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Ludy & Garner Lead Baseball Past UTA, 11-6

Josh Ludy went 4-for-4 with three runs and two RBI.


(45-15) Rank: #5
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Waco, Texas • Attendance: 3,557

(36-25) Rank: NR
Runs 11 6
AB 37 36
Hits 14 10
RBI 10 6
BB 5 5
SO 4 9
LOB 9 10

Ludy 4 H 2 Two
Five 1 2B 1 Beck
None -- 3B -- None
Ludy 1 HR 1 Two
Four 2 RBI 1 Six
Ludy 3 R 2 Shortall
None -- SB -- None

W - Garner (3-2) 3.0 1 1 1 3
L - Boydston (2-4) 2.2 5 3 3 1

Josh Ludy (9 games) and Lawton Langford (5 games) extended hitting streaks ... Max Muncy (career-high 30 games), Ludy (11 games) and Dan Evatt (8 games) extended on-base streaks ... Muncy made his 142nd consecutive start at first base ... Nathan Orf was hit by a pitch for the 32nd and 33rd times this year, extending his Big 12 single-season record ... Orf moved into 3rd on Baylor's career HBP list (33) ... Ludy hit his 15th home run of the year on a 1-2 pitch in the 1st inning ... Ludy moved into a tie for 10th with Jeremy Dodson (1997) on Baylor's single-season home runs list ... Ludy also moved into a 4-way tie for 6th on Baylor's single-season RBI list (67) ... Logan Vick hit his 24th double of the year, moving into a 3-way tie for 4th on Baylor's single-season list ... Ludy (48th career), Jake Miller (37th career), Evatt (31st career) and Adam Toth (10th career) had multi-hit games ... Ludy had his 20th multi-RBI game of the season, the 4th-most in a single-season in Baylor history ... Evatt (27th career), Cal Towey (22nd career) and Toth (5th career) also had multi-RBI games ... Baylor is now 39-37 all-time in NCAA Tournament games, including a 10-6 record in games played at Baylor Ballpark and a 33-26 mark in Regional games ... The Bears are 80-30 in the all-time series against UTA, including a 49-12 record in games played in Waco and a 34-10 mark during the Steve Smith era.

June 2, 2012

WACO, Texas - Baylor scored seven runs over the final four innings to erase a 5-4 deficit and win a Waco Regional elimination game against UT Arlington, 11-6, on Saturday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.

Josh Ludy went 4-for-4 with a walk, home run, double, three runs and two RBI, and Max Garnerpicked up the Baylor (45-15) bullpen by allowing only one run in 3.0 innings of relief to pick up the win.

"Typical NCAA elimination game," head coach Steve Smithsaid. "Both teams played hard, competed every pitch, fans were in it and we competed every play. It was a great atmosphere to play. Our crowd, I think, made a huge difference in our guys. It was just grind it out, one pitch at a time baseball, where both sides just really didn't want to quit."

The Bears jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, but UT Arlington (36-25) answered with five runs to take a 5-4 lead after five innings. Lawton Langford doubled leading off the sixth, and Adam Toth'sone-out RBI single tied the game.

Garner (3-2) came on in relief to start the bottom half of the sixth and worked the first 1-2-3 inning by either team in the game. The Bears went back to work in their next at-bat, taking the lead for good with a pair of runs. Cal Towey drew a bases-loaded walk, and Jake Millerdelivered a two-out RBI single to put the Bears in front 7-5.

Miller went 2-for-3 with two sacrifice bunts, one RBI and one run scored, and Dan Evattand Toth each added two hits and two RBI as part of Baylor's 14-hit day.

BU starting pitcher Trent Blank did not factor in the decision after allowing four runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings. Reliever Brad Kuntz allowed one run in 1.1 innings before turning the ball over to Garner, and Crayton Barecame on to retire all three batters he faced with the bases loaded in the ninth.

The Bears got on the board in the first when Nathan Orfwas hit by a pitch, and one out later Ludy knocked a two-run homer just inside the right-field foul pole. It was Ludy's sixth home run in the last six games, and he moved into a tie for 10th on Baylor's single-season home runs list with 15 on the year. Ludy also moved into a tie for seventh on Baylor's single-season RBI list with 67.

Ludy keyed the Bears' go-ahead seventh inning by delivering a one-out double down the left-field line. Max Muncydrew a walk, and Evatt loaded the bases with a single to set up Towey's go-ahead walk. Towey also had a two-out RBI single in the first inning.

Baylor broke the game open with three runs in the eighth and one more in the ninth. Logan Vickdelivered his 24th double of the year in the eighth, and Ludy was intentionally walked in front of Muncy, who made the Mavericks pay with a RBI double off the wall in right field. Evatt followed with a two-run single, and Miller gave the Bears an insurance run when he scored on a wild pitch in the ninth.

Garner allowed a walk and double, and then hit a batter to load the bases with no outs in the ninth. Bare came on and induced a run-scoring grounder before striking out the final two batters to end the game.

UTA reliever Adam Boydston (2-4) took the loss after allowing three runs on five hits in 2.2 innings of relief. Preston Beck and Jordan Vaughn had two hits apiece to lead the Mavericks at the plate.

Baylor advances to an elimination game at 2 p.m. Sunday against the loser of Saturday's night game between Dallas Baptist and Oral Roberts. The Bears will need to win that game to face the winner of Saturday night's game at 7 p.m. Sunday, and if BU wins both Sunday games, there will be a winner-take-all game at 6:30 p.m. Monday.



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