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Daily Bears Report 03.13.2013


Baylor Baseball fell to Houston 5-3 yesterday, extending their losing streak to four before playing eight-out-of-nine games away from Baylor Ballpark. Freshman LHP Sterling Wynn struggled in his three innings of work, though the bullpen threw 7 scoreless innings giving up the 5 runs. The offense left runners on base in the 5th and 6th innings, and never threatened after that. The Bears head to Houston to take on University of New Orleans this Friday, followed by a doubleheader against UNO and Houston.

No. 15 Baylor Softball is in Hawaii for the Chevron Spring Fling Tournament this week, facing no. 4 Cal, Utah, Syracuse, and no. 20 Hawaii across a three day span. Baylor will rely on their experienced pitching, including Big 12 Pitcher of the Week Whitney Canion, and their batting power in these games, and three wins would bring coach Glenn Moore to 500 wind for his career. Canion's honor is the seventh of her career, and first of this season, and comes after her 7.0 inning no-hitter against Purdue, where she struck out 11.

Pierre Jackson was named the District VII Player of the Year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, the first ever player in Baylor history to earn such an honor. Isaiah Austin was also named to the All-District team, and Jackson and Austin were the only honorees from a Texas Big 12 team. District VII covers all division 1 teams in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

Baylor Football needs Tevin Reese to take a major step forward during this spring to become a complete receiver, rather than just a deep threat, according to ESPN's David Ubben. If Reese can become the depended upon receiver to turn 4 yards into 25, then the Bears have a greater chance of repeating last year's offensive success.

Baylor Women's Tennis snapped their five-match losing streak yesterday, taking a hard-fought win over the Virginia Cavaliers 4-3. The match was the first in Waco for the Lady Bears since February 17th, and they will return to the road to open Big 12 play against Iowa State this Friday.