April 12, 2014
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WACO, Texas – Kelsey Stevens carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and helped No. 13 Oklahoma (32-8, 9-0) clinch the series with No. 12 Baylor (29-9, 3-3) beating the Lady Bears, 2-0 at Getterman Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Lady Bears’ record crowd of 1,835 fans saw the Sooners win their 14th-straight game and remain undefeated in Big 12 play.
Stevens (23-5) won her second game in as many days against the Lady Bears and allowed only a double to Katilyn Thumann with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. She walked two and struck out four, working economically with just 100 pitches in the victory.
Whitney Canion, who was honored prior to the game for becoming just the seventh player in Big 12 history to reach 100 wins, pitched effectively for the second-straight day, but the Baylor offense could not aid its ace. Canion scattered six hits, allowed two runs in the fifth inning, walked one and struck out five but fell to 16-7 on the season.
Oklahoma got back-to-back RBI singles, and had four singles in the fifth inning to provide the game’s only run production with Kady Self and Shelby Pendley driving home each run for OU.
In association with “Community Day” put on by the City of Waco, Baylor blew away its previous Getterman Stadium attendance record of 1,501 set last year against Texas on March 23.
- Kaitlyn Thumann hit her 11th doubles of the season, which gave her 24 in her career.
- Whitney Canion completed her fourth consecutive game of the seaosn, and she has 104 for her career. Her next complette game will tie her for Baylor’s all-time lead with Stacey Allison (105, 1996-99).
STAT OF THE GAME I
2-10 – Baylor is just 2-10 at the plate with runners in scoring position during the first two games of the series with OU.
THEY SAID IT
Glenn Moore on Baylor’s performance
“I told them that we are a good ball club. I think our scores are indicating that we are right there with them, but they were the better team today. Whitney pitched well enough to win again today, but our offense will need to step up and back her up.”
Baylor will close the series with OU Sunday at Noon on a regionally televised broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest Plus.