• Baylor softball headed to program’s 7th NCAA Super Regional

    Baylor softball doing a 'sic 'em' after winning

    For the seventh time in program history — all under head coach Glenn Moore — Baylor softball is headed to the NCAA Super Regionals!

    The Bears are one of the last 16 teams standing after winning three of four games at the Lafayette Regional last weekend, including a pair of victories over the host team, No. 13-ranked Louisiana. Baylor beat Ole Miss, 3-1, in the regional opener, then run-ruled UL 8-0 in five innings in game two. But the Ragin’ Cajuns bounced back to beat Baylor on Sunday, forcing a winner-take-all game Sunday afternoon.

    In the decisive game, the Bears fell behind 2-1 and 3-2, but rallied to take a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning. Louisiana threatened to tie it in the sixth, but an #SCTop10-worthy throw from Baylor centerfielder Taylor Strain cut down the would-be-tying run at the plate. Seriously — check out this laser:

    After that, the Bears closed things out in the seventh for the win to advance to the NCAA Super Regional. (Worth noting: Each of Baylor’s last three Super Regional appearances (and four of their last five) has ended with the Bears advancing to the College World Series.)

    In the Super Regional, Baylor will face No. 4 seed Florida in Gainesville in a best-of-three series. The Bears and Gators will play at 11 a.m. CT on Friday (ESPN2), then at 10 a.m. CT on Saturday. If needed, game three would be Sunday (time TBD).

    Sic ’em, Baylor softball!

    [UPDATE: The Bears gave No. 4 Florida a run for their money, but ultimately fell one big hit shy of earning the program’s five Women’s College World Series appearance. Baylor split the first two games with UF before falling in game three, 5-3.]