessee at Texas Tulsa at Texas A&M Long Beach State vs. Texas Tech Missouri at Troy Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma Saturday, Feb. 18 TBA vs. Kansas North Carolina State at Texas A&M Stony Brook vs. Kansas Illinois at Texas Baylor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi Alabama vs. Oklahoma Eastern Kentucky vs. Missouri Iowa vs. Iowa State Baylor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi Oklahoma at Auburn TBA at Texas UTSA at Texas A&M Idaho State vs. Texas Tech Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma State Portland State vs. Texas Tech Iowa State at Arizona State East Tennessee State vs. Missouri Sunday, Feb. 19 TBA vs. Kansas Alabama vs. Oklahoma State Minnesota vs. Iowa State DePaul vs. Texas Tech TBA at Texas Nicholls State vs. Missouri Tulsa at Texas A&M Utah State vs. Texas Tech 6:30 p.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. Noon 12:30 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. TBA TBA 9 a.m. Noon Noon 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 9 p.m. TBA 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 1:15 p.m TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL 3

4 USA TODAY/NFCA TOP 25 POLL Rk. School Rec. Pts. LW 1. Florida (16) Alabama (3) California (10) Oklahoma Arizona State (1) Missouri Washington Stanford Baylor Tennessee Michigan UCLA Texas Georgia Oklahoma State Arizona Houston Texas A&M Oregon Louisiana-Lafayette Louisville Kentucky Georgia Tech RV 24. Nebraska LSU Others Receiving Votes: North Carolina 35; Hawai i 34; Florida State 21; Tulsa 21; New Mexico 12; Northwestern 8; Mississippi State 7; New Mexico State 6; Syracuse 6; Oregon State 4; Auburn 3; BYU 3; Mc- Neese State 3; USF 3; Notre Dame 1. ESPN/USA SOFTBALL TOP 25 POLL Rk. School Rec. Pts. LW 1. California (14) Alabama (3) Florida Oklahoma Missouri Arizona State Tennessee UCLA Washington Baylor Michigan T Stanford Texas Georgia Texas A&M Arizona Houston Oklahoma State T Oregon Georgia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette Nebraska T Louisville RV 24. Kentucky North Carolina RV Others Receiving Votes: LSU (26); Notre Dame (24); South Florida (21); Syracuse (20); Florida State (19); Auburn (18); BYU (18); Ohio State (9); Hawaii (6); Tulsa (4); Mississippi State (3); San Diego State (3); Virginia Tech (1) BOLD represents 2012 Texas Tech opponents RED RAIDERS RETURN 15 PLAYERS FROM 2011 With 15 returners back from its 2011 squad, Tech could be primed for another breakout season in Of those 15 returners, eight were position starters a year ago while Tech s top two pitchers, senior Kelsey Dennis and sophomore Brittany Talley, also return in the circle. The Red Raiders had no seniors on their roster last year when Tech finished overall after falling to Arizona in the finale of the NCAA Tucson Regional. TAKING THE NEXT STEP Immediately following Tech s season-ending loss to Arizona in the NCAA Tucson Regional, head coach Shanon Hays had one message for his young team - to take the next step in Advancing to the postseason would no longer just be the goal. Knowing the majority of that squad would return this year, he challenged the group to win a regional this season, a feat that has not been accomplished in school history. The Red Raiders have fallen in the regional finale in each of the last two seasons. TECH BOASTS A RECORD EIGHT SENIORS After only having a total of two seniors on the roster during his first two seasons, Shanon Hays will have a senior-laden squad for the first time as eight seniors return for their final season in scarlet and black. No Tech team had previously boasted more than six seniors on its roster since softball returned as an intercollegiate sport in The only two seniors in Hays tenure were in 2010 when Ashly Jacobs and Leah Legler completed their eligibility. Both are still associated with the program this season with Jacobs filling the role of graduate student manager and Legler as the volunteer assistant coach. TECH RETURNS ONE OF NATION S TOP LINEUPS The majority of last year s lineup that hit.361 and ranked fourth nationally in both batting average and scoring average returns this season as the Red Raiders bring back eight position starters from a year ago. Tech set the Big 12 Conference record last year with its.361 batting average as seven regulars in the lineup hit.300 or better during the season. Raven Richardson led all hitters with a.384 mark followed closely behind by Emily Bledsoe and her.383 average. BLEDSOE NAMED TO PRESEASON WATCH LIST Senior Emily Bledsoe was named to the USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List prior to the season, joining 49 players nationwide including 10 from the Big 12 Conference. Bledsoe, a Fulshear, Texas native, hit a career-high.383 as a junior and is already a fixture in the school s record book. She is the first Tech player to be named to any preseason watch list in school history. TECH HITS THE ROAD FOR NON-CONFERENCE After playing the majority of non-conference games at home the past two seasons, the Red Raiders will be hitting the road more often this year with four non-conference tournaments away from Lubbock. Following Tech s trip to Tempe to open the season the Red Raiders will travel to Las Vegas (Feb ) for the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic, Waco (Feb ) for the Texas Shootout, and South Orange, N.J. (March 16-18) for the Seton Hall Classic. HAYS FIVE WINS SHY OF 200 Shanon Hays enters the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic just five wins why of reaching the 200 win plateau for his career that began at nearby Lubbock Christian in The Tech head coach is over four seasons and during his two-plus seasons in the Red Raider dugout. He is just 14 wins shy of becoming the second-winningest head coach in school history, trailing only Renee Luers-Gillespie, who was during her five seasons since resuming the Tech program in HAYS LOOKS TO CUSTER FOR BOOST IN CIRCLE When pitching coach Aly Sartini was out recruiting the Las Vegas area in the summer of 2010, she sat in by chance on the Washington Lady Hawks travel team where this young right-hander with great velocity and good movement was retiring hitters left and right. Sartini along with Shanon Hays immediately began recruiting that right-hander, current freshman Cara Custer, early and secured her commitment before several of the top programs across the country came calling. Now, the Tech coaching staff is expecting the Spanaway, Wash. native to be a dominating presence in the circle for a Tech pitching staff that had a 3.50 ERA a year ago. RED RAIDERS ADD JUCO CATCHER OF THE YEAR Tech continued to add hitters in the offseason with the signing of two-time California JUCO Catcher of the Year Adriana Perez. One of the top junior college prospects in the country last year, Perez is expected to bolster an already-deep catcher staff that consists of seniors Holley Gentsch and Cydney Allen along with junior Randi Tongate. Perez hit over.500 in each of her two seasons at Antelope Valley College in California, totaling 31 home runs and 117 RBI during that two year stretch. RYBA RETURNS TO DIAMOND AFTER YEAR OFF Melisa Ryba will be returning to the softball diamond for the first time since the 2010 season this weekend as the redshirt junior sat out the 2011 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Ryba, who could play varies positions for Tech, transferred from Northern Colorado after hitting.323 as a sophomore with seven home runs and 32 RBI. She was named an All-Independent Co-Freshman of the Year in 2009 before Northern Colorado joined the Pacific Coast Softball Conference in 2010 when she was a second team PCSC All- Mountain selection. TECH PICKED 7TH IN BIG 12 PRESEASON POLL Even with lofty expectations and the majority of its 2011 squad back for another season, Texas Tech was picked seventh in the Big 12 preseason poll of conference coaches. The league is coming off a record year where eight teams (of 10) advanced to the postseason with four of those eventually composing the eight-team Women s College World Series. Missouri was the preseason favorite to take the league title followed by Oklahoma and then Texas. Team (first-place votes) Points 1. Missouri (3) Oklahoma (4) Texas (1) Baylor Texas A&M Oklahoma State Texas Tech Kansas Iowa State TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL

