Baylor Press Release
By: Krista Pirtle
WACO, Texas – No. 16 Baylor (7-4) closed out the Getterman Classic with a 4-3 win over Southern Miss Sunday morning. The win clinched the third-place finish for the Lady Bears.
Baylor got out to a 1-0 lead quickly as Nicky Dawson led things off with a single up the middle. She later scored when Kassidy Krupit’s line out to center field brought her home.
The Lady Bears added to their lead two innings later when Ana Watson blasted a double to the wall in left field to score Taylor Ellis.
Southern Miss got on the board in the top of the fourth inning and tied the game at two. An inning later, the Golden Eagles took a 3-2 lead, but the Baylor bats got things going in the bottom of the fifth.
Watson reached base on a throwing error before she scored off a Josie Bower double down the right field line. Bower scored a batter later when Hannah Smith reached base off another error by Southern Miss.
The Golden Eagles threatened to tie things up in the top of the seventh when they put runners on first and second after back-to-back walks. Sidney Holman, who earned the start, re-entered for Madison Lindsey in the final frame and helped Baylor record the final two outs to earn her first career save.