I don't think that there are words to describe how proud of this team I am. They have absolutely risen to the occasion this postseason. They face a rested Texas team tomorrow morning at 9. If the Bears win, they play again at 4. If they win again, it's on to the Championship.
Hitting this game was much improved. The first few innings of hitting provided the bulk of the hits. Adam Toth hit a homer, making this the third straight game in which the Bears have gone long. Overall, this game was less about dramatic long balls and more like the offense we've seen from the Bears all season: somewhat spotty, but timely. There were 8 hits, 3 walks, 3 successful steals, and 6 left on base. The efficacy in this game went way up compared to what we've seen for most of the season.
Nick Lewis did a heck of a job today. He pitched 8.1 innings, and allowed 7 hits, 4 runs (2 earned), walked 1 and got 6 strikeouts. And he did all that in 105 pitches. Not bad for a sophomore. He earned the win. Spicer followed him and earned the save for his .2 innings of relief. Both outs were groundouts, and he accomplished this in 12 pitches.
Final Line: Baylor 5, Tech 4
Through 2 innings, .@BaylorBaseball already with as many hits (5) and runs (3) as the entire game vs. Texas Thursday. Bears lead TTU 3-0— Sean Giggy (@sgiggy_kwtx) May 22, 2015
Around the Tourney
OU 3, KSU 1
OU will be in the same boat as us tomorrow, and will be playing OSU.
As mentioned earlier, the Bears face Texas (who had the day off today) again tomorrow morning at 9 am. Texas seems to have had our number every time we've faced them. Tomorrow will be the fourth straight day of ballgames for the Bears, and let's face it, fatigue is a real thing.
I previewed UT extensively in the Day 1 post, so feel free to check back there for stats and stuff. :)
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: do not count these Bears out. They are full of surprises. There might not be a beaver to feed this season, but something is being fed for sure. (Maybe they're feeding Oakman?)