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Baseball Knocks 16 Hits in 9-4 Win vs. Texas Tech

Josh Turley worked at least 5.2 innings for the 12th time in his last 14 starts.


Josh Turley worked at least 5.2 innings for the 12th time in his last 14 starts.

4
TEXAS TECH
(12-6, 0-1) Rank: NR
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 9 0
1 0 0 3 2 1 2 0 X 9 16 0

Box Score

Waco, Texas • Attendance: 2,790

9
BAYLOR
(12-7, 1-0) Rank: NR
STATS COMPARISON
Runs 4 9
AB 33 35
Hits 9 16
RBI 4 8
BB 0 6
SO 7 4
LOB 5 9

STAT LEADERS
Two Players 2 H 3 Three Players
Burleson 1 2B 2 Ludy
None -- 3B -- None
Barnes 1 HR -- None
Barnes 2 RBI 2 Two Players
None -- SB -- None

PITCHING
IP
H
R
ER
SO
W - Turley (2-0) 6.1 9 4 4 4
L-von Schamann (2-3) 5.0 10 6 6 2
S - Browder (1) 2.2 0 0 0 3

POSTGAME NOTES
Baylor snapped a five-game losing streak in Big 12 openers, winning its first game of a Big 12 season for the first time since 2006 … Baylor pitchers didn't allow a walk for the first time this season ... Josh Turley allowed more than 3 earned runs (4 ER) for only the 2nd time in 21 career starts … Turley has pitched at least 5.2 innings in 12 of his last 14 starts … Max Muncy made his 101st consecutive start at first base; he has started 137 of 138 games since joining the Baylor program … Joey Hainsfurther recorded his 23rd career total sacrifice, moving him into an 8-way tie for 8th on Baylor’s career list … Kolt Browder recorded his 1st save of the season and his first since April 25, 2010 against Nebraska … Turley improved to 2-0 on the season and 10-5 in his career … Cal Towey (7 games) and Jake Miller (5 games) extended hitting streaks ... Logan Vick (9 games), Nathan Orf (8 games), Towey (7 games) and Miller (8 games) extended on-base streaks … Vick drew his 104th career walk; he needs seven more to move into Baylor’s all-time top 10 and 19 more to crack the Big 12’s all-time top 10 … Lawton Langford (7th season, 8th career), Orf (5th season, 28th career), Towey (3rd season, 23rd career), Vick (4th season, 38th career), Josh Ludy (7th season, 28th career) and Michael Howard (3rd career) all had multi-hit games … Langford (2nd season, 3rd career) and Howard (2nd career) had multi-RBI games … Langford had his 3rd career 3-hit game and Towey had his 7th career 3-hit game … Ludy tied his season high with 3 hits … Baylor’s 9 runs and 16 hits were both season-highs for any Texas Tech opponent … Baylor is now 72-74 in the all-time series against Texas Tech, including a 45-27 record in games played in Waco and a 25-33 mark in the Steve Smith era … Baylor is now 9-7 all-time in its first game of a Big 12 season.

March 16, 2012

WACO, Texas – Baylor pounded out 16 hits on its way to a 9-4 win over Texas Tech in each team’s first game of the season in Big 12 Conference play on Friday night at Baylor Ballpark.

Baylor (12-7, 1-0) tallied the most hits and runs by a Texas Tech (12-6, 0-1) opponent this season. The Bears scored in five different innings and had six batters record multi-hit games.

“Our guys came ready to play. We were aggressive on the bases, we were anticipating things, and from a mental standpoint we were hooked up and ready to play,” head coach Steve Smith said. “Josh (Turley) pitched extremely well, we competed well at the plate, took advantage of some balls in the dirt, and we got some very timely two-out, two-strike hits off of a guy that’s pretty good.”

Josh Turley (2-0) picked up the win by allowing four runs on six hits with no walks and four strikeouts in 6.1 innings pitched. Kolt Browder recorded his first save of the season by tossing 2.2 hitless innings of relief to close out the win.

Texas Tech starter Duke von Schamann, who entered the game with a 1.23 ERA and only 15 hits allowed in 29.1 innings, took the loss after allowing six runs on 10 hits in 5.0 innings of work. von Schamann’s ERA more than doubled to 2.62 in the loss.

The Bears scored a run in their first trip to the plate when Lawton Langford led off the bottom of the first with his first of three singles on the night. After von Schamann got the next two batters, Cal Towey and Logan Vick followed with two-out singles to give the Bears a 1-0 lead.

Baylor’s leadoff batter reached base in each of the first five innings, but only one of those batters came around to score. Josh Ludy doubled leading off the second inning for his first of three hits, including a pair of doubles, but he was stranded at third base. Langford and Towey led off the next two innings with singles, but Langford was thrown out trying to advance on a ball in the dirt and Towey was caught stealing.

Texas Tech took its only lead of the game when the first four batters in the fourth all hit safely. Tim Proudfoot led off with a bunt single and Barrett Barnes hit a two-run homer over the batters’ eye in center field to put the Red Raiders in front 2-1. The next two Tech batters each singled, but both were caught stealing to help Turley escape the inning without further damage.

The Bears responded with three runs in the bottom of the fourth and led the rest of the way. Vick drew a one-out walk, Ludy singled and Hainsfurther walked to load the bases. All three runners advanced on a balk, and Michael Howard punched a two-run double down the left-field line to put the Bears in front 4-2.

Nathan Orf and Ludy each had RBI doubles in the fifth and Towey knocked a RBI single in the sixth to extend Baylor’s lead to 7-2.

Tech chased Turley from the game in the seventh when three of the first four batters reached. Bo Altobelli had a bunt single, one out later Bryant Burleson doubled, and David Paiz drove in a run with an infield single to bring the potential tying-run to the on-deck circle and end Turley’s night.

Browder came out of the bullpen and gave up a sacrifice fly before getting a called third strike on Proudfoot to escape with the Bears in front 7-4.

Just like when Tech scored two in the fourth, the Bears got those runs back in the bottom half of the inning. Howard and Jake Miller singled with two outs, both runners moved up on a wild pitch, and Langford knocked a two-run single for his third hit of the night.

Browder took care of the rest, allowing only one baserunner in his 2.2 innings pitched – on a hit-by-pitch with one out in the ninth. He struck out the next two batters to end the game.

Langford, Towey and Ludy had three hits apiece for Baylor, and Orf, Vick and Howard added two hits each. Texas Tech was led at the plate by Scott LeJeune and Reid Redman, who both recorded two hits.

Baylor and Texas Tech resume their series at 3:05 p.m. Saturday at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears will be looking to win the first two games of a Big 12 series for the first time since sweeping Oklahoma State in May of 2010. Trent Blank (5-0) is scheduled to take the mound for the Bears against Texas Tech’s John Neely (2-1).


 

 

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