Softball headed to Women’s College World Series
For the second time in four years, Baylor softball is headed to the Women’s College World Series!
Head coach Glenn Moore’s team kept the 2014 season going by upsetting No. 4 seed Georgia twice in Athens over the weekend in convincing fashion. Baylor ace Whitney Canion earned her 30th and 31st wins of the season, tying the program’s single season record; she was backed by three home runs from a Lady Bear offense that set a new school record for home runs in a season.
This marks the Lady Bears’ third College World Series appearance; Baylor also made the final eight in 2007 and 2011. Baylor, the No. 13 seed, will face No. 5 seed Florida in the first game of the eight-team, double-elimination tournament on Thursday at 11 a.m. (ESPN). All games will be played at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City; click here for ticket information. Let’s see some green and gold in OKC!
Of course, softball isn’t the only Baylor sport excelling in the postseason this spring:
- The Big 12 champion men’s tennis team advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals (Elite Eight) for the 11th time in 16 years.
- The Big 12 champion women’s tennis team reached the NCAA Round of 16 for the ninth time in 10 years.
- In track and field, the Baylor men tied for 22nd and the women tied for 27th at the NCAA Indoor Championships in March; they will compete in the NCAA Outdoor Championships next month.
- Men’s golf made its 17th consecutive NCAA postseason appearance, finishing 10th at the NCAA Eugene Regional.
- In women’s golf, junior Hayley Davis tied for 10th at the NCAA Championship, the best NCAA Championships finish ever by a Lady Bear.
All told, to date, 2013-14 has brought Baylor a BCS bowl, two Elite Eights, two more Sweet 16s, and a College World Series appearance.
Sic ’em, Baylor softball and all Baylor sports!