Feb. 19, 2010
The No. 25 Baylor softball team (4-3) combined for 25 hits and 15 runs while posting a pair of shutouts, defeating Central Arkansas (3-4) 7-0 and Wichita State (1-3) 8-0 in five innings on day one of the QTI Getterman Classic Friday.
"We hit the ball very well today," head coach Glenn Moore said. "I thought we were focused and really played great softball in all phases of the game."
Junior Jordan Vannatta went a combined 4-for-7 with five RBI and five runs scored, while sophomore Kayce Walker added six hits to pace the Lady Bears' offense. Freshman Courtney Repka pitched a combined 10 innings, allowing just seven hits, no runs and striking out five for a pair of wins.
No. 25 BU 7, UCA 0
The Lady Bears totaled 15 hits behind Kayce Walker's 4-for-4 performance en route to a 7-0 win over Central Arkansas in game one.
Courtney Repka picked up the win, going 6.0 innings, allowing five hits, one walk and two strikeouts.
Baylor broke up the scoreless tie in the fourth, as Tiffany Wesley singled up the middle to move Bree Hanafin, who walked, to second. After a double steal, Leal singled through the left side, scoring both runners for a 2-0 lead. KJ Freeland then stepped up and delivered an RBI-single up the middle for a three-run advantage.
In the fifth, Vannatta and Nieten combined for back-to-back home runs, making it the second time in three games the Lady Bears have had two home runs in a row.
With the lead up to 5-0, Baylor added two more, as Walker singled with one out and stole second to get into scoring position. That brought up Vannatta, who doubled to score Walker. That brought Nieten back up to the plate, and the senior delivered an RBI-single for a 7-0 lead.
Alicia Vasquez came on in the seventh to relieve Repka and retired Central Arkansas in order.
No. 25 BU 8, WSU 0 (5)
Courtney Repka again picked up the win and her second consecutive shutout, going 4.0 innings, allowing one hit, walking one and fanning three.
Baylor jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, as Vannatta singled to center with two outs. Nieten followed with a single that got Vannatta to third, while Nieten advanced to second on the throw to third. That brought up Hanafin, who ripped a double down the left field line that brought two runs home for a 2-0 lead.
The Lady Bears added another run in the third, as Kathy Shelton delivered an RBI-single with two outs to make the advantage 3-0.
BU added four runs in the fourth, as Freeland, Tiffany Wesley and Walker all reached safely to load the bases with one out. Vannatta delivered a single for a pair of RBI, and Nieten followed with an RBI-single of her own. Hanafin capped off the scoring by reaching first on an error by the first baseman, but Vannatta scored from third for the 7-0 lead.
Baylor put its final run on the board in the fifth, as Meagan Weldon lined a one-out single to left and stole second to reach scoring position. Walker singled to shortstop, and Vannatta grounded into a fielder's choice, scoring Weldon from third for the 8-0 lead.
Vasquez again relieved Repka, striking out two and allowing one hit in one inning of work.
The Lady Bears will be back in action on Saturday for day two of the tournament, taking on Tulsa at 3:00 p.m. and UTEP at 5:30 p.m.