Baylor baseball won their 24th game in a row. It was not a thing a beauty but in the end it was another win. Baylor plays the next five games against non conference foes before heading to Norman in May where they will have a shot to clinch the league's regular season title.
The Bears roughed up the Aggies starting pitcher Rafael Pineda in the 1st. He threw close to 40 pitches in the 1st inning capped by Josh Ludy's 14 pitch at bat. The 14th pitch to him got crushed over the fence which gave the Bears a 3-0 lead. The Bears added another run in the 1st inning to take a 4-0 lead.
But Pineda was really effective after that. He mowed down the Bears and allowed the Ags to take the lead in the 6th inning where the Bears seemed to lose focus in the field and committed some key errors. The Aggies took advantage to take a 5-4 lead.
But the Bears were resilient as they have been all year. Catcher Josh Ludy started the rally in the 6th inning with a one out double that knocked Pineda out of the game. The Bears roughed up the bullpen to score 2 in that inning with a single by Dan Evatt that brought two runners home.
The Bears added another run in the 7th to make the lead 7-5. The bullpen of Smith, Bare and Garner closed the door not allowing a run the rest of the way. Great win for the Bears and remarkable job to sweep a top 5 opponent.