Feb. 18, 2010
The No. 25 Baylor softball team (2-3) will open up the home portion of the 2010 season with the QTI Getterman Classic beginning Friday and running through Sunday.
The Lady Bears take on Central Arkansas at 3:00 p.m. and Wichita State at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Baylor will face Tulsa at 3:00 and UTEP at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, and wrap up with a 1:00 p.m. game against UT Arlington.
All games can be heard live on baylorbears.com.
SCOUTING THE FIELD
Central Arkansas is coming off a doubleheader sweep of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Wednesday, and at 3-2, has won three-straight. Candice Gauntt leads the way with a .462 average, while Kelsie Armstrong appears to be the mainstay in the circle with a 2.07 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 20.1 innings.
VANNATTA BREAKS OUT
Jordan Vannatta busted out for two home runs and five RBI, en route to a .429 average in the opening weekend. The pair of home runs double the amount she hit her previous two seasons, and her five RBI is halfway to last season's total of 10.
LEAL POWERS A PAIR
Junior Dani Leal balasted a pair of home runs in Sunday's game against Houston, her first two hits of her career. Leal's two home runs marked the first time a player hit two home runs in a game since Brette Reagan hit a pair against Iowa State on May 9, 2008.
CANION CONTINUES CANNON
Whitney Canion continued her strikeout ways, adding on to her career record of 10-plus strikeout games. She struck out 10-plus in all three games last weekend and now has 23 10-plus strikeout games in her career.
RARE BACK-TO-BACK BLASTS
On Feb. 13, Vannatta and Bree Hanafin hit back-to-back home runs, making it the first time it had happened since Feb. 9, 2007 when Kirsten Shortridge and Kelsey Sage hit a pair at home against Southern Miss.