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Turley's CG Gives Baseball 5-2 Win at K-State

Josh Turley pitched Baylor's first complete game of the season.


Josh Turley pitched Baylor's first complete game of the season.

5
BAYLOR
(28-7, 13-0) Rank: #8
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 5 13 2
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 0

Box Score | Highlights

Manhattan, Kan. • Attendance: 1,705

2
KANSAS STATE
(17-16, 3-7) Rank: NR
STATS COMPARISON
Runs 5 2
AB 34 34
Hits 13 6
RBI 5 2
BB 3 0
SO 4 6
LOB 8 6

STAT LEADERS
Muncy 3 H 3 Klein
Muncy 2 2B -- None
None -- 3B -- None
Muncy 1 HR -- None
Muncy/Vick 2 RBI 1 Brown/Klein
None -- SB 1 Kivett

PITCHING
IP
H
R
ER
SO
W - Turley (5-0) 9.0 6 2 1 6
L - Applegate (2-4) 6.1 10 4 4 3

POSTGAME NOTES
Baylor's 17-game winning streak is its 2nd-longest in program history - 3 short of the school-record 20-game streak in 1985 ... Baylor's 17-game streak is the nation's longest active streak and the 4th-longest in Division I this season ... Baylor's 6-game road winning streak is tied for the nation's 5th-longest active road winning streak ... Baylor is 9-0 this season in games Josh Turley starts on the mound - all openers of weekend series or tournaments ... Turley tossed his 2nd career complete game (June 4, 2011 at Rice) ... Baylor's 13 hits in the game tied its total from the entire series the last time the Bears visited Manhattan in 2010 (Kansas State swept) ... Max Muncy (5 games), Logan Vick (5 games) and Josh Ludy (4 games) extended hitting streaks ... Dan Evatt (10 games) and Adam Toth (6 games) had career-long hitting streaks snapped ... Cal Towey (career-high 23 games), Lawton Langford (career-high 19 games), Evatt (11 games), Ludy (10 games) and Vick (7 games) extended on-base streaks ... Langford has reached base safely in 30 of 31 games played this season ... Muncy had 2 doubles in a game for the 2nd time in his career (March 6, 2010 vs. Oral Roberts) ... Evatt made his 100th career start ... Muncy made his 117th consecutive start at first base; he has started 153 of 154 games since joining the Baylor program ... Muncy hit his 5th home run of the season and the 25th of his career on a 3-2 count in the 9th inning ... Muncy tied his career high with 8 total bases (4th time) on 2 doubles and a home run ... Muncy (55th career), Ludy (34th career), Jake Miller (31st career), Towey (27th career) and Langford (15th career) had multi-hit games ... Muncy (33rd career) and Ludy (24th career) had multi-RBI games ... Baylor is now 35-17 in the all-time series against Kansas State, including an 11-11 mark in games played in Manhattan and a 34-16 record during the Steve Smith era.

April 13, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Josh Turley tossed his second career complete game to lead No. 8 Baylor to a 5-2 win over Kansas State on Friday night at Tointon Stadium, and the Bears extended their winning streak to 17 games.

Turley (5-0) allowed one earned run on six hits with no walks and six strikeouts in 9.0 innings, and Baylor (28-7, 13-0 Big 12) improved to 9-0 in games he's started on the mound this season. Turley threw 81 of his 116 pitches for strikes in the Bears' first complete game of the year.

"He was really, really good. He threw four pitches for strikes and threw a lot of strikes," head coach Steve Smith said of Turley. "They put the ball on the ground, and it's a tough matchup for him, but he did a great job with it and just kept throwing strike after strike."

Max Muncy went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a home run, and Josh Ludy broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run single in the seventh inning. Ludy, Lawton Langford, Cal Towey and Jake Miller each had two hits in the game.

Kansas State (17-16, 3-7 Big 12) starting pitcher Matt Applegate (2-4) took the loss after allowing four runs on 10 hits in 6.1 innings. Baylor's 13 hits in the game equaled its total from the entire 2010 series when the Bears were swept in Manhattan.

The Bears wasted no time taking the lead when Nathan Orf led off the game with a single and scored on Muncy's RBI double that hit the top of the wall in right-center field, but Kansas State tied the game in the second after a two-out single and a wild pitch were followed by a Dan Klein RBI single.

Baylor went back in front in the fourth when Vick led off with a single, moved to third on a Towey double and scored on Miller's sacrifice fly. K-State again answered to tie the game two innings later, as Klein led off the fifth with a bunt single, moved to second on Turley's throwing error, and then scored on Jake Brown's bunt single. That bunt single was the only time Turley allowed a leadoff batter to reach base in the inning.

Baylor loaded the bases with three singles in the sixth, and Applegate escaped that inning when he got Adam Toth to ground out, but the Bears broke through in the seventh. Langford singled with one out, Muncy moved him to third with a double that chased Applegate from the game, and Ludy delivered his game-winning two-run single against reliever Gerardo Esquivel.

Muncy added a solo home run with two outs in the ninth inning to extend the Bears' lead to 5-2, and Turley worked around a one-out hit batter in the bottom half to complete the win. All six hits allowed by Turley were singles, and he held KSU hitless in six of nine innings in the game.

The Bears and Wildcats resume their series at 1 p.m. Saturday in a game that will be televised on Fox Sports Kansas City. Baylor is expected to send Trent Blank to the mound against KSU left-hander Joe Flattery.


 

 

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