AUSTIN - Baylor baseball was unable to salvage the series finale at No. 8 Texas as BU lost 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at Disch-Falk Field. The Bears (15-16, 4-7 Big 12) were swept by the Longhorns (26-7, 6-3 Big 12) for the first time since 2010.
Dillon Newman was strong on the mound for Baylor but it wasn't enough as he lacked support from the BU bats against Nathan Thornhill, who has been lights out all season for UT. Newman didn't allow a hit until the first hitter of the fifth inning, but it ended up coming around to score and proved to be the difference in the game.
Kacy Clemens was the Longhorn responsible for the hit on a swinging bunt to third to start the fifth. After a sacrifice bunt put him in scoring position, Brooks Marlow singled him home.
UT then added insurance runs in the seventh as Josh Michalec gave up a two-run double to Tres Barrera and fielder's choice RBI to C.J. Hinojosa.
Baylor's lone hits came on a one-out double by Brett Doe in the fourth, two-out single by Duncan Wendel in the seventh and leadoff single by Logan Brown in the ninth, but all three runners were left stranded.
Newman (3-2) took a tough-luck loss as he allowed the one run on three hits and a career-high four walks with two strikeouts in six innings. Thornhill (5-0) earned the win and lowered his sub-1.00 ERA even further as he threw eight shutout innings while allowing just two hits and two walks with three strikeouts.
*Baylor was swept in a Big 12 series for the first time since being swept at Kansas on May 3-5, 2013. BU was swept by Texas for first time since April 30-May 2, 2010, in Austin.
*Baylor is 2-4 against teams ranked by Baseball America this season as the other three games all came against No. 4 Cal State Fullerton.
*Prior to this series, Baylor had won three straight series vs. Baseball America top 10 teams, going 7-2 in that stretch that dated back to 2011. Since 2011, BU is 21-19 against Baseball America ranked teams. BU is 87-143 all-time against Baseball America top 10 teams.
*Baylor is 7-8 against top 25 teams this season and 7-9 vs. ranked teams. Prior to this series, BU had won three of its four series vs. ranked teams, including three in a row.
*Baylor is 6-6 this season in TV games with all six wins and 11 of the 12 games being vs. ranked teams. Since 2011, BU is 23-18 in TV games. BU is 53-59 all-time in TV games.
*Baylor trails the all-time series vs. Texas 234-105-4 and 137-38-1 in Austin. Under Steve Smith, BU narrowly trails Texas 41-33 and 38-28 in the Big 12 era. Prior to this series, BU had won each of the last two series vs. UT and nine of the 17 Big 12 regular season series. The Bears swept UT last year in Waco, took two of three in Austin in 2012.
*Baylor is 482-538-4 all-time against current members of the Big 12 and owns a 263-201 all-time record in the league's regular season play.
*Dillon Newman over his last four starts has gone 2-1 with three runs allowed on 17 hits and six walks with 15 strikeouts in 21.0 innings.
*Logan Brown extended his season-high on-base streak to seven games.
*Duncan Wendel has had a hit in four straight games and is 6-for-15 in that stretch.
STAT OF THE GAME
30 - The amount hitters faced by Texas' pitching staff in the game - just three shy of the minimum.
TWEET OF THE GAME
Baylor gets ready for its lone midweek game on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. CT at Sam Houston State.