Early Deficit Dooms No. 22 Softball In 6-1 Loss


(24-12, 3-9) Rank: None
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2 4

0 0 0 0 6 10 2
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 1

Box Score

Waco, Texas • Attendance: 1,248

(26-13, 3-7) Rank: 22/25
Runs 6 1
AB 31 30
Hits 10 8
RBI 6 0
BB 2 2
SO 3 6
LOB 7 11

M. Hull 3 H 2 Three
M. Hull 1 2B 1 Holl
None -- 3B -- None
Naudin 1 HR -- None
Naudin 5 RBI -- None
None -- SB 1 Walker

W - Pille (12-6) 7.0 8 1 0 6
L - Repka (12-7) 1.2 7 6 2 0

The No. 22 Baylor softball team (26-13, 3-7) found a six-run deficit too much to overcome, falling 6-1 to Kansas (24-12, 3-9) Saturday afternoon at Getterman Stadium. The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for the Lady Bears.

"We have to have intensity every time we step out on the field," head coach Glenn Moore said. "We created breathing room with the two wins yesterday, but we didn't finish the job today."

Holly Holl registered two hits and has hit safely in 10 of her last 11 games, while Kelsi Kettler and Kayce Walker also added two hits apiece.

Kansas jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first, as three straight singles with one out loaded the bases, and a single up the middle from Chanin Naudin made it 1-0. Mariah Montgomery made it five consecutive singles with a single off the glove of Holl at first for the two-run advantage.

Baylor looked to answer in the bottom half with a leadoff single from Holl to left field. With two outs, Kettler singled to center, and a bobbled fielding attempt moved Holl to third, but a fly out to foul ground in left ended the threat.

The Jayhawks made the lead six, loading the bases with two outs in the second that included a one-out fielding error at third on a sacrifice bunt attempt. Naudin hit a grand slam on a 3-2 count with two away that found its way over the left field wall for the 6-0 advantage.

The Lady Bears looked to rally in the sixth, as back-to-back singles from Walker and Megan Turk with one out found runners at first and second. Clare Hosack hit a grounder to short that was overthrown, allowing Walker to score, cutting the deficit to five. Sydney Wilson came on to pinch hit and was promptly hit by a the first pitch thrown, loading the bases with one away. Holl struck out swinging, and Shelton grounded out to third on a bang-bang play at first to end the threat.

Baylor stranded 11 runners on the day.

Courtney Repka (12-7) took the loss, allowing seven hits, six runs, two earned and walking one in 1.2 innings. Liz Paul came on in relief, giving up just three hits, walking one and striking out three in 5.1 innings.

Alicia Pile (12-6) picked up the win, giving up eight hits, one unearned run, two walks and striking out six.

Baylor will be back in action on Tuesday, April 10, hosting No. 16 Texas A&M at 6:30 p.m. The first 500 fans will receive free green t-shirts as fans are asked to wear green in an attempt to Green Out Getterman.



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