Baylor Baseball moved to above .500 with a 14-4 win over UT Arlington last night, stringing together a couple of big innings to come back from a 3-0 deficit. Seven runs in the sixth, five in the seventh, and two in the eighth supported reliever Josh Michalec as he pitched a career-high three relief innings, striking out seven, and picked up his fourth win of the season. The Bears used extra-base hits and aggresive baserunning to pick up their runs, scoring on wild pitches and singles. Baylor finishes their 11-game home stand with a 3 game series against No. 8 Oklahoma this weekend, starting on Friday at 6:35 PM.
No. 16 Baylor Softball held on to beat Texas State 7-3 in extra innings. Holly Holl went 3-4 with a home run, and brought in 4 runs yesterday, while Whitney Canion earned the win by only allowing 3 runs in 9 innings pitched. Jordan Stickland hit a home run in the top of the 10th to give the Lady Bears the win, and Liz Paul came on and struck out the side in the bottom of the 10th to preserve the win. Baylor was going to face Stephen F. Austin in a doubleheader today, but both games were cancelled. Rather, Baylor will return to conference play, facing Oklahoma State on Friday at 6:30 PM.
Baylor Basketball is in a position to possibly win the Big 12 next season, with projected down years for the traditional powerhouses along with an abundance of NBA talent leaving via the draft. Baylor could also be Texas' biggest hope in the NCAA tournament, provided they play up to their talent level. Speaking of NBA talent, ESPN's first mock draft has Isaiah Austin going to the New York Knicks at no. 24, a far cry from the top-10 pick he was formerly projected to be.
The Big 12 announced their golf Academic Big-12 teams this week, and Baylor had 2 players from each team represented. Hayley Davis and Emma Carberry were named from the women's team, with Davis being selected to the first team and Carberry to the second. From the men's team, Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen and Niclas Mansson were both named to the second team.