No. 12 Baylor softball jumped on Louisiana Tech early and often in a five-inning 10-1 trouncing of the Lady Techsters at Getterman Stadium on Thursday night.
Baseball and Softball
Baylor baseball beat Lamar University Wednesday night 3-2, but hits and runs were not easy to come by for the Bears. In Baylor’s upcoming weekend series against the No. 4 Cal-State Fullerton Titans (7-3), the lack of offense of late may be a problem against Fullerton’s elite pitching staff.
In their first game back from a winless weekend in California, Baylor (6-6) edged out Lamar University (8-5) 3-2 on a chilly, cloudy Wednesday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.
After playing in four tournaments to open the season and having a double-header against Southern Mississippi canceled, No. 12 Baylor softball will play its first non-tournament home game against Louisiana Tech at 6 p.m. today.
Baylor baseball flew out to California Thursday for another weekend of baseball on the West Coast.
No. 12 Baylor softball started off the season with three challenging tournaments, but held strong with a 12-3 record, including a 3-1 record against ranked teams.
No. 15 Baylor softball moved to 12-3 on the season after a 4-1 weekend at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.
Baylor baseball earned its first series sweep of the season against defending Ohio Valley Conference champ Austin Peay State University after winning 4-2 Friday, 15-1 Saturday and 12-1 Sunday. All three games exposed APSU’s weaknesses.
It has all been about the wins for head coach Steve Smith. He helped make Baylor baseball into a Big 12 powerhouse. Smith is in the middle of his 20th season with the Bears, but this season marks a special new experience for him— coaching his two sons at Baylor.
Junior right-handed pitcher Ryan Smith and freshman first baseman Case Smith are both members of Baylor’s baseball team and are coached by their father at the collegiate level.
After winning the Getterman Classic tournament last weekend, No. 15 Baylor softball will hit the road to play in another tournament. Baylor plays in the five-game Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Calif., Thursday to Saturday.