Baylor and TCU Tie Record For Most Hit Batters in a Game
It was a strange game to say the least, in total, Baylor and TCU had 13 players hit by pitches. The Bears alone had ten players hit by pitches, tying an NCAA record, and the game total of 13 broke an NCAA record. It was also an ugly night for walks as Baylor walked eight and TCU walked three, bringing the total number of free bases to 24, double the 12 total hits in the game.
Baylor head coach Steve Smith said after the game, “It was ugly, it was just an ugly game. It’s hard to watch some of what we do, particularly on the mound. This was not a hard game to pitch, the wind is blowing in the batters’ faces, and it’s just not that hard.”
It was a bizarre game in every sense of the word. TCU finally put the game away when Three Baylor relievers combined to issue four straight walks with one out in the eighth, with Keaton Jones drawing the fourth bringing in the tying run. TCU then hit a two run single to put the game completely out of reach, and win 9-4.
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