March 3, 2014
SAN DIEGO- Baylor baseball suffered an 8-0 loss to San Diego on Sunday night at Fowler Park. The Bears (5-5) ran into a stellar pitching performance by the Toreros (8-1).
USD starter Troy Conyers held Baylor hitless until Lawton Langford singled in the sixth inning. The lefty hurler picked up the win (1-0) after throwing seven innings while allowing just the one hit and three walks with eight strikeouts. Reliever C.J. Burdick finished the final two frames, surrendering another single to Langford and a single to Grayson Porter while adding two strikeouts.
BU starter Austin Stone had a decent outing as well, despite running into trouble in the second and fourth innings. He gave up RBI doubles to Ben Wylly and Ryan Kirby in the second. In the fourth, a wild pitch helped move runners into scoring position and James Bonds had an RBI ground out that was followed by an RBI single by Kirby. But outside of those two frames, Stone had little issues handling the USD bats as he threw seven innings in taking the loss (1-1), allowing four runs on seven hits with no walks and two strikeouts.
The Toreros then broke the game open in the eighth with four runs on four hits, one walk and an error.
*Baylor fell to 0-1 in the all-time series against San Diego as it was the teams' first-ever meeting.
*Baylor is now 49-19 all-time against current members of the West Coast Conference.
*Lawton Langford has reached base in 17 straight games dating back to last season. He broke up a no-hitter in the sixth inning with a single as he went 2-for-2 with two walks in a perfect day at the plate.
*Darryn Sheppard failed to reached base for the first time in his collegiate career, ending a nine-game streak.
*Mitch Price has reached base in seven straight games, one shy of tying a career-high streak.
*Brett Doe's career-high on-base streak ended at six games.
*Adam Toth extended his on-base streak to six games.
STAT OF THE GAME
4 - The amount times Lawton Langford reached base in four plate appearances.
TWEET OF THE GAME
"These two losses today were a lot easier to watch than what we did yesterday. I thought we played really hard today. I thought the guys competed hard. There were a lot of things today that I can feel positive about." - BU head coach Steve Smith
The Bears finish the weekend against California on Monday at 1 p.m. CT.