Baylor Press Release:
WACO, Texas – Baylor (17-25, 2-12) dropped the series opener against Iowa State (25-18, 2-8), 4-1, Thursday night at Getterman Stadium.
The Cyclones built up a 3-0 lead before the Lady Bears answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the fourth. Goose McGlaun led off the frame with a walk after she battled through a nine pitch at-bat. She moved to second when Ana Watson singled through the left side. Both runners advanced a base when Josie Bower grounded out to second.
With two outs in the inning, Madi O’Neal stepped to the plate and beat out the throw at first for a single to third base. That brought McGlaun home and put the Lady Bears on the board.
O’Neal finished 2-for-3 at the plate with one RBI. She has now recorded two hits in three of the last six games to bring her season total to five multi-hit games.
Baylor used three pitchers on the night. Sidney Holman got the start before Kassidy Krupit came on in the third inning. Krupit gave up one run off three hits before Regan Green took over in the fifth inning.
Green, who was released on Monday to return to the field after sitting out the last five weeks due to injury, held the Cyclones scoreless while giving up only two hits with four strikeouts.
- Madi O’Neal led the Lady Bears with a 2-for-3 outing at the plate. O’Neal has recorded a hit in four of Baylor’s last five games and has raised her batting average by .072 since BU’s series at Oklahoma.
- Regan Green threw four strikeouts in her second game back from injury. Green now has 40 strikeouts this season.
- Baylor turned its 14th double play of the season in the fourth inning when Goose McGlaun caught a line drive at first base and stepped on the bag to get the runner out. Baylor has now turned a double play in three of its last four games.
STAT OF THE GAME
7 – Number of strikeouts the Baylor pitching staff combined to record.
Glenn Moore on the game…
“I just didn’t see the fight. Nothing against Iowa State but they had a lot more energy than we did. The dugout was into it. What you fear in a time like this is the team starts accepting losing, and too many times on this field this year the opposing team has come in and played harder than us, and that’s unacceptable.”
Baylor and Iowa State return to Getterman Stadium for Game 2 of their Big 12 series for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch on Friday.