After wins over Kent State and James Madison, Baylor moved into the driver’s seat in the Waco regional.
Baylor needs to win just one game to advance to the Super Regional. The championship game between the Lady Bears and James Madison is set for 1 p.m. Sunday at Getterman Stadium, and a second game will follow if the Lady Bears lose.
“We talked about it all week, you’ve got to be 2-0,” said Baylor coach Glenn Moore. “We’ll be more rested. Someone’s got to beat us twice now and that’s hard to do. It could be done, but we’re not going to take it for granted. We’ll be ready to play.”
Moore said he will likely start Gia Rodoni (16-2) after she threw a no-hitter in Friday’s 1-0 win over Kent State in the regional opener.
“I can’t make that call until we put our heads together,” Moore said. “But (Rodoni) is likely. She hasn’t given up a hit yet, has she?”
Cargill becomes Baylor’s career hits leader
Lindsey Cargill became Baylor’s career hits leader with 248 with her first-inning single against James Madison.
The senior broke a tie with Naomi Fitzgerald who had 247 from 1998-2001.
Both Cargill and Kyla Walker are on the verge of breaking the single season record for hits.
With a pair of hits against James Madison, Walker has collected 80 this season to put her one back of Harmony Schwethelm (2005) and Ashley Monceaux (2007) who had 81 hits. Cargill has 78 hits this season.
Megan Good sees win streak come to an end
James Madison pitcher Megan Good had won 19 straight games before Saturday’s 4-2 loss to Baylor.
She came into the game with an 0.52 ERA after throwing a six-hitter in the Dukes’ 3-2 win over Oregon State in Friday’s Waco regional opener.
Good (38-2) allowed six hits against the Lady Bears, but four came in the sixth inning when Shelby Friudenberg blasted a three-run homer.
“The whole game was a dogfight and I think I let one of my pitches float over the plate a little too much, and she got a hold of it which is expected because they’re great hitters,” Good said. “I think I just needed to keep my focus a little more.”
Good came back Saturday night to allow one hit in five innings as James Madison beat Kent State, 4-0, to advance to a rematch against Baylor.