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Baylor catcher sets tourney record with 11 RBIs

LOS ANGELES -- Baylor's Shea Langeliers set an NCAA baseball tournament record with 11 RBIs as the Bears defeated Omaha 24-6 on Saturday to eliminate the Mavericks from the Los Angeles Regional.

The previous record was 10 RBIs, shared by Vanderbilt's Connor Kaiser (2018) and Miami's Kevin Brown (2001).

Langeliers, a junior catcher, went 5-for-6, including three home runs. More than half of his RBIs came in the sixth and seventh innings, with a three-run double and a three-run homer.

"One through nine, everybody believes in each other on this team and anybody is capable of doing what I did today. That's a team accolade," Langeliers said. "I just came up in the right situations and happened to come through. It was a great team effort today, everybody was on base, everybody was getting hits."

Langeliers is the No. 12 overall prospect for next week's MLB draft, according to ESPN's Keith Law.

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, and Andy Thomas, Richard Cunningham and Nick Loftin had three apiece as 10 Baylor players registered at least one hit.

Paul Dickens went 6⅔ 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 1⅔ innings.

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

The Bears (35-18) will face UCLA on Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.