TEAM OF THE DAY: Baylor
There's not a team in college baseball playing a better brand of baseball than the Bears. Baylor extended its amazing sport-leading winning streak to 23 games on Saturday night, earning an impressive 1-0 win over rival Texas A&M in a thrilling contest to clinch yet another Big 12 series win. With the victory, the Bears are now 34-7 overall, 17-0 in the Big 12. BU starting pitcher Trent Blank only topped out at 86 in the contest, but pounded the strike zone with a steady diet of good off speed pitches, particularly a stout changeup. Blank struck out six and allowed just four hits in eight scoreless innings. Meanwhile, closer Max Garner once again shined, tossing a scoreless frame to end the game.
PLAYER OF THE DAY: Jace Fry, lhp, Oregon State
The Beavers were ecstatic when freshman left-handed pitcher Jace Fry decided to attend college, especially after he raised his stock with a strong summer after high school senior season. UCLA found out why there was so much excitement surrounding his game on Saturday in a 3-0 loss to the Beavers. Fry was tremendous against the Bruins, striking out six and allowing just six hits in a complete game performance. He threw 107 pitches in the game, 65 of them for strikes.
UPSET OF THE DAY: Washington State over Oregon
Oregon has been one of the hottest teams in college baseball the past few weeks, so losing a series at home to Washington State certainly would be a surprise. Well, that hasn't happened just yet, but the Cougars shocked the Ducks on Saturday with an 8-3 triumph. Cougars starting pitcher Joe Pistorese struck out six and allowed three runs on four hits in five innings of work, while the bullpen did a terrific job. The Cougars didn't do much offensively against UO starting pitcher Jake Reed, but certainly stepped up against the Ducks bullpen.
Kendall Rogers is the college baseball managing editor for Perfect Game and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org