5 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 Lubbock Christian n/a 2008 Lubbock Christian 60-9* 2009 Lubbock Christian 54-7^ 2010 Texas Tech 38-18# 2011 Texas Tech Texas Tech 1-4 Total * NAIA National Champions ^ NAIA National Championship finalists # NCAA Regional ACCOMPLISHMENTS u 2008 NAIA National Coach of the Year u Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year u Only person in Tech history to coach two completely different sports (men s basketball). 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 SCHOOL (SEASONS) RECORD Frank Phillips (1) Abilene Christian (3) Texas Tech Asst. Coach (2) Abilene Christian AD Midland College (1) Houston Assoc. HC (2) Total In two seasons as Texas Tech s head softball coach, Shanon Hays has taken the Red Raiders to consecutive NCAA Regional appearances, breaking a nineyear postseason absence and laying the framework for a program on the rise in the process. After inheriting a squad that was only in 2009, Hays led the Red Raiders to back-to-back 30-plus win seasons, including a campaign in 2011 that marked the highest winning percentage in school history. Prior to Hays arrival, Tech had only advanced to the postseason twice in program history with its last trip being in 2001, which was also its most-previous season with a winning record. Tech s record under Hays is one win shy of its previous four seasons combined as the Red Raiders won 81 games from Most importantly, though, the Red Raiders have been in the postseason each season, advancing to the NCAA Stanford Regional in 2010 and the Tucson Regional in Tech fell in the regional finale each year as eventual College World Series participant Hawaii ended the squad s run in 2010 while host Arizona dropped the Red Raiders in No Tech squad had previously advanced to a regional in consecutive seasons, nor had any team previously appeared in the top 25 rankings. The Red Raiders changed that on Feb. 15, 2011 as they appeared in the top 25 of both polls, breaking a drought that lasted over a decade. Tech, which had not been ranked previously in either poll since the end of the 1999 season, climbed as high as No. 19 throughout the year, the highest ranking in school history. Under Hays, Tech has consistently produced one of the top lineups in the nation as the Red Raiders spent most of the 2011 season with the highest batting average in the nation before ending the year fourth overall. The squad s 7.17 runs per game ranked fourth as well in scoring nationally, while its.533 slugging percentage was just inside the top 10 nationally in ninth. With that type of production up and down the lineup, the Red Raiders have snapped 13 single-season offensive marks in the school record book, including the previous highs for batting average, runs, hits, doubles, home runs, and RBI. While playing in a conference dominated by pitching, Tech has only been shutout six times under Hays as the Red Raiders have been among the Big 12 leaders in most offensive categories as well. Four players - Cydney Allen, Emily Bledsoe, Logan Hall, and Mikey Kenney - have been honored on either the All-Big 12 second team or on the NFCA postseason awards lists following each season. Tech s transformation should come as little surprise after Hays work at Lubbock Christian. Following his appointment as the program s first head softball coach in 2006, Hays worked for a full academic year in preparation for LCU s first season in The Lady Chaps did not disappoint in their inaugural season, compiling a 60-9 record and claiming the NAIA National Championship, earning Hays NAIA National Coach of the Year honors. Hays wrapped his twoyear tenure at LCU with a overall record after advancing to the national championship again in Known as a top-flight recruiter and motivator, Hays was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year both seasons and produced five NFCA and NAIA first team All-Americans during his tenure. Hays turned to softball after a successful career as a basketball coach that included two seasons on the Texas Tech bench as an assistant coach from under James Dickey. He is the first person at Texas Tech to coach two completely different sports (one men s and now one women s). Hays began playing fastpitch softball as a youth, along with baseball and basketball, because his father, the legendary Texas Tech and LCU baseball coach Larry Hays, also played fastpitch softball. Hays, the elder, whose 1,509 career wins were good enough for fourth on the all-time collegiate baseball list, retired as Tech s all-time winningest coach prior to the 2009 season. He graduated from Lubbock Monterey High School in 1986 and makes his home in Lubbock with his wife, Tina, two sons, Hunter, Heath, and daughter, Hampton. For Hays complete bio, visit texastech.com. NON-CONFERENCE Alcorn State 2-1 Appalachian State 1-0 Arizona 0-1 Auburn 0-1 Boise St. 3-0 Boston University 1-0 Bradley 1-0 Bryant 3-0 BYU 1-0 Cal Poly 0-1 California 1-0 Chattanooga 1-0 Colorado State 1-0 Dayton 3-0 Evansville 3-0 Florida A&M 1-0 Florida State 1-0 Harvard 1-0 HAYS AGAINST ALL OPPONENTS Hawai i 0-1 Houston Baptist 2-0 Howard 3-0 Indiana 1-0 Jackson State 3-0 Jacksonville 1-0 Liberty 1-0 Long Island 1-1 Maine 3-0 Maryland 0-1 Missouri- Kansas City 3-0 Nebraska 1-3 New Mexico 2-0 New Mexico State 1-1 North Carolina Central 3-0 Northern Illinois 2-0 Northwestern 0-1 Oregon 1-0 San Diego State 1-1 Southern Utah 1-0 St. John s 2-0 Stanford 1-1 Tennessee 0-1 UT Arlington 1-0 Texas Southern 1-0 Towson 1-0 UC Davis 1-0 Utah Valley 3-0 Wichita State 3-1 Wisconsin 1-0 Total BIG 12 Baylor 1-3 Iowa State 3-1 Kansas 4-1 Missouri 0-4 Oklahoma 2-3 Oklahoma St. 2-2 Texas 0-4 Texas A&M 0-4 Total TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL 5

