March 28, 2010
The Baylor softball team (19-10, 0-2) jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but a four-run fourth from Oklahoma State (29-7, 2-0) put the Cowgirls ahead for good en route to a 6-3 BU loss Sunday afternoon at Cowgirl Stadium.
"We just didn't execute at all today," head coach Glenn Moore said. "We got the early lead, but we didn't add to it. We need a little better effort going forward."
Courtney Repka pitched the majority of the game, getting the no decision, allowing three hits, two earned runs, two walks and two strikeouts. Alicia Vasquez (2-1) took the loss, going 0.2 innings, giving up four hits and one earned run .
Bree Hanafin drove in all the Baylor runs on her fifth home run of the season, one of just three hits on the day.
The Lady Bears grabbed the early lead in the top of the first with a two-out, three-run blast from Bree Hanafin on an 0-2 count that hit the scoreboard in right field. Tiffany Wesley led off by reaching on an error by the second baseman, and with one down, Jordan Vannatta was hit by a pitch to put runners at the corners. Courtney Nieten laid down a sac bunt to put both runners in scoring position to lead to Hanafin's fifth home run.
OSU cut into the lead in the bottom of the second, as Megan Castle hit her first home run of the season over the left field wall, making it 3-1 BU.
The Cowgirls got within one in the third, as Katelyn Bright tripled and came in to score on an Alysia Hamilton single to center.
Oklahoma State put up four runs in the fourth, thanks to two Baylor errors. A leadoff walk brought relief pitcher Alicia Vazquez in, and a throwing error from third sailed over the second baseman's head to advance the runner to third with no outs. A single and sac fly brought a pair of runs home, and after a wild pitch from Vasquez, runners were at second and third with two away. Nieten attempted a pickoff attempt at third, but the throw was low, allowing the runner to score for a 5-3 OSU lead. An RBI-single from Hamilton made it 6-3, and after a double, Repka reentered the game to get the final out of the inning.
The Lady Bears stranded six base runners despite just three hits in the game.
Baylor will return to action on March 31 at 6:30 p.m. taking on No. 17 Texas A&M at 6:30 p.m. at Getterman Stadium.