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Baylor softball drops close contest at No. 10 Texas

Posted: 11:46 PM, May 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-05 00:46:49-04
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AUSTIN, TX — Baylor (18-30, 2-15) dropped Saturday’s contest to No. 10 Texas (40-12, 11-6), 1-0, in Austin.

Nicky Dawson led things off for Baylor with a single up the middle. She’s now recorded a hit in six of Baylor’s last seven games. Dawson leads the team with a .338 batting average and a team high 50 hits.

Defensively, BU held Texas scoreless the first three innings. In that time alone, Baylor’s defense stranded a total of five Longhorn runners, two of which were in scoring position. Overall, UT stranded nine baserunners. Five of them were in scoring position.

In the third inning with runners on first and second with two outs, Kaitlyn Washington hit a single to Taylor Ellis at shortstop who fielded the ball and surveyed the field for her options. She saw Lauren Burke round third headed for home, and Ellis fired a throw to Tyler Trott at catcher who tagged Burke for the final out of the frame.

In all, the Lady Bears made two plays at the plate with the second coming in the fourth inning. With no outs and a pair of runners in scoring position, Lou Gilbert fielded a grounder at shortstop and fired a throw to Ellis behind the plate for the out.

There were some more defensive web gems by the Lady Bears as Gilbert made a sliding catch in shallow center field in the second inning. Three innings later, Kassidy Krupit snagged a hard-hit line drive at third base.

In the circle, Krupit and Sidney Holman combined to give up an unearned run off seven hits with three walks and a strikeout.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • It was the first time Texas was held to only one run since April 19.
  • Nicky Dawson now has a hit in six of Baylor’s last seven games.
  • Kassidy Krupit and Sidney Holman combined to hold the Longhorns, who are tied for 10th in the country for doubles on the season, to zero extra base hits.

STAT OF THE GAME
9 – Number of Texas baserunners the Baylor defense stranded.

TOP QUOTES
Glenn Moore on the game…
“I’m pleased with the pitching and defense. We faced another top ten offense and held them to one unearned run. In fact, we were one strike away from not allowing the run. On the other hand, our offense was nonexistent. We were dominated by their pitching for the second time this season. While that’s a tribute to their pitching staff we are a better offensive team than that. I hope to see a better game from our hitters tomorrow.”

WHAT'S NEXT
Baylor takes on No. 10 Texas in Austin at 1 p.m. Sunday. The game will be televised on the Longhorn Network.