Baylor baseball posted a 10-2 win over Texas State on Tuesday night at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (25-16) used 15 hits and a quintet of bullpen arms to cruise by the Bobcats (22-20).
BU jumped out to a first-inning three-run lead on an RBI double by Shea Langeliers, RBI single by Matt Menard and ground out by Kameron Esthay.
Langeliers added two more runs in the second on a two-out, two-run single.
After Texas State scored a run in the third, the Bears got it back in the fourth on a Tucker Cascadden walk, Steven McLean single and wild pitch.
The Bears then countered a seventh-inning TSU run with four runs in the bottom half. Aaron Dodson drove in two with a single, T.J. Raguse had a sacrifice fly and Menard tallied a bases-loaded walk.
BU starter Hayden Kettler (1-0) earned the win, pitching 1.2 scoreless innings while allowing two hits and two walks with one strikeout. TSU starter Wes Engle (2-2) took the loss, giving up five runs on seven hits and one walk with one strikeout in 1.2 innings.
*Baylor has won 25 or more games for the first time since 2014 (26-31) and 21st time in the last 23 seasons.
*Baylor’s 25-16 record through 41 games is its best since a 34-7 start in 2012.
*Baylor is 8-3 in midweek games this season.
*Baylor has finished its home schedule with a .500 record or better (16-9 in 2017) in all 18 seasons at Baylor Ballpark (since 1999) and is 413-191 all-time at the park.
*Senior first baseman Aaron Dodson has a career-high 11-game hitting streak as he posted his 11th multi-hit game and team-high seventh multi-RBI game.
*Freshman third baseman Davis Wendzel has a season-high 10-game on-base streak.
*Junior infielder Steven McLean has a six-game on-base streak as he had his 10th multi-hit game.
*Junior right fielder Kameron Esthay has a five-game hitting streak.
*Sophomore left fielder T.J. Raguse has a five-game on-base streak.
*Freshman catcher Shea Langeliers has a four-game hitting streak as he registered his team-high-tying 12th multi-hit game and sixth multi-RBI game.
*Senior designated hitter Matt Menard has a four-game hitting streak as he totaled his 11th multi-hit game and fifth multi-RBI game.
*Sophomore center fielder Richard Cunningham has a four-game hitting streak.
*Junior JUCO shortstop Tucker Cascadden has a four-game on-base streak.
*Freshman RHP Hayden Kettler earned his first collegiate win.
STAT OF THE GAME
8 – The amount of strikeouts by Kyle Hill and Kyle Ott and the number of RBI Baylor’s hitters had.
QUOTE OF THE GAME
“I just think that we have a bunch of kids who are really fighting for the right reasons. They’re really competing, they love each other, and I think that we’re really enjoying playing baseball. The wins are going to come. We’ve had a couple games where we didn’t execute properly or didn’t throw strikes, and it came back to bite us, but I’ll tell you what, these guys are doing everything we ask them to do and you can’t be more proud of them.” – Head Coach Steve Rodriguez
Baylor travels to Lawrence, Kansas to face Kansas in a weekend three-game Big 12 Conference series with games Friday at 6 p.m. CT, Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.