Baylor Baseball Downed by No. 6 Texas Tech in Series Opener

Posted at 10:54 PM, Apr 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 23:54:32-04

Baylor baseball lost its series opener at Texas Tech 13-2 on Friday evening at Griffin Park. The Bears (19-11, 2-5) were unable to keep up with the Red Raiders (27-6, 5-2) bats that scored 13 runs on 13 hits.

In the first, T.J. Raguse led the game off with a single and scored on a Shea Langeliers double.  However, TTU countered with two runs in the bottom of the first.

Baylor bounced back with a run in the second after a Davis Wendzel leadoff walk, Richard Cunningham bunt single, Josh Bissonette sacrifice bunt and Tucker Cascadden RBI ground out. But it was the last run the BU offense was able to generate.

Texas Tech answered with five runs in each of the third and fifth innings, and another run in the sixth, to put the game out of reach.

TTU reliever Caleb Kilian (2-0) earned the win with three perfect innings and four strikeouts. BU starter Nick Lewis (3-3) took the loss, allowing seven runs on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts in three innings.


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

*Baylor is 5-5 against ranked teams this season.

*Baylor is 3-4 this season and 6-8 under Steve Rodriguez against Baseball America ranked teams (TTU is No. 6) and 200-296-1 all-time, including a 35-44 mark since 2011.

*Baylor is 0-2 this season (No. 4 LSU) and 90-149 all-time against Baseball America top 10 teams with its last series win coming in Waco vs. No. 10 TCU (2-1) on May 13-15, 2016.

*Baylor has lost its last three three-game series of the season and winning three in a row with two sweeps to begin the 2017 campaign.

*Freshman catcher Shea Langeliers has a career-high 11-game on-base streak.

*Sophomore outfielder T.J. Raguse has a career-high 10-game on-base streak.

*Freshman infielder/outfielder Davis Wendzel has a three-game on-base streak.

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


Baylor resumes its Big 12 Conference road series at Texas Tech with games on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT and Sunday at 2 p.m. on FOX Sports Southwest Plus.