Baylor Softball Shuts Out Kansas

Whitney Canion moved into a fourth-place tie on the Big 12’s career wins list with her 112th Friday night, and the No. 14 Baylor Bears (34-12, 7-4) blanked Kansas (29-17, 3-7) 7-0 Friday night at Getterman Stadium to begin the three-game Big 12 series.

Canion tossed four innings of three-hit ball and struck out five before reliever Liz Paul picked up a three-inning save by retiring nine consecutive batters in the final three innings for her third save of the year. Canion’s 20th win of her senior season was the 112th of her career, tying her with Texas’ Blair Luna (2010-13) for fourth on the conference’s all-time list.

Offensively, Baylor had seven runs on 10 hits for the second-straight game after accomplishing that feat at UTSA in a 7-1 win Wednesday night. Jordan Strickland had a two-run double in the fifth inning and Robin Landrith had two RBI for the second straight game with a sacrifice fly in the fourth and an RBI single in the sixth.

Kaitlyn Thumann doubled to crack her way into the school’s career list for two-baggers at 10th with her 26th. The junior also scored three runs and extended her hitting streak to nine games, which is her second-longest of the season.

With Texas’ loss to Oklahoma State Friday night Baylor is now in a tie for second place with its 7-4 record.

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