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No. 20 Baylor Softball Faces Texas Tech in Weekend Series

LUBBOCK, Texas - No. 20/21 Baylor softball (40-12, 10-4) closes out its last regular season series, squaring off with Texas Tech (23-26, 6-6) in a weekend series, starting Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Rocky Johnson Field.

The Friday contest will be the 59th meeting between the two clubs, with Baylor carrying a strong advantage in the all-time series, leading 44-14 overall and 18-4 in Lubbock.

The 2015 series was the second-straight sweep for the Lady Bears over the Red Raiders, with two shutouts and a walk-off victory to cap off the series.

Stearns pitched a five-hit shutout in game one, with Kendall Potts picking up a win in relief in the middle game.

Stearns pitched a career-high 8.0 innings in game three, before Sarah Beth Toben took over in the ninth. A walk-off RBI double by Ari Hawkins saved the sweep for BU.

For Texas Tech, the Red Raiders snapped a seven-game losing streak, currently riding a four-game winning streak.

Wednesday evening, the club swept a doubleheader at North Texas, taking both games from the Mean Green in Denton.

For Baylor, the Lady Bears have won seven-straight, including a sweep in Waco of Kansas and a Wednesday night win at Abilene Christian.

In the last seven games, BU has outscored its opponents, 41-8.

With a no-hitter and career-high 24.0 scoreless inning streak still intact, Heather Stearns is coming off a week of performances that earned her Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for a Big 12-best fourth time this season.

The weekend series, and all games this season, will be broadcast live with audio on Jonathan Hill will provide commentary.

Keep up with the team all season long by following Baylor Softball on the team's official Twitter page, @BaylorSoftball.

Lubbock, TX

Rocky Johnson Field (1,181)

Game 1: Fri., April 29 at 6:00 p.m.

Game 2: Sat., April 30 at 4:00 p.m.

Game 3: Sun., May 1 at 12:00 p.m.

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PBP: Jonathan Hill

2016 Record: 40-12

Big 12: 10-4

Head Coach: Glenn Moore (16th season)
All-Time Record vs. TEXAS TECH: 44-14
All-Time Record vs. TEXAS TECH in Lubbock: 18-4

2016 Record: 23-26

Big 12: 6-6

Head Coach: Adrian Gregory (2nd season)

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