By Nathan Keil | Sports Editor
Baylor baseball continued to swing hot bats Wednesday night.
The Bears posted their second straight seven-inning run rule game and extend their winning streak to 12 straight with a 13-0 win over Prairie View A&M.
Baylor head coach Steve Rodriguez said his team has been buying into focusing on themselves and not their opponent and part of that focus begins with their approach at the plate.
“You focus on playing the game as hard as you can, you have no control over what the other team does, we only have control over what we are doing,” Rodriguez said. “I was happy to see some of our guys continue to have really good at bats. It has been a grind and we’re just happy to get to two games after eight days off and being able to compete again and then get ready for this weekend.”
Baylor opened the scoring with an RBI double from Cunningham in the first to grab an early 1-0 lead.
But it was the second inning where Baylor seized control, as the Bears scored nine runs on eight hits in the inning.
Following a pair of singles, Bissonette then drilled a two run triple down the right field line. Bissonette then scored on a sacrifice fly from junior outfielder T.J. Raguse.
Baylor added two more in the fifth on an RBI walk from sophomore third baseman Davis Wendzel and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Thomas.
In the sixth, senior first baseman Tucker Johnson drilled a two-out RBI triple to make it 13-0 Baylor.
Redshirt freshman Jimmy Winston (2-0) picked up his second win of the season, tossing three innings of no-hit baseball. Winston walked one and struck out one.
Sophomore Ryan Leckich, junior Kyle Hill, and seniors Drew Robertson and Troy Montemayor each pitched an inning of relief, scattering a combined four hits combined and two walks, but contributed four strikeouts including two from Montemayor.
Baylor (28-17, 9-9) now begins a three-game series with Big 12 leader Oklahoma State beginning at 6:35 p.m. Friday. Game two will be at 3:05 Saturday with the finale coming at 1:05 p.m. Sunday at Baylor Ballpark.