Facing a seemingly insurmountable deficit heading into the bottom of the sixth inning against Kentucky, Baylor coach Glenn Moore began to wonder if his team was destined to lose.
Moore’s hope, and the Bears’ fortunes, changed just as his son, Ty, provided some foreshadowing.
“With three outs to go, and thinking there’s not much hope, I turned to my little boy in the dugout and I said, ‘You’re not going to cry after this, are you?’ he said, ‘Cry? We’re going to win.’”
Baylor scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh and one more in the eighth, capping a dramatic 8-7 victory over Kentucky in a Women’s College World Series elimination game on Saturday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
“Wow, I won’t forget that one until I forget who I am,” Moore said. “These girls are incredible. They just never quit believing. For five innings we weren’t even in the game. That’s why you play seven, I guess."
Trailing 7-0 through 5 1/2 innings, the Bears got the comeback started with a three-run sixth. Robin Landrith tied the game in the seventh with a two-out, two-RBI double off the wall in left center. It was only Landrith’s second double of the season.