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Baseball Runs Streak to Eight with 14-5 Win at Houston

Josh Ludy had the third four-hit game of his career and collected four RBI.

Josh Ludy had the third four-hit game of his career and collected four RBI.

14
BAYLOR
(19-7) Rank: #21
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 1 5 2 0 0 4 2 14 13 2
0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 11 3

Box Score

Houston, Texas • Attendance: 1,303

5
HOUSTON
(10-13) Rank: NR
STATS COMPARISON
Runs 14 5
AB 41 36
Hits 13 11
RBI 14 4
BB 5 4
SO 8 6
LOB 9 9

STAT LEADERS
Ludy 4 H 2 Four Players
Vick/Miller 1 2B 1 Five Players
None -- 3B -- None
Evatt/Ludy 1 HR -- None
Ludy 4 RBI 2 Stacks
Three Players 1 SB 1 Jacobs

PITCHING
IP
H
R
ER
SO
W - Bremer (2-0) 3.0 3 0 0 4
L - Garza (1-3) 3.1 4 5 5 4

POSTGAME NOTES
Baylor has scored 8+ runs in 6 straight games for the first time since an 8-game streak in 1998 ... Baylor has its first 8-game regular-season winning streak since an 8-game streak in 2003 ... Baylor's 2-0 deficit in the second inning was the first time it trailed in a game since the 5th inning on April 17, snapping a streak of 50 innings without trailing ... The Bears have homered in three consecutive games after hitting a home run in only one of the previous 29 games dating back to 2011 ... Baylor won at Cougar Field for the first time since 2001, snapping a three-game losing streak at Houston's home field ... Nathan Orf was hit by a pitch for the 14th time this season, tying him with Chris Durbin (2003) for 5th on Baylor's single-season list ... Lawton Langford (career-long 10 games), Max Muncy (7 games) and Jake Miller (6 games) extended hitting streaks ... Logan Vick (16 games), Cal Towey (14 games), Langford (11 games) and Muncy (10 games) extended on-base streaks ... Langford has reached base safely in 22 of 23 games played this season ... Vick hit his Big 12-leading 13th double of the season ... Josh Ludy had his 3rd career 4-hit game ... Miller had his 4th career 3-hit game ... Joey Hainsfurther made his 2nd career start on the mound and threw a career-high 77 pitches - he hasn't allowed an earned run in 9.0 innings pitched as a starter ... Tyler Bremer pitched in a game for the first time since Feb. 22, a span 20 games missed ... Bremer tied his career high with 4 strikeouts ... Vick drew his 114th career walk - he needs just 8 more to crack the Big 12's all-time top 10 ... Muncy made his 108th consecutive start at first base; he has started 144 of 145 games since joining the Baylor program ... Josh Ludy (1st season, 6th career) homered in the 5th inning ... Dan Evatt (2nd season, 19th career) homered two pitches after Ludy, giving Baylor back-to-back home runs for the first time since April 5, 2009 at Kansas (Dustin Dickerson and Shaver Hansen) ... Muncy (13th career), Vick (23rd career) and Ludy (3rd career) recorded stolen bases ... Ludy (30th career) and Miller (26th career) had multi-hit games ... Ludy (20th career), Muncy (31st career), Orf (12th career) and Vick (11th career) had multi-RBI games ... Baylor is now 87-60 in the all-time series against Houston, including a 40-26 mark in games played in Houston and a 21-15 record in the Steve Smith era.

March 27, 2012

HOUSTON - Josh Ludy had four hits and four RBI to lead eight Baylor starters who each had at least one hit, one run and one RBI in a 14-5 win over Houston at Cougar Field on Tuesday night. The win gave Baylor its first regular-season eight-game winning streak since 2003.

Baylor (19-7) has scored at least eight runs in six consecutive games, which marks the first time the Bears have done so since an eight-game streak of eight-plus runs scored in 1998.

Joey Hainsfurther and Tyler Bremer combined to hold Houston (10-13) without an earned run over 7.0 innings. Bremer (2-0) earned the win with 3.0 shutout innings of relief in his first outing since an injury on Feb. 22.

"When you have two seniors in Joey and Bremer who are able to throw seven innings for you on a Tuesday on the road, that's significant," head coach Steve Smith said. "It was just a gritty effort by Joey. It wasn't as crisp and easy for him as it was last week, but he still got through it and he competed really well and made a lot of big pitches."

Baylor hadn't trailed in its last five games, but the Bears fell behind 2-0 after Houston took advantage of an error to score a pair of unearned runs in the second.

Baylor quickly answered with a run in its next trip to the plate when Michael Howard singled, Jake Miller doubled and Lawton Langford brought Howard home with a RBI groundout to cut the Cougars' lead to 2-1.

Hainsfurther struck out the last two batters in a scoreless third, and the Bears carried that momentum over to their at-bat in the top of the fourth when they sent 11 batters to the plate and scored five runs to take a 6-2 lead. Ludy and Miller had RBI singles in the inning.

Ludy finished 4-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored, four RBI and a stolen base, while Miller went 3-for-5 with two runs and one RBI in a return to his hometown. Nathan Orf, Max Muncy and Logan Vick added two RBI each for Baylor.

Hainsfurther allowed another unearned run in the fourth, but the Bears went right back to work with the bats in the fifth. Ludy and Dan Evatt combined on Baylor's first back-to-back home runs since 2009, giving the Bears an 8-3 lead.

Bremer came out of the bullpen to start the fifth inning after missing 20 consecutive games. He walked the first batter and gave up a double to put two runners in scoring position with no outs, but he bounced back to strike out the next three batters on just 12 pitches to escape unscathed.

"That was really a big momentum shift right there, and the game was still a game for quite a while," Smith said.

Baylor added four more runs in the eighth when Vick hit his Big 12-leading 13th double to drive in two runs and Ludy followed with a two-run single. The Cougars got two runs in the bottom half of the eighth, but Crayton Bare came out of the bullpen to strand a pair of runners. Sean Spicer closed out the win by retiring the final two batters in order in his collegiate debut.

Kendall Stacks went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk to lead a group of four Houston hitters who had two hits each.

Baylor puts its eight-game winning streak on the line when it hosts Oklahoma State for a three-game series at Baylor Ballpark this weekend. The Bears' seven-game winning streak in Big 12 games ties the fourth-longest in program history. The OSU series is Baylor's annual Military Appreciation Weekend, and first pitch in Friday's series opener is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.


 

 

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