Women’s College World Series: Holl’s 13th inning homer lifts Baylor

By The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Holly Holl lined a shot over the left-field fence with two outs in the 13th inning, lifting Baylor to a 1-0 victory over Big 12 rival Missouri on Saturday night in the Women’s College World Series.

Holl smashed an 0-2 pitch from Chelsea Thomas (32-8) that barely cleared the top of the wall to end a classic pitchers’ duel.

Whitney Canion (31-11) allowed only two singles while going the distance for Baylor (47-14), which has scored its only two runs at the World Series on walk-off home runs in extra innings. The Bears will play top-seeded Arizona State on Sunday.

Thomas struck out a career-high 19 — one shy of the World Series record — before finally giving up Holl’s second home run on her 283rd pitch of the day. Thomas had already thrown a complete game to stave off elimination for the Tigers.