Baylor baseball wins Shriners College Classic with upset of No. 6 Arkansas


HOUSTON — The Bears completed the weekend sweep at the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic with a 3-2 victory over No. 6 Arkansas on Sunday evening at Minute Maid Park, winning the tournament crown. 

The Bears (8-3) put up solo runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to jump out to a 3-0 lead. The Razorbacks (7-3) put up a fight with two runs of their own in the bottom of the eighth to pull within one, but reliever Daniel Caruso entered and got the strikeout to end the inning and Luke Boyd followed to shut the door on his third save of the weekend. 

At the plate, Davion Downey drove in two of the Bears’ three runs, including connecting on his first home run of the year. A Nick Loftin double brought in the third run of the day for the Bears.

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The Bears had the go-ahead run at second with less than two outs in the second, third and fourth innings and finally were able to break through in the fourth. After a one-out walk by Mack Mueller, he took second on a wild pitch, allowing a Downey single to bring him home to put the Bears on the board first, 1-0. 

The Bears added a second run on in the fifth inning, as…

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