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Bears bounce back from loss

March 20, 1997

By Grant Bullinger

Lariat Sports Writer

The Baylor baseball team came back late in the eighth inning Wenesday to beat the Cornell University Big Red, 6-5.

The Baylor pitching staff did well throughout most of the game. Sophomore Ryan Ridenour started the game and pitched the first three innings allowing no hits and no runs. Jared Visker threw four innings, allowing no runs on three hits and fanning two.

Baylor jumped out to a 5-0 lead by the fifth inning. Sophomore right fielder Jeremy Dodson lengthened his homerun streak to four games by hitting a solo blast in the third.

The Big Red came back in the top of the eighth giving the Bears a scare. Cornell scored five runs without an out in the eighth inning off of two different Baylor pitchers. Sophomore pitcher Kip Wells struck out two to get Baylor out of the inning.

Junior catcher Chad Polk was brought into the game in the top of the eighth which paid off for the Bears. Polk hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth with the bases loaded to bring in the winning run for the Bears.

The Baylor Bears will battle conference foe Texas Tech in a three game series starting at 7pm Friday at Ferrell Field.

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