Daily Bears Report 04.15.2013

Baylor's good at track and field! - Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It's...Dia Week?

Baylor Baseball took a huge series this weekend, winning two of three against no. 8 Oklahoma, and moving onto the bubble for post-season play for the first time this season. Friday night's pitching duel between Oklahoma ace Jonathan Gray and Baylor's Dillon Newman ended when Cal Towey hit a walk-off home run, and though Sunday's score was much different, Towey once again hit the game-winning homer, this time a grand slam. The Bears defeated the Sooners 12-10 on Sunday, giving reliever Crayton Bare the win. This wraps up Baylor's 11-game home stand, and they will take on Texas State in San Marcos on Tuesday evening.

16th-ranked Baylor Softball swept OSU to take a winning record in conference play, defeating the Cowgirls 5-2 on Sunday. Baylor pitching was strong this weekend, striking out 34 batters across three games and only allowing two runs on six hits. Whitney Canion pitched to a 1-0 win on Saturday afternoon, then earned the win in relief on Sunday, taking over for Heather Stearns. The 33-10 Lady Bears will be out of conference for the next week, starting with a doubleheader at North Texas on April 17th.

Both Baylor tennis teams won this weekend, with the 15th-ranked men shutting out Oklahoma State 7-0 in Waco on Sunday, and the 35th-ranked women taking down no. 33 OSU 5-2 in Stillwater. The men are currently undefeated in conference play, and will face 23rd-ranked Texas in Austin on Wednesday. The women swept the doubles point, and moved to 6-1 in conference, improving to .500 on the season. The Lady Bears will play their last home match of the season against Texas on Friday.

Baylor Track and Field won three events at the Texas Invitational in Austin this weekend, taking hammer, shot-put, and discus throws. Junior Erin Atkinson broke the school record in the hammer throw again, eclipsing her previous mark by 21 inches. Freshman Felix Obi came second in the triple-jump.

Baylor Men's Golf is in 10th at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate competition. The Bears were a collective 17-over-par, though Kyle Jones is currently in 13th place with a 4-under 68.

Former Baylor All-American John Peers won the doubles title with Great Britain's Jamie Murray at the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Saturday, defeating Mike and Bob Bryan, who were looking for their 800th match win. Peers played one season at Baylor, and had a career record of 38-6.

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