March 6, 2011
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Baylor (19-2) swept day three of the Campbell/Cartier Classic, knocking off No. 23 Fresno State (8-4) 4-1 in game one, before blasting Cal Poly (2-17), 10-2 in five innings. Megan Turk led the way, going 6-for-8 with three RBI and two runs scored.
Baylor 4, No. 23 Fresno State 1
The Lady Bears struck in the first, as Turk laced a one-out single to left and advanced to second on a walk from Dani Leal. Canion then followed with an RBI-single up the middle for a 1-0 lead.
Fresno State tied it in the bottom of the inning off a Courtney Moore sac fly, scoring Gilleland, making it 1-1.
Baylor reclaimed the lead in the fifth, when Kathy Shelton led off the inning with a single through the right side and was sacrificed to second by Kayce Walker. Turk stepped in and laced a double to right center that scored Shelton, giving BU the 2-1 lead.
BU upped its advantage in the sixth with a two-run homer from Clare Hosack, her second of the season, over the left field wall. Holly Holl led off the inning by getting on when the center fielder dropped a fly ball in shallow center.
Canion shut the door on the Bulldogs in the seventh, ending any threat.
Baylor 10, Cal Poly 2 (5)
Baylor jumped out to a 6-1 lead and never looked back, dispatching Cal Poly, 10-2 in five innings. Liz Paul (5-0) picked up the win, allowing two earned runs, five hits and striking out four in 5.0 innings. Turk again went 3-for-4, this time with a pair of RBI and a run scored.
Cal Poly took the first lead, as Anna Cahn hit a solo home run to right in the top of the second, making it 1-0.
The Lady Bears answered with four in the second, all with two outs. Holly Holl led off with a walk and advanced to third when KJ Freeland reached on an error at first. That led to a Kathy Shelton infield single to short that tied the game. Shelton stole second and came in to score with Freeland when Walker reached on a throwing error by the pitcher, making it 3-1. Turk then singled to right center to bring Walker around for the three-run lead.
Another Cahn solo homer to ight cut the lead to four in the fourth, but Baylor had another answer.
Turk and Dani Leal hit back-to-back singles up the middle that allowed Vannatta to belt a three-run shot around the left field foul pole for a 9-2 advantage.
The Lady Bears finished off the Mustangs in the fifth, as Shelton reached on a two-out triple and came in to score on a single up the middle from Turk, ending the game at 10-2.
Baylor will finish up the final day of the Campbell/Cartier Classic on Monday, taking on host, San Diego State at 8:00 p.m. CT.