6 Record: 1-4 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 1-4 Big 12: 0-0 Date Opponent Score r-h-e r-h-e Inns Overall Big 12 Pitcher of record Attend Time Feb 09, 2012 vs San Diego State W Custer, C. (W 1-0) 215 1:59 Feb 10, 2012 vs Northwestern 6-14 L Custer, C. (L 1-1) 216 2:32 Feb 10, 2012 vs #14 Tennessee 0-1 L Talley, B. (L 0-1) 254 1:49 Feb 11, 2012 vs #9 Stanford 1-7 L Custer, C. (L 1-2) 245 1:41 Feb 11, 2012 vs Cal Poly 0-3 L Custer, C. (L 1-3) 232 2:04 * = Conference game () extra inning game 2012 RESULTS TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL

7 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% Ryba, Melisa Perez, Adriana Hall, Logan James, Sandy Richardson, Raven Kenney, Mikey Bledsoe, Emily Hamada, Ashley Gentsch, Holley Allen, Cydney Ward, Kermitria Williams, Katelyn Dennis, Kelsey Heath, Meredith Powell, Taylor Moore, Chandler Custer, Cara Talley, Brittany Cooper, Emily Totals Opponents LOB - Team (23), Opp (27). DPs turned - Team (1) OVERALL HITTING STATISTICS 2012 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 Talley, Brittany Custer, Cara Ward, Kermitria Moore, Chandler Dennis, Kelsey Ryba, Melisa Totals Opponents PB - Team (1), Allen, C. 1. SBA/ATT - Gentsch, H. (2-3), Talley, B. (1-3), Allen, C. (0-2), Custer, C. (1-2) TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL 7

8 TEAM HITTING GAME-BY-GAME Date Opponent AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB SB CS HBP SAC SF GDP K PO A E Avg Feb 09, 2012 vs San Diego State Feb 10, 2012 vs Northwestern Feb 10, 2012 vs Tennessee Feb 11, 2012 vs Stanford Feb 11, 2012 vs Cal Poly Totals TEAM PITCHING GAME-BY-GAME Date Opponent IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR WP BK HBP DP IBB Score W L SV ERA Feb 09, 2012 vs San Diego State Feb 10, 2012 vs Northwestern Feb 10, 2012 vs Tennessee Feb 11, 2012 vs Stanford Feb 11, 2012 vs Cal Poly Totals TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL

9 GAME RECAPS WEEK 1: ARIZONA STATE KAJIKAWA CLASSIC GAMES 1-5 GAME ONE Texas Tech 5, San Diego State 4 Tempe, Ariz. - Tempe Sports Complex Feb. 9, R H E Texas Tech San Diego St W: Custer (1-0); L: May (0-1); S: None Attendance: 215 Highlights: The win marked the fourth-straight year Texas Tech had started its season with a victory... Sandy James homored twice in the game, marking the ninth time in school history a player had done so... Melisa Ryba finished the day 2-for-3 with two RBI... she homored in her first career at-bat in a Tech jersey, becoming the first player since Mikey Kenney in 2010 to do so... Cara Custer earned the win, marking the second-straight year a Tech freshman took the opening-game victory. GAME TWO Northwestern 14, Texas Tech 6 Tempe, Ariz. - Tempe Sports Complex Feb. 10, R H E Texas Tech Northwestern W: Letourneau (1-0); L: Custer (1-1); S: None Attendance: 216 Highlights: The loss was only the second all-time for Tech at the Kajikawa Classic under Shanon Hays... Tech used every pitcher in the game except Brittany Talley... Melisa Ryba finished the game with her second-straight multiple-hit performance, going 2-for-4 with a RBI... Adriana Perez drop in two runs from the DP spot, giving her three RBI through two games... Tech issued seven walks in the game and also hit seven batters. GAME FOUR #9 Stanford 7, Texas Tech 1 Tempe, Ariz. - Tempe Sports Complex Feb. 11, R H E Texas Tech Stanford X W: Gerhart (3-1); L: Custer (1-2); S: None Attendance: 245 Highlights: The game marked the 14th all-time between the two schools... the loss dropped Tech to 0-10 all-time when facing the Cardinal at a neutral site... Mikey Kenney provided Techs only run with a second-inning home run... Kenney happened to be playing on her 21st birthday... Tech s top of the lineup struggled as its 1-3 hitters combined to go 0-for-9 at the plate. GAME FIVE Cal Poly 3, Texas Tech 0 Tempe, Ariz. - Tempe Sports Complex Feb. 11, R H E Cal Poly Texas Tech W: Patton (1-1); L: Custer (1-3); S: None Attendance: 232 Highlights: The loss was Tech s fourth straight, marking the school s longest regular season nonconference losing streak since midway through the 2009 season... loss also guaranteed the Red Raiders their worst start to a season since Melisa Ryba went 2-for-3 at the plate, her third multiple-hit game of the Kajikawa Classic... Brittany Talley relieved Cara Custer in the fifth, allowing no runs over final 2.1 innings. GAME THREE #14 Tennessee 1, Texas Tech 0 Tempe, Ariz. - Tempe Sports Complex Feb. 10, R H E Tennessee Texas Tech W: Renfroe (2-0); L: Talley (0-1); S: None Attendance: 254 Highlights: The loss marked the first time Tech had lost consecutive regular season non-conference games since dropping a double header to UTEP on April 23, Brittany Talley tossed her 10th career complete game, allowing the Lady Vols only one run off six hits while striking out four... Tech s two hits in the game were its fewest since being no-hit by New Mexico State in the opener of last year s NCAA Tucson Regional... the shutout makred the first against Tech in a regular season non-conference game since Notre Dame did so in back-to-back games on March 6-7, 2009 during the UNLV Invitational TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL 9

