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Baseball Falls to No. 13 Oklahoma, 5-4

Josh Turley

May 20, 2011

40-14, 14-10
28-24, 12-14

 Box Score | Quotes | Highlights

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 0
0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 7 1
W - Shore (3-2)
2.2 1 1 1 0 2
L - Garner (2-4)
0.2 3 2 2 0 1
S - Duke (6) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0
Batting Leaders
BU - Miller
3 2 2 1 1 1
BU - Hainsfurther
3 2 1 1 1 0
OU - Buechele
4 2 4 1 0 1
Notes:  Baylor is 27-5 this season when scoring four or more runs in a game ... Baylor is 34-33 in the all-time series with Oklahoma, including a 22-14 mark in games played in Waco and a 25-18 mark during the Big 12 era ... Josh Turley tied a career-long with 8.0 innings pitched and struck out a career-high nine batters ... Baylor pitchers have turned in eight consecutive quality starts in Big 12 play (at least 6.0 innings pitched and three or fewer earned runs allowed) ... Baylor's starting pitchers have gone at least 7.0 innings in six consecutive Big 12 games, never allowing more than three earned runs in that stretch ... Logan Vick drew his 39th career walk in Big 12 play, tying him with David Murphy for sixth on Baylor's career Big 12 walks list ... Max Muncy had his hitting streak snapped at nine games - tying the longest by a Baylor player this season ... Steve DalPorto and Joey Hainsfurther extended hitting streaks to four games ... Jake Miller hit his 2nd home run in as many games and his 3rd of the season on the first pitch of his at-bat in the sixth inning ... Hainsfurther (48th career) and Miller (19th career) had multi-hit games ... Miller had the 7th multi-RBI game of his career.
Baylor Athletics Experience
Baseball Media Almanac

WACO, Texas - Josh Turley struck out a career-high nine batters in 8.0 innings and left with a 4-3 lead, but No. 13 Oklahoma rallied for two runs in the ninth to beat Baylor 5-4 and even the series on Friday night at Baylor Ballpark.

Baylor (28-24, 12-14 Big 12) overcame a three-run deficit with three runs in the sixth inning and carried a 4-3 lead to the ninth, but Garrett Buechele tied the game with a RBI double and Caleb Bushyhead drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly.

"This one hurt them," head coach Steve Smith said of his players. "I don't talk to them after every game, but I just went out there and I didn't have a whole lot to say, but `Hey man, you played well. Flush it and let's play tomorrow.' You have got a chance to win the series tomorrow."

Turley cruised through the first three innings, but Oklahoma (40-14, 14-10) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning after Buechele followed a walk and a single with a three-run homer over the left-field wall.

Bushyhead followed with a triple, but Logan Vick threw him out at the plate on Evan Mistich's flyout. That flyout started a string of 13 straight batters retired by Turley before he handed the ball to Max Garner to start the ninth. Turley retired the side on four pitches in the sixth and struck out the side in order in the seventh.

"It felt great," Turley said. "I was just thinking to myself, `Don't give up any more runs.' You just go out there and try to do your job, and sometimes it happens that way. It's not going to happen all the time, but I'm glad it did there."

OU starter Burch Smith worked around two singles in the second and three walks in the fourth to keep the Bears off the board, but Baylor finally broke through in the sixth.

Vick led off with a double, and one out later Joey Hainsfurther brought him home with a RBI double to cut the deficit to 3-1. Jake Miller hit the next pitch over the left-field fence for his second home run in as many games, tying the game at 3-3.

The Bears took their only lead of the game in the seventh when Chris Slater led off with a double, moved to third on Max Muncy's groundout on the right side of the infield and scored on Josh Ludy's sacrifice fly.

Garner, who was attempting to record saves in back-to-back games for the first time this season, got the first out in the ninth on a strikeout, but he gave up consecutive singles before Buechele tied the game with his RBI double.

Buechele finished 2-for-4 with four RBI and one run scored, while Bushyhead had the Sooners' only other multi-hit game in a 2-for-3 effort with one RBI.

Hainsfurther and Miller each went 2-for-3 with one walk and one run scored. Miller drove in two runs, while Hainsfurther and Ludy had one RBI apiece.

The Bears had a chance for a two-out rally in the ninth when Muncy drew a walk and moved up to second on a passed ball, but Ludy grounded out to end the game.

Turley did not factor in the decision after allowing three runs on four hits with one walk and a career-high nine strikeouts in a career-high-tying 8.0 innings. Garner (2-4) took the loss, giving up two runs on three hits in 0.2 inning.

OU reliever Bobby Shore (3-2) picked up the win with 2.2 innings of relief and one run allowed, while Ryan Duke notched his sixth save with a hitless ninth inning. Smith didn't factor in the decision after surrendering three runs on six hits with four walks and four strikeouts in 5.1 innings.

The series concludes at 3 p.m. Saturday when Baylor sends Brooks Pinckard to the mound against Oklahoma southpaw Jordan John. Baylor is looking for its first series win against a top-15 ranked team since 2006.



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