April 11, 2009
AMES, Iowa - The Baylor softball team (32-15, 8-3) tied a season high with three home runs en route to a 6-0 win over Iowa State (19-23, 1-7) Saturday at the Southwest Athletic Complex in Ames. Bree Hanafin, Tiffany Wesley and Brette Reagan each registered homers, as the three home runs were the most since BU played at Houston on Feb. 18.
"I am really proud of how we came out and took care of business this weekend," head coach Glenn Moore said. "We swung the bats extremely well and as always, Whitney gave us outstanding performances."
Whitney Canion (20-11) picked up her 20th win and became the first pitcher in Lady Bears history to reach the 300 strikeout plateau. In addition, she became the Baylor leader in 10-plus strikeout games with 14 after going 7.0 innings, allowing only one hit, walking none and fanning 12.
For the second-straight day, Baylor had six players with at least two hits, as Hanafin led the way with three hits and three RBI.
The Lady Bears busted the game open in the seventh, as Reagan led off the inning with her team-tying sixth blast of the year. With two away, N. Wesley singled to center and Megan Turk followed with a double to center to put runners in scoring position. Hanafin added two more RBI, as a single to right center gave BU the 6-0 lead.
Baylor added to its lead in the top of the fourth, as a pair of homers gave BU a 3-0 advantage. With one away, Bree Hanafin hit a towering blast over the left field fence for her team-tying sixth home run of the season. Just two batters later, Tiffany Wesley hit a line drive over left center for her second home run of the season and second of her career.
The Lady Bears got on board first, as Kayce Walker singled and stole second with one out in the third. Brette Reagan followed with a single to left, scoring Walker for a 1-0 lead.
Baylor loaded the bases in the first and sixth with the first three batters reaching, but with no outs, the Lady Bears could not bring anyone around to score, stranding the bases loaded.
Baylor will be back in action on Wednesday, April 15 at Texas A&M at 6:30 p.m.