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Bears wallop Concord Lutheran in 16-1 slugfest

April 2, 1997

Jennifer Paschal / The Baylor Lariat

Catcher Chad Polk, a Coppell junior, takes a victory lap after a fourth-inning solo shot over the right field wall.

By Grant Bullinger

Lariat Sports Writer

The Baylor Bears' bats were on fire in Tuesday's make-up game as they beat the Concordia Lutheran Tornadoes, 16-1.

The Bears jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Baylor knocked eight hits as a host of seven BU players hit RBIs. Sophomore center fielder James Blair hit a double that brought in one run and sophomore second baseman Eric Nelson had a triple that scored two runs.

Baylor was held scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning when junior catcher Chad Polk ripped a home run over the right field wall giving the Bears a 9-0 lead.

The Bears put four more runs on the board in the bottom of the fifth. After one run was walked in, junior shortstop Eric Boisjoly brought in two runs with a two-out single. Sophomore left fielder Jon Topolski reached on an error bringing right fielder Jeremy Dodson across the plate. Baylor led 13-0 after the fifth.

Freshman designated hitter Jason Jennings put the Bears up 16-0 by blasting a three run home run in the sixth inning.

Baylor pitching held the Tornadoes to five hits and one run. Sophomore pitcher Jared Visker was credited with the win for the Bears. Visker pitched six innings giving up two hits and no runs. Visker struck out six batters in his effort for Baylor.

The Bears will face the 19th ranked Houston Cougars at 6pm today at Ferrell Field.

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