10 BREAKDOWN WEEK 1: ARIZONA STATE KAJIKAWA CLASSIC GAMES 1-5 (Win-Loss record in parenthesis) PITCHER: Custer, Cara 3 (0-3) Talley, Brittany 2 (1-1) CATCHER: Allen, Cydney 3 (1-2) Gentsch, Holley 2 (0-2) FIRST BASE: James, Sandy 5 (1-4) SECOND BASE: Hall, Logan 5 (1-4) THIRD BASE: Bledsoe, Emily 5 (1-4) SHORTSTOP: Richardson, Raven 5 (1-4) LEFT FIELD: Ryba, Melisa 4 (1-3) Ward, Kermitria 1 (0-1) CENTER FIELD: Kenney, Mikey 5 (1-4) RIGHT FIELD: Hamada, Ashley 3 (1-3) Ryba, Melisa 1 (0-1) DESIGNATED PLAYER: Perez, Adriana 5 (1-4) STARTING LINEUP BY POSITION Date Opp. C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF DP 2/9 SDSU Allen James Hall Bledsoe Richardson Ryba Kenney Hamada Perez 2/10 NU Allen James Hall Bledsoe Richardson Ward Kenney Ryba Perez 2/10 TENN Gentsch James Hall Bledsoe Richardson Ryba Kenney Hamada Perez 2/11 STAN Gentsch James Hall Bledsoe Richardson Ryba Kenney Hamada Perez 2/11 Poly Allen James Hall Bledsoe Richardson Ryba Kenney Hamada Perez 2/17 OSU 2/17 LBSU 2/18 ISU 2/18 PSU 2/19 DEP 2/19 USU 2/24 TX ST 2/24 UNT 2/25 UTEP 2/26 SFA 2/27 TBD 3/2 BING 3/2 UTA 3/3 UTA 3/3 BING 3/4 BING 3/4 UTA 3/6 UT 3/7 UT 3/9 UNM 3/10 UNM 3/14 SBU 3/14 SBU 3/16 MON 3/16 SHU 3/17 MAN 3/17 TBD 3/18 TBD 3/27 MSU 3/30 ISU 3/31 ISU 4/1 ISU 4/5 OU 4/6 OU 4/7 OU 4/11 UT 4/13 MU 4/14 MU 4/15 MU 4/17 A&M-1 4/17 A&M-2 4/20 BU 4/21 BU 4/22 BU 4/27 KU 4/28 KU 4/29 KU 5/5 OSU 5/6 OSU 5/7 OSU TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL

11 STARTING LINEUP BY BATTING ORDER Date Opp. Leadoff 2nd 3rd Cleanup 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 2/9 SDSU Bledsoe Richardson Kenney James Allen Hall Perez Ryba Hamada 2/10 NU Bledsoe Ryba Kenney James Allen Richardson Perez Hall Ward 2/10 TENN Kenney Bledsoe James Perez Richardson Ryba Gentsch Hall Hamada 2/11 STAN Bledsoe Richardson James Perez Kenney Ryba Gentsch Hall Hamada 2/11 Poly Bledsoe Hall Kenney James Perez Allen Richardson Ryba Hamada 2/17 OSU 2/17 LBSU 2/18 ISU 2/18 PSU 2/19 DEP 2/19 USU 2/24 TX ST 2/24 UNT 2/25 UTEP 2/26 SFA 2/27 TBD 3/2 BING 3/2 UTA 3/3 UTA 3/3 BING 3/4 BING 3/4 UTA 3/6 UT 3/7 UT 3/9 UNM 3/10 UNM 3/14 SBU 3/14 SBU 3/16 MON 3/16 SHU 3/17 MAN 3/17 TBD 3/18 TBD 3/27 MSU 3/30 ISU 3/31 ISU 4/1 ISU 4/5 OU 4/6 OU 4/7 OU 4/11 UT 4/13 MU 4/14 MU 4/15 MU 4/17 A&M-1 4/17 A&M-2 4/20 BU 4/21 BU 4/22 BU 4/27 KU 4/28 KU 4/29 KU 5/5 OSU 5/6 OSU 5/7 OSU WEEK 1: ARIZONA STATE KAJIKAWA CLASSIC GAMES 1-5 BREAKDOWN (Win-Loss record in parenthesis) LEADOFF: Bledsoe, Emily 4 (1-3) Kenney, Mikey 1 (0-1) 2ND SPOT: Richardson, Raven 2 (1-1) Ryba, Melisa 1 (0-1) Hall, Logan 1 (0-1) Bledsoe, Emily 1 (0-1) 3RD SPOT: Kenney, Mikey 3 (1-2) James, Sandy 2 (0-2) CLEANUP: James, Sandy 3 (1-2) Perez, Adriana 2 (0-2) 5TH SPOT: Allen, Cydney 2 (1-1) Kenney, Mikey 1 (0-1) Richardson, Raven 1 (0-1) Perez, Adriana 1 (0-1) 6TH SPOT: Ryba, Melisa 2 (0-2) Hall, Logan 1 (1-0) Richardson, Raven 1 (0-1) Allen, Cydney 1 (0-1) 7TH SPOT: Gentsch, Holley 2 (0-2) Perez, Adriana 2 (1-1) Richardson, Raven 1 (0-1) 8TH SPOT: Hall, Logan 3 (0-3) Ryba, Melisa 2 (1-1) 9TH SPOT: Hamada, Ashley 4 (1-3) Ward, Kermitria 1 (0-1) 2012 TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL 11

