Baylor 20 Illinois 6 Ouch!

That was my first reaction when seeing the final score of tonight’s game.  The lights-out pitching from last weekend just saw their ERA skyrocket.  Scott Shaw only lasted for 2 1/3 innings giving up 12 runs.  Only 5 of those runs were earned due to an error with two out. Obviously, the Baylor offense wasn’t done yet. 

Scoring three more in the third and the fifth, Baylor had an run spurt in the sixth when seven more Bears crossed the plate against Illinois relievers Billy Barrett and Mike Sterk making it 20-3.

Trying to find some highlights, RF Nick Stockwell was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 runs.  Kyle Hudson drove in 2 runs. 

Lee Zerrusen came in to pitch an almost-perfect eight (only giving up a walk).  Of course, it “didn’t matter” but it was good work for the freshman.  

Hopefully, the Illini can shake this off and move on to the next game.  They play Stephen F. Austin. 

 

Next Game:

Game #5

Sat Mar 1, 2 pm CST

Record: 2-2

vs Stephen F Austin

at Waco, Tx

 

 

Opponent: Stephen F Austin
Nickname: Lumberjacks
Conference: Big 12
Head Coach: Donnie Watson (3rd year)
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Current Record: 3-3
Baseball Program website: Link
Players to watch: Matt Whatley who was hitting .467 entering the tournament.  Also, Zach Gardner who had four games with multiple hits until today. 
Team Fact: The University of Illinois-Chicago win against the ‘Jacks today was their first of year.

 

Go get ’em, Illini!

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