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Baseball Falls To No. 3 LMU 3-1 at Los Angeles Regional

May 31, 2019
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LOS ANGELES – The No. 2-seeded Bears fell 3-1 in their opening game against No. 3-seed Loyola Marymount at the Los Angeles Regional Friday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Baylor (34-18) was unable to string together hits, tallying just four on the day and only scoring once. The Bears had two baserunners in the second inning, but didn’t have more than one aboard in any other inning.

LMU (33-23) manufactured a run in the top of the second to open the scoring, but the Bears answered back with a run in the bottom half to even the score as Davion Downey picked up an RBI with a groundout that scored Andy Thomas.

Things were tied at 1-1 until the top of the sixth, when LMU snapped Jimmy Winston’s streak of 10-consecutive batters retired with a walk and two hits to take a 3-1 lead.

Daniel Caruso came on in relief of Winston and worked two scoreless innings before turning the ball over to Kyle Hill. Hill pitched a scoreless top of the ninth, but the Bears were unable to put together a rally offensively in the bottom half.

Baylor’s bats were stifled by Lions starter Codie Paiva, who threw 7.2 innings with just one run allowed on four hits. Paiva (8-5) earned the win while Winston (5-3) took the loss. LMU’s Nick Frasso picked up his ninth save of the season with a hitless 1.1 innings pitched.

NOTES

*Baylor is making its third-straight NCAA Regional appearance for the first time since a stretch of four-consecutive appearances between 2009-12. This is the 21st regional selection in program history. 

 

*Baylor is 44-44 all-time in the NCAA Championship, 37-31 in regionals and 23-17 in neutral regional games.

 

*For the fourth-consecutive time in regionals and third-straight year, the Bears will need to come back from losing their opening game and fight through the elimination bracket.

 

*Nick Loftin extended his hit streak to 12 games.

 

*Shea Langeliers caught a baserunner trying to steal and has now thrown out 14 of 24 potential base stealers in 2019.

 

*Jimmy Winston made his 11th start of the year and went six innings with just three runs allowed on four hits. It was his first quality start since April 27 at TCU (7.0 IP, 2 R, 6 H).

 

*Daniel Caruso made his 25th appearance of the season and threw two scoreless innings. It was his 19th scoreless outing of the season and seventh consecutive.

 

*Kyle Hill made his 23rd appearance of the season and pitched a scoreless inning.

 

*Hill is now tied for fourth on Baylor’s all-time career relief appearances leaderboard (82).


STAT OF THE DAY
12 – Nick Loftin extended his hit streak to 12 games, which is now the longest active streak on the team.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
On today’s game…

"I’m going to tip my hat to Codie Paiva, I thought he did a heck of a job out there. Just pounded the zone with a lot of different pitches, continually put pressure on our offense to get something going. I thought we swung the bat well in a lot of different capacities, but couldn’t get a run across the board.”

- Baylor head coach Steve Rodriguez

WHAT'S NEXT
The Bears will take on the loser of No. 1 UCLA and No. 4 Omaha in an elimination game Saturday at 4 p.m. CT/2 p.m. PT.

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Baseball Falls To No. 3 LMU 3-1 at Los Angeles Regional

MrGolfguy
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Just win Bears!
I have only come here seeking knowledge
That they would not teach me of in college
BellCountyBear
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Midnight Rider
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Game on ! We are home team. Jimmy Winston starting pitcher.
Midnight Rider
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No runs on one hit for LMU in top of first.
Midnight Rider
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Three up, three down in bottom of first.
Midnight Rider
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LMU takes early 1-0 lead going into bottom of 2nd.
Johnny Bear
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LMU with a run in the top of the 2nd (but it could've been worse) to lead 1-0.
Midnight Rider
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1-1 after 2.
Midnight Rider
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Still 1-1 going into bottom of 3.
Midnight Rider
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Three outs on 5 pitches in bottom of 3rd.
SIC EM 94
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Thanks for the updates...keep them coming please!
Midnight Rider
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Still 1-1.
Midnight Rider
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Still 1-1 going into 5th. LMU pitcher is good.
Midnight Rider
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Tech beating Army 6-0.
Johnny Bear
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Midnight Rider said:

Still 1-1 going into 5th. LMU pitcher is good.
We're obviously facing their "ace", but it's still frustrating to see the weak hitting we've been plagued with for the most part over the prior 2 weeks continue at least halfway through this game.
Midnight Rider
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9 straight retired by Winston. Still 1-1.
Midnight Rider
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Still 1-1 through 5.
CTbruin
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LMU is a weak hitting team.

We should not lose to this team.

Now behind 1-3
Johnny Bear
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Winston predictably blowing up in the middle innings. Now down 3-1 with one out in the top of the 6th. Rod needs to go get him now.
Midnight Rider
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LMU scores 2 in top of 6th assisted by an error by Downey.

Top of order coming up for Baylor.
Midnight Rider
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Down 3-1 after 6 complete.
CTbruin
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Shea looked safe at 1st
Midnight Rider
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Caruso now pitching.
Midnight Rider
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Tech now leading 8-0.
Midnight Rider
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Aggies losing to Duke 4-1.
Johnny Bear
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The ump in this game has a strange zone.
Midnight Rider
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Down 3-1 at the stretch.
Midnight Rider
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3-1 through 7.
Midnight Rider
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Caruso pitches out of a jam. Still 3-1 going into bottom of 8th.
Midnight Rider
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Aggies down 8-1.
Midnight Rider
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Pitching change with LMU leading 3-1 with 2 outs in bottom of 8th.
SIC EM 94
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Remember that time when Baylor Baseball used to score runs? That was awesome!!!
Midnight Rider
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3-1 heading to the 9th.
BellCountyBear
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Gotta swing the damned bat boys! Embarrassing.
Midnight Rider
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Kyle Hill now pitching.
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