RUND ROCK, Texas – Baylor baseball ended the Round Rock Classic with a 9-3 loss to No. 25 Oklahoma at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas on Sunday. Sooners (4-3) led by as many as seven races and gave the Bears (2-4) their second loss of the event.
Oklahoma first hit with two runs in the opening frame before the Bears responded with two own runs in the home team. Second year student Jared mckenzie started the game with his team leader 11th hit with a single up the middle. After a bunch of mistakes and sacrifices, BU had runners on the corners when the second-year first-year student Kyle Nevin stuck one through the left side for an RBI single. In the next bat-bat a newcomer Jack pineda grounded to tie things together 2-2.
In the third, the Sooners plated four races to take the 6-2 lead into the fourth. The races continued on the fifth and sixth since OU added three more to take the lead 9-2.
The Bears got a run back after a mistake in midfield to make it 9-3, the final, after both teams went pointless over the last three innings.
In his first career started first year student Cam Caley (0-1) was lost with the loss, while Oklahoma’s Jake Bennett (1-0) earned the victory.
• McKenzie and Pineda were named the 2021 Round Rock Classic All-Tournament Team.
• McKenzie continued his hot hit after going 2-for-5 with races and RBI.
• Three players ended the game with two more hits, including McKenzie, a third-year student Chase Wehsener and Nevin.
• Pineda and Wehsener have hits in every game this season.
• The Bears have had double-digit hits in each of the games in 2021.
QUOTE FROM COACH ROD
“I think the big thing for us and our young arms is that they need to know what they are capable of doing. They have to come in and command baseball and command the zone. We run so many young weapons out there that we need that. they get over the initial energy load and become comfortable on the mound. “
WHAT WILL BE NEXT
Baylor opens home for five games against Sam Houston on Tuesday, March 2 at 6:30 pm at Baylor Ballpark.
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