Father Ryan 6, Baylor 5, 10 inn. Father Ryan's walk-off single in the tenth inning gave the Baylor baseball team a 6-5 loss, the first region loss of the season for the Raiders, in game one of a Friday region doubleheader at Father Ryan.
Baylor scored all five of its runs in the five-hit fourth inning highlighted by Cooper Kinney's two-run homer. Cooper was 2-for-5 in the game, Gehrig Ebel was 2-for-4 with a double, Nick Kurtz added a double, Danny Corona was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Christian Martin had two hits.
Father Ryan 3, Baylor 0. The Irish limited the usually hot-hitting Raiders to only one hit in game two, shortened to five innings, and held on for a 3-0 victory. Nick Kurtz had the Baylor single. Chris Campanella and Partick Johnson combined to allow just three hits but were hurt by three unearned runs.
Baylor, 14-4 overall and 10-2 in league play, takes on Bob Jones at Vanderbilt University Monday.
Baylor MS 16, CAK 0. In Middle School baseball action Friday, Dylan Crawford and Grady Joyner combined for a four-inning three-hit shutout as Baylor blasted Christian Academy of Knoxville 16-0 in game one of a twin-bill. Crawford also doubled and drove in two runs in the game. Caleb Hampton had a triple and a double, Amari Jefferson added a triple, and Nelson McKnight and Asher Skyles had doubles.
Baylor MS 3, CAK 2. In game two, Baylor scored three runs in the fourth and held on for a 3-2 win in the five-inning game. Dylan Crawford (2-for-2 with a double), Nelson McKnight (triple), and Asher Skyles (2-for-2) had the RBIs in the fourth.
Baylor MS 6, Nashville Catholic 5. In Middle School baseball action Saturday, Baylor scored four runs in the sixth inning to take a 6-5 win over Nashville Catholic in game one of a doubleheader. Dylan Crawford had two doubles and an RBI for the Raiders, Amari Jefferson was 2-for-2 with an RBI, Caleb Hampton had a hit and two RBI, and Will Murdock added a double. Derek Bartley earned the win in relief of Nelson McKnight and Grady Joyner and Asher Skyles picked up a save.
Baylor MS 11 Nashville Catholic 1. Game two had a different flavor as Baylor routed Nashville Catholic 11-1. Amari Jefferson homered for the Raiders and was the winning pitcher. Colin Watson and Carter Giles had two hits each, and Grady Joyner had a hit and three RBI.
Baylor MS, 9-0, hosts Heritage on April 23.
Baylor MSJV 1, McCallie 0. Matt Dill threw a complete game shutout for the Baylor MSJV baseball team as the Raiders edged McCallie 1-0 Friday. Baylor MSJV, 5-2, hosts Orchard Knob Tuesday.