#2 seed Baylor Baseball takes a tough loss in their opening game of NCAA regionals play, losing 6-2 to #3 seed Cal State Fullerton.
Cal State Fullerton started out with on fire pitching, putting the Bears 3 up and 3 down for the first 4 innings. During that time, Cal State got 2 runs off of a 2 out double in the 2nd inning. Fullerton added a third run in in the 6th inning off another 2 out hit to make the score 3-0.
Baylor finally got some offense moving in the bottom of the 6th. T.J. Raguse and Nick Loftin got on with base hits (Loftin’s being a clutch bunt). Davis Wendzel drove in a run off an RBI groundout. Loftin crossed home after an error on a sharp hit ball by Andy Thomas to make the score 3-2 in favor of Cal State Fullerton.
In the top of the 9th inning Baylor had two outs while Cal State had two base runners. A pop up fly became a devastating error by T.J. Raguse which allowed two more CS Fullerton runners to score. Then another base hit drove in a third run of the inning to make the score 6-2.
In the bottom of the ninth, Shea Langeliers opened up with a single. But a strikeout and two fly outs later and the Bears dropped their NCAA regional opener to Cal State Fullerton.
However, unlike the NCAA Basektball tournament, Baylor is still alive. They will play the loser of Stanford and Wright State in an elimination game. The Bears are in a tough spot but there’s still a chance.