March 25, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas - No. 29 Baylor baseball lost 14-3 to UT Arlington on Tuesday evening at Clay Gould Ballpark. The Bears (13-11) were unable to overcome the Mavericks' (9-16) 14 runs on 14 hits as BU's five-game winning streak vs. UTA was snapped.
For the first time in the last eight games, Baylor failed to score in the first inning and UTA took advantage by turning the tables. Against BU starter Ryan Smith, the Mavericks scored four runs on three hits and two errors in the first inning, and the Bears never recovered.
UTA responded with three in the fourth, two in the fifth and four in the seventh to take a 14-1 lead. Baylor rallied in the eighth but it wasn't nearly enough. Lane Kelly drew a leadoff walk. Then with two outs, Adam Toth roped an RBI double and Ben Carl hit an RBI triple.
Earning the win for UTA was Daniel Milliman (2-0), who gave up one run on two hits and one walk with three strikeouts in four innings. Smith (0-1) took the loss for Baylor after giving up six runs (four earned) on four hits and four walks with one strikeout in three innings.
*Baylor's streak of scoring a run in the first inning came to an end at eight games as BU failed to score in the first frame vs. UTA. Lawton Langford was 3-for-6 with two walks in those eight first inning plate appearances. Baylor was 5-3 during the streak.
*Baylor is 0-1 on its current four-game road trip.
*Baylor's lead in the all-time series against UT Arlington is now 83-31, 32-19 in Arlington and its five-game winning streak in the series was snapped. The two teams met in Waco for BU's home opener on Feb. 18 for a 5-2 Bears win.
*Baylor is now 145-57 all-time against current members of the Sun Belt Conference.
*Lawton Langford's 10-game on-base streak came to an end. It was his second such streak of 10 or more games this season.
*Doug Ashby extended his scoreless appearance streak to eighth (one shy of tying his career high from 2013) and has yet to give up an earned run all season. During the stretch he's thrown 7.2 innings while allowing seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts.
*Brett Doe extended his career-long hitting streak to six games.
*Duncan Wendel extended his on-base streak to six games.
*Lane Kelly notched his first collegiate stolen base.
*Ben Carl hit his first collegiate triple.
STAT OF THE GAME
14 - The amount hits and runs UTA had against Baylor.
TWEET OF THE GAME
No. 29 BU was unable to overcome UTA's hit parade, ending 5-game series win streak v Mavs. pic.twitter.com/nr4Eh0aJe8— Baylor Baseball (@BaylorBaseball) March 26, 2014
"Nobody likes games like this, and you'll have them every once in a while. UTA swung the bats particularly well. We didn't swing them bad, but we just aren't a great offensive team. We didn't pitch it well. It was just one of those nights. This is baseball. This is just baseball. You could come up with 100 reasons or excuses but it's just baseball." - BU head coach Steve Smith
Baylor finishes its four-game road swing by heading to Charleston, W. Va., this weekend for the Bears' first Big 12 road series of the season vs. West Virginia. Games are slated for 1 p.m. CT Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday on FOX Sports 1.