WACO, Texas–The West Virginia University baseball team fell to No. 10 Baylor 5-1 on Sunday afternoon. Despite dropping the final game, the Mountaineers (10-8) won the series 2-1.
Conner Dotson (3-2) suffered the loss for WVU. The junior right hander tossed 4.1 innings, surrendering five runs on six hits. He walked five and struck out four.
Marques Inman led the Mountaineers with three hits. Kyle Davis and Jackson Cramer both had two hits.
Cody Bradford (3-1) pitched 6.2 innings for the Bears (16-4). He gave up one run on seven hits.
In the bottom of the first, Baylor took its first lead of the weekend on Shea Langeliers’ solo shot to left center.
Dotson gave up a leadoff single to Steven McLean, who advanced to second on a groundout and third on Matt Menard’s single. Kameron Esthay’s fly ball to center drove in McLean and gave the Bears a 2-0 lead.
However, Esthay wasn’t done just yet. In the bottom of the fifth, his three-run blast put Baylor up 5-0.
WVU would get on the scoreboard in the seventh when Darius Hill’s sacrifice fly to centerfield scored Cramer to cut the deficit to 5-1.
The Mountaineers will remain on the road to face Penn State on Wednesday before returning home to Monongalia County Ballpark for a three-game set against Jacksonville on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It’s WVU’s first home games of the season.
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