2014 Getterman Classic Tournament Page (includes stats, results, all-tournament team)
WACO, Texas - The No. 14-ranked Baylor Bears claimed the 2014 Getterman Classic title with a 2-1 win over No. 18 Missouri Sunday afternoon at Getterman Stadium. BU's Whitney Canion improved to 4-2 on the season with her fourth consecutive complete game, with the senior left hander limiting the Tigers to just five hits in the win.
Canion struck out six to help Baylor improve to 8-2 on the seaosn while the Tigers suffered their first loss of the season to fall to 4-1. Clare Hosack's sacrifice fly in the first drove home a run, and Kaitlyn Thumann's third hit of the game drove home Ari Hawkins, which would be all the offense would need.
The Tigers scored their only run in the fifth on an infield hit by Emily Crane that Ashtin Stephens was able to score from second base on. However, Canion retired seven of the last eight Tiger hitters to close the door.
Baylor, Lipscomb and Missouri all went 4-1 on the tournament, and the Lady Bears were declared the winners after tournament rules gave them a tiebreaker. Lipscomb beat Baylor, Missouri beat Lipscomb, and Baylor defated Missouri, leaving it up to a runs allowed against tied teams. That eliminated Lispcomb, and then Baylor won the tiebreaker of runs for between the remaining tied teams with the 2-1 win over the Tigers.
Baylor's Canion, Thumann and Hawkins were members of the 12-player all-tournament team.
- Baylor's win in the 13th annual Getterman Classic gives the hosts its ninth tournament title.
- Whitney Canion's win was the 96th of her career, and it was the 95th complete game of her career.
- Canion was an all-tournament selection finishing 2-1 with a 0.64 ERA; she pitched 22 innings, allowed just two earned runs, struck out 30 and completed all three starts.
- Canion came away with the longest outing in Getterman Classic history Friday in the 4-2 win over UAB with nine innings pitched; the previous GC record was 8.0 accomplished eight times.
- Kaitlyn Thumann's three hits gave her 30 career multi-hit games.
- Thumann was an all-tournament selection and finished with a .412 average of five games; she scored two runs with a double and an RBI on the weekend.
- Ari Hawkins was named to the all-tournament team for Baylor hitting .462 with a run scored.
STAT OF THE GAME I
4 - Consecutive complete games thrown by Canion since the Feb. 9 win over Arkansas. In that span she's allowed just two earned runs in 29 innings and struck out 36 hitters.
THEY SAID IT
Glenn Moore on the Bears' tournament win.
"Every weekend is a tough weekend right now. I don't know if I've ever scheduled a schedule this difficult. But I think we have a team that will get better if challenged. Bringing Missouri in of course strengthend that and put a lot of emphasis on the final game of the tournament, and we're going to be better because of it."
THEY TWEETED IT
Baylor will take on Missouri in back-to-back games but this time on a neutral site at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. Thursday at 8:30 p.m. PT.