BAYLOR WALKS OFF WITH EXTRA-INNING VICTORY
Feb. 27, 2007
WACO, Texas - Baylor third baseman Raynor Campbell followed Tim Jackson's leadoff home run in the bottom of the 10th inning with a two-run walk-off shot of his own as the #29 Bears handed UT Arlington a 9-7 defeat Tuesday evening at Baylor Ballpark.
Jackson started the inning with a towering shot to left field to tie the game. Aaron Miller reached on a base on balls before Campbell ended things with a blast of his own.
The Bears (8-4) got on the board in the first inning as a pair of walks and a single through the right side from Jackson with two outs set up Campbell's two-run single up the middle.
BU doubled its run output in the second inning as Shaver Hansen was hit by a pitch with one out before coming around to score on a Ben Booker down the right-field line. Beamer Weems followed with an RBI single up the middle past a drawn-in infield.
The fifth came across for the Bears in the sixth inning as Chase Gerdes started the inning with a single up the middle and went to third on a Gregg Glime single through the right side before scoring as the attempted throw behind the runner at first got passed the first baseman.
UTA (4-8) took advantage of a pair of BU errors in the seventh inning to push across six runs. Kyle Rudy started the inning with a single up the middle before Brock Wilson and John Mark Cleaveland followed with walks to load the bases.
That is when the wheels came off for the Bears as Collin Garner's batted ball went back to the pitcher, but the throw home was dropped by the catcher and allowed two runs to score. David McLeod followed by reaching on a throwing error by the shortstop, plating a run. Leo Radkowski plated a run with a fielder's choice before Ben Burum delivered a two-run blast over the monster in straight-away center field, his second home run in as many games.
BU tied the game in the eighth as Raynor Campbell started the inning with a triple to center field and scored on a passed ball.
The Mavs took the lead in the top of the 10th as Burum singled up the middle and stood at third after a Kyle Rudy double. After an intentional walk to Brock Wilson, Mitch Putman beat out a potential double play to score a run.
Nick Cassavechia (2-0) picked up the victory after allowing one hit in two-thirds of an inning. PJ Burns (1-1) took the loss after giving up three runs on two hits in one-plus inning of work.
Burum, Rudy and Wilson each collected a pair of hits for the Mavs. Campbell led the Bears with three hits.
The Mavs return to the diamond on Thursday, March 1, as they travel to take on Dallas Baptist. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Patriot Field.