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Bears take two from Wildcats

April 23, 1997

By Grant Bullinger

Lariat Sports Reporter

The Baylor Bear baseball team improved their overall record to 28-19 after beating conference foe Kansas State University in both games of a doubleheader Tuesday at Ferrell Field.

The Bears jumped out to an early lead in the first game of the series against the Wildcats with the help of sophomore left fielder James Blair. Blair knocked a three run home run over the outfield wall, giving the Bears a three-run lead. Baylor would not sacrifice the lead for the rest of the game, winning by a final score of 9-7.

Baylor had the lead in the beginning of the second game of the day but the Wildcats would not go down without a fight.

In the top of the seventh inning with the score 6-5, KSU scored one run off a double to right center field. The Wildcats would score two more runs in the seventh. The Bears scored one run in the bottom of the eighth to put the score at 8-7.

The Bears fought back in the bottom of the ninth after KSU scored off a solo home run. The Bears had the bases loaded with two outs when the KSU pitcher walked sophomore center fielder Jon Topolski to score one run. The Bears won the game with a single off of sophomore Eric Nelson's bat that scored two runs.

Baylor finishes the series with KSU at 2pm today at Ferrell Field.

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