April 17, 2014
STILLWATER, Okla. - No. 14 Baylor had its opportunity with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the seventh inning, but the Lady Bears' rally fell short and Oklahoma State took a 2-1 win at Cowgirl Softball Stadium Thursday night.
Baylor (30-10, 4-4) had just two hits coming into the top of the seventh inning and trailed 2-0. Pinch runner Justine Young scored on a dropped third strike to cut the lead to one. After pinch runner Riley Browder stole second base to put runners at second and third, Kaitlyn Thumann loaded the bases with an infield single that didn't allow Jordan Strickland to score from third.
The game ended as Simone Freeman struck out Ari Hawkins and induced a flyout from Clare Hosack to move to 19-10 on the season and nix BU's rally.
The Cowgirls (24-18, 4-7) scored on an RBI groundout in the first and got a solo home run from Tarah Ettinger in the the bottom of the fifth for insurance. Freeman struck out six and scattered just four hits in the win whiel Whitney Canion fell to 17-8 in the complete game loss. Canion tied Baylor's all-time record for complete games with 105 in the losing effort.
- Whitney Canion tied Stacey Allison (1996-99) for Baylor's all-time lead for complete games with the 105th of her career.
STAT OF THE GAME I
8 - Baylor left eight runners on base and the team did not have an RBI in the contest.
THEY SAID IT
Baylor Head Coach Glenn Moore on BU's performance ...
"Oklahoma State is a good team capable of beating good teams, and they showed it tonight with Freeman's performance. She was on top of her game, and we weren't able to get the job done against her."
Baylor will play its second of the three-game series Friday at 6 p.m.