LHP Trey Taylor tallied a career-high 11 strikeouts Saturday night as No. 8 Baylor edged No. 24 ORU 2-1.
Feb. 19, 2005
Baylor (4-2) posted its highest team strikeout total since recording 16 whiffs against Texas-San Antonio in the fourth game of the 2004 season.
Oral Roberts (4-1) did not go quietly; the Golden Eagles put two runners on in the bottom of the ninth. With one out in the inning, Jon Tackett reached on a Paul Witt throwing error, and Ricky Rivera followed with a walk. However, Woody induced a fly out off the bat of Rene Recio and then got Brian Aguailar to ground out, ending the game and giving Woody his second save of the season.
Baylor took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. ORU starter Taylor McIntyre issued consecutive walks to Reid Brees and Kyle Reynolds and then hit Josh Ford. Michael Griffin then plated Brees with a sacrifice fly.
The Bears added to their lead in the third when Brees led off with a single and later scored on a Ford single.
McIntyre (1-1) was touched for two runs on four hits and four walks with five strikeouts in 4.2 innings. Daniel Greenwalt pitched the final 3.1 innings without allowing a run and did not allow a hit until a Reynolds leadoff double in the eighth.
Reynolds led the Bears offensively, going 2-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice bunt.
Baylor and Oral Roberts conclude their three-game series Sunday at Baylor Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for . The Bears send southpaw Cory VanAllen (1-0) to the mound opposite ORU right-hander Nick Jones (1-0).
Notes: The series is now tied 13-13 and 9-9 in games played in