The winner goes to a Super-Regional and the loser goes (or stays) home. After losing its first game against ORU in disappointing fashion, Baylor had to win three in a row to get this chance. They did. DBU, on the other hand, went unbeaten until last night's loss to freshman Austin Stone. Both teams are (probably, it's debatable for DBU) throwing their aces, Josh Turley for Baylor and Cy Sneed for DBU, on short rest and hoping for the best. Both will consider themselves blessed if their starters can get through 4 IP.
Baylor's big advantage in that matchup may be that although Turley pitched further than Sneed did this weekend, he did it on Friday while Sneed did on Saturday. For college starters that typically pitch once a week (mostly on the weekends), going again on one day's rest is going to be quite the challenge. Baylor's typical patience at the plate may be an absolute godsend tonight.
The MLB First-Year Player Draft will be going on at the same time as the game tonight, so I'll be in and out until later in the evening. I'm also traveling for work, which will impact my availability, as well.
MONDAY, JUNE 4
|GAME SEVEN: Baylor vs. Dallas Baptist • 6:30 p.m. CT|
Sic 'em, Bears!