RHP Shawn Tolleson worked into the eighth inning for the fourth time in eight Big 12 starts en route to defeating Texas 6-1 Saturday.
May 3, 2008
After managing only four base runners in the game's first six innings, Baylor batted around in the seventh. Hornung led off the inning with his sixth homer of the year, breaking a scoreless tie. Three batters and one out later, Booker blasted a two-run shot down the line in right that cleared the Longhorns' bullpen beyond the outfield wall. Paul Miles, Gregg Glime and Shaver Hansen then walked to load the bases, and Beamer Weems pushed the Bears' lead to 4-0.
Texas rallied for a run on two hits, a walk and Tant Shepherd's pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the eighth, but the Bears responded with two insurance runs in the top of the ninth on Dustin Dickerson's two-out, bases-loaded, two-run single.
On the day, Baylor batters drew five walks and were hit by a pitch three times. The Bears did not strikeout a single time. Baylor had not struck out as few as one time in a game since April 1, 2003, against UTSA. Dickerson's ninth-inning, two-run single was the game's only hit with runners in scoring position; Baylor and Texas were a combined 1-for-16 in that situation.
Starter Shawn Tolleson (5-3) earned the victory, allowing one run on seven hits and six walks with seven strikeouts over 7.1 innings. He worked through several tight spots, including a bases-loaded jam in the first inning, and stranded seven base runners in the game's first seven innings, five of which were in scoring position.
After working just 2.2 innings against Texas A&M two weeks ago and failing to get out the first inning last Saturday against
Longhorn starter Austin Wood (3-3) took the loss, allowing three runs on six hits and over 6.1 innings.
Hansen, who led off the game with a double, had Baylor's only multiple-hit game of the day, going 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored. Every Baylor batter reached safely at least once except Raynor Campbell, who reached on a fielder's choice and scored on Booker's home run.