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Baylor Baseball Travels To West Virginia for Weekend Series

WACO, Texas -- Baylor baseball travels to Morgantown, West Virginia, for a three-game weekend series against West Virginia.  Games are set for 5:30 p.m. CT Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. Sunday.

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 games online at BaylorBears.com.

SERIES?INFO
Date(s): April 29-May 1, 2016
Time(s): 5:30 PM | 3 PM | 12 PM CT
Location: Morgantown, W.Va.
Stadium: Monongalia Ballpark (2,500)
Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM?(Waco)
Talent: Derek Smith (pxp), Steve Johnigan (color)

SERIES HISTORY
Overall: BU leads 5-4
Streak: WVU has won 1
Waco: BU leads 4-2
Morgantown: WVU leads 2-0
Neutral Site: BU leads 1-0
Rodriguez vs: 0-0
First Meeting: April 5, 2013
Last Meeting: March 22, 2015

SERIES MULTIMEDIA
Live Stats: WVUsports.com
Audio: BaylorBears.com
Video: WVUsports.com
Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball

BAYLOR BEARS        
2016 Record: 19-22
2016 Big 12 Record: 5-10
Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez
Career: 305-320 (13th season)
BU: 19-22 (1st season)

2016 STAT LEADERS
AVG: Darryn Sheppard (.335)
2B: Justin Arrington (10)
HR: Darryn Sheppard (6)
RBI: Darryn Sheppard (36)
SB: Steven McLean (6)

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS    
2016 Record: 21-18
2016 Big 12 Record: 6-8
Head Coach: Randy Mazey
Career: 295-257-2 (10th season)
WVU: 109-97 (4th season)

2016 STAT LEADERS
AVG: Darius Hill (.362)
2B: Darius Hill (15)
HR: Kyle Davis (6)
RBI: Darius Hill (28)
SB: KC Huth (9)

TEAM QUICK NOTES
*Baylor has won two of the three all-time Big 12 series against West Virginia, including taking two of three in Waco last season.

*Baylor is 5-8 on the road in 2016.

*Baylor is 2-2 on its stretch of six road contests in a seven-game span.

*Baylor has won three of its nine three-game series in 2016 and 24 of 53 since 2012.

*Baylor claimed its second walk-off win on April 27 vs. Incarnate Word (8-7) with Steven McLean’s RBI single in the ninth inning (also walked off on UTSA on March 29).

*Baylor has scored at least one run in the first inning 14 times in 41 games and has scored 28 first-inning runs in 2016.

*Baylor already has 25 home runs in 41 games in 2016, which are eight more than the team had in 55 games in 2015 – BU has 20 or more home runs for the first time since blasting 46 in 2012.

*Among Big 12 leaders, Troy Montemayor is first in saves (9), Steven McLean is third in HBPs (11), Darryn Sheppard is fourth in RBI (36), sixth in home runs (6), seventh in total bases (82), Matt Menard is eighth in slugging percentage (.553), Richard Cunningham is third in HBPs (11) and triples (4), and Daniel Castano is seventh in strikeouts (51).

*Among NCAA leaders, Montemayor is 19th in saves, Cunningham and McLean are 35th in HBPs, and Cunningham is 37th in triples.

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