WACO — The No. 21 Baylor Bears avoided a sweep with a 10-3 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.
The Bears produced 18 hits with Andy Thomas, Mack Mueller, Josh Bissonette, and Richard Cunningham eaching having three on the afternoon. Thomas hit three RBI on three doubles, a career-high, and produced his first multi-hit effort of 2019. Mueller also had three RBI, a career-high, on three hits.
“I tell you what, it was great to come out and play like we did today after scuffling a little bit in the first two games,” said Baylor coach Steve Rodriguez. “We did a great job not letting the first couple games get dragged into this game. That’s one of the great things about our sport is you hopefully flush it away and come back the next day.
“I thought our guys did a good job with that. Our dugout was great and we had good energy and good personality in the dugout. I was really happy to watch our guys go out there and compete, regardless of what they did the day before.”
Shea Langeliers went 2-of-5 on the day as he played designated hitter, his first action in the lineup since fracturing his hamate bone.
Said Rodriguez: “Having Shea back in there is a pleasant thing for everybody in regards to our offense and just the psyche of our team. When you start having All-Americans go down and you’re scrambling a little bit, it makes it great to see. Just having him in the lineup, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anybody come back from a hamate injury as quickly as he did. He’s been wanting to get back out there.”
Baylor will host Abilene Christian Wednesday amid their seven-game homestand with a 6:35 p.m. first pitch from Baylor Ballpark.