RHP Shawn Tolleson racked up a career-high 12 strikeouts en route to his second complete-game shutout in five career Big 12 starts.
April 13, 2008
Tolleson (4-1) joined Kyle Evans as the only Baylor pitchers to record multiple complete-game shutouts in Big 12 play. Both Tolleson, who tossed a three-hit shutout in the Bears' 3-0 win against
Baylor scored all three runs in the third inning. Raynor Campbell started things with a one-out single, and Dustin Dickerson followed with a walk. Adam Hornung followed with a single up the middle to score
The play was far from over, though.
That was all the offense Tolleson needed; although, the Bears had plenty of chances to break the game open. Baylor stranded 10 runners, all of which were in the game's first six innings and five of which were in scoring position. The Bears were 5-for-7 with two outs and no runners in scoring position but 0-for-5 with two outs and runners in scoring position.
Tolleson used 110 pitches on the day, 75 of which were strikes. He allowed singles in the first, fourth and seventh innings before Tyler Ruch's one-out bunt single in the ninth. Tolleson, whose previous career high for strikeouts was seven last weekend against
Hoge (1-3) took the loss; he allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits and three walks with one strikeout over 2.2 innings.
Baylor returns to action Tuesday, hosting Dallas Baptist for a 6:30 p.m. CDT first pitch at Baylor Ballpark.
NOTES: Baylor leads the all-time series 29-10, including a 10-8 edge in games played at