No. 21/22 Baylor Baseball Salvages Finale at Washington - KXXV Central Texas News Now

No. 21/22 Baylor Baseball Salvages Finale at Washington

No. 21/22 Baylor baseball earned a 6-3 win over Washington on Sunday afternoon at Husky Ballpark. The Bears (19-9) used three home runs to salvage the series finale against the Huskies (16-10).

Shea Langeliers put the Bears up 1-0 right away with a two-out solo home run in the first. However, Washington countered with a two-out solo shot in the bottom half.

In Langeliers’ next at-bat, he homered to right field after single by Josh Bissonette and Matt Menard to put the Bears up 4-1 in the third.

The Huskies answered with two runs in the bottom of the third, but a Menard RBI single in the top of the fourth put BU up 5-3. Menard then launched an opposite field homer in the seventh to make it a 6-3 Bears lead that stood.

BU starter Cody Bradford (4-2) earned the win, allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk with three strikeouts in 5.2 innings. Troy Montemayor picked up his seventh save with a scoreless ninth. UW starter Joe DeMers (3-2) took the loss, surrendering five runs on eight hits and one walk with three strikeouts in 3.2 innings.

NOTES

*Baylor’s 19-9 record through 28 games is its best since 2012 (21-7).

*Baylor is 8-8 as a ranked team this season and 5-4 against ranked teams.

*Baylor is 6-3 away from Baylor Ballpark this season (4-2 on road, 2-1 in neutral sites).

*Baylor trails the all-time series vs. Washington 4-2 and 2-1 in Seattle.

*Baylor has lost its last three three-game series of the season after winning three in a row with two sweeps.

*Baylor hit three home runs in a game for the first time since May 20, 2015 vs. TCU.

*Freshman RHP Cody Bradford has thrown at least 5.2 innings with three runs or less and two or more strikeouts in all seven starts.

*Sophomore outfielder T.J. Raguse has an eight-game on-base streak.

*Senior designated hitter Matt Menard has a career-high 17-game on-base streak as he hit his second home run of the season and eighth of his career.

*Freshman catcher Shea Langeliers has a career-high nine-game on-base streak as he posted his first two-homer game and had a career-high four RBI.

*Junior RHP preseason All-American and NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List member closer Troy Montemayor notched his seventh save of the season and 21st of his career and is now 21-for-23 in career saves attempt. He is now tied for third at Baylor in career saves with Josh Michalec (21, 2011-14).

STAT OF THE GAME

3 – The amount of home runs Baylor hit and the amount runs BU’s pitching gave up.

QUOTE OF THE GAME

“It was huge to get a win and get multiple hits in an inning. Today wasn’t much different than we’ve been playing – there was no magic potion – the balls we hit just found holes today. Kyle Hill was really good today in an extended outing out of the bullpen, and we pitched it well all-around today.” – Head Coach Steve Rodriguez

WHAT’S NEXT

Baylor hosts Lamar at 6 p.m. CT on Wednesday at Baylor Ballpark.

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