WACO — The No. 12 Baylor Bears took care of the Cornell Big Red with 12-4 win to complete the series sweep Sunday at Baylor Ballpark.
“I think overall I was really happy with some of the small things we did,” said Baylor coach Steve Rodriguez. “I thought we handled the bat a lot better today than yesterday. I thought we were really good on the bases. We had much better reads on balls in the dirt and had some good jumps on steals. Our bullpen did a really good job this weekend and minimized some of our hairy situations.”
Cole Haring led the Baylor offense, which produced 12 runs on 16 hits, with four RBI and a home run. Freshman catcher Kyle Harper hit his first career home run in the second inning.
The Big Red hit two runs on two hits to start out, but the Bears tied thing up at 2-2 in the bottom of the first inning.
Starter Cody Bradford shutdown the Cornell offense with zero runs in the second inning. Jimmy Winston also added no runs in the third, and Anderson Needham tied a career-high with six strikeouts through the first four innings thereafter and earning his first collegiate win.
Baylor stays in Waco to host Dallas Baptist Tuesday for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.