March 28, 2004
NORMAN, Okla. -
Ole Sheldon's single up the middle plated Andrew McGuire with two outs in the seventh to give Oklahoma a 5-4 victory over Baylor and a series sweep Sunday at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Baylor falls to 9-17 with the loss, 2-4 in Big 12 Conference. Oklahoma improves to 15-10 and 4-2.
Baylor led 4-3 heading to the bottom of the fifth, but a two-out Sheldon double followed by a Matt Bose single to center knotted the score. McGuire reached on a Jared Clements error to lead off the seventh, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, moved to third on a fly out to deep center and then scored on Sheldon's fourth hit in four trips to the plate.
Sean Walker (1-4) took the loss for the Bears; he started and went 6.1 innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on nine hits with no walks and one strikeout. Abe Woody tossed the final 1.2 innings without allowing a run, but he did allow Sheldon's game-winning hit.
Oklahoma built a 3-0 lead with four hits in the bottom of the first. McGuire led off the inning with a home run to right. Sheldon and Eric Thornton also had RBI singles in the inning.
However, the Bears quickly answered with four runs on three walks and three hits in the top of the second. Paul Witt had a two-run double, and Drew Sutton followed with a run-scoring single.
Baylor returns to action Tuesday, hosting TCU for a 6 p.m. CST contest at Baylor Ballpark.
Notes: Baylor now holds a 24-22 advantage in the all-time series, but the Bears are 5-14 all-time at Norman. Baylor leads 13-11 as Big 12 opponents. ... Reid Brees (seven games), Michael Griffin (five games) and Josh Ford (four games) all extended hitting streaks. ... Mike Pankratz saw his career-long 10-game streak end. That is the longest Baylor hitting streak this season. ... With seven hits Sunday, the Bears were held to under eight hits for the first time in nine contests and for the first time in conference play this year.