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Baylor Baseball Opens Big 12 Play at Oklahoma State

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Baylor Baseball Opens Big 12 Play at Oklahoma State

 Bears are 9-7 all-time in Big 12 openers

 WACO, Texas – Baylor begins Big 12 play this weekend with a three-game series in Stillwater, Okla. Against Oklahoma State.  Games are scheduled for 3 p.m. CT on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

 The Bears swept the Cowboys last season in Waco but trail the all-time series 37-34 and 16-13 in Stillwater.  BU is 9-7 all-time in Big 12 openers and ended a five-game losing streak in such games last season with a win over Texas Tech.  The Bears have won the last four three-game series against OSU and nine of the last 10 regular season series.

 All Baylor baseball games are broadcast live on Waco's 1660 ESPN Radio. Tom Barfield provides the play-by-play with Lark Smith adding color commentary. Live streaming audio and GameTracker also are available for all Baylor baseball games online at www.BaylorBears.com, the official website of Baylor Athletics and a member of the CBS College Sports Network.

 

SERIES INFORMATION

Dates:  March 22-24, 2013

Times:  3 PM | 3 PM | 1 PM CT

Location:  Stillwater, Okla.

Stadium:  Allie P. Reynolds Stadium (4,000)

Radio:  Baylor IMG College Sports Network ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco)

Talent:  Tom Barfield (pxp); Lark Smith (color)

 

SERIES

Overall: 34-37

Waco: 18-12

Stillwater: 13-16

Neutral Site: 3-9

Smith vs: 29-24

First Meeting: April 20, 1925

Last Meeting: April 1, 2012

 

MULTIMEDIA

Live Stats: www.BaylorBears.com

Audio: www.BaylorBears.com

Video: www.OKState.com

Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball

 

BAYLOR BEARS

2013 Record: 10-12

2013 Big 12 Record: 0-0

Head Coach: Steve Smith

                Career Record: 678-444-1 (19th season)

                Record at BU: 678-444-1 (19th season)

 

STATISTICAL LEADERS

                AVG: Nathan Orf (.380)

                2B: Cal Towey (6)

                HR: Porter (2)

                RBI: Cal Towey (18)

                SB: Logan Brown, Adam Toth (10)

 

OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS

2013 Record: 18-3

2013 Big 12 Record: 0-0

Head Coach: Josh Holliday

                Career Record: 18-3 (1st season)

                Record at OSU: 18-3 (1st season)

 

STATISTICAL LEADERS

                AVG: Tanner Krietemeier (.400)

                2B: Zach Fish (9)

                HR: Zach Fish (4)

                RBI: Gage Green (22)

                SB: Gage Green (9)

 

BAYLOR SPLITS WITH SAM HOUSTON STATE

Baylor split a two-game series with Sam Houston State this week, losing 4-2 in Waco before claiming a 4-1 win in Huntsville.  The win for BU was its first true road win of the season as the Bears are now 1-4 on the road.  The Bears received two stellar relief appearances by Crayton Bare and Josh Michalec.  Bare posted a career-high eight strikeouts in five shutout innings on Tuesday.  Michalec tossed a career-high 4.2 scoreless innings on Wednesday to pick up his second career win.

 

BAYLOR VS. OKLAHOMA STATE SERIES HISTORY

Baylor is 34-37 in the all-time series against Oklahoma State, including a 18-12 record in games played in Waco and a 29-24 mark during the Steve Smith era.  The Bears have won the last four three-game series against OSU. Baylor swept OSU last season in Waco and won the final two games in 2011 in Stillwater to record its first road series win against a ranked opponent since 2006. In 2010, Baylor closed the regular season with a three-game sweep of the Cowboys, and in 2008 Baylor won the final two games of a three-game series in Waco. The 2009 series was split at one game apiece after rain cancelled the third game.  Baylor has won nine of the last 10 regular-season three-game series against OSU.  BU is 13-16 all-time against OSU in Stillwater.

 

BAYLOR IN BIG 12 OPENERS

Baylor is 9-7 all-time in Big 12 season openers.  The Bears won last year's opener in a 9-4 decision at home over Texas Tech, snapping a five-game losing streak in Big 12 openers and getting their first such win since 2006.  Baylor is 247-183 all-time in Big 12 play.

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