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Baylor Baseball Set for Shriners College Classic in Houston

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Baylor baseball heads to Houston this weekend for the 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park. The Bears (9-0) will face No. 9 Ole Miss (7-1) Friday at 12:05 p.m. CT, No. 3 LSU (8-1) Saturday at 3:35 p.m. and No. 11 Texas A&M (8-1) Sunday at 5:05 p.m. with all three games airing on FOX Sports Net.

SERIES?INFO

Date(s): March 3-5, 2017

Time(s): 12 PM | 3:30 PM | 5 PM CT

Location: Houston, Texas

Stadium: Minute Maid Park (41,168)

TV: FSN (each game)

Talent: Brett Dolan (pxp), Pat Combs (color)

Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM?(Waco)

Talent: Derek Smith (pxp), Steve Johnigan (color)

SERIES HISTORY (OM | LSU | TAMU)

Overall: 4-1 | 2-8 | 129-181-4

Streak: W4 | L4 | L1

Waco: 2-1 | N/A | 70-70

Road: 2-0 | 1-7 | 37-78-2

Neutral Site: N/A | 1-1 | 6-7

Rodriguez vs: N/A | N/A | N/A

First Meeting: 2-12-99 | 4-15-60 | 4-9-1904

Last Meeting: 3-8-00 | 3-7-15 | 3-8-15

SERIES MULTIMEDIA

Live Stats: BaylorBears.com

Audio: BaylorBears.com

Video: FSGO app or FSGO web

Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball

BAYLOR BEARS                 

2017 Record: 9-0

2017 Big 12 Record: 0-0

Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez

Career: 319-327 (14th season)

BU: 33-29 (2nd season)

2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Aaron Dodson (.462)

2B: Cascadden, Cunningham (5)

HR: Dodson, Langeliers (2)

RBI: Tucker Cascadden (11)

SB: Four Players (1)

OLE MISS REBELS            

BA 20 USA 24 CB 9 NCBWA 13 D1 11

2017 Record: 7-1

2017 SEC Record: 0-0

Head Coach: Mike Bianco

Career: 737-442-1 (20th season)

OM: 637-371-1 (17th season)

LSU TIGERS        

BA 4 USA 3 CB 3 NCBWA 3 D1 4

2017 Record: 8-1

2017 SEC Record: 0-0

Head Coach: Paul Mainieri

Career: 1,332-675-8 (35th season)

LSU: 468-183-3 (11th season)

TEXAS A&M AGGIES      

BA 25 USA 20 CB 11 NCBWA 12 D1 15

2017 Record: 8-1

2017 SEC Record: 0-0

Head Coach: Rob Childress

Career: 466-239-2 (12th season)

TAMU: 466-239-2 (12th season)

TEAM QUICK NOTES

*Baylor is 9-0 to start a season for the first time since 1984 (13-0, best start in school history).

*Baylor is 1 of 6 undefeated teams in NCAA DI baseball.

*Baylor has won 9 straight games for the first time since winning 24 straight from March 16-April 22, 2012.

*Baylor is 3-4 under Steve Rodriguez against Baseball America ranked teams and 197-292-1 all-time, including a 28-39 mark in neutral sites, and 32-40 mark since 2011.

*Baylor is 44-79 all-time against Baseball America top 5 team -- its last win was May 20, 2015 vs. No. 5 TCU (6-5) and last win vs. a No. 4 team was March 8, 2014 vs. Cal State Fullerton (5-4).

*In 9 games, Baylor’s starting pitchers have combined to give up just 12 runs (11 earned) on 41 hits and 16 walks with 33 strikeouts in 45.2 innings for a 2.17 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. The quartet of Sr. RHP Nick Lewis, Jr. RHP Montana Parsons, Fr. LHP Cody Bradford, Fr. Luke Boyd and Jr. RHP Alex Phillips also have picked up 8 wins with no losses.

*In 9 games, Baylor’s newcomers have picked up 6 wins on the mound (Parsons, Bradford (2), Boyd, Phillips (2)) while going 33-for-93 (.355) at the plate with 26 runs, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 2 homers and 33 RBI. BU as a team is 103-for-304 (.339) at the plate with 83 runs, 30 doubles, 5 triples, 6 homers and 76 RBI.

*In 9 games, Baylor’s pitchers have posted a 3.22 ERA and 1.44 WHIP while striking out 78 batters in 81 innings.

*Jr. closer RHP Troy Montemayor’s 3 saves rank 4th in NCAA. He converted his first 8 career save attempts last season, and after blowing a save in his 9th attempt, has converted 9 straight. He’s 17-for-18 in converting save attempts in his career. He now ranks 7th on BU’s career saves list (17).

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