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Baseball's 3-2 Win vs. OSU Extends Streak to 10 Games

Dan Evatt has homered in three of the Bears' last four games.
(14-13, 1-4) Rank: NR
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Waco, Texas • Attendance: 3,491

(21-7, 8-0) Rank: #21
Runs 2 3
AB 29 28
Hits 5 7
RBI 2 3
BB 2 3
SO 3 7
LOB 4 9

Weidenaar 2 H 2 Miller
Weidenaar 1 2B -- None
None -- 3B -- None
None -- HR 1 Evatt/Towey
Two Players 1 RBI 1 Three Players
None -- SB -- None

W - Blank (7-0) 7.0 4 2 2 3
L - Ottoson (1-4) 7.0 6 3 2 6
S - Bremer (1) 1.0 0 0 0 0

Baylor tied a school record by winning its 9th straight Big 12 game - the Bears have a chance to sweep 3 straight Big 12 series for the first time ever ... Baylor's 10-game winning streak overall is its longest since an 11-game streak in 2003 ... Baylor is 7-0 this season in games started by Trent Blank ... Blank pitched to 47 consecutive batters without allowing a hit out of the infield before a 2-out single in the 7th inning ... Baylor improved to 4-3 this season when scoring 3 or fewer runs - the Bears were 3-22 in those games in 2011 ... Lawton Langford (career-long 12 games), Max Muncy (9 games), Jake Miller (career-high 8 games) and Dan Evatt (4 games) extended hitting streaks ... Cal Towey (16 games), Langford (13 games), Muncy (12 games) and Miller (8 games) extended on-base streaks ... Vick had his streak of 17 straight reaching base safely snapped; he reached without making an out on catcher's interference, but that does not count as reaching base safely ... Muncy has reached base safely in 17 consecutive Big 12 games dating back to last season ... Langford has reached base safely in 24 of 25 games played this season ... Muncy grounded into a double play for the first time since May 28, 2010 - a span of 355 at-bats without a double play ... Towey was hit by a pitch for the 10th and 11th times this season, moving him into a tie for 9th on Baylor's single-season list ... Muncy made his 110th consecutive start at first base; he has started 146 of 147 games since joining the Baylor program ... Evatt hit his 20th career home run in the 2nd inning; it was his first career home run to right field and his 3rd home run in the last 4 games ... Towey homered for the 9th time in his career in the 6th inning; 8 of his 9 home runs have been in Big 12 play ... Miller had his 3rd straight multi-hit game and the 28th of his career ... Baylor is now 33-37 in the all-time series against Oklahoma State, including a 17-12 mark in games played in Waco and a 28-24 record in the Steve Smith era ... Baylor is now 17-3 at Baylor Ballpark this season, eclipsing its win total for all home games in 2011 (16-14) ... Baylor has won 7 straight games against Oklahoma State at Baylor Ballpark.

March 31, 2012

WACO, Texas - Trent Blank allowed two runs in 7.0 innings, and the Baylor offense did just enough for the Bears to extend their winning streak to 10 games with a 3-2 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.

Baylor (21-7, 8-0 Big 12) extended its Big 12 winning streak to a school-record-tying nine games, and Oklahoma State (14-13, 1-4 Big 12) dropped its seventh straight game at Baylor Ballpark.

The Cowboys had the potential tying run on base with a leadoff single in the ninth, but Tyler Bremer came out of the bullpen and got out of the jam with a game-ending double play to record his first career save.

Blank (7-0) leads the nation with seven wins and has won nine straight decisions dating back to 2011. He gave up two runs on four hits with one walk and three strikeouts in a career-high-tying 7.0 innings.

"I thought Trent was as good as I've seen him this year, which coming of that last one (March 24 vs. Kansas), is really good to see," head coach Steve Smith said. "He bounced back from last weekend really well."

Blank needed only 64 pitches to work through his first 6.0 innings, and the only baserunner he allowed was on a second-inning infield single. A two-out single in the seventh snapped his streak of 47 consecutive batters without giving up a hit out of the infield that dated back to the first batter of his start on March 24.

Gabe Weidenaar followed the seventh-inning single with a RBI double, but Blank escaped that inning without further damage. His day ended after giving up a walk and a single to the first two batters in the eighth inning.

Dillon Newman entered with runners on the corner and no outs with the Bears leading 3-1 in the eighth. He limited the damage by allowing only a sacrifice fly between two flyouts to keep the Bears in front by a run.

"We really don't have anybody that's put a lock down on the ninth inning," Smith said. "Different guys have done it. Dillon was our first option today, and he got us through the eighth inning in pretty good shape, but I didn't think he had great stuff."

Robbie Rea led off the ninth with a single against Newman, which brought Bremer out of the bullpen. Mark Ginther moved Rea into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt, but after Bremer walked the next batter, he induced a groundball to Jake Miller, who combined with Lawton Langford on the game-ending double play.

Baylor led the whole way after Dan Evatt homered to right field in the second inning. Evatt's home run was the first of his 20 career home runs to go to right field. The Bears added a run in the third when Nathan Orf scored after Logan Vick reached on catcher's interference with the bases loaded, and Cal Towey provided what would prove to be the decisive run with a solo home run in the sixth inning.

Miller had his third straight multi-hit game, finishing 2-for-4 to lead the Bears at the plate. Evatt and Towey homered, and Vick had Baylor's other RBI.

Weidenaar had two of Oklahoma State's five hits in the game. Starter Kyle Ottoson (1-4) took the loss after allowing two earned runs on six hits in 7.0 innings.

Baylor and OSU conclude their series with a 1:05 p.m. game on Sunday. The Bears will be looking to sweep three straight Big 12 Conference series for the first time in program history. Baylor is expected to start Max Garner on the mound, while the Cowboys have not yet announced a starting pitcher.



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