Baylor actually beat the Vaqueros over the weekend, as the Bears averaged .333 and scored double-digit releases in every game. It wasn’t enough, though, and even BU’s hitters got kicked to some degree by failing to perform in some key situations.
They left 14 hitters on base in the final and the most expensive hit was the eighth. They cut the gap to 6-4 on Jack Pineda’s single across the left side of the infield to take home Jared McKenzie. Pineda’s success followed Colten Davis, owner of Vaqueros from the game, and a subsequent walk by Kyle Nevin loaded the bases with two outs for senior catcher Andy Thomas. However, Thomas popped up in dirty territory for the third outing, leaving the bags full of bears.
UTRGV beat out a couple of singles and took advantage of a wild toss out of the nearest BU Luke Boyd in the lower eighth to add an insurance run. In the end, the Vaqueros didn’t really need the pillow, as the Bears couldn’t cut the gap any closer. In the ninth, they put a couple of runners on base before the closest Vaqueros Chase Bridges induced a couple of flyouts to end the game. Bridges picked up the save, while Davis (1-0) scored the …
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