12 TEAM GAME HIGHS INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS BATTING At bats: vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Runs scored: vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Hits: vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) RBIs: vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Doubles: vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Home runs: vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Total bases: vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Walks: vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Strikeouts: vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Sac flies: vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Stolen bases: vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Hit by pitch: vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Caught stealing: vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) Runners LOB: vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) FIELDING Putouts: vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) Assists: vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) Errors: vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Passed balls: vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) DPs turned: vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) PITCHING Innings pitched: vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) Runs allowed: vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Earned runs: vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Walks allowed: vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Strikeouts: vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) vs Stanford (Feb 11, 2012) Hits allowed: vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) Doubles allowed: vs Stanford (Feb 11, 2012) Homers allowed: vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Wild pitches: vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Hit batters: vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) BATTING At bats: (4 games) Runs scored: James, Sandy vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Hits: (4 games) RBIs: Ryba, Melisa vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) James, Sandy vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Perez, Adriana vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Doubles: Hall, Logan vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Home runs: James, Sandy vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Total bases: James, Sandy vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Walks: Kenney, Mikey vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) James, Sandy vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Strikeouts: Kenney, Mikey vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Bledsoe, Emily vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Ryba, Melisa vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Sac flies: Kenney, Mikey vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Stolen bases: (4 games) Hit by pitch: Bledsoe, Emily vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Caught stealing: Cooper, Emily vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) Runners LOB: James, Sandy vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) FIELDING Putouts: James, Sandy vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Assists: Hall, Logan vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Errors: Richardson, Raven vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Kenney, Mikey vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Moore, Chandler vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Passed balls: Allen, Cydney vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) PITCHING Innings pitched: talley, Brittany vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Runs allowed: Custer, Cara vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Earned runs: Custer, Cara vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Walks allowed: Custer, Cara vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Strikeouts: Custer, Cara vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Hits allowed: Talley, Brittany vs Tennessee (Feb 10, 2012) Doubles allowed: Custer, Cara vs Cal Poly (Feb 11, 2012) Homers allowed: Ryba, Melisa vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) Wild pitches: Custer, Cara vs San Diego State (Feb 09, 2012) Hit batters: Custer, Cara vs Northwestern (Feb 10, 2012) TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL

13 TEXAS TECH HOME RUNS No. Player (#) Opponent (Date) Runs Outs Count Inning Pitcher 1. Sandy James (1) San Diego State (2/9) May 2. Melisa Ryba (1) San Diego State (2/9) May 3. Sandy James (2) San Diego State (2/9) May 4. Mikey Kenney (1) Stanford (2/11) Gerhart WEEK 1: ARIZONA STATE KAJIKAWA CLASSIC GAMES 1-5 HOME RUN BREAKDOWN at Home 0 on the Road 0 at Neutral Site 4 vs. RHP 4 vs. LHP 0 vs. Big 12 Teams 0 vs. Non-Conference Teams 4 with 0 outs 3 with 1 out 1 with 2 outs 0 Solo HR 4 2-Run HR 0 3-Run HR 0 Grand Slam 0 February 4 March 0 April 0 May 0 June 0 in 1st inning 0 in 2nd inning 2 in 3rd inning 1 in 4th inning 1 in 5th inning 0 in 6th inning 0 in 7th inning 0 in extra innings 0 Leadoff hitter 0 2-Hole 0 3-Hole 0 Cleanup 2 5-Hole 1 6-Hole 0 7-Hole 0 8-Hole 1 9-Hole 0 Day Games 4 Night Games 0 Starters 4 Relievers 0 To tie the game 0 To put Tech ahead 2 Walkoff HR 0 To leadoff a game 0 To leadoff an inning 3 Record with HR 1-1 Record without HR TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL 13

14 TEXAS TECH GAME-WINNING RBI No. Player (#) Date Opponent Runs Outs Count Inning Final Score Play 1. Melisa Ryba (1) 2/9 San Diego State Single to LF TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL

