Head coach Steve Smith joined Mickey Sullivan as the only Baylor coaches with 500 career victories.
March 9, 2008
In the day's first game, Dustin Dickerson's two-out, two-run single in the seventh gave Baylor a 5-4 lead it never relinquished. Craig Fritsch worked out of a jam in the eighth and then stranded the potential tying run at second for his first career save.
Starter Kendal Volz (3-0) earned the victory, allowing four runs, only one of which was earned, on six hits and five walks with five strikeouts over 7.0 innings.
Baylor grabbed a 2-0 lead in the fourth on Dickerson's RBI double and Gregg Glime's RBI grounder.
The Bears recaptured the lead in the seventh. Beamer Weems' RBI single cut the deficit to one run before Dickerson's game-winning hit.
The nightcap was a walk-fest as the two pitching staffs combined for 27 bases on balls. Baylor established a school record, drawing 17 walks on the evening. Brooks Kimmey, who hit his first career home run in his final at bat of the game, walked four times, one shy of Shane Nolen's school record.
Baylor scored three runs in the first inning and never trailed.
Ben Booker was 3-for-5 with a career-high five RBI. Aaron Miller was 2-for-3 with two walks, and Beamer Weems clubbed his first home run of the season, a three-run shot that easily cleared the wall in left-center.
Starter Shawn Tolleson (1-0) picked up the win, allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts over 5.0 innings.
NOTES: Baylor leads the all-time series 5-3, including a 2-0 advantage in games played at