By Daniel Hill
The Baylor Bears lost on the road Tuesday night to the University of Texas at San Antonio, 5-3 and drop to 11-14 on the season.
The UTSA Roadrunners started the bottom of the first inning with a leadoff home run from senior outfielder Daniel Rockett to take an early 1-0 lead.
UTSA tacked on two more runs when junior utility player Tony Ramirez hit a single that drove in two more Roadrunners to put Baylor behind 3-0 early.
After the troubles in the first inning, freshman left-handed pitcher Sterling Wynn settled in and held UTSA scoreless in the second, third and fourth innings. By the end of the fourth inning, Wynn had retired seven consecutive Roadrunner batters.
The Baylor offense got on the board in the fifth inning.
Senior right-fielder Nathan Orf put down a bases-loaded sacrifice bunt to cut into the Roadrunners’ lead, 3-1.
Sean Spicer took over on the mound for Baylor in the fifth inning.
Baylor tied the game 3-3 when sophomore infielder Duncan Wendel singled and then junior infielder Grayson Porter hit a double to drive in Wendel.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, a leadoff double by UTSA sparked a two-run inning after two Roadrunners earned walks. Then a two-run single gave UTSA a 5-3 lead.
In the top of the ninth, Baylor threatened UTSA with a bases-loaded situation. The Bears were not able to capitalize after Nate Goodwin struck out looking and West Tunnell grounded out to shortstop to end the game.
After playing the last five games on the road, the Bears are now set to play the next 11 games at home in Baylor Ballpark.
The home stand kicks off this Friday with a weekend series against Big 12 opponent Kansas State.