Baylor Baseball Upsets No. 9 Ole Miss in 4-0 Shutout - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Baylor Baseball Upsets No. 9 Ole Miss in 4-0 Shutout

HOUSTON, TX (KXXV) -

Baylor baseball posted a 4-0 shutout of No. 9 Ole Miss to begin the 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic on Friday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. The Bears (10-0) used timely hitting and outstanding pitching to upset the Rebels (7-2).

BU starter Nick Lewis struck out five of the first 11 batters and did not allow a runner to reach third base all game. Meanwhile, the Baylor bats were active in the second inning. Matt Menard led off with a single and scored on Kameron Esthay’s double the followed. Josh Bissonette then plated Esthay with a single for a 2-0 lead.

The Bears extended the lead with a run on a Steven McLean two-out single in the fourth and another run on a sacrifice fly by Tucker Cascadden in the sixth for a 4-0 lead.

After Lewis struck out the side in the seventh, Kyle Hill worked the eighth and ninth to secure the victory.

Lewis (3-0) earned the win with seven shutout innings while giving up just two hits and four walks with nine strikeouts. Ole Miss starter David Parkinson (2-1) was tagged with the loss, allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts in four innings.

NOTES

*Baylor is 10-0 to start a season for the first time since 1984 (13-0, best start in school history) and has its second best start ever.

*Baylor is one of six undefeated teams in NCAA DI baseball.

*Baylor shutout a ranked team for the first time since a 1-0 win vs. No. 23 Texas Tech on March 14, 2014.

*Baylor tossed a two-hitter vs. a ranked team since a 7-1 win over No. 15 TCU on Feb. 21, 2012.

*Baylor tossed a two-hitter for the first time since a 7-2 win vs. Oklahoma on March 28, 2015.

*Baylor has three pitching shutouts in its first 10 games since 1991 (4).

*Baylor has three pitching shutouts in a season for the first time since 2014 (3, had 5 in 2013).

*Baylor is 4-4 under Steve Rodriguez against Baseball America ranked teams (Ole Miss ranked No. 20) and 198-292-1 all-time, including a 29-39 mark in neutral sites, and 33-40 mark since 2011.

*Baylor is 2-0 away from Baylor Ballpark this season (1-0 on road, 1-0 in neutral sites).

*Baylor has won 10 straight games for the first time since winning 24 straight from March 16-April 22, 2012.

*Baylor leads the series over Ole Miss 5-1 and has won five straight – Friday marked the teams’ first meeting at a neutral site.

*Senior starter Nick Lewis has his first three-game winning streak of his career and set a career high with nine strikeouts – he tied a season high with seven innings pitched.

*Sophomore centerfielder Richard Cunningham has a six-game on-base streak as he had his third multi-hit game – with his triple, he now has seven extra base hits in his last five games (five doubles, two triples).

*Junior JUCO transfer shortstop Tucker Cascadden has an RBI in all 10 games as a Bear and has a five-game hitting streak.

*Sophomore left fielder T.J. Raguse has a six-game on-base streak.

*Freshman first baseman Davis Wendzel has a seven-game on-base streak.

*Junior third baseman Steven McLean has a four-game hitting streak.

*Sophomore second baseman Josh Bissonette has a five-game hitting streak.

*Junior right fielder Kameron Esthay has a four-game hitting streak.

STAT OF THE GAME

16 – The amount of years between Baylor having three pitching shutouts in its first 10 games.

QUOTE OF THE GAME

“I’m so proud of the effort [Nick Lewis] has given. The effort he and Coach [Jon] Strauss put together in the offseason and this season has been really awesome. It’s taken us a while to learn who these kids are and their strengths. You come in as a new staff and try to coach, we are learning who they are and they are learning who we are, and now that we have a little bit of time underneath us we’re really gelling very well.” – Head Coach Steve Rodriguez

WHAT’S NEXT

Baylor continues the 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park with games Saturday at 3:35 p.m. CT vs. No. 3 LSU and Sunday at 5:05 p.m. vs. No. 11 Texas A&M.

  • SportsMore>>

  • No. 1 Baylor A&T Topples No. 4 Quinnipiac on Road

    No. 1 Baylor A&T Topples No. 4 Quinnipiac on Road

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:26 AM EST2018-02-19 05:26:46 GMT
    The top-ranked and three-time defending national champion Baylor acrobatics & tumbling team (3-0) took down the fourth-ranked Quinnipiac Bobcats (0-1) 282.930-278.055 on Sunday morning at TD Bank Sports Center. The Bears and Bobcats found themselves tied at 38.00 after the compulsory event, but the Bears pulled ahead after winning the acro and pyramid events, taking a 96.70-95.50 lead into halftime. In the second half, Quinnipiac cut into the Bears’ lead by winning the tos...More >>
    The top-ranked and three-time defending national champion Baylor acrobatics & tumbling team (3-0) took down the fourth-ranked Quinnipiac Bobcats (0-1) 282.930-278.055 on Sunday morning at TD Bank Sports Center. The Bears and Bobcats found themselves tied at 38.00 after the compulsory event, but the Bears pulled ahead after winning the acro and pyramid events, taking a 96.70-95.50 lead into halftime. In the second half, Quinnipiac cut into the Bears’ lead by winning the tos...More >>
  • No. 17 Women Fall 76-55 To No. 2 Mississippi State

    No. 17 Women Fall 76-55 To No. 2 Mississippi State

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-02-19 05:05:47 GMT
    (Source: Texas A&M)(Source: Texas A&M)
    The No. 17 Texas A&M women’s basketball team fell 76-55 to No. 2 Mississippi State inside Humphrey Coliseum Sunday. The Bulldogs (28-0, 14-0 SEC) came out of the gates with an 11-0 run, and led by as many as 17 in the first half. Texas A&M (20-8, 9-5 SEC) cut the deficit to as few as six in the second quarter, but trailed 36-25 at halftime. Mississippi State used an 11-2 run midway through the third quarter to take control of the game for good. Chennedy Carter led the ...More >>
    The No. 17 Texas A&M women’s basketball team fell 76-55 to No. 2 Mississippi State inside Humphrey Coliseum Sunday. The Bulldogs (28-0, 14-0 SEC) came out of the gates with an 11-0 run, and led by as many as 17 in the first half. Texas A&M (20-8, 9-5 SEC) cut the deficit to as few as six in the second quarter, but trailed 36-25 at halftime. Mississippi State used an 11-2 run midway through the third quarter to take control of the game for good. Chennedy Carter led the ...More >>
  • Baylor Baseball Takes Series Rubber Match v Houston Baptist, 6-3

    Baylor Baseball Takes Series Rubber Match v Houston Baptist, 6-3

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:03 AM EST2018-02-19 05:03:54 GMT
    Baylor baseball posted a 6-3 win in the series rubber match against Houston Baptist on Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (2-1) used a three-run third inning to take the season-opening series over the Huskies (1-2). Shea Langeliers put BU on the board in the first inning with a laser home run off the left field foul pole, scoring Richard Cunningham after a leadoff double. HBU answered in the third with three unearned runs on a walk, error, single and double. But the Bear...More >>
    Baylor baseball posted a 6-3 win in the series rubber match against Houston Baptist on Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (2-1) used a three-run third inning to take the season-opening series over the Huskies (1-2). Shea Langeliers put BU on the board in the first inning with a laser home run off the left field foul pole, scoring Richard Cunningham after a leadoff double. HBU answered in the third with three unearned runs on a walk, error, single and double. But the Bear...More >>
Powered by Frankly