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No. 20 Baylor Softball Run-Rules No. 5 Texas, 9-1

May 6, 2023

AUSTIN, Texas - No. 20 Baylor Softball completed a five-inning run-rule over the No. 5 Texas Longhorns, 9-1, Friday Night at Red and Charline McCombs Field.

The Bears, now 37-15 on the season and 6-10 in conference play, pick up their first-ever run-rule victory over the Longhorns and their fourth win over a top-5 team this season.


The Bears started off hot, putting up five runs in the top of the first inning. McKenzie Wilson led off the game getting hit by a pitch before Emily Hott singled to put two on for Shaylon Govan. The sophomore first baseman then launched her 11th homer of the year to straight-away center field, a three-run shot to put the Bears out front early.

Re-loading the bases in the top of the first, Sydney Collazos and Amber Toven singled and Ana Watson walked before Josie Bower came to the plate. Bower then notched a two-RBI single through the left side to put the Bears out front 5-0.

Shutting the Longhorns down in the bottom half of the first, BU added another crooked number in the second.

Wilson and Hott opened the top of the second with back-to-back singles before Govan drew a walk to load the bases. Collazos then drew and RBI walk and put the Bears ahead 6-0. A sacrifice fly from Watson plated another run before a two-RBI double from Bower gave BU the 9-0 lead.

The Longhorns plated one run in the bottom of the second, but that would be all the Bears would allow in the game.

Baylor loaded the bases again in the top of the third, but no runs came across for the Bears. BU held UT to just one base runner in the final three innings and secured the 9-1 run-rule victory.


This is BU’s first run-rule victory over the Longhorns in BU history

Emily Hott led the way in the batter’s box, going 3-for-4 with a double

Josie Bower also had a multi-hit game, with four RBIs and a double

Shaylon Govan recorded her 11th homer of the season, a three-run shot

Sydney Collazos reached base in every at-bat with a single and three walks

The Bears drew eight walks in the matchup

BU scored nine runs on nine hits

Six different Bears recorded a hit in the game

RyLee Crandall picked up the win in the circle, pitching five innings with two strikeouts

Crandall improves to 14-4 on the season


Head coach Glenn Moore on Govan’s three-run home run in the first inning: “It gives you an opportunity to relax. (Freshman pitcher RyLee Crandall) gets to go in there with a little bit of a lead, and she make a few mistakes, and it allows her to pitch a little better.”

Sophomore first baseman Shaylon Govan: “We just came out and played Baylor Softball. That was the whole goal coming in, it didn’t matter who we were playing. We’re just trying to get better day-by-day.”

Freshman pitcher RyLee Crandall on what was working for her: “We used up and down and in and out, the changeup. Everything was working. Pitching to contact, getting a pop-up, a groundout, whatever would work. And I feel like (pitching coach Britni Newman’s) pitch calls were really good today.”


The Bears will host the Longhorns at Getterman Stadium May 6-7 to close out the Bears’ regular-season slate.  

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No. 20 Baylor Softball Run-Rules No. 5 Texas, 9-1

1,589 Views | 5 Replies | Last: 1 yr ago by IowaBear
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Well I ain't no greenhorn!!
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How do you get a #20 ranking with a 6-10 conference record? Not complaining, of course, just curious.
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We have 5 wins against top 5 teams. That's how.
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And we gave the #1 team in the nation their only loss
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Lots of great wins. Unfortunately the bad losses are what's likely to keep us from hosting. However a W Today and a few at B12 tournament and who knows
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