Baylor University Press Release
By: Krista Pirtle
WACO, Texas – Baylor softball fell 5-0 to No. 14 Texas in the regular season finale on Sunday afternoon at Getterman Stadium.
The Lady Bears got off to a strong start after retiring the Longhorns in scoreless fashion in the top of the first. BU put its leadoff runners on in the bottom of the frame as Lou Gilbert got hit and Emily Hott singled. A double steal had both runners in scoring position, but a fly out ended the Baylor threat.
Another quick inning by the BU defense kept the momentum going for the home team, especially as Taylor Ellis knocked a leadoff single through the left side and Zadie LaValley singled the opposite way to put two more runners on for the Lady Bears. However, another fly out ended the frame.
Texas took the lead with a four-run third inning before adding another run in the top of the fifth.
Baylor finished with five hits on the day, each by a different player – Hott, Ellis, LaValley, Josie Bower and Alyssa Avalos. Meanwhile, Gia Rodoni went the distance in the circle with three strikeouts.
- Taylor Ellis now has a hit in 10-straight games. That is a career high for the fifth-year senior.
- Alyssa Avalos came in to pinch hit in the fifth inning and singled down the third base line.
- Gia Rodoni recorded her fourth-straight complete game performance and 11th of the season.