05 May

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No. 10 Texas softball tops Baylor on Senior Day, 3-1

Freshman Shealyn O'Leary allowed just two hits and struck out a pair in three innings of relief to improve her record to 13-1 and lower her NCAA-leading ERA to 0.48 in the University of Texas softball team's 3-1 victory Sunday over Baylor (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — The No. 10 University of Texas softball team scored three times in the fifth inning to beat Baylor, 3-1, at Red & Charline McCombs Field, in the final home game in the careers of seniors Bekah Alcozer, Brooke Bolinger and Ki’Audra Hayter.

The victory helped Texas improve to 41-12 overall, and 12-6 in games against Big 12 opponents; Baylor slipped to 18-31 overall and just 2-16 against Big 12 teams. The Longhorns claimed the No. 3 seed in next week’s Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla. Texas will start the tournament by facing