A committee of Baylor pitchers couldn’t slow down the hot-hitting Sam Houston Bearkats.
22nd-ranked Sam Houston State scored five runs in the final two innings of the game to take a 7-2 win over the Bears on Tuesday night at Baylor Ballpark. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Bears (7-6).
The game was tied at 2 until Sam Houston (13-4) erupted for a four-run eighth. Chase Cryer provided the go-ahead run on an RBI double to left off BU’s Kyle Hill, one of six BU pitchers to see action.
Meanwhile, Baylor struggled to come up with productive swings, finishing with just two hits, a double from Andy Thomas and a single from Davis Wendzel. The Bears did pick up nine walks off Sam Houston pitching, but stranded eight baserunners altogether.
Nick Mikolajchak (2-2) earned the win for Sam Houston, while Ryan Leckich (2-1) took the loss for the Bears, allowing his first runs of the season.
Baylor will open up Big 12 play when No. 8 Texas Tech comes to Waco for a three-game series starting Friday.