Baseball and Softball are both on an excellent run of form lately. Softball have been playing their best ball all year, while Baseball has, facing elimination, turned into a honey badger Bee Gee. They don't care, they are just going to keep Stayin' Alive.
If you didn't want to watch the Baylor sports offered today (which, if so, why are you reading this blog?), the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid is today at 1:45 on Fox. It should be a cracker.
Softball Obliterates Georgia
SB Run Rules Georgia 9-1, One Win Away from WCWS - BaylorBears.com
Sarah Smith hit a three-run homer in the midst of a four-run first inning as the Lady Bears channeled Art Briles' philosophy of scoring in buckets early so that "comeback" is not an oft-used word to describe Baylor's needs towards the end of the game.
Whitney Canion was simply phenomenal. Were it not for a garbage time home run, the senior would have had yet another shutout. (She retired sixteen straight) Seriously, this girl is ridiculously good. The rest of the team was incredible as well. The usual suspects provided the offense, but the gem of the game was Lindsey Cargill's catch of a deep fly ball. I'm not sure if it is in the video on the recap, but it should be.
Baylor and Georgia play again on ESPN (sweet, we get the flagship station instead of being relegated to ESPNU!) today at noon. If the Bulldogs pull out a win, the teams will play again immediately following the noon match. Baylor needs to win but one of the two to advance to the Women's College World Series.
Baseball Stays Alive, Avoids Horrendous Uniforms
No. 7 Baseball Eliminates No. 6 WVU with 9-4 Victory - BaylorBears.com
A late surge saw the Bears claw their way into the next round to avoid elimination. You'll never guess who we're playing.
Baylor put across five runs in the seventh inning to send West Virginia and their uniforms back to the Appalachians. Seriously, who approved those things? But I digress. Baylor was able to score nine runs. That's a great sight to see. As you might guess by the comparative lengths of the write-ups, I was able to see the Softball game, but not the Baseball game. Thankfully, CCM wrote a recap.
Baylor faces TCU (again...) today at 9:00. The Bears need to beat the Frogs twice to advance to tomorrow's final.
Golf, Tennis Go Deep
Davis Places 10th at NCAA Women's Golf Championships - BaylorBears.com
Hayley Davis shot a school-record tying 65 yesterday to shoot up the ranks and into tenth place by the end of the day. The Women's Golf season is now over, but a tenth-place finish at the Individual Golf Championships is a heck of a way to go out. Sic 'em Hayley!
Kisialeva, Shankle Advance to NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals - BaylorBears.com
Baylor's dynamic duo of Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle (No. 35) earned themselves ITA All-American status as they advanced to the NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals following an upset of the No. 27 duo from Florida. In what is becoming a common occurrence, Kisialeva and Shankle will face off against Georgia in Athens. The duo with face the second-ranked pair of Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase today at a time to be determined. Keep up with @BaylorWTennis for the latest.
I got 99 problems, but a lack of excitement ain't one.
Were the World Cup not this year, today would be the biggest day in European Football. Regardless, the match should be a great one. A Madrid derby, in Ronaldo's home country. It doesn't get much better than that. As usual, SB Nation has all you need to know to get you ready for the 1:45 kickoff.
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