15 CAREER OFFENSIVE RECORD BOOK WATCH BATTING AVERAGE (Min. 100 AB) 1. Kim Martinez (1997,1999) Logan Hall (2010-present) Sandy Butler ( ) Emily Bledsoe (2009-present) Raven Richardson (2010-present) Elyssa Sigala ( ) Leah Legler ( ).312 Ashley Parker ( ).312 Kelly Rhyne ( ) Mikey Kenney (2010-present) Kim Tillett ( ).308 AT-BATS 1. Sandy Butler ( ) Paula Workman ( ) Ashley Parker ( ) Tamara Harrington ( ) Eva Harshman ( ) Leah Legler ( ) Jennifer Corkin ( ) Andrea Joachims ( ) Jennifer Bowers ( ) Whitney Riley ( ) 492 Approaching: Emily Bledsoe (2009-present) 476 HITS 1. Sandy Butler ( ) Ashley Parker ( ) Leah Legler ( ) Jennifer Corkin ( ) Paula Workman ( ) Emily Bledsoe (2009-present) Kelly Rhyne ( ) Kim Martinez (1997,1999) Eva Harshman ( ) Tamara Harrington ( ) 139 Approaching: Logan Hall (2010-present) 120 Mikey Kenney (2010-present) 107 Raven Richardson (2010-present) 101 RUNS 1. Paula Workman ( ) Sandy Butler ( ) Ashley Parker ( ) Emily Bledsoe (2009-present) Leah Legler ( ) Mikey Kenney (2010-present) Stephanie Drewry ( ) Kim Martinez (1997,1999) Devin Zaragoza ( ) 75 Tamara Harrington ( ) Logan Hall (2010-present) 74 Raven Richardson (2010-present) 74 RBI 1. Paula Workman ( ) Jennifer Corkin ( ) 107 Kim Martinez (1997,1999) Logan Hall (2010-present) Emily Bledsoe (2009-present) Montana Patin ( ) Kelly Rhyne ( ) Jennifer Bowers ( ) Mikey Kenney (2010-present) Raven Richardson (2010-present) Andrea Joachims ( ) Sandy James (2011-present) Holley Gentsch (2009-present) 61 Approaching: Cydney Allen (2011-present) 55 HOME RUNS 1. Kim Martinez (1997, 1999) Paula Workman ( ) Jennifer Corkin ( ) Mikey Kenney (2010-present) Sandy James (2011-present) Jennifer Bowers ( ) Kelly Rhyne ( ) Raven Richardson (2010-present) Emily Bledsoe (2009-present) 13 Cydney Allen (2011-present) Montana Patin ( ) 12 Elyssa Sigala ( ) 12 Logan Hall (2010-present) 12 TRIPLES 1. Denise Jackson ( ) 8 Paula Workman ( ) 8 3. Whitney Riley ( ) 6 4. Leah Legler ( ) 5 Jennifer Bowers ( ) 5 Kim Martinez (1997,1999) 5 Emily Bledsoe (2009-present) 5 8. Kristi Robles ( ) 4 Tamara Harrington ( ) 4 Ellen Middleton ( ) 4 DOUBLES 1. Emily Bledsoe (2009-present) Jennifer Corkin ( ) 36 Kim Martinez (1997,1999) Paula Workman ( ) 32 Eva Harshman ( ) Kelly Rhyne ( ) Logan Hall (2010-present) Brandy Moulin ( ) Kristi Robles ( ) 23 Jenny Kohler ( ) 23 Amiee Weathers ( ) 23 Mikey Kenney (2010-present) 23 STOLEN BASES 1. Sandy Butler ( ) Ashley Parker ( ) Leah Legler ( ) Stephanie Walls ( ) Heather Parker ( ) Eva Harshman ( ) Emily Bledsoe (2009-present) Devin Zaragoza ( ) Rebecca Eimen ( ) Whitney Riley ( ) Stephanie Drewry ( ) Mikey Kenney (2010-present) 19 WALKS 1. Paula Workman ( ) Jennifer Corkin ( ) Sandy Butler ( ) Kelly Rhyne ( ) 57 Tamara Harrington ( ) 57 Emily Bledsoe (2009-present) Montana Patin ( ) 46 Mikey Kenney (2010-present) Jessica Karenke ( ) Leah Legler ( ) 43 Brandy Moulin ( ) 43 Eva Harshman ( ) 43 Approaching: Sandy James (2011-present) 40 GAMES PLAYED 1. Sandy Butler ( ) Paula Workman ( ) Eva Harshman ( ) Tamara Harrington ( ) Jennifer Corkin ( ) 210 Andrea Joachims ( ) Heather Parker ( ) Jennifer Bowers ( ) 199 Ashley Parker ( ) Leah Legler ( ) 196 Bolder type = active player 2012 TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL 15

