LF Ben Booker was 1-for-4 with a two-run single. He also threw out a runner at the plate to end the eighth.
Feb. 9, 2007
The Cougars extended their lead with a three-spot in the fifth. After a one-out Lormand walk,
Baylor entered the eighth inning with only one hit - Beamer Weems' leadoff double in the fourth. Weems got things going again in the eighth, drawing a two-out walk after falling behind 1-2. Aaron Miller followed with a single to left-center, and both runners advanced one base on a fielding error by the
However, Cougars' reliever Chris Wright forced Dustin Dickerson into an inning-ending fly out and then retired the side in order in the ninth to preserve the victory for
Baylor starter Randall Linebaugh (0-1) pitched well but was saddled with the loss. He allowed one run on five hits, three of which did not leave the infield, with no walks and two strikeouts in 4.0 innings. Kendal Volz was touched for three runs on six hits and a walk with one strikeout in 1.2 innings of relief work.
The Cougars combined for 13 hits on the night, eight of which came from their 3-4-5 hitters. Dustin Kingsbury led the way, going 3-for-4 with two RBI. Jimmy Cesario also had three hits.
The Bears started three true freshmen and played eight freshmen total (five true and three redshirts) in the course of the game.
Baylor returns to action Saturday, facing top-ranked Rice at 7 p.m. CST. The Owls (1-2) dropped a 7-3 decision to ninth-ranked Vanderbilt in Friday's first game.
NOTES: Baylor leads the all-time series 83-60.