Go Bears!
GO Bears!
Go Bears!
  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago
Grand Canion; Softball Takes Regional Title

<blank>


May 22, 2011



#11 BAYLOR
43-12

EAST CAROLINA
41-22
Box Score | Highlights | Postgame
  1
2
3
4 5
6
7
R
H
E
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
 
Pitching
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
W-Canion (27-9) 7.0
1
0 0 5
7
L-Paisley (32-13) 7.0
5
1 1
2
7
 
Batting Leaders
AB
H
R RBI
BB
HR
BU-Shelton
3
2
0
0
1
0
BU-Holl
3
1
0
1
0
0
 
Sic 'Em Sports Blog
Baylor Athletics Experience
Softball Media Almanac

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Whitney Canion delivered another masterful performance, carrying a no-hitter through 6.2 innings and helping guide No. 11 Baylor (43-12) to its fourth regional title and a 1-0 win over East Carolina (41-22) on Sunday afternoon in College Park, Md.

With her third-consecutive shutout, Canion has thrown 27 consecutive innings of shutout ball and marks the first time in her career she has thrown three shutouts in-a-row.

"We had the hearts of champions today and that is what it took," head coach Glenn Moore said. "This team plays with one heartbeat and it was a complete team effort to win the title."

Canion (27-9) never allowed a run during the regional and struck out seven, allowing just one hit and five walks in her seventh complete-game shutout of the season.

Holly Holl's go-ahead double to score Megan Turk in the top of the sixth proved to be the difference. Kathy Shelton again led the offense with a 2-for-3 performance and one stolen base for her 20th multiple-hit game of the year.

The Lady Bears finally broke through the scoreless tie with an RBI-double from Holl that one-hopped the left-field fence that scored Turk from second. Turk led off the inning with a single up the middle and was sacrificed over to second by Dani Leal.

Baylor stranded an opportunity in the third, as a two-out rally began with a single down the right field line from Shelton. Following a steal, Kayce Walker was hit by a pitch, but Megan Turk grounded out to short to end the threat.

The Lady Bears again found themselves with an opportunity in the fifth, as a one-out walk from Clare Hosack put pinch runner Makenzie Robertson at first. Following a stolen base from Robertson, a two-out hit sharply hit ball from Shelton that was bobbled by the third baseman put runners at first and second, but a pop up to third from Walker stopped the threat.

East Carolina threatened in the bottom of the fifth after a leadoff walk from Canion and a sac bunt put Alex Fieldhouse at first. Another walk had runners at first and second, but Canion was able to get a strikeout of Sissy Jimenez and a groundout from Jill Jelnick kept the game scoreless.

With Canion's no-hitter still intact, the Pirates put together a final threat in the seventh. After recording two outs, Canion was one out away from her first seven inning, no-hitter when she walked Rebecca Lee. One strike away, Mahrisch Medina broke up the no-hitter with a bloop single to left field and put runners on first and second, but a grounder back to Canion from Cicely Lopez was the final out Baylor needed for the win.

Paisley (33-12) picked up the loss after going 7.0 innings, allowing just five hits, one run, two walks and seven strikeouts.

Baylor will now travel to Athens, Ga., to face No. 6 seed Georgia (50-12) in the Super Regional Round. Dates and times for the games will be announced later Sunday evening.


 

 

   Shop Now at the Official Online Store