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Baseball Beats La Tech for Fourth Straight




March 9, 2010

 
BAYLOR 12, LOUISIANA TECH 4
Box Score |  Quotes
 
  1
2
3
4 5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
10
0
3
2
2
0
0
3
1
1
X
12
14
1
 
Pitching
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
W - Kempf (2-1)
2.1
1
0
0 1
4
L - Petersen (2-1)
2.1
6
4
4
1
2
S - none
 





 
Batting Leaders
AB
H
RBI R
BB
HR
BU - Vick 4
2
1
3
1
1
BU - Pinckard
4
3
0
2
0
0
BU - Ware
4
2
2
1
0
1
 
Notes: The Bears are now 4-3 in the all-time series against Louisiana Tech ... Brooks Pinckard extended his career-long hitting streak to nine games ... Freshman Logan Vick has hit safely in all 12 games in which he has batted in the leadoff spot ... Vick has reached base safely at least twice in each of Baylor's last nine games ... Pinckard reached on two bunt singles ... He previously accomplished the same feat on May 12, 2009, but the last time a Baylor player other than Pinckard did so was on May 1, 2007, when Raynor Campbell laid down two bunt singles ... Vick and Landis Ware both extended hitting streaks to four games.
 
BAYLOR BASEBALL CENTRAL
Baylor Athletics Experience
Baseball Media Almana

WACO, Texas - Eight different Baylor hurlers pitched in to lead the Bears to their fourth consecutive win, a 12-4 victory over Louisiana Tech on Tuesday night at Baylor Ballpark.

Baylor (8-6) head coach Steve Smith said he planned to use a different pitcher every inning, and that nearly proved to be the case, as only two Baylor pitchers faced more than four batters.

Louisiana Tech (8-4) got on the board quickly in the first when Kyle Roliard led off the game with a triple to the gap in right-center. Baylor starter Trent Blank got three consecutive groundouts to escape the inning, but Roliard scored on the first one, giving the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.

The Bears answered with three runs in the bottom half of the first. Logan Vick drew a leadoff walk, Brooks Pinckard reached on a bunt single, and after Joey Hainsfurther's sacrifice bunt, Max Muncy tied the game at 1-1 with a RBI groundout.

Louisiana Tech starter Mike LeBreton walked the next two batters before giving up a two-run single to Dan Evatt on his last pitch of the game. LeBreton turned the ball over to Trevor Petersen out of the Bulldogs' bullpen.

Louisiana Tech regained the lead in the top of the second when it plated three runs against Miles Landry. Clint Stubbs cut the Baylor lead to 3-2 with a RBI fielder's choice, and Clint Ewing put the Bulldogs back on top with a two-run homer.

Kevin Winter came out of the Baylor bullpen and worked around a two-out error and single to escape the inning, and the Bears took the lead for good in the bottom half.

Vick tied the game with his first career homer, and Pinckard reached on another bunt single and came around to score on Chris Slater's sacrifice fly, giving Baylor a 5-4 lead.

Winter was followed by Kolt Browder, Ross Speed, Tom Filip, Crayton Bare and Willie Kempf. The six relievers combined to hold the Bulldogs scoreless over the last seven frames.

Kempf (2-1) earned the win by holding the Bulldogs scoreless on one hit over the last 2.1 innings. Kempf struck out four and threw 40 pitches, and Winter - who threw 31 pitches in 1.2 innings of scoreless relief - was the only other Bear to throw more than 20 pitches in the game.

The Bears added two runs in the third when Jake Miller tripled and scored on Landis Ware's two-run homer, giving Baylor a 7-4 lead.

Slater added a sixth-inning RBI single, Gregg Glime followed with a single, and Josh Ludy brought them both home with a pinch-hit, two-run double.

Ludy, Evatt, Slater and Ware each drove in two runs for Baylor.

The Bears scored again in the seventh when Vick doubled and Hainsfurther brought him home with a double of his own. Baylor's final run scored when Andrew Cooley drew a walk and moved up on three wild pitches.

Vick finished 2-for-4 with a walk, three runs and one RBI, and Pinckard went 3-for-4 and scored twice. Pinckard reached in seven consecutive plate appearances dating back to Sunday's game before grounding out in the seventh.

The Bears will try to extend their four-game winning streak when they host Illinois-Chicago for a three-game set starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Baylor Ballpark.


 

 

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