BSB falls in Tight 7-5 contest at K-State



24-23, 6-14 Big 12





26-23, 7-13 Big 12

Score by periods
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 5 7 0

2 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 X 7 14 2

O: Corsentino, Blake (4-5)
L: Marriott, Mason (0-1)
S: Phillips, Dylan (5)

MANHATTAN, Kansas – Baylor Baseball (24-23, 6-14) erased a five-point deficit, but ultimately fell to Kansas State (26-23, 7-13) in a 7-5 playoff Saturday after- noon at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Can.

behind a Jared McKenzie two-run home run and a three-run outburst tying the game by Tre Richardson, the Bears tied the game at 5-5, but a pair of runs in the seventh saw the Wildcats pull away. Richardson had three hits for the second straight game and the BU bullpen combined for 11 strikeouts that day.

K-State arrived at Baylor’s choke Kobe Andrade early, chasing him down after just 1.1 innings of work while scoring two in the first and three in the second. However, the relief Grant Golomb came on to throw the next 3.2 scoreless and picked up four punches, allowing Baylor to get back into it.

McKenzie’s two-point shot came in the top of the fourth, then Richardson tied the game with a three-point round trip in the fifth. The duo combined for four of Baylor’s seven hits, as Kyle Nevin, Casen Neumann and Esteban Cardoza-Oquendo represented the other three.

Marriott Mason retired the team after an opening single in the sixth, but ended up suffering the loss after giving up the single by two runs in the seventh. K-State was able to hold on from there, matching the zeros put in place by Baylor Oliver Hambleton over the last 1.1 innings with three strikeouts and setting up a rubber game for Sunday’s series finale.

• Baylor extended their streak to 26 consecutive games with an extra hit.
• The Bears have two or more XBHs in 15 of their last 16 games.
• BU’s pitching staff have racked up 11 strikeouts for their 13and double-digit output of the season.
Tre Richardson recorded his 16th multi-hit and 10th multi-RBI game of the year with his second consecutive three-hit game.
• Richardson also hit his fourth home run of the season.
by Jared McKenzie eighth home run of the year ended in his 11and multi RBI game of 2022.
Jacob Schoenvogel extended his on-base streak to nine games as the team lead.
Kyle Nevin extended his hitting streak to five games.

3 – Tre Richardson collected his second three-hit effort of the weekend and had a game-tying three-run home run in the fifth inning.


The head coach Steve Rodriguez

On today’s game…
“It felt like a story about two different pitchers. [German] Fajardo has done a great job for Kansas State. He had three throws in which he mixed and filled the area in all counts. He fooled our guys a bit. Then we finally met him late, which I was really happy about. Our guys kept fighting and kept making good swings on the balls as the game progressed. We just couldn’t get past the early hitters. I think we did a good job maintaining it, but later we gave up too many free bases. Overall it was a good game, it was a competitive game, but too many mistakes at the end let us down a bit.”

On Tre Richardson’s hot weekend on the plate…
“He sees the ball very well and what I like is that he hits the ball hard consistently. Even the last out of the game he smoked on a line. That’s all I can ask, that every time you get in the box and get a good ground to hit that you land a good swing on it and hit hard he does that really well and fills that kill zone, doing a really good job to maximize every swing he comes out of that place. This weekend was really good for him and good for our team.”

Baylor (24-23, 6-14) and K-State (26-23, 7-13) return for a rubber match in Sunday’s series finale at 1:00 p.m. CT at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan.

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