No. 21/22 Baylor baseball dropped a 15-9 decision to UTSA on Tuesday evening at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (18-7) trailed from the get-go and were not able to keep up with the Roadrunners (12-11) offense.
UTSA scratched four runs in the first inning, and after BU scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the first, the Roadrunners scored two more in the second for a 6-1 lead.
The Roadrunners then heated up again with a run in the fifth, two in the sixth, four in the seventh and one apiece in the eighth and ninth innings.
Baylor rallied for one in the eighth on an error and seven in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough. T.J. Raguse posted a two-run double, Cameron Miller had an RBI double, Matt Menard grounded out for an RBI, Tucker Johnson notched an RBI single and Davis Wendzel hit a two-run home run for the scoring in the final frame.
UTSA reliever Steven Dressler (1-2) earned the win, allowing no runs on three hits with two strikeouts in five innings. BU starter Alex Phillips (3-1) was tagged with the loss, giving up four runs on five hits and one walk with one strikeout in one inning.
*Baylor is 7-6 as a ranked team this season and 5-4 against ranked teams.
*Baylor has finished its home schedule with a .500 record or better (13-6 in 2017) in all 18 seasons at Baylor Ballpark (since 1999) and is 410-188 all-time at the park.
*Baylor is 6-1 in midweek games.
*Baylor went 3-5 on its season-long eight-game home stand.
*Baylor leads the all-time series vs. UTSA 33-8, 25-4 in Waco.
*Sophomore outfielder T.J. Raguse has a five-game on-base streak and four-game hitting streak as he posted a career-high three hits for his fourth multi-hit game and had his third multi-RBI game.
*Senior designated hitter Matt Menard has a career-high 14-game on-base streak and three-game hitting streak as he notched his team-high-tying eighth multi-hit game.
*Junior third baseman Steven McLean has a nine-game on-base streak and three-game hitting streak.
*Junior JUCO shortstop Tucker Cascadden has a nine-game on-base streak and three-game hitting streak.
*Freshman catcher Shea Langeliers has a six-game on-base streak.
*Sophomore second baseman Josh Bissonette has a five-game on-base streak.
*Freshman infielder/outfielder Davis Wendzel hit his first career home run while adding his second multi-hit game and second multi-RBI game.
*Junior JUCO outfielder Tucker Johnson had a career-high two hits.
*Freshman RHP Hayden Kettler tied career highs with three innings pitched and three strikeouts.
*Freshman LHP Trevor Harris made his Baylor debut.
*Freshman LHP Ryan Leckich pitched a career-high one inning.
*Freshman RHP Daniel Caruso tossed a career-high two innings.
STAT OF THE GAME
7 – The amount of innings UTSA scored in and the amount of runs Baylor scored in the ninth inning.
Baylor heads to Seattle for a three-game weekend series vs. Washington with games at 8 p.m. CT Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.