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Baseball Pounds No. 22 UCLA, 15-3

(6-0) Rank: #25
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0 0 3 2 1 0 8 1 0 15 19 0
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 8 0

Box Score

Los Angeles, Calif. • Attendance: 522

(2-3) Rank: #22
Runs 15 3
AB 39 35
Hits 19 8
RBI 15 2
BB 10 4
SO 4 6
LOB 11 10

Orf/Vick 4 H 2 Keefer/Brown
Vick 4 2B 1 Keefer
None -- 3B -- None
None -- HR -- None
Towey/Miller 3 RBI 1 Two Players
None -- SB 1 Gelalich

W - Blank (3-0) 3.0 1 0 0 1
L - Plutko (0-1) 3.1 5 5 5 3

Max Muncy extended his on-base streak to a career-high 24 games and his hitting streak to six games … Adam Toth recorded his 2nd bunt single of the season … Trent Blank improved to 3-0 on the season and 11-4 in his four-year career … Baylor had five doubles in an inning (7th) for the first time since Feb. 29, 2008 vs. Illinois … Baylor had 10 or more doubles in a game (nine) for the first time since April 23, 2008 at Texas State … Baylor is now 2-0 in the all-time against series UCLA … Baylor is now 21-19 all-time against teams currently playing in the Pac-12 Conference … Nathan Orf had his first multi-hit and multi-RBI games in a Baylor uniform … Cal Towey had his 21st career multi-hit game and 11th career multi-RBI game … Logan Vick had a career-high four doubles and recorded his 35th career multi-hit game and 9th career multi-RBI game … Jake Miller had his 22nd career multi-hit game and 9th career multi-RBI game … Lawton Langford recorded his 4th career multi-hit game … Toth had his 2nd multi-hit game and 3rd multi-RBI game.

Feb. 24, 2012

LOS ANGELES – Baylor pounded out a season-high 19 hits, including 10 doubles, on its way to a 15-3 win over No. 22 UCLA in Friday night’s series opener at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Baylor (6-0) is off to its best start since winning the first seven games in 2008, and the Bears have won all six games against 2011 NCAA Tournament teams.

Trent Blank (3-0) picked up his Big 12 Conference-leading third win of the season with 3.0 innings of one-hit, shutout relief. Josh Turley started on the mound and allowed two runs in 4.0 innings before Blank came on with two runners on in the fifth.

“Trent is doing a great job of throwing strikes,” head coach Steve Smith said. “He’s being so economical with his pitches that we’re getting a lot of miles out of him, which is pretty significant because the starters haven’t been going deep into the games, so for him to give us what he’s given us has been pretty big.”

Logan Vick and Nathan Orf had four hits apiece, with Vick knocking four doubles and Orf connecting on two doubles. Freshman Adam Toth went 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBI, and Jake Miller and Cal Towey each had two hits and three RBI.

The Bears jumped out to an early lead with three runs in the third, rallying after the first two batters in the inning were retired. Orf and Towey were hit by pitches, Max Muncy and Josh Ludy followed with walks to give the Bears their first run, and Vick knocked a two-run double.

Baylor added two more runs in the fourth on a RBI double from Orf and a RBI single from Muncy, staking Turley to a 5-0 lead. UCLA (2-3) got one run back in the fourth, and had a chance for more in the fifth, but Blank came out of the bullpen and limited the damage by retiring the first three batters he faced.

Baylor sent 13 batters to the plate in the seventh and broke the game open with an eight-run outburst. The Bears knocked five doubles in the inning, including two off the bat of Vick, and they added two singles and four walks to build a 14-2 lead.

Each team added one more run in the eighth to cap the scoring. UCLA starter Adam Plutko took the loss after allowing five runs on five hits with four walks in 3.1 innings. Two Baylor relievers made their season debuts, as sophomore Josh Michalec allowed one run in the eighth and freshman Ryan Smith worked around a one-out walk in a scoreless ninth.

The series resumes at 4 p.m. CT Saturday. Baylor is scheduled to send junior right-handed pitcher Max Garner to the mound against UCLA sophomore right-handed pitcher Nick Vander Tuig.



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