The Baylor Bears were beating the Oklahoma Sooners 2-1 in a Big 12 Championship match-up, but the Sooners won 3-2 on a game-winning infield single that came after a close play at first that saw Evan Mitsich just get on base after a great throw from shortstop Jeff Miller. Baylor’s SS somehow got Max White out on the play before and performed admirably in the final inning.
Over 4,000 fans saw this close game in Oklahoma City, and the Baylor Bears will face the Kansas State Wildcats today in an elimination game at 3:15 PM with all the cards on the table for the 43-13 Bears.
First baseman Max Muncy extended his hitting streak to seven games for Baylor, and catcher Josh Ludy, who hits right in front of him in the line-up, led the team with two hits. CF Logan Vick, who hits in front of Ludy, walked twice and was one of three Bears players to get on base multiple times.
For Oklahoma, both Caleb Bushyhead and No. 2 hitter Cody Reine knocked two hits, and CF White walked twice to lead the Sooners. Both Reine and White were the only two hitters in the game to be hit by pitches, and both came from Baylor starter Trent Blank (6 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K). Reine hit the only home run of the game, and it was his fifth of the year.
Jordan John lasted seven innings and tossed 101 pitches in that time period for the Sooners, and he finished allowing six hits and two runs. John also struck out five batters while allowing a pair of walks.