By Greg DeVries
The streak comes to an end for the No. 3 Baylor baseball team at the hands of the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners 4-1.
This is the first loss for the Bears since March 13 to the University of Texas at Arlington. The Bears will play UTA again at 6:35 p.m. today at Baylor Ballpark.
Baylor’s troubles with UTSA started early. The Roadrunners scored three runs in the first inning on two hits. Two walks and some timely stolen bases put their runners in position to do damage.
The Bears had early opportunities to cut into the lead. In the first two innings, Baylor led off with hits and had runners in scoring position but could not capitalize on their opportunities.
In the top of the fourth inning, junior center fielder Logan Vick drew a six-pitch walk with one out. He stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error. Junior third baseman Cal Towey doubled to left center to drive Vick home and cut the lead to 3-1.
The Roadrunners added another run in the bottom of the sixth inning. A double down the left field line scored the UTSA runner from first base, and extended Baylor’s deficit to 4-1.
With the game on the line in the top of the ninth inning, Vick started the inning with a leadoff single. The Bears weren’t able to bring him around to score, however, and the game ended.
Both the Bears and the Roadrunners recorded eight hits in the game.
Baylor normally draws a lot of walks. The team is currently ranked No. 13 in the nation in bases on balls, but the only walk drawn in this game was Vick’s in the top of the fourth. Baylor also struck out 10 times in the game.