Bears lose two of three to last-place Missouri

Baylor fell to a game above .500 last weekend, losing two of three to the Missouri Tigers (16-23, 4-10) to drop to 21-20 overall and 6-10 in the Big 12 with three conference series remaining.

The Bears struggled from the plate on Thursday with the exception of two solo homers from sophomores Cal Towey and Max Muncy.

The Tigers cashed in on mistakes from Baylor’s defense in the fifth before going on to a 4-2 win in Waco.

Friday brought a favorable fifth inning for the Bears as they managed four runs that paved the way for 6-3 win. Muncy produced four hits while junior Logan Verrett picked up the win. Three Baylor relievers combined for 3.1 innings of scoreless work.

On Saturday, Baylor picked up one run in the fourth, but Missouri spread five runs over the first six innings before finishing in dramatic fashion with a five-run ninth inning. Junior Trent Blank took the loss in the 10-1 series finale, though the junior allowed just two earned runs in 5.1 innings of work.