While Baylor’s campus was quieter than usual over the summer, Baylor softball made a ruckus at the Women’s College World Series after a historic comeback in the quarterfinals.
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OKLAHOMA CITY – It sure looked bleak for Baylor softball. The Bears only had one hit through the first four innings, and were held scoreless through five. In the top of the sixth, we were all expecting Baylor to give up their eighth unanswered run and lose by mercy rule.
OKLAHOMA CITY – All day long, Baylor struggled in a way it had not struggled in years. Softball had not been run-ruled since the last game of the 2013 season. It had not lost a game by double-digits since this date three years ago.
When the stakes were highest, Baylor softball delivered. They were underdogs heading into the series, but calmly stepped up to take both games from No. 4 Georgia to advance to the Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2011.
No. 13-seed Baylor softball used a superhuman effort from senior left-hander Whitney Canion to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals out of the Waco Regional on Sunday.
Baylor Athletic Communications Baylor senior left-handed pitcher Whitney Canion was locked in Friday night, tying a postseason career high with 15 strikeouts in the Lady Bears’ 6-1 win over Northwestern State (La.) at Getterman Stadium in the opening round of the NCAA Softball Tournament. Canion moved to 27-9 on the
After finishing second in the Big 12, with a record of 42-13, Baylor softball earned the right to host the NCAA Regionals round of the softball NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009. The No. 13-seeded Bears will host Northwestern State, Houston and Tulsa over May 16-18 at Getterman Stadium.
He’s been the backbone of Baylor success this season. He’s bailed out his team 16 times on 17 save chances, and yet, it was only his first season as the closer in his entire career. It was a near perfect season for senior closer Josh Michalec. Baylor head coach Steve Smith said the numbers speak for themselves in terms of how effective Michalec was in 2014.
It’s the home stretch for Baylor baseball. This season has brought some ups and lot of downs for the Bears, but there is still a flame of hope burning for this ball club. At this point, the Bears have their eyes focused on just one goal, to qualify for the Big 12 tournament.
Softball is a game of streaks, and Baylor looks ready to put it all together. After struggling in a double-header against Louisiana, the Bears have won six straight, including a dominant three-game sweep of the Kansas Jayhawks last weekend.