March 28, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas – Clare Hosack hit two home runs and tied a career high with five RBI as No. 12 Baylor (25-6, 1-1 Big 12) won 14-1 on the road at Texas Tech (27-10, 0-1 Big 12) Friday night at Rocky Johnson Field. Baylor hit five home runs on the night, tying a program record.
Ari Hawkins got the scoring started early by hitting her second home run of the season in the second at-bat of the game. Lindsey Cargill added a home run and three RBI, and Christy Lisenby hit her first home run as a Bear.
Whitney Canion pitched five innings while allowing only one hit and striking out 12 to improve to 15-5 on the season.
Kaitlyn Thumann went 3-for-5 with two doubles to improve her batting average to .445 on the season.
The Red Raiders scored their only run off of a base hit by Kristi Belshe in the bottom of the second.
- Clare Hosack hit two home runs and tied her career high for RBI with five.
- Sarah Smith was walked and hit by a pitch, which extends her streak of reaching base safely to 12 games.
- Whitney Canion had her 24th career game with at least 12 strikeouts, and she now has 138 strikeouts on the season.
- Christy Lisenby hit her first collegiate home run in the fifth inning.
- Liz Paul added one scoreless inning of relief, giving her 54 career relief appearances.
STAT OF THE GAME I
13 – Baylor pitchers Whitney Canion and Liz Paul closed the game by retiring 13 of the final 15 batters
THEY SAID IT
Glenn Moore on the Bears' peformance
"I’m really happy with the way we played tonight. I think that in all aspects of the game we brought our A-game. I’m very pleased with the pitching, couldn’t ask for anything better – five innings and 12 strikeouts from Canion, a one-hitter. And just continuing to keep our foot on the gas pedal offensively. The challenge now will be to keep this intensity and focus throughout the weekend.”
Baylor will continue the three-game series against Texas Tech Saturday at 4 p.m. CT followed by a 12 p.m. game on Sunday.