WACO — The Baylor Bears offense produced 10 runs on 13 hits and beat the Cornell Big Red 10-3 at Baylor Ballpark Saturday.
Baylor produced a run in the first inning, but it was in the second that the lid blew off. The Bears plated five runs on five hits and batted around.
In the third inning, Baylor added two more runs during a two-out rally to produce an 8-1 lead after three.
The Bears bullpen was equally impressive. Junior left-handed pitcher Paul Dickens, Luke Boyd, and Daniel Caruso held the Big Red to 5.1 scoreless frames to finish the game.
“I was really happy with the way that they [Dickens, Boyd, Caruso] came out,” said Baylor coach Steve Rodriguez. “You know we had based loaded and Dickens came in and shut it down, and then allowed the offense to go out there and get some more runs. Then having Boyd and Caruso put up scoreless frames, with Boyd striking out the side, it is going to be nice to have those guys going forward.”
Sophomore left-handed pitcher Tyler Thomas started out with 3.2 innings, but gave up three runs (two earned) along with three hits, five walks, and produced five strikeouts.
Junior lefty Paul Dickens entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the fourth innings, getting a flyout to get the Bears out of the jam. Ultimately, Dickens would hold Cornell scoreless over 3.1 innings and earn his first victory.
The win keeps the Bears undefeated. Baylor goes for the series sweep Sunday at 12:05 p.m. at Baylor Ballpark.
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