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Spring Break Sports Round Up

March 18, 1997

Baseball

The Baylor baseball team secured a spot in the top 25 with a 5­2 record over the break. The Bears swept a three-game series from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. The Bears won with scores of 7­6, 13­4 and 12­3. Baylor then returned home and dropped one game to University of Southern Mississippi, 16­7. Then, the Bears took a series from Texas, winning two games out of three. The scores were 7­5, 5­6 and 7­4. The Bears return to action at 6 p.m. Wednesday against Southwest Texas State University at Ferrell Field.

Softball

The No. 22-ranked Baylor softball team went 7­6 in two tournaments over the break. The Bears posted a 3­2 record in the University of Oklahoma Tournament. They defeated Stephen F. Austin and Notre Dame twice. The team then traveled to Houston where they participated in the Houston Tournament. The Bears went 4­4 in the tournament and defeated Texas Lutheran University twice, Northwood University and Rutgers, improving their record to 23­12 in the pre-Big 12 season. Baylor's next series is a doubleheader against Sam Houston State University at 5 p.m.

Women's Tennis

The Bears won all four of their matches over the break, defeating Texas Tech University, 6­3; Florida State University, 5­4; the University of Kansas, 8­1; and the University of Missouri, 7­1. The Bears record now stands at 7­2. Baylor's next match is 1:30 p.m. Wednesday versus Southwest Texas State at Streich Tennis Courts.

Men's Tennis

The Baylor men's team hit the road last week and came home victorious. The Bears defeated Texas Tech University, 5­2, and the University of Nebraska 5­2. The wins improve the Bears' record to 6­5. Baylor's next match is 1:30 p.m. Friday against the University of Oklahoma at the Streich Tennis Courts.

Women's Golf

The Bears finished in 14th place in the Betsy Rawls Invitational Tournament. Baylor's next tournament is March 25-27 at the University of Hawaii's Rainbow Wahine Invitational.

Men's Golf

Baylor traveled to Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, La., where the Bears finished 11 out of 15 teams. Aaron Pellegrom, a Grayson, Ga., freshman, finished the tournament in ninth place with a 220 three-round total. The Bears play at the Sam Houston State Waterwood National on March 22-23.

Jennifer Paschal / The Baylor Lariat

Christie O' Meara, a Newport Beach, Calif., sophomore, practices her serve Monday afternoon at women's tennis practice. The Lady Bears won all four of their matches over spring break and now continue play with a record of 7-2.

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