March 30, 2008
STILLWATER, Okla. - The No. 18 Baylor softball team (18-12, 1-5 Big 12) got a solid outing from freshman pitcher Shaina Brock, but it was not enough as the Lady Bears fell to Oklahoma State (17-17, 2-2 Big 12) 3-1 at Cowgirl Stadium on Sunday. The loss marked the fifth straight for the Lady Bears.
Oklahoma State got on the board first in the bottom of the second as Meghan Wagner was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Jessica Meza walked and Breana Casaus singled up the middle to score Wagner for a 1-0 lead.
The Lady Bears threatened in the third, as Nicole Wesley singled to right and Brette Reagan doubled to left center to put runners at second and third with one out. Courtney Oberg followed with a four-pitch walk, but Tiffany Wesley struck out and Jordan Daniels grounded out to short to strand the bases loaded.
The Cowgirls added another run in the bottom half of the inning as T. Wesley misplayed a line drive to left, allowing the batter to advance to second. A bunt single followed, allowing runners at the corners and a sac fly to right scored OSU's second run of the game.
Baylor threatened again in the fifth, as Alex Colyer led off the inning with a single down the left field line, and advanced to second after an infield single by N. Wesley. Reagan reached on a fielder's choice, but Colyer was out at third on the play for one out. T. Wesley followed with a pop out to the catcher, and Oberg line a shot right into the pitchers glove for out number three.
The Cowgirls added another run in the fifth with a leadoff double and after advancing to third, was brought around to score on a sac fly to center.
The Lady Bears showed heart in the seventh as Colyer led off the inning with another single, and N. Wesley followed with another single of her own. However, much the same as the fifth, Reagan once again grounded to shortstop and Colyer was out at third on the play. T. Wesley stepped up and delivered an RBI single to center to score her sister to cut the deficit to two. Oberg grounded out to short for the second out, advancing the runners to second and third for Daniels, who took the first pitch deep to center, but not far enough as the center fielder made the final out.
Shaina Brock pitched a solid game, throwing six innings, giving up seven hits, two earned runs, two walks and three strikeouts.
Baylor will next be in action on Wednesday as it travels to Texas for a nationally televised game at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.