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Baylor Baseball Heads to Norman For 3-Game Series

Waco, TX - Baylor Press Release:

WACO, Texas – Baylor baseball plays its first Big 12 road series at Oklahoma this weekend before returning home for a 6:35 p.m. CT game on Monday vs. Texas State. Games at OU are scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m.

All Baylor baseball games are broadcast live on Waco's 1660 ESPN Central Texas (1330 AM/100.9 FM in Temple, Belton and Killeen). Derek Smith provides the play-by-play with Steve Johnigan adding color commentary. Live streaming audio, video and GameTracker also are available for all Baylor baseball home games online at BaylorBears.com. 
For tickets, visit: http://www.baylorbears.com/tickets/. For updates on the program follow @baylorbaseball on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

SERIES INFO

Date(s): March 29-April 2, 2018

Time(s): 6:30 PM | 6:30 PM | 4 PM | 6:35 PM CT

Location: Norman, OK/Waco, TX

Stadium: Mitchell Park/Baylor Ballpark

Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco)

Talent: Derek Smith (pxp), Steve Johnigan (color)

SERIES HISTORY (OU | TXST)

Overall: 43-46 | 51-24

Waco: 28-18 | 37-16

Away: 10-25 | 13-8

Neutral Site: 5-3 | 1-0

Rodriguez vs: 2-4 | 2-1

First Meeting: 1936 | 1919

Last Meeting: 3/26/17 | 4/25/17

SERIES MULTIMEDIA (OU | TXST)

Live Stats: SoonerSports.com/BaylorBears.com

Audio: BaylorBears.com 

Video: SoonerSports.com/ BaylorBears.com

Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball

BAYLOR BEARS 

BA NR USA NR NCBWA NR D1 NR RPI 27               

2018 Record: 13-9

2018 Big 12 Record: 3-3

Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez

Career: 357-359 (15th season)

BU: 72-61 (3rd season)

2018 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Andy Thomas (.400)

2B: Davis Wendzel (9)

HR: Shea Langeliers (5)

RBI: Shea Langeliers (21)

SB: Tucker Cascadden (3)

OKLAHOMA SOONERS  

BA NR USA RV NCBWA RV D1 NR RPI 40

2018 Record: 17-10

2018 Big 12 Record: 3-0

Head Coach: Skip Johnson

Career: 17-10 (1st season)

OU: 17-10 (1st season)

TEXAS STATE BOBCATS 

BA NR USA NR NCBWA NR D1 NR RPI 120

2018 Record: 14-9-1

2018 Sun Belt Record: 3-3

Head Coach: Ty Harrington

Career: 605-477-2 (19th season)

TXST: 605-477-2 (19th season)

TEAM QUICK NOTES

*Baylor has won 10 of its last 14 games.

*Baylor has scored a season-high 17 runs twice in its last three games.

*Baylor is 3-2 in three-game series this season (0-1 on road, 3-1 at home) and has a combined record of 8-5.

*Baylor has hit a home run in six straight games (nine total). BU had a streak of six straight games last season from May 13-19, 2017 (15 total).

*Baylor has hit 102 home runs in 132 games under third-year head coach Steve Rodriguez. BU hit 51 in 2017 for its most homers since 2010 (57). BU has 17 in 2018.

*Baylor 28 multi-home run games under Rodriguez (nine 2016, 14 in 2017, five in 2018).

*Fr. IF/OF Nick Loftin was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week March 26 after he hit .471 (8-for-17) in four games with six runs, first two career home runs, seven RBI and one walk.

*Among NCAA leaders, Baylor ranks 17th (first in Big 12) in double plays per game (1.05), 41st (second in Big 12) in ERA (3.37), 51st (second in Big 12) in hits allowed per nine innings (7.89), 51st (third in Big 12) in shutouts (2) and 55th (fifth in Big 12) in triples per game (0.32).

*Among NCAA individual leaders, Troy Montemayor ranks 16th (second in Big 12) in saves (6), Kyle Hill ranks 23rd (first in Big 12) in hits allowed per nine innings (4.81), Andy Thomas ranks 10th (first in Big 12) in on-base percentage (.526) and 39th (second in Big 12) in average (.400) and Davis Wendzel ranks 49th (sixth in Big 12) in doubles (9).

*Baylor is 20-9 in midweek games under third-year head coach Steve Rodriguez with a 13-8 home mark and 7-1 road record. BU is 3-1 in 2018 (1-1 at home, 2-0 on road).

*Baylor has finished its home schedule with a .500 record or better (9-5 in 2018) in all 19 seasons at Baylor Ballpark (since 1999) and is 425-198 all-time at the park.

-BU-


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