For the second straight season, the Baylor baseball season ended in heartbreak.
A year ago, the Bears were one strike away from winning their first regional title since 2005, but ultimately lost. Baylor made it a step farther this season, but fell to Arkansas 1-0 in 10 innings on Monday, losing the Super Regional and ending their season. Monday's loss came after Baylor squandered away Sunday's game, when the Bears were two outs away from reaching the College World Series.
Entering the 10th inning, Arkansas had just three hits, while Baylor had four. Arkansas outfielder Brian Anderson led off the top frame with a single, but the next two batters grounded out and struck out. Catcher Jake Wise singled through the left side on the first pitch to drive in the first run of the game. In the bottom of the inning, Baylor catcher Josh Ludy earned a two-out walk and first baseman Max Muncy singled to advance Ludy to second, but outfielder Dan Evatt struck out to end Baylor's hopes and send Arkansas to Omaha.
Baylor starter Tyler Bremer allowed just the three hits and one hit batsman over nine innings, but Baylor left the bases loaded with two outs in the fourth and fifth innings. Arkansas advances to the College World Series, while the Bears are left to wonder what could have been.