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Baylor Baseball Ends Lamar’s 15-Game Winning Streak

Baylor Baseball Ends Lamar’s 15-Game Winning Streak

Bears comeback from 3-0 deficit to end nation’s longest winning streak

THE RUNDOWN

WACO, Texas – Baylor baseball earned a 6-3 comeback win over Lamar on Tuesday evening at Baylor Ballpark.  The Bears (17-16) overcame a 3-0 deficit to end the Cardinals’ (25-8) 15-game winning streak, which was the longest in the nation entering the game.

Trailing 3-0 entering the bottom of the fifth, BU started the comeback with a leadoff single by Josh Bissonette.  After a pitching change and sacrifice bunt by Justin Arrington, Steven McLean singled with two outs to plate Bissonette.

The Bears tied the game in the sixth as Aaron Dodson led off with a walk and Matt Menard followed with a double.  T.J. Raguse singled to cut the lead to one, and after a pitching change, Bissonette grounded out to score Menard and tie the game, 3-3.

In the seventh, West Tunnell led off with a single.  Following a sac bunt by McLean, Darryn Sheppard delivered a two-out RBI single to put the Bears on top, 4-3.  After a Dodson single, Menard dropped a two-run double down the right field line for two insurance runs and a 6-3 edge that BU finished with.

BU reliever Kyle Ott (3-2) earned the win with two perfect innings and a strikeout.  Troy Montemayor gathered his eighth save as he allowed just a hit in the ninth with one strikeout.  Lamar reliever Jimmy Johnson (6-1) took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk in two innings.

NOTES

*Baylor is 5-3 in midweek games in 2016.

*Baylor snapped Lamar’s 15-game winning streak, which was the nation’s longest streak and two shy of tying the longest streak of the season held by Florida (17).

*Baylor has won nine of its last 13 games.

*Baylor is 398-176 all-time at Baylor Ballpark and 13-10 under Steve Rodriguez.

*Baylor is 1-0 on its current five-game home stand.

*Baylor leads the all-time series vs. Lamar 44-31-1 and 25-12 in Waco and has won three straight – the Bears are 1-0 in the series under Steve Rodriguez.

*Steven McLean has a career-high 19-game on-base streak and career-high 13-game hitting streak (both streaks are the longest of any Baylor player this year).

*Matt Menard has a career-high 11-game on-base streak and career-high eight-game hitting streak as he posted a career-high-tying two doubles for his sixth multi-hit and third multi-RBI game of the season.

*Kameron Esthay has a nine-game hitting streak as he notched his team-high-tying 11th multi-hit game.

*Justin Arrington’s career-high nine-game hitting streak ended.

*Aaron Dodson has a career-high-tying four-game hitting streak.

*Darryn Sheppard has a three-game hitting streak.

*T.J. Raguse notched his third multi-hit game of the season.

*Kyle Ott earned his third win of the season and of his career with a career-high two innings of relief.

*Troy Montemayor picked up his eighth save of the season and of his career and has a career-high six straight scoreless appearances.

STAT OF THE GAME

2 – The amount of baserunners the Baylor bullpen allowed in the game in four innings (Kyle Ott 2 IP, Andrew McInvale 1 IP, Troy Montemayor 1 IP).

QUOTE OF THE GAME

“[Shortstop Josh Bissonette] is doing a great job as a freshman, being able to come into a Big 12 team like this and do what he’s doing – it’s pretty impressive. I have high standards for middle infielders, so those plays are expected. If you can reach it, you should catch it. I expect that out of him, and he expects that out of himself as well.” – Baylor Head Coach Steve Rodriguez

WHAT’S NEXT

Baylor resumes its five-game home stand with a 6:35 p.m. CT game on FOX Sports Plus against Oklahoma State on Friday at Baylor Ballpark.

Baylor Baseball Ends Lamar’s 15-Game Winning Streak

Bears comeback from 3-0 deficit to end nation’s longest winning streak

THE RUNDOWN

WACO, Texas – Baylor baseball earned a 6-3 comeback win over Lamar on Tuesday evening at Baylor Ballpark.  The Bears (17-16) overcame a 3-0 deficit to end the Cardinals’ (25-8) 15-game winning streak, which was the longest in the nation entering the game.

Trailing 3-0 entering the bottom of the fifth, BU started the comeback with a leadoff single by Josh Bissonette.  After a pitching change and sacrifice bunt by Justin Arrington, Steven McLean singled with two outs to plate Bissonette.

The Bears tied the game in the sixth as Aaron Dodson led off with a walk and Matt Menard followed with a double.  T.J. Raguse singled to cut the lead to one, and after a pitching change, Bissonette grounded out to score Menard and tie the game, 3-3.

In the seventh, West Tunnell led off with a single.  Following a sac bunt by McLean, Darryn Sheppard delivered a two-out RBI single to put the Bears on top, 4-3.  After a Dodson single, Menard dropped a two-run double down the right field line for two insurance runs and a 6-3 edge that BU finished with.

BU reliever Kyle Ott (3-2) earned the win with two perfect innings and a strikeout.  Troy Montemayor gathered his eighth save as he allowed just a hit in the ninth with one strikeout.  Lamar reliever Jimmy Johnson (6-1) took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk in two innings.

NOTES

*Baylor is 5-3 in midweek games in 2016.

*Baylor snapped Lamar’s 15-game winning streak, which was the nation’s longest streak and two shy of tying the longest streak of the season held by Florida (17).

*Baylor has won nine of its last 13 games.

*Baylor is 398-176 all-time at Baylor Ballpark and 13-10 under Steve Rodriguez.

*Baylor is 1-0 on its current five-game home stand.

*Baylor leads the all-time series vs. Lamar 44-31-1 and 25-12 in Waco and has won three straight – the Bears are 1-0 in the series under Steve Rodriguez.

*Steven McLean has a career-high 19-game on-base streak and career-high 13-game hitting streak (both streaks are the longest of any Baylor player this year).

*Matt Menard has a career-high 11-game on-base streak and career-high eight-game hitting streak as he posted a career-high-tying two doubles for his sixth multi-hit and third multi-RBI game of the season.

*Kameron Esthay has a nine-game hitting streak as he notched his team-high-tying 11th multi-hit game.

*Justin Arrington’s career-high nine-game hitting streak ended.

*Aaron Dodson has a career-high-tying four-game hitting streak.

*Darryn Sheppard has a three-game hitting streak.

*T.J. Raguse notched his third multi-hit game of the season.

*Kyle Ott earned his third win of the season and of his career with a career-high two innings of relief.

*Troy Montemayor picked up his eighth save of the season and of his career and has a career-high six straight scoreless appearances.

STAT OF THE GAME

2 – The amount of baserunners the Baylor bullpen allowed in the game in four innings (Kyle Ott 2 IP, Andrew McInvale 1 IP, Troy Montemayor 1 IP).

QUOTE OF THE GAME

“[Shortstop Josh Bissonette] is doing a great job as a freshman, being able to come into a Big 12 team like this and do what he’s doing – it’s pretty impressive. I have high standards for middle infielders, so those plays are expected. If you can reach it, you should catch it. I expect that out of him, and he expects that out of himself as well.” – Baylor Head Coach Steve Rodriguez

WHAT’S NEXT

Baylor resumes its five-game home stand with a 6:35 p.m. CT game on FOX Sports Plus against Oklahoma State on Friday at Baylor Ballpark.

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