The weekend is almost finished, but don't worry, sports are still happening! The final round of The Master's is today, Softball wraps up a series against Oklahoma, the Tennis teams play some Okies, and Women's Golf continue play against UTSA.
In Season: Baseball and Softball
Baseball Drops Game One of Doubleheader vs. Dallas Baptist - BaylorBears.com
Baseball Salvages DBU Split Series Finale - BaylorBears.com
It was a ridiculously windy day at the Ballpark for the doubleheader between Dallas Baptist and Baylor. The first game got off to a rough start; starting pitcher Austin Stone gave up two walks against his first two batters faced and DBU would manage to bring both across to take a 2-0 lead after half an inning. Stone would leave early in the next inning with an apparent arm injury. Missed opportunities and players left on base hurt the Bears en route to going down, 5-0 after four. Three runs in the fifth inning would help Baylor come within two of the Patriots, but another run from the Dallasites in the eighth inning would secure the win, 6-3. Dallas Baptist scored four runs off homers. Given the out-bound wind, it's not surprising that there were multiple homers.
In the second game, DBU once again got out to a 2-0 start after the first inning. Baylor finally found their offense and scored six runs in the sixth inning. The Patriots threatened a comeback in the seventh inning, scoring twice to bring the score to 7-4. Closer Josh Michalec would have none of that though, shutting down the batters and closing out that game. Baylor won, 7-4, to salvage a game despite dropping the series.
Stevens' One-Hitter Stifles No. 12 SB No. 13 OU Clinches Series - BaylorBears.com
If the wind affected the baseball games, then it absolutely dominated the softball game. Personally, I think the wind actually helped Baylor out; there were around four hits that could have been home runs but were pushed back thanks to the wind. One in particular would have been a three-run shot for the Sooners.
Unfortunately, the wind could not help the Lady Bears connect against Oklahoma's pitcher Kelsey Stevens, who had a no-hitter going deep into the sixth inning. A record crowd of 1,835 fans couldn't help the gals hit either, though they were pumped up at points. Oklahoma's defense was just too stifling. Not that Baylor's defense wasn't good, the just couldn't muster the offensive production to match OU.
With the 2-0 loss, Baylor dropped the series, but have a chance to pull a Baseball and win the third game today at 12:00.
The Community Tailgate was a great success. There were probably two to three thousand out during the course of the afternoon enjoying the free events and goodies.
Off Season: Football, MBB, and WBB
Odyssey Sims one of players selected to attend Monday's WNBA Draft. http://t.co/ODVCo6NAtI— Baylor Lady Bears (@BaylorWBB) April 11, 2014
Best of the Rest
Holmes, Rhodes Highlight Texas Invitational - BaylorBears.com
TJ Holmes won the 400-hurdle with a time of 51.84, a career-best for him. Annie Rhodes beat her own school record with a pole vault of 14-0, good for second at the meet and eighth-best in the country this year. The wind also affected our athletes down in Austin; nine times were ruled wind-illegal on the day.
A&T Finishes Regular Season With Loss - BaylorBears.com
Acrobatics & Tumbling honored eight seiors on Senior Night but could not honor them with a victory as they fell to Azusa Pacific, 280.875-277.955.
Women's Golf Defeats UTSA, 2-1 - BaylorBears.com
Women's Golf defeated UTSA in head-to-head play yesterday at Ridgewood Country Club in Waco. The teams will continue play today.
Men's Tennis plays at Oklahoma State today at 1:00 and Women's Tennis hosts Oklahoma at the same time.
Baylor alum Jimmy Walker is sitting in a tie for 18th after three rounds (+2). While he probably won't win (he's down seven strokes), Baylor Nation is still proud of him!
Young gun Jordan Spieth is currently tied with Bubba Watson for first at five-under. Spieth is from Texas, therefore I am rooting for him. Follow the final round over on CBS.
Professional Shootyhoops Playoffs
I don't follow the NBA, but I can always get behind Texas teams doing well (save aggy, of course). With the Mavericks win against the Lakers last night, all three Texas NBA teams are now in the playoffs!
Bo "Faux" Pelini
Nebraska's head coach, Bo Pelini, brought his cat to the Nebraska spring game. What happened next was magical.
What an excellent video. Well done, ESPN. Be sure to watch Part 2 as well.
However, we shall never forget what happened so close to home a year ago.
I know that "Boston Strong" is important to a lot of people, but let's not forget the people in West, Texas. It's a year ago for them, too.— Kate Morrison (@unlikelyfanatic) April 13, 2014
The Daily Bear
Thanks to @NicklausLouis for today's trippy, yet mesmerizing version of The Daily Bear.