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Baseball Notches 10th-Straight Win After Defeating Prairie View A&M, 12-2

March 18, 2021
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WACO, Texas – Baylor baseball continued their win streak with a run-rule 12-2 win in seven innings over Prairie View A&M at Baylor Ballpark on Wednesday night. The Bears (12-4) have now won 10-straight games following their victory over the Panthers (2-11).

The Bears struck first in the first inning with after second-year freshman Jared McKenzie was hit by a pitch and newcomer Jack Pineda doubled to set up runners on second and third. In the next at-bat, second-year freshman Tre Richardson singled to the shortstop to put BU up 1-0.

The Panthers managed to put a run on the board in the second inning, but the Bears responded with two runs in the home half of the frame. The rally was started off with an RBI-double by McKenzie, followed by a two run-RBI single from Pineda to make the Baylor lead 4-1.

In the fourth, second-year freshman Kyle Nevin got things going with a double followed by Chase Wehsener’s RBI-single pushing the edge to 5-1. The Panthers scratched across a run in the fifth cut their deficit back to three.

The Bears had an eventful sixth inning, with six-consecutive singles to score three more runs. The scoring finished with an RBI-groundout and sacrifice fly to make it 10-2 in favor of BU.

BU continued to pour it on in the seventh with a leadoff single by Nevin followed by an RBI-double from McKenzie making it 11-2. The game was ended by a wild pitch that scored McKenzie from third and gave the Bears the 10-run lead after seven innings.

True freshman Zac Childers (1-0) earned his first win of his career with two innings of scoreless baseball. Prairie View A&M’s Roberto Maldonado (0-2) was tabbed with the loss. BU starter Cam Caley hurled two innings, while true freshman Drew Leach threw one and second-year freshman Will Rigney threw two scoreless innings to close things out.

 

NOTES

• Baylor is 10-0 at the Baylor Ballpark

• The 10-game win streak is the longest for BU since April 15 – May 11, 2018

• The Bears have tallied double-digit hits in 13-of-16 games.

• During the win streak BU is outscoring opponents 94-32.

• Nevin set new career highs after finishing a perfect 4-for-4 with four runs scored.

• McKenzie finished 3-for-4 with four runs scored and three RBI.

• Pineda set a new career high after going 4-for-5 with two RBI.

• Rigney saw his first action on the mound of 2021 with two innings scoreless innings pitched.

• Childers picked up his first-career win.

 

QUOTE FROM COACH ROD
“The biggest thing is that they need to understand when you’re dealing with conditions like we had tonight where it’s chilly and there’s a lot of wind your focus needs to be on-point and your mechanics need to be on-point. Anything can happen when it’s windy and so it’s a great equalizer. Being able to go out there and compete against any team and Prairie View competed their butts off tonight, but for most of that game it was a great opportunity for our pitchers to show us what they can do for the future weekends and in the next week as well.”

WHAT’S NEXT
Baylor will open up Big 12 play with No. 10 Texas on March 19-21 at Baylor Ballpark which is now at 50 percent capacity. First pitch on Friday will be 6:30 p.m. CT.

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