If you recall my post about Baylor Baseball two days ago, I mentioned that although their undefeated start was extremely exciting, the real test of the young season would come this weekend against #22 UCLA in California.
Consider the first section of that test passed with flying colors! The Baylor Bears trounced UCLA 15-3 in the first game of their series tonight in a game started by UCLA ace Adam Plufko. The Bears powered out 15 hits, earned 10 walks, and struck out only 4 times in the entire game. That's a fairly incredible offensive display against a UCLA team supposedly stacked with pitching.
The official site hasn't updated yet with a box score or a recap of the game, but you can still view the gametracker. When they do, I will update this post. Until then, take solace in the knowledge that our baseball team now possesses a sterling 6-0 record to start the season. That's the best start for a Baylor team since ____ (I'll find out and tell you later).
Also in action tonight was the #1-ranked Baylor Women's Basketball team, who thrashed Kansas tonight in Kansas to improve to 29-0 on the season. Considering it is impossible as of yet to go back in time, Baylor remains the only undefeated school in men's or women's Division 1 basketball. Congratulations, ladies!
I didn't get to actually watch the game tonight, but from the looks of things, Baylor won in their typical fashion with dominating defense (Kansas shot under 30% for the game and scored only 46 points total) and outstanding individual performances from Griner and Sims (Kimetria Hayden also contributed significantly tonight). The 31-point victory allowed Baylor to rest its most important players because of the early lead and get several younger and/or less used players more minutes. You never know how that might pay off in the Tournament.
That game ended earlier than the baseball game on the west coast, so Baylor already has an outstanding recap of the game posted along with a box score. I'm sure highlights will be available soon, as well, so check back later. UPDATE- they are now posted on the link, too.
Check below the jump for a box score of the game with more links.
(29-0, 16-0) Rank: #1/1
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(18-10, 7-9) Rank: NR/RV