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Baylor Baseball Opens Home Stand vs. McNeese State

WACO, Texas -- Baylor baseball hosts McNeese State for a pair of midweek games to kick off a regular-season-ending five-game home stand.  Games at Baylor Ballpark are set for 6:35 p.m. CT Tuesday and 4:05 p.m. Wednesday.

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): May 10-11, 2016
Time(s): 6:35 PM | 4:05 PM CT
Location: Waco, Texas
Stadium: Baylor Ballpark (5,000)
Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM?(Waco)
Talent: Derek Smith (pxp), Steve Johnigan (color)

SERIES HISTORY
Overall: BU leads 8-7
Streak: BU has won 3
Waco: BU leads 5-4
Lake Charles: Tied 3-3
Neutral Site: Never met
Rodriguez vs: 0-0
First Meeting: April 13, 1982
Last Meeting: March 20, 2002

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

BAYLOR BEARS        
2016 Record: 20-24
2016 Big 12 Record: 6-12
Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez
Career: 306-322 (13th season)
BU: 20-24 (1st season)

2016 STAT LEADERS
AVG: Matt Menard (.331)
2B: Kameron Esthay (12)
HR: Darryn Sheppard (6)
RBI: Darryn Sheppard (36)
SB: Steven McLean (6)

McNEESE STATE COWBOYS    
2016 Record: 23-21
2016 Southland Record: 13-14
Head Coach: Justin Hill
Career: 62-55 (3rd season)
MSU: 85-76 (3rd season)

2016 STAT LEADERS
AVG: Connor Crane (.351)
2B: Connor Crane (16)
HR: Connor Crane (9)
RBI: Connor Crane (37)
SB: Connor Crane (15)

TEAM QUICK NOTES
*Baylor is 6-4 in midweek games in 2016.

*Baylor is 399-180 all-time at Baylor Ballpark and 14-14 under Steve Rodriguez.

*Baylor has scored at least one run in the first inning 14 times in 44 games and has scored 28 first-inning runs in 2016.

*Baylor already has 27 home runs in 44 games in 2016, which are 10 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 (10), Steven McLean is third in HBPs (12), Richard Cunningham is third in triples (4) and fourth in HBPs (11).

*Among NCAA leaders, Montemayor is 18th in saves, Cunningham and McLean are 55th and 75th in HBPs, respectively, and Cunningham is 62nd in triples.

*Baylor is 0-0 on its five-game home stand.

*Sophomore RHP Troy Montemayor was 1 of 40 named to the 2016 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List on April 28 -- he’s one of two on the list in the Big 12.

*Baylor reached its 20th win of the season on April 30, marking the 45th straight season with at least 20 wins for BU (since 1972).

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