March 30, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas - No. 12 Baylor (27-6, 3-1 Big 12) rode a dominating performance from the circle by Whitney Canion en route to a 2-0 win Sunday over Texas Tech (27-12, 0-3 Big 12). The senior left-hander one-hit the Red Raiders to seal Baylor's first ever three-game road sweep in the Big 12 since the league began the three-game series format in 2012.
Canion's gem was the 29th one-hitter in the school's history and the seventh of her career. It also marked the sixth shutout of the season for the senior left-hander as she improved to 15-5 on the season.
On a windy day in Lubbock, Baylor relied on the long-ball to score. Senior Clare Hosack took Gretchen Aucoin's 2-2 pitch over the wall in left centerfield for the first run of the game. The bomb was her fourth home run of the series, fifth for the week and ninth of the season.
Jordan Strickland added an insurance run for the Bears in the top of the seventh with her second home run of the season. The hit was her second of the game, and she was the only Bear to have multiple hits on the afternoon.
Canion finished the week by allowing just one hit in each appearance; she allowed just one hit in five innings of work in Friday's 14-1 win over TTU before the complete-game shutout Sunday.
TTU's Aucoin limited Baylor to just two runs off five hits, but picked up the loss to fall to 8-5 on the season.
- Whitney Canion's complete-game one-hitter was her first of the season and the seventh of her career; it was the 29th one-hitter in school history.
- Canion's complete game was the 101st of her career, and the shutout was the 36th of her career.
- Clare Hosack's home run moved her into a tie for eighth on Baylor's all-time home runs list with Courtney Nieten (2007-10) at 21.
- As a team, Baylor now has 35 home runs through 33 games, five more than in all 59 games last season
THEY SAID IT
Head Coach Glenn Moore on Baylor's Performance ...
"I'm very pleased with the performance this whole weekend. I thought the team came ready to play this weekend with outstanding pitching performances and backed up by enough run support, great run support early on and enough to finish out the weekend with a win today. The long ball was very effective for us. That was nice to see and it's difficult to win a series on the road, much less get a sweep so I couldn't be happier with the way we performed this weekend."
Baylor heads back to Waco to take on Lamar on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Getterman Stadium.