For the second time in five years, Baylor softball is headed to the College World Series!
Head coach Glenn Moore’s Lady Bears, the tournament’s No. 11 seed, took two of three from No. 6 seed Georgia over the weekend in Athens, Ga. Baylor claimed game one Saturday, 5-1, then bounced back from a 14-2 shellacking in game two to defeat the Bulldogs 9-2 in the decisive game three.
The win continues what’s been a historic season for the Lady Bears. Here are just a few of the notes of interest:
- Baylor’s 45 wins so far this season are the fifth-most in program history, and the team’s .776 winning percentage (45-13) is the third-best in history.
- The Lady Bears’ team ERA of 1.54 ranks among the top 10 in the country.
- While not yet finished with her sophomore season, ace Whitney Canion already holds the program record for career strikeouts.
- Entering last weekend, Canion ranked among the top 20 pitchers nationally in ERA, wins and strikeouts per seven innings.
Baylor begins WCWS play Thursday at 2:30 p.m. against Oklahoma State at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. Tickets are on sale now; if you can’t make it to OKC, the game will also be televised on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.
Sic ’em, Baylor softball!