Baylor’s Langeliers sets NCAA Tournament record with 11 RBIs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baylor’s Shea Langeliers set an NCAA Baseball Tournament record with 11 runs batted in as the Bears defeated Omaha 24-6 on Saturday and eliminated the Mavericks from the Los Angeles Regional.

The previous record was 10 RBIs, which was shared by Vanderbilt’s Connor Kaiser (2018) and Miami’s Kevin Brown (2001). The junior catcher went 5 for 6, including three home runs. More than half of his RBIs came in the sixth and seventh inning with a three-run double and three-run homer.

Baylor scored a run in every inning but the eighth and had 23 hits, 13 of which went for extra bases. Josh Bissonette added four hits while Andy Thomas, Richard Cunningham and Nick Loftin had three apiece as 10 Baylor players got at least one hit.

Paul Dickens went 6 2/3 innings for Baylor and allowed six runs on seven hits with five strikeouts. Joey Machado started for Omaha and was one of six pitchers used. The sophomore surrendered three runs on three hits in 1 2/3 innings.

Breyden Eckhout had three hits and Parker Smejkal drove in three runs for the Mavericks, who conclude their season 31-24-1.

The Bears (35-18) will face the loser of the UCLA-Loyola Marymount game on Sunday.

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