After its tough 2-1 series loss to No. 12 Oklahoma this past weekend, Baylor softball moved itself behind the 8-ball when it comes to winning the Big 12 this season.
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The Bears kept riding the waves of fortune after getting a 1-0 win Tuesday night against Texas Southern University to start a two-game winning streak. Baylor baseball can keep the victory flame burning going into an expectedly cold weekend at Kansas State.
Baylor softball has reached impressive heights this season, ranking as high as No.12 in the polls this weekend before a 2-1 series loss to Oklahoma.
Baylor baseball finally snapped its 6-game losing streak in the series finale against the Dallas Baptist University Patriots on Saturday with a 4-7 result. The Bears dropped the first two games due to uncharacteristic pitching from Baylor’s starters.
No. 12 Baylor and No. 13 Oklahoma met in a battle of Big 12 softball dominance over the weekend at Getterman Stadium. The Bears dropped the first two games of the series on Friday and Saturday, but earned a come-from-behind win Sunday to salvage a 2-1 series split.
After losing the first two games of the series in heartbreaking fashion, Baylor softball found themselves in desperate need a win to keep themselves alive in the Big 12 race. On Sunday afternoon, the Bears (30-9, 4-3) overcame a disruptive rain delay after the fourth to come back and win an 8-6 thriller at Getterman to give Oklahoma (32-9, 9-1) their first Big 12 loss of the season.
Leading off the second inning, junior third baseman Sarah Smith smashed a ball to left field that looked like it was gone; it fell just a few feet foul. Such was the day for Baylor softball in a disappointing 2-0 loss to drop the series to No. 13 Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon at Getterman Stadium.
It was a game of missed opportunities as No. 12 Baylor softball stranded seven runners on the way to falling to No. 13 Oklahoma 3-2 in the first game of the three-game weekend series against the Sooners.
Sometimes it feels like senior pitcher Whitney Canion has been at Baylor forever. Thanks to multiple injury-plagued seasons, this is Canion’s sixth year on campus. Throughout all the adversity, Canion has forged her path as the unquestioned greatest pitcher in Baylor softball history.
No. 12 Baylor softball will welcome defending national champion No. 13 Oklahoma to Getterman Stadium in a three-game conference showdown this weekend from Friday to Sunday.