WACO, Texas – No. 16 Baylor (6-4) dropped a pair of games against UT Arlington Saturday afternoon in the Getterman Classic. The first game, a 5-2 loss, set up the seeding for the semifinals later in the afternoon.
The two teams faced off again with a trip to the tournament title game on the line. UTA finished with 10 hits in the second contest to top the Lady Bears, 10-2, in six innings.
Game 1: UTA 5, Baylor 2
Taylor Ellis, who went 3-for-3 at the plate in the game, got things started with a single to the pitcher. Nicky Dawson followed with a single to left field before a bunt by Lou Gilbert loaded the bases. Kassidy Krupit then stepped to the plate and brought two runs home with a single to left field.
UTA jumped out to a 5-0 lead after six innings as the Mavericks finished with 11 hits.
Game 2: UTA 10, Baylor 2 (6)
Krupit recorded her third RBI of the day with her third career home run to put Baylor on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning. However, UTA had already built an 8-2 lead behind a six-run third inning.
Krupit's homer got some momentum going for the Lady Bears as they scored another run in the frame. With Goose McGlaun on third, Hannah Thompson hit a sacrifice fly to center field to bring McGlaun home.
Taylor Ellis went 5-for-6 from the plate. She was the only Lady Bear to record multiple hits in both contests.
Kassidy Krupit hit her third home run of the season in the second game against UTA. It marked the first home run of the 2019 season by a Lady Bear at Getterman Stadium.
Nicky Dawson made a diving catch at second base to record the first out of the day for Baylor. Later in the first game, the lefthanded hitter stepped intothe right batter's box and hit a single into the outfield.
STAT OF THE GAME I
.833 – Taylor Ellis's batting average on Saturday.
Glenn Moore on the day…
"We're better than that obviously, but we know we have a long way to go. We have a lot of young talent that has to be molded. We just have to get back to work with them. The inefficiency we've talked about with our pitching and getting down in the count came back to haunt us today in a big way. We didn't back it up with a good defense either. It just snowballed into mental errors. We probably swung the bat a little better than the run production showed. We hit some balls hard, but certainly not enough to overcome the inefficiency we had on defense."
Baylor will play at 10 a.m. (CT) Sunday in the Getterman Classic consolation game against the loser of Sam Houston State vs. Southern Miss.