Another Big 12 series, another sweep for the Texas Longhorns baseball team. Texas defeated Baylor 4-1 on Sunday in Austin for their 20th consecutive victory, including 17 straight over conference opponents -- a new Big 12 record. The 20 consecutive wins is the longest streak for the baseball team since the 1988 team rolled off 20 in a row.
On Sunday, Texas manufactured 4 runs against the Bears, but the pitching was once again the story, as Brandon Workman, Andrew McKirihan, and Stayton Thomas combined to hold Baylor to just a single run. The key moment in the game arrived in the 6th, when Baylor, trailing 2-0, got their first two batters aboard to start the inning and then closed the margin to 2-1 on an RBI double to left-center. But with two runners in scoring position and nobody out, Workman struck out back-to-back Bears before giving way to McKirihan, who promptly K'd Cal Towey to end the threat and preserve Texas' one-run lead. The Longhorns added two insurance runs an inning later and Stayton Thomas closed out Baylor in the 8th and 9th.
The 'Horns will return to the diamond on Tuesday for a one-game tilt with Prairie-View A&M, then head to Kansas State next weekend where -- after the Wildcats' 15-6 loss to OU today -- a single win will clinch the conference championship for UT.