Oklahoma Evens Series with Baylor Baseball


Baylor Athletics Press Release:

WACO, Texas – Baylor baseball came up short against Oklahoma, 10-6, on Friday at Baylor Ballpark in Waco, Texas. The Bears (31-17, 11-12 Big 12) will look to win the rubber match against the Sooners (26-26, 10-13 Big 12) tomorrow afternoon.

For the sixth-straight game, Baylor scored in the first inning after two two-out singles and a walk loaded the bases for second-year freshman Kyle Nevin who came through with a two-RBI single to give the Bears the early advantage.

Chase Wehsener returned in a big way by crushing a solo shot in the bottom of the second to put BU up 3-0. The Sooners would score in the next six innings, beginning in the third with two runs coming across.

Baylor had an answer with a run in the third when second-year freshman Tre Richardson smacked a leadoff double and two batters later, sophomore Antonio Valdez brought him home with a single. OU responded with a four-spot in the fourth to go up 6-4.

The two sides each scored a run in the fifth and sixth innings as Oklahoma carried the 8-6 advantage into the seventh. The Sooners would add two more runs to seal the 10-6 win.

Fifth-year senior Hayden Kettler (4-4) picked up the loss after hurling 3.2 innings. Oklahoma’s Carson Carter (3-0) earned the win in relief and Wyatt Olds (1) came up with his first save of the season.


• The Bears are 23-5 at Baylor Ballpark this season.

• After starting Big 12 play 1-5, BU is now 11-12.

• OU leads the season series against the Bears, 2-1.

• Baylor has scored in the first inning in each of the last six games. BU is outscoring opponents now 58-19 in the first frame.

• Fifth-year senior Andy Thomas and Richardson each finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

• Valdez and Nevin each finished with two hits apiece.

• Thomas extended his hitting streak and tied a career-best with 16 straight games with a hit.

• Thomas continued his career-long on-base streak to 24 games.

• Wehsener hit his fourth home run of the season and the seventh of his career.


“I think the big thing for us was we kept putting really good at-bats together and so did they. As the game continued, we got guys in scoring positions, even bases loaded and we’d line out or we’d hit a ball really well, but they’d run it down and catch it. For me, it was a matter of luck and opportunity. They got some key hits with guys in scoring positions. We’d line out or ground out or hit a deep fly ball, so it was just a matter of playing baseball today.”

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