WACO, Texas (KWTX) Kassidy Krupit hit her fourth home run of the season and Nicky Dawson added three hits, including the eventual game-winning RBI single, to give No. 21 Baylor a 4-3 win over No. 10 Louisiana-Lafayette Sunday.
The Lady Bears' win over the Ragin' Cajuns in the consolation game of the Baylor Invitational followed two losses to Kent State Saturday.
“After yesterday, it was definitely emotional, especially for us upperclassmen," Goose McGlaun said. "Two losses, we’re not used to that, so coming back we knew that we just had to get back to being Baylor softball, and I think we did a great job of doing that today."
After Dawson hit an RBI double in the top of the second inning, Krupit's homer gave Baylor (9-6) a 2-0 lead in the third.
Louisiana-Lafayette (14-2) tied it up with a two-run double by Lexie Comeaux.
It stayed 2-2 through seven innings. McGlaun's RBI single broke the tie before Dawson's RBI single turned into a necessity.
Sidney Holman earned her fifth win in seven decisions, pitching a complete game and giving up two earned runs while striking out seven and walking four.
"This will be a game where we can go back to many times throughout this year," head coach Glenn Moore said. "We really did need this type of game to be able to pull it out. To play the way we did and to not win it would have still been a success for us with the way we were playing. But to be able to pull out the victory will be something that we can carry on, and I think this team will grow big time from this.”
Baylor returns to action Friday to play Southern Utah and Notre Dame in the Red Desert Classic in St. George, Utah.