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Daily Bears Report 04.08.2013

According to Coach Briles: "It's like Dorothy says, "there's no place like home"

This is the last time I use a Lady Bears photo for a while, I swear.
This is the last time I use a Lady Bears photo for a while, I swear.

Baylor Baseball made it back to .500 this weekend by taking the series against West Virginia, showing continued improvement in the bats with a 11-1 win over the Mountaineers on Sunday. Bears starter Austin Stone was solid early, only allowing one baserunner in the first two innings, while the offense made themselves known with a 9 run second inning. Mitch Price hit his first career home run to give the Bears a 1-0 lead, and was quickly followed by a Cal Towey 2-RBI single and a Nathan Orf single. The Bears then loaded the bases twice, and a Grayson Porter single followed by a Jake Miller double pushed the lead to blowout range. The Bears will now try to move above .500 with a midweek game against UT Arlington and a series against no. 10 Oklahoma next weekend.

Baylor Softball was swept by no. 1 Oklahoma this weekend, finishing the series with an 8-0 loss to the Sooners on Sunday. The 17th-ranked Lady Bears fell behind early in the game, allowing a run to OU every other inning and 5 in the 6th, causing the mercy rule to come into effect. Baylor will try to come back with six games in six days, playing Texas State on Tuesday and a double-header against SFA on Thursday.

Brittney Griner added to her incredible trophy collection this weekend, as she was named the AP Player of the Year and the USBWA Player of the Year for the second year in a row. She joins a very select group of players to be named two time PotY, and was also named to the Wooden Award All-American team, as well as the USBWA, Women's Basketball Association, and AP teams.

Baylor Football held their spring scrimmage this Saturday, and Bryce Petty looked the part of the next quarterback up in Art Briles' system. Now is the time for him to prove it's his time, according to coach Briles, and fulfill the expectations that now come with being a Baylor quarterback.

Both Baylor Tennis teams won this weekend, with men's tennis blowing out Texas Tech 6-1 to take their first conference match and women's tennis defeating SFA 6-1 and Kansas State 4-3. The 15th ranked men's team moves to 15-4 on the season with their 5th straight win, and will face No. 11 Oklahoma in Waco this Friday. The Lady Bears moved to 4-1 in conference action and 11-13 in total play with their two wins on Sunday, and will face Oklahoma in Norman on Saturday.

Baylor Women's Golf finished second overall in the Rebel Intercollegiate hosted by Mississippi State this weekend, and sophomore Hayley Davis finished in second overall with a personal-best 7-under-par. The Lady Bears will play in the Big 12 Championship in Ames, Iowa next, and look for a better finish than last year's third.

Baylor Men's Golf placed 13th at Augusta State this weekend, shooting a 3-over-par 291 as a team in the final round. The Bears will next compete in the Morris Williams Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Texas, before heading to Kansas for the Big 12 Championship.