May 4, 2014
AMES, Iowa – Linsey Hays hit her team-leading 12th home run and the No. 17 Baylor Bears completed a Big 12 series sweep with an 8-3 win at Iowa State (21-28-1, 2-13) Sunday. The Lady Bears (41-12, 12-4) are in sole possession of second place in the Big 12 standings after their third sweep over a league team.
Linsey Hays extended her hitting streak to seven games with a two-run double in the top of the first inning before her three-run homer in the second gave the sophomore her sixth multi-hit game in the last seven games. Hays tied a career high with five RBI and raised her batting average to .350 on the year.
Kaitlyn Thumann extended her on-base streak to 18 games drawing two walks and adding a two-run homer of her own in the fifth for her seventh of the season. Baylor hit nine home runs in the series at Iowa State.
Whitney Canion allowed just one run in the first inning, picked up the win in four innings of work to move to 25-9 on the season, and Liz Paul picked up a three-inning save to close the door.
- Linsey Hays hit her 12th home run of the season, a three-run shot in the second inning to give her 18 career home runs. She is tied for ninth on Baylor’s single-season list for most home runs in a season with Brette Reagan (12, 2006).
- Hays had her 16th game with multiple hits on the season and her 12th game with at least two RBI.
- Hays’ five RBI matched a career high (also achieved March 6 vs. Louisiana Tech) and her 46 RBI thus far in 2014 is tied for sixth best by a Baylor player for a season (Stephanie Pomes, 2005, Brette Reagan, 2007).
- Hays’ hitting streak was extended to seven games; she is 13-21 at the plate during that stretch for a .619 average, and she’s driven in 14 runs during the streak as well.
- Kaitlyn Thumann extended her on-base streak to 18 games and hit her seventh home run of the season. Her two RBI gave her five games on the season with multi-RBI.
- Thumann’s two walks drawn give her 35 on the season, and that ranks fourth-best on Baylor’s single-season list for walks drawn.
- Holly Holl extended her hitting streak to six games with her single in the first inning; she also drew three walks in the game.
- Whitney Canion won her 25th game of the season and the 1167th of her career.
- Canion has received the win in her last seven apperances (five starts) and her seven-game win streak is the second-longest of her career (8).
- Liz Paul picked up her fourth save of the season which is tied for fourth with five other Baylor players for the highest saves total in a season. It was also her second save of the season of the three-inning variety.
STAT OF THE GAME I
.619 – Linsey Hays’ batting average during her seven game hitting streak (13-for-21) and she has also driven in 14 runs during that span.
STAT OF THE GAME II
34 – Baylor collected 34 RBI during the three-game series at Iowa State, hit nine home runs and drew 26 walks.
THEY SAID IT
Glenn Moore on Baylor’s performance
“I was proud of how we never let off the gas pedal all weekend, Iowa State struggles in the circle, but they are a good offensive group, and we needed to counter their effort offensively each game, and we did that.”
Baylor closes its season with a home-and-home with Texas, first Tuesday in Waco at 6 p.m. All tickets will be on sale for $3 apiece and the game will air on Fox Sports Southwest Plus.