The loss narrows Texas Tech's all-time series lead over Baylor to 66-58 and the Bears have now won two straight in the series dating back to an opening round win in the 2004 Big 12 Tournament.
Billy Carnline had one of his best outings of the season and it marked the second-straight 6-plus inning game he has pitched. Carnline last started in the Oklahoma State series but did not make the trip to Kansas State due to illnes. He was scheduled to start in last Sunday's game against Kansas that was cancelled due to rain. His only two losses have come in Big 12 play with his last being a 7-3 loss to No. 1 Texas back on March 24.
Senior shortstop Cameron Blair extended his hitting streak to 12 games thanks to a single in his first at-bat of the game.
Texas Tech's last three losses have been the result of the "big inning." Tech led Kansas State 10-2 in the Sunday game of that series before surrendering seven runs in the sixth and ended up losing 13-12. Kansas plated seven runs in the fourth last Saturday to take a 13-7 win. Baylor's five-run seventh proved to be the difference tonight.
Tech remains tied with Oklahoma for sixth place in the Big 12 standings and is just one game out of fifth thanks to a Texas A&M win over Oklahoma State.