16 CAREER PITCHING RECORD BOOK WATCH EARNED RUN AVERAGE (Min. 100 IP) 1. Amanda Renfro ( ) Emily Hayes ( ) Erin Crawford ( ) Ashly Jacobs ( ) Julie Hauck ( ) Brittany Talley (2011-present) 3.03 Kelsey Dennis (2011-present) Kristina Blair ( ) Ashley Brokeshoulder (2010-present) Tye Coats ( ) 3.84 Amie Stines ( ) 3.84 WINS 1. Amanda Renfro ( ) Ashly Jacobs ( ) Erin Crawford ( ) Emily Hayes ( ) Danielle Brady ( ) Sarah Losleben ( ) Ashley Brokeshoulder (2010-present) Brittany Talley (2011-present) Kelsey Dennis (2011-present) 13 Karli Merlich ( ) 13 LOSSES 1. Amanda Renfro ( ) Ashly Jacobs ( ) Erin Crawford ( ) Emily Hayes ( ) Amie Stines ( ) Danielle Brady ( ) 28 Julie Hauck ( ) Alex Watkins ( ) 24 Sarah Losleben ( ) Jenny Cannon ( ) 20 SAVES 1. Amanda Renfro ( ) 6 Erin Crawford ( ) 6 Julie Hauck ( ) 6 4. Amie Stines ( ) 3 Brittany Talley (2011-present) 3 Kermitria Ward (2011-present) 3 8. Ashly Jacobs ( ) 2 Karli Merlich ( ) 2 Tye Coats ( ) 2 Sarah Losleben ( ) 2 Maggie Ayres ( ) 2 Hillary Phillips (2010) 2 GAMES STARTED 1. Amanda Renfro ( ) Ashly Jacobs ( ) Erin Crawford ( ) Emily Hayes ( ) Danielle Brady ( ) Julie Hauck ( ) Amie Stines ( ) Sarah Losleben ( ) Kristina Blair ( ) Alex Watkins ( ) 31 COMPLETE GAMES 1. Amanda Renfro ( ) Emily Hayes ( ) Ashly Jacobs ( ) Erin Crawford ( ) Danielle Brady ( ) Amie Stines ( ) Sarah Losleben ( ) Jenny Cannon ( ) Alex Watkins ( ) Kristina Blair ( ) 12 INNINGS PITCHED 1. Amanda Renfro ( ) 1, Ashly Jacobs ( ) Erin Crawford ( ) Emily Hayes ( ) Sarah Losleben ( ) Amie Stines ( ) Danielle Brady ( ) Julie Hauck ( ) Alex Watkins ( ) Jenny Cannon ( ) APPEARANCES 1. Amanda Renfro ( ) Ashly Jacobs ( ) 149 Erin Crawford ( ) Sarah Losleben ( ) Emily Hayes ( ) Julie Hauck ( ) Amie Stines ( ) Alex Watkins ( ) 59 Danielle Brady ( ) Kristina Blair ( ) 58 RUNS ALLOWED 1. Ashly Jacobs ( ) Erin Crawford ( ) Amanda Renfro ( ) Emily Hayes ( ) Sarah Losleben ( ) Danielle Brady ( ) Amie Stines ( ) Alex Watkins ( ) Jenny Cannon ( ) Julie Hauck ( ) 159 WALKS 1. Ashly Jacobs ( ) Amanda Renfro ( ) Erin Crawford ( ) Emily Hayes ( ) Sarah Losleben ( ) Alex Watkins ( ) Amie Stines ( ) Kristina Blair ( ) Julie Hauck ( ) Tye Coats ( ) 78 FEWEST WALKS PER 7 INNINGS 1. Amanda Renfro ( ) Danielle Brady ( ) Kelsey Dennis (2011-present) Brittany Talley (2011-present) Emily Hayes ( ) Erin Crawford ( ) Julie Hauck ( ) Ashley Brokeshoulder (2010-present) Jenny Cannon ( ) Karli Merlich (2009-present) 2.52 STRIKEOUTS 1. Amanda Renfro ( ) 1, Ashly Jacobs ( ) Erin Crawford ( ) Emily Hayes ( ) Sarah Losleben ( ) Alex Watkins ( ) Amie Stines ( ) Julie Hauck ( ) Danielle Brady ( ) Kristina Blair ( ) Ashley Brokeshoulder (2010-present) 97 STRIKEOUTS PER 7 INNINGS (MIN. 100 IP) 1. Amanda Renfro ( ) Sarah Losleben ( ) Alex Watkins ( ) Ashley Brokeshoulder (2010-present) Kelsey Dennis (2011-present) Erin Crawford ( ) Tye Coats ( ) Ashly Jacobs ( ) Brittany Talley (2011-present) Amie Stines ( ) 4.10 Bolder type = active player TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL

17 NUMERICAL ROSTER NO. NAME HT. POS. B/T CLASS-EX. HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) 2 Logan Hall 5-6 INF R/R Sr-2L Tucson, Ariz. (Pima C.C.) 3 Emily Bledsoe 5-6 INF L/R Sr-3L Fulshear, Texas (Foster H.S.) 4 Kermitria Ward 5-0 OF/RHP L/R So-1L Waco, Texas (Midway H.S.) 6 Randi Tongate 5-9 C R/R Jr-2L Weatherford, Texas (Weatherford H.S.) 7 Ashley Hamada 5-4 OF L/R Sr-3L Touchet, Wash. (DeSales Catholic H.S.) 8 Chandler Moore 5-8 RHP/INF R/R Fr-HS Broomfield, Colo. (Broomfield H.S.) 9 Adriana Perez 5-5 C R/R Jr-TR Lancaster, Calif. (Antelope Valley College) 10 Meredith Heath 5-7 OF L/R Sr-2L Fort Worth, Texas (Chipola College) 11 Brittany Talley 5-8 LHP L/L So-1L Little Elm, Texas (Little Elm H.S.) 12 Katelyn Williams 5-6 OF L/L Fr-HS Ceder Park, Texas (Vista Ridge H.S.) 14 Katibeth King 5-4 C R/R Fr-HS Plano, Texas (Prestonwood Christian H.S.) 17 Hannah Bell 5-5 RHP R/R Fr-HS Dayton, Texas (Dayton H.S.) 18 Sandy James 5-9 INF R/R Jr-1L Dallas, Texas (Angelo State) 19 Raven Richardson 5-8 INF R/R Sr-2L Placentia, Calif (Yavapai C.C.) 20 Kelsey Dennis 5-4 LHP L/L Sr-1L Helena, Ala. (Wallace State C.C.) 22 Holley Gentsch 5-9 C R/R Sr-3L Hewitt, Texas (Midway H.S.) 23 Ashley Brokeshoulder 5-5 RHP R/R Jr-2L Shawnee, Okla. (Shawnee H.S.) 26 Mikey Kenney 5-11 OF R/L Jr-2L Arvada, Colo. (Arvada West H.S.) 27 Melisa Ryba 5-8 INF/OF L/R Jr-RS Littleton, Colo. (Northern Colorado) 28 Emily Cooper 5-6 OF R/R Jr-TR Des Moines, Iowa (Yavapa College) 29 Derryn Hebert 5-7 Util. R/R Fr-HS Pasadena, Texas (Deer Park H.S.) 32 Taylor Powell 5-8 INF/OF R/R So-1L Henrietta, Texas (Henrietta H.S.) 56 Cydney Allen 6-1 C R/R Sr-1L Taylorsville, Utah (Salt Lake C.C.) 77 Cara Custer 5-8 RHP R/R Fr-HS Spanaway, Wash. (Spanaway Lake H.S.) ALPHABETICAL ROSTER NO. NAME POS. 56 Cydney Allen C 17 Hannah Bell RHP 3 Emily Bledsoe INF 23 Ashley Brokeshoulder RHP 28 Emily Cooper OF 77 Cara Custer RHP 20 Kelsey Dennis LHP 22 Holley Gentsch C 2 Logan Hall INF 7 Ashley Hamada OF 10 Meredith Heath OF 29 Derryn Hebert UTIL 18 Sandy James INF 26 Mikey Kenney OF 14 Katibeth King C 8 Chandler Moore RHP/INF 9 Adriana Perez C 32 Taylor Powell INF/OF 19 Raven Richardson INF 27 Melisa Ryba INF/OF 11 Brittany Talley LHP 6 Randi Tongate C 4 Kermitria Ward OF/RHP 12 Katelyn Williams OF COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Shanon Hays (3rd Season) Associate Head Coach: Aly Sartini (3rd Season) Assistant Coach: Kristie Fox (3rd Season) Volunteer Assistant Coach: Leah Legler (1st Season) Director of Operations: Shannon Armstrong (1st Season) Athletic Trainer: Amanda Martinez (1st Season) Graduate Student Manager: Ashly Jacobs (2nd Season) ROSTER BREAKDOWN BY POSITION Infield 8 Bledsoe, Hall, Hebert, James Moore, Powell, Richardson, Ryba Outfield 9 Cooper, Hamada, Heath, Hebert Kenney, Powell, Ryba, Ward, Williams Catcher 5 Allen, Gentsch, King Perez, Tongate Pitcher 7 Bell, Brokeshoulder, Custer, Dennis, Moore, Talley, Ward BY CLASSIFICATION Seniors 8 Allen, Bledsoe, Dennis, Gentsch, Hall, Hamada, Heath, Richardson Juniors 7 Brokeshoulder, Cooper, Kenney, James, Perez, Ryba, Tongate Sophomores 3 Powell, Talley, Ward Freshmen 6 Bell, Custer, Hebert, King, Moore, Williams BY HOME STATE Alabama 1 Dennis Arizona 1 Hall California 2 Perez, Richardson Colorado 3 Kenney, Moore, Ryba Iowa 1 Cooper Oklahoma 1 Brokeshoulder Texas 12 Bell, Bledsoe, Gentsch, Heath, Hebert James, King, Powell, Talley Tongate, Ward, Williams Utah 1 Allen Washington 2 Custer, Hamada PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Ashley Brokeshoulder Broke-shoulder Cara Custer Cuh-ster Holley Gentsch Ghench (rhymes with wrench) Ashley Hamada Hah-mah-da Derryn Hebert He-burt Mikey Kenney Mike-ee Meilisa Ryba Ree-bah Randi Tongate Rand-ee Tong-gate Kermitria Ward Ker-me-tree-ah 2012 TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL 17

