By Jeffrey Swindoll
While Baylor’s campus was quieter than usual over the summer, Baylor softball made a ruckus at the Women’s College World Series after a historic comeback in the quarterfinals.
Baylor came back from a 7-0 hole in the sixth to absolutely stun Kentucky with a 8-7 decision in extra innings and qualify for the semifinals against eventual national champion Florida.
The Bears had the full support of the Baylor fan base after the Kentucky, win the Bears were unable to overcome an early 5-0 lead. Baylor eventually fell 6-3.
It was a valiant run in the WCWS to send off the seniors: first baseman Holly Holl, catcher Clare Hosack, pitcher Liz Paul and First Team All-American left-hander Whitney Canion. The appearance in the semifinals marked Baylor softball’s second in four years (2011 and 2014).
Senior shortstop Jordan Strickland and junior designated hitter Linsey Hays were named to the WCWS All-Tournament team for their efforts.