Thursday, March 8, 2012
TCU and Baylor combine for 13 hit batsmen
TCU and Baylor put on the hits Tuesday night but in a different way. The two teams combined to plunk 13 batters in the game. The 13 hit batsmen were more than the hit total which was 12. 10 Baylor batters were hit and three TCU hitters were hit.
"It was ugly, it was just an ugly game," Baylor head coach Steve Smith said in a report on the school's website. "It's hard to watch some of what we do, particularly on the mound. This was not a hard game to pitch, the wind is blowing in the batters' faces, and it's just not that hard."
There were more batters hit by pitches than hits (12).
There were also a combined 11 walks in the game that took 3 hours, 53 minutes to play.
Baylor leadoff batter Nathan Orf was hit by three different pitchers.
TCU starter Brandon Finnegan threw 4-2/3 innings of no-hit ball, but hit six batters.
Surprisingly this didn't result in a brawl, but I wonder if there's any bad blood behind it or will it affect future meetings between the two teams.