18 WEEK 1: ARIZONA STATE KAJIKAWA CLASSIC GAMES 1-5 RADIO/TELEVISION ROSTER 2 Logan Hall 3 Emily Bledsoe INF 5-6 Sr-2L R/R Tucson, Ariz. Pima C.C. INF 5-6 Sr-3L L/R Fulshear, Texas Foster H.S Adriana Perez C 5-5 Jr-TR R/R Lancaster, Calif. Antelope Valley College 18 Sandy James INF 5-5 JR-1L R/R Dallas, Texas Angelo State 27 Melisa Ryba INF/OF 5-8 Jr-RS L/R Littleton, Colo. Northern Colorado Kermitria Ward RHP/OF 5-1 SO-1L R/R Waco, Texas Foster H.S. 6 7 C 5-9 Jr-2L R/R Weatherford, Texas Weatherford H.S. OF 5-4 Sr-3L L/R Touchet, Wash. DeSales Catholic H.S. Randi Tongate OF 5-7 Sr-2L L/R Fort Worth, Texas Chipola College LHP 5-8 So-1L L/L Little Elm, Texas Little Elm H.S. OF 5-6 Fr-HS L/L Ceder Park, Texas Vista Ridge H.S INF 5-8 Sr-3L R/R Placentia, Calif. Yavapai C.C. LHP 5-4 Sr-1L L/L Helena, Ala. Wallace State C.C Meredith Heath Raven Richardson Emily Cooper OF 5-6 Jr-TR R/R Des Moines, Iowa Yavapa College Shanon Hays Head Coach 3rd Season TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL Brittany Talley Kelsey Dennis Derryn Hebert UTIL 5-7 Fr-HS R/R Pasadena, Texas Deer Park H.S. Aly Sartini Assoc. Head Coach 3rd Season Katelyn Williams Holley Gentsch C 5-9 Sr-3L R/R Hewitt, Texas Midway H.S. 32 Taylor Powell INF/OF 5-8 So-1L R/R Henrietta, Texas Henrietta H.S. Kristie Fox Assistant Coach 3rd Season Ashley Hamada 14 Katibeth King C 5-4 Fr-HS R/R Plano, Texas Prestonwood Christian H.S. 23 Ashley Brokeshoulder RHP 5-5 Jr-2L R/R Shawnee, Okla. Shawnee H.S. 56 Cydney Allen C 6-1 Sr-1L R/R Taylorsville, Utah Taylorsville H.S. Leah Legler Vol. Assistant Coach 1st Season 8 Chandler Moore RHP/INF 5-8 Fr-HS R/R Broomfield, Colo. Broomfield H.S. 17 Hannah Bell RHP 5-5 Fr-HS R/R Dayton, Texas Dayton H.S. 26 Mikey Kenney OF 5-11 Jr-2L R/R Arvada, Colo. Arvada West H.S. 77 Cara Custer RHP 5-8 Fr-HS R/R Spanaway, Wash. Spanaway Lake H.S. Shannon Armstrong Director of Operations 1st Season