Baylor softball saw its season end Sunday night in a disappointing manner against an old rival.
Texas A&M notched a 10-4 victory over the Bears to end Baylor’s season at the College Station Regional.
The Aggies blew the game open with a seven-run fifth inning where they bunched four hits and sent 10 batters to the plate.
The inning was extended on an overturned call after a dropped third strike. The Aggies then erupted for all of their runs after two were out, chasing losing pitcher Gia Rodoni.
The game Sunday was delayed for more than six hours because of inclement weather at the Davis Diamond.
But once the game started, the Bears started fast with a 2-0 lead after two innings and a 3-2 advantage after three.
But that early success changed in the fifth inning.
Erica Russell’s bases-clearing, bases-loaded double deep down the right field line put the game away for the Aggies. The RBI were half of her regular season total of six coming into the game.
On the previous pitch, Russell appeared to have been hit by a pitch. But home plate umpire Dustin Douglass ruled that Russell did not attempt to get out of the way of the pitch keeping her at the plate.
Samantha Show then added a deep homer to left field to ice the victory for the Aggies,
The season ends for Baylor (38-18), which was eliminated from the tournament after a loss to Texas A&M for the second time in the last five years. Their loss in the 2013 College Station Regionals was the last
The last time that Baylor and Texas A&M met on the softball field was the 2013 College Station Regionals.
The victory gave Texas A&M a 61-22-1 edge in the series between the two bitter rivals. The Aggies have won three of the five tournament games in the series.
The Aggies (43-16) advance to the super regionals in Gainesville, Fla., where they will meet Southeastern Conference rival Florida.