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Baylor Baseball Taken Down by Lamar in Midweek Matchup, 9-2

May 10, 2023

WACO, Texas – Baylor baseball (16-32) fell to Lamar (28-20), 9-2, Wednesday evening at Baylor Ballpark.

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Wednesday’s defeat gives BU its 32nd loss, a tie for the most in program history.

The defeat gives BU its 32nd loss of the season, a tie with Steve Smith’s final year (2015) for the most in program history.

The Bears failed to reach double-digit hits for the sixth time in the last eight games.

Junior LF Hunter Simmons and redshirt freshman RF Gavin Brzozowski had multi-hit games, but the rest of the offense combined for just three hits.

“I don’t think in any facet of the game we played well enough to really win,” coach Mitch Thompson said after the loss. “Pitching kept us in the game. Offensively, we didn’t swing the bat enough. When you only score two runs, it’s going to be hard to win. That’s a fact.”

Junior righty Jared Matheson started his seventh game of the season for the Bears Wednesday. 

After giving up an earned run in the first, the McLennan transfer settled in nicely and struck out a season-high six batters in five frames.

In his last two starts, Matheson has combined to strike out 11 and issue only two walks.

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Junior RHP Jared Matheson struck out a season-high six batters in five innings pitched.

With two outs and runners on the corners in the sixth, Brzozowski smoked an RBI single into right field to tie the game at one apiece.

In the seventh, reliever Adam Muirhead handed out two free passes before getting pulled in favor of freshman lefty Ethan Calder.

Calder picked up a strikeout before surrendering two consecutive singles to give Lamar the 3-1 lead.

Muirhead has faced 128 batters this season and walked 27 of them.

Sophomore C Cort Castle lined a two-out RBI single in the eighth to cut Lamar’s lead to 4-2, but junior RF Cole Tremain flew out with runners on the corners to end the rally.

The Cardinals added six runs in the final two innings off veteran relievers, Brett Garcia and Hambleton Oliver. All six runs were unearned due to errors, however.

“Late in the game, we had a couple of errors that ended up opening it up,” Thompson said. “One on the bunt play and one on the miscue at first. We’ve got to make those plays. If we do, it takes a bunch of runs off the board and gives us a shot.”



Final: Lamar 9 - Baylor 2

W: Trhea Morris (2-3) L: Adam Muirhead (0-1)


Baylor baseball (16-32, 6-15) will travel to Fort Worth to finish out Big 12 play with a series against TCU (27-21, 8-10). Friday’s first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and will be streamed on ESPN+.

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