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Baylor Baseball Finishes Big 12 Play at Texas this Weekend

WACO, Texas -- Baylor baseball heads to Austin for a regular-season-ending three-game series against Texas this weekend.  Games are set for 6 p.m. CT Thursday, 6 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday as all three game will air on the Longhorn Network.

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 19-21, 2016
Time(s): 6 PM | 6 PM | 2 PM CT
Location: Austin, Texas
Stadium: Disch-Falk Field (6,649)
TV: Longhorn Network
Talent:  Keith Moreland (pxp), Greg Swindell (color)
Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM?(Waco)
Talent: Derek Smith (pxp), Steve Johnigan (color)

SERIES HISTORY
Overall: UT leads 238-106-4
Streak: UT has won 3
Waco: UT leads 92-61-3
Austin: UT leads 134-41-1
Neutral Site: Tied 8-8
Rodriguez vs: 0-0
First Meeting: April 4, 1903
Last Meeting: May 22, 2015

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

BAYLOR BEARS        
2016 Record: 22-26
2016 Big 12 Record: 8-13
Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez
Career: 308-324 (13th season)
BU: 22-26 (1st season)

2016 STAT LEADERS
AVG: Matt Menard (.336)
2B: Kameron Esthay (14)
HR: Darryn Sheppard (7)
RBI: Darryn Sheppard (38)
SB: Steven McLean (6)

TEXAS LONGHORNS    
2016 Record: 21-28
2016 Big 12 Record: 9-12
Head Coach: Augie Garrido
Career: 1,971-947-9 (48th season)
UT: 820-423-2 (20th season)

2016 STAT LEADERS
AVG: Patrick Mathis (.313)
2B: Tres Barrera (16)
HR: Barrera, Gurwitz, Mathis (5)
RBI: Zane Gurwitz (32)
SB: Tyler Rand (10)

TEAM QUICK NOTES
*Baylor has won nine series vs. UT in 19 seasons of Big 12 play.

*Baylor has won four of its 11 three-game series in 2016 and 25 of 55 since 2012.

*Baylor is 6-10 on the road in 2016.

*Baylor won its first Big 12 Conference series over TCU on May 13-15 after losing the first three. BU won its first three-game series over TCU since a sweep on Feb. 18-20, 2000, in a split series with two games in Waco.

*With a 2-1 decision over No. 10 TCU on May 13-15, Baylor earned its first series win over a Baseball America ranked opponent since sweeping No. 13 Cal Poly on Feb. 13-15, 2015, in Waco.

* With a 2-1 decision over No. 10 TCU on May 13-15, Baylor claimed its first series win over a Baseball America top 10 ranked opponent since taking two of three from No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on March 7-9, 2014, in Waco.

*Baylor has 29 home runs in 48 games in 2016, which are 12 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.

*Baylor has scored at least one run in the first inning 14 times in 48 games and has scored 28 first-inning runs in 2016.

*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.

*Montemayor has 12 saves in 13 tries this season and in his career -- he’s the ninth player in BU history with 10 or more saves in a season (first since Josh Michalec set the single-season BU and Big 12 records with 21 saves in 2014) and ranks tied for fourth on BU’s single-season saves list and 10th on BU’s career saves list.

*Among Big 12 leaders, Montemayor is first in saves (12), Steven McLean is third in HBPs (13), Richard Cunningham is third in triples (4) and fifth in HBPs (11) and Matt Menard is ninth in slugging percentage (.550) and 12th in batting average (.336).

*Among NCAA leaders, Montemayor is ninth in saves, McLean is 54th in HBPs and Cunningham is 78th in triples.

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