Baseball Faces First Road Test at Texas State Wednesday – BaylorBears.com


Feb. 21, 2017



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WACO, Texas – Baylor baseball plays its first road game of the season on Wednesday at Texas State. The game is slated for a 6 p.m. CT start at Bobcat Ballpark in San Marcos, Texas.

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.


SERIES INFO

Date(s): Feb. 22, 2017

Time(s): 6:00 PM CT

Location: San Marcos, Texas

Stadium: Bobcat Ballpark (2,500)

Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco)

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


SERIES HISTORY

Overall: BU leads 49-24

Streak: TXST has won 5

Waco: BU leads 36-17

San Marcos: BU leads 12-7

Neutral Site: BU leads 1-0

Rodriguez vs: 0-1

First Meeting: March 26, 1919

Last Meeting: March 8, 2016


SERIES MULTIMEDIA

Live Stats: TXStateBobcats.com

Audio: BaylorBears.com

Video: TXStateBobcats.com

Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball


BAYLOR BEARS

2017 Record: 4-0

2017 Big 12 Record: 0-0

Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez

Career: 314-327 (14th season)

BU: 28-29 (2nd season)


2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Matt Menard (.455)

2B: Tucker Cascadden (3)
HR: Four Players (1)

RBI: Cascadden, Langeliers (5)

SB: Three Players (1)


TEXAS STATE BOBCATS

2017 Record: 2-2

2017 Sun Belt Record: 0-0

Head Coach: Ty Harrington

Career: 564-432-1 (18th season)

TXST: 564-432-1 (18th season)


2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Zacri Sanders (.500)

2B: Paul, Scheible (3)

HR: Four Players (1)

RBI: Ryan Newman (5)

SB: Three Players (1)


TEAM QUICK NOTES

*Baylor is 4-0 to start a season for the first time since 2012 (6-0).

*Baylor’s 6-0 shutout Monday v Nevada was its first since a 4-0 win vs. Wofford on April 6, 2016.

*In 4 games, Baylor’s starters have combined to give up just four runs (three earned) on 12 hits and 8 walks with 16 strikeouts in 23 innings for a 1.17 ERA and 0.87 WHIP. The quartet of Sr. RHP Nick Lewis, Jr. RHP Montana Parsons, Fr. LHP Cody Bradford & Fr. RHP Luke Boyd also picked up 4 wins.

*In 4 games, Baylor’s newcomers picked up 3 wins on the mound (Parsons, Bradford & Boyd) while going 15-for-44 (.341) at the plate with 12 runs, 5 doubles, 1 homer, 18 RBI and 2 walks. BU as a team is 40-for-129 (.310) at the plate with 40 runs, 9 doubles, 4 homers, 35 RBI and 21 walks.

*In 4 games, Baylor’s pitchers have posted a 2.25 ERA and 1.28 WHIP while striking out 34 batters in 36 innings.

*Baylor is now 73-24 all-time in home openers, has won 5 of last 6 and 10 of last 12.

*Baylor is now 61-34 all-time in season openers and has won 3 of last 4.

*Baylor has finished its home schedule with a .500 record or better (4-0 in 2017) in all 18 seasons at Baylor Ballpark (since 1999) and is 405-182 all-time in the park.

*Jr. closer RHP Troy Montemayor was named 2nd-team 2017 Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA third-team Preseason All-American and is 1 of 60 & 1 of 3 from Big 12 named to NCBWA 2017 Stopper of the Year Preseason Watch List.

*Baylor faces a challenging 53-game schedule that features 10 2016 NCAA Tournament participants among 24 opponents -- only 7 finished under .500 last season and the 24 foes combined to go 827-636-23(.565) in 2016.

*Baylor’s schedule is home heavy as the Bears have 31 of their 53 games at Baylor Ballpark, including 8 of its first 9 games and 19 of the first 24 games. BU doesn’t leave the state of Texas in its first 25 games – the Bears have just 9 games outside of Texas all season. Conversely, 16 of Baylor’s final 28 contests are on the road.

*Baylor was chosen 7th in Big 12 Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

*Baylor signed 9 players to NLIs in November to add depth to the 2018 roster.

-BU-



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