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History Made: Baseball Beats TAMU-CC, 15-2

Steve Smith became Baylor's all-time wins leader in any sport with his 650th career victory.


Steve Smith became Baylor's all-time wins leader in any sport with his 650th career victory.

2
TAMU-CC
(15-21) Rank: NR
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 5
4 0 1 4 0 6 X 15 15 0

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Waco, Texas • Attendance: 2,782

15
BAYLOR
(31-7) Rank: #6
STATS COMPARISON
Runs 2 15
AB 27 32
Hits 6 15
RBI 2 13
BB 1 6
SO 6 3
LOB 6 5

STAT LEADERS
Lee/Brantley 2 H 3 Towey
Lee/Brantley 1 2B 1 Towey
None -- 3B 1 Towey
None -- HR 1 Evatt
Weiss/Brantley 1 RBI 4 Towey
Lee/Brantley 1 SB 3 Toth

PITCHING
IP
H
R
ER
SO
W - Stone (2-0) 5.0 4 2 2 5
L - Belicek (0-1) 3.2 7 9 5 2

POSTGAME NOTES
Head coach Steve Smith earned his 650th career win to become Baylor's all-time wins leader in any sport - he passed his predecessor Mickey Sullivan ... Smith needed 1,073 games to reach 650 victories, while Sullivan had 649 wins in 1,081 games ... Baylor extended its winning streak to 20 games, tying the 1985 team for the longest winning streak in program history ... Baylor improved to 21-3 at Baylor Ballpark this season - the Bears have won 14 straight home games, which ties the longest active home winning streak in Division I ... The Bears are the 2nd team in Division I to record 20 or more consecutive wins this season (Kentucky started 22-0) ... Max Muncy (8 games), Josh Ludy (7 games), Cal Towey (6 games) and Nathan Orf (4 games) extended hitting streaks ... Towey (career-high 26 games), Dan Evatt (14 games), Ludy (13 games), Muncy (8 games) and Orf (7 games) extended on-base streaks ... Adam Toth became the first Baylor player to steal 3 bases in a game since Brooks Pinckard did so against Texas Tech on March 19, 2011 ... Muncy made his 120th consecutive start at first base; he has started 156 of 157 games since joining the Baylor program ... Dan Evatt hit his 22nd career home run on an 0-1 pitch in the 1st inning ... Muncy (14th career) and Toth (5th, 6th and 7th career) recorded stolen bases ... Ludy (37th career), Towey (30th career), Steve DalPorto (6th career), Logan Brown (5th career) and Toth (4th career) had multi-hit games ... Muncy (34th career), Evatt (23rd career), Towey (18th career) and Brown (1st career) had multi-RBI games ... Baylor is now 6-0 in the all-time series against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and all 6 games have been played at Baylor Ballpark.

April 17, 2012

WACO, Texas - Baylor head coach Steve Smith became the program's all-time wins leader, and the Bears tied a school record with a 20-game winning streak after a 15-2 run-rule win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday night at Baylor Ballpark.

The sixth-ranked Bears (31-7) needed only seven innings to secure their 20th straight win, tying the 1985 team for the longest winning streak in school history. Smith earned his 650th career victory, passing his predecessor Mickey Sullivan for the most wins in any sport in Baylor athletics history.

"It is absolutely special to be the winningest head coach in Baylor Baseball history," Smith said. "It's absolutely special to be right next to Mickey in the record book. It was not something that I ever thought about or set out to do, but if you stay with something long enough, these kinds of records are records of perseverance and longevity - for that I'm proud."

Austin Stone (2-0) earned the win by working a career-long 5.0 innings in his fourth career start on the mound. Stone allowed two runs on four hits with one walk and a career-high five strikeouts, and Trae Davis and Kolt Browder each worked a scoreless inning to close out the win.

"The guys are just doing what we've talked about a lot of times after these games," Smith said of the 20-game winning streak. "They're just taking them one game at a time. They've been motivated since August, and it continues to be that way today."

Cal Towey went 3-for-4 with one double, one triple, four RBI and a run scored to lead a Baylor offense that pounded out 15 hits against five Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (15-21) pitchers. Dan Evatt added a three-run homer, and Max Muncy and Logan Brown had two RBI apiece for the Bears.

Baylor took an early lead with four runs in the first on Muncy's RBI single and Evatt's two-out, three-run homer. The Bears added another run in the third when Cal Towey's RBI triple scored Josh Ludy, and Baylor had a 5-0 lead before the Islanders had their first base runner.

Stone retired the first nine batters faced before Jordan Lee led off the fourth with a single. Lee scored on a two-out RBI single, and Stafford Brantley added a RBI double to cut the Baylor lead to 5-2, but that's as close as TAMU-CC would get.

Baylor responded with four runs in the bottom half of the inning, all with two outs. Brown reached on a bunt single, Nathan Orf walked, and Adam Toth reached on an error to load the bases. Muncy drew a run-scoring walk, Ludy hit a RBI single and Towey followed with a two-run double.

Stone ran into trouble in the fifth when the Islanders loaded the bases with no outs, but he struck out two and got a fly ball to shallow center field to work his way out of the jam with the Bears still leading 9-2.

Baylor capped the scoring when it sent 11 batters to the plate in a six-run outburst in the sixth. Brown had a two-run single, and Towey and Orf added RBI singles in the inning.

Islanders' starter Trevor Belicek (0-1) took the loss after allowing nine runs - five of which were earned - on seven hits in 3.2 innings. Four Islander relievers combined to allow six runs on eight hits in 2.1 innings of work.

Steve DalPorto, Brown, Ludy and Toth added two hits each for the Bears, and Toth became the first Baylor player to steal three bases in a game since Brooks Pinckard on March 19, 2011.

The teams meet again at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday at Baylor Ballpark, and Wednesday's game will be $1 hot dog night. Baylor returns to Big 12 play Friday when it takes on Texas A&M in the final Big 12 edition of the Battle of the Brazos. Friday's game is in College Station at 6:35 p.m., and then the series shifts to Baylor Ballpark for the final two games. Saturday's game in Waco is at 6:35 p.m. and Sunday's series finale is slated for 2:05 p.m.


 

 

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