The No. 8 Seeded Baylor Bears eliminated the Texas Tech Red Raiders from the Big XII Baseball Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Unable to string together a few hits with runners in scoring position, the Red Raiders gave way to their opponent on Friday eventually falling 5-4.
On the other side of the equation, the Bears scored 4 of their 5 runs with two outs already on the board. In the seventh inning, Logan Brown provided the leadoff single. Stealing second, Brown secured cemented himself as a scoring threat before moving to third on a sac-bunt. Finally a sac-fly from Duncan Wendel brought Baylor's eventual game winning run home as Brown crossed the plate.
Texas Tech attempted to answer in the top of the eighth. Anthony Lyons stepped onto the field as a pinch hitter reaching base on an error. Behind him, Eric Gutierrez doubled with no outs scoring Lyons. However, the defense clamped down as the next three batters were retired with a one run deficit still sitting on the board.
Baylor now faces the Texas Longhorns, a team they need to down twice in order to advance to the championship game.