For the second straight season, the Baylor baseball season ended in heartbreak.
A year ago, the Bears were one strike away from winning their first regional title since 2005, but ultimately lost. Baylor made it a step farther this season, but fell to Arkansas 1-0 in 10 innings on Monday, losing the Super Regional and ending their season.
Entering the 10th inning, Arkansas had just three hits, while Baylor had four. Arkansas outfielder Brian Anderson led off the top frame with a single, but the next two batters grounded out and struck out. Catcher Jake Wise singled through the left side on the first pitch to drive in the first run of the game. In the bottom of the inning, Baylor catcher Josh Ludy earned a two-out walk and first baseman Max Muncy singled to advance Ludy to second, but outfielder Dan Evatt struck out to end Baylor's hopes.
Baylor starter Tyler Bremer was outstanding, allowing just the three hits and one hit batsman over nine innings, while striking out nine. But reliever Dillon Newman couldn't keep the Hogs off the board.
The Bears couldn't take advantage of their opportunities, leaving the bases loaded with two outs in the fourth and fifth innings. Arkansas advances to the College World Series in Omaha, while the Bears are left to wonder what could have been.