Feb. 13, 2009
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WACO, Texas - The Baylor softball team (3-2 overall) compiled 19 runs on 24 hits in a pair of wins on day one of the Getterman Classic on Friday. The Lady Bears picked up a 14-4 (6) win over Northwestern State and followed with a 5-0 victory over New Mexico in the nightcap.
The Lady Bears were led at the plate by senior Alex Colyer (5-for-8) and junior Tiffany Wesley (5-for-7) who combined to go 10-for-15 with seven runs scored on the day. Freshman Whitney Canion pitched in both games, picking up a complete-game shutout in the second, striking out 14 batters in eight innings of work
Baylor got off to a quick start against the Demons in game one, scoring three runs in the top of the first. Colyer led off with a double to left center, and came around to score on a triple by T. Wesley. Wesley crossed the plate on the next at-bat after a dropped fly ball by the left-fielder allowed Jordan Vannatta to reach base. Vannatta came around two batters later when Meagan Weldon singled to drive her home.
Northwestern State added a run off starter Shaina Brock in the second with a bases leaded single, but Brock got out of a jam with two-straight outs.
The Demons chased Brock in the third after an uneraned run crossed the plate, and senior Brittany Turner came on in relief.
The Lady Bears added a run in the fourth after Bree Hanafin's steal of second forced a throw, and T. Wesley came across to score from third. But the Demons tied it in the fourth with a two-RBI double by Amanda Jameson, making it four apiece.
Canion came on in relief in the fifth after Baylor took a 5-4 advantage on a Vannata RBI single, and shut the door on the Demons with two strikeouts.
The Lady Bears opened up the floodgates in the top of the sixth with a nine-run inning. Brette Reagan blasted a two-run home run over left center, scoring Kayce Walker and Nicole Wesley, and back-to-back doubles by Colyer and Sophia Lujan put runners at second and third with no outs. T. Wesley singled for her second RBI, and Hanafin followed with a single of her own that brought two more Lady Bears around.
Megan Turk came on to pinch-hit, and doubled for a pair of RBI, giving the Lady Bears a 14-4 advantage with no outs in the inning. After a pair of pitching changes, Kelee Grimes returned to the game to retire the next three batters, ending the scoring.
Jenny Isham entered and closed the game, giving Baylor the win.
Brittany Turner (1-0) picked up the win as all four Baylor pitchers saw action.
Whitney Canion (2-1) pictched her second complete-game shutout of the season, striking out a career-high 12 batters and giving up just three hits en route to a 5-0 win over New Mexico.
Baylor got on the board in the second when Colyer led off with a single. Courtney Oberg came to the plate and reached on a fielder's choice after the throw to second was overthrown and went to wall in right, scoring Colyer. With one away, Hanafin hit into a fielder's choice and scored Oberg for a 2-0 lead.
Canion turned up the heat with one out in the third and retired the next seven batters with strikeouts before a single with two outs in the fifth broke the streak. She struck out the next batter to end any threat.
The Lady Bears added more cushion in the bottom of the fifth, tallying three runs on three Lobo errors. Three fielder's choice plays turned to three Baylor runs and gave Canion all the runs she needed as the freshman allowed no hits the rest of the way to pick up the win.
Baylor return to action for day two of the tournament, taking on UTSA at 3:00 p.m. and Ole Miss at 5:30 p.m. at Getterman Stadium.
- Alex Colyer's four hits against Northwestern State were a career high and her three runs tied a career high.
- Tiffany Wesley's four hits against Northwestern State were a career high and her three runs and two RBI tied a career high.