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Blanked-- Baseball Takes the Battle of the Brazos And Ties Another Record

(28-11, 9-5) Rank: #2
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Waco, Texas • Attendance: 5,911

(34-7, 17-0) Rank: #6

8 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 Ks. That was the line tonight for Baylor's Trent Blank, who continued his utter domination of everything before him this season in fine style tonight in front of a record crowd at Baylor Ballpark in Waco, Texas. Though the offense carried its relative woes over from Friday night's game in College Station by only plating one run, the combination of Blank and Baylor closer Captain Jack Sparrow (Max Garner) made that run stand by shutting out the Aggies and only allowing 5 baserunners total on the evening.

The victory secured the (possibly) last Battle of the Brazos ever on the diamond and continued Baylor's incredible winning streak, running the Bears' season record to 34-7 overall and 17-0 in conference play. It is Baylor's best record ever at this point in the season, and the 17th conference win in a row ties another mark set by what must have been the greatest college team I knew nothing about in the 2010 Texas Longhorns. The Bears go for the sweep beginning tomorrow at 2:05 PM, and I promise that I'll have something up in a much more timely fashion for that game. I don't think Baylor has announced who will start tomorrow's game just yet, but I could be wrong.

Another profound effect of Baylor's wins the last two days comes in the form of the standings; coming into this series Texas A&M stood in sole possession of second place, three behind Baylor in the loss column. Two losses later and the Aggies have now fallen to third place behind Texas (22-14, 10-4). There are seven conference games left on the Bears' schedule, including three against Texas in the last series of the season. If Baylor can win 3 of those seven games, it secures at least a share of the Big XII regular season title. After tomorrow's game, the next conference game for Baylor won't come until May 9 at Oklahoma because of a break for final exams.