A number of issues hit Baylor baseball this season. This debilitated head coach Steve Smith from stopping the recent decline in form for the Bears.
Six games remain in the regular season for No. 17 Baylor softball, and the Bears are trying to make the final push in order to have a chance to host first and second rounds in Waco.
No. 17 Baylor softball had 10 hits in its final non-conference matchup against in-state opponent UTSA, but the Bears were unable to score two runs in the ninth inning, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Roadrunners on Wednesday evening at Getterman Stadium.
The Roadrunners blasted Baylor in the fifth inning with a whopping six runs. It was the only inning the Roadrunners scored. The Bears never recovered from the devastating fifth inning.
No. 16 Baylor softball captured a series win over Iowa State last weekend as the team blanked ISU twice at Getterman Stadium.
Baylor took a 8-6 victory over Lamar University at Baylor Ballpark on Tuesday.
No. 17 Baylor softball could not pull together one more win over No. 5 Oklahoma following a shutout on Thursday, and the team lost the final two matchups last weekend in Norman, Okla., for the 2-1 Oklahoma series win.
The Bears came close to claiming their first away Big 12 conference series after winning game two against Oklahoma State, but the No. 17 Cowboys crushed the Bears 7-1 in the series rubber match to claim a 2-1 series victory on Monday.
Baylor baseball’s reputation on the road has not been great this season. Baylor has yet to win a conference game, much less a series away from Baylor Ballpark this year.
No. 17 Baylor softball played one of their most impressive games of the season Thursday night as it run-ruled No. 5 Oklahoma in six innings to take a big 8-0 shutout in Norman, Okla. It’s the first time the team has beaten a top five opponent on the road since topping Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz., in 2013.