Tigers Drop Game Two at Baylor 7-3
March 11, 2012
WACO, Texas - Baylor scattered 14 hits in six innings and topped the University of Memphis baseball team 7-3 in game two of a doubleheader at Baylor Ballpark on Sunday. The loss drops the Tigers to 5-10 while Baylor improves to 11-6.
Baylor leadoff man Nathan Orf tripled down the right field line. Cal Towey wasted no time in getting Orf to score as he hit a sacrifice fly to give Baylor a 1-0 lead. The Bears had two more hits in the inning, but southpaw Sam Moll got out of the inning without allowing any more runs to score.
The Bears added a run on four hits in the second to grab a 2-0 lead, but a three-run third put the Tigers behind 5-0. Baylor did all their damage with two outs in the inning as four singles helped the Bears to three runs. Lawton Langford drove in the first run with a RBI single and a two-RBI single by Towey plated two more in the frame.
Memphis moved its first runner to scoring position in the fifth, but Baylor starter Trent Blank got out of the jam with a groundout. Tucker Tubbs hit a two-out single to right and moved to third on a throwing error by the Bears. With runners on the corners and two outs, Blank induced a groundout to first for the third out leaving the runner stranded in scoring position.
Baylor added a run in the fifth to take a 6-0 lead. Jake Miller started the inning with a double and scored on a sacrifice fly by Orf. Memphis got the run back in the sixth as Eli Hynes hit a RBI double to score Adam McClain from first. With the hit, Hynes extended his hit streak to 14 games. Baylor regained the six-run edge on a RBI single by Joey Hainsfurther.
Bryce Beeler recorded his first career hit to start the seventh inning for the Tigers. Tubbs followed with a single to left, but a double play had the Bears one out away from the victory. Pinch-hitter Zach Willis doubled down the right field line to score Beeler and keep the game alive and McClain hit a RBI single to make the score 7-3.
Blank (5-0) pitched 6.2 innings and allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out six. Moll (1-2) was tagged with the loss as he allowed six runs on 12 hits and walked two. McClain and Tubbs paced the Tiger offense with two hits in the game, but Memphis was out-hit 14-8 in the game.
Memphis looks to end the five-game losing skid as Austin Peay visits FedExPark on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.