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No. 24 Baylor Baseball Faces Road Test at Sam Houston State Tuesday

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

No. 24 Baylor baseball continues a four-game swing away from Baylor Ballpark with a 6:30 p.m. CT game at Sam Houston State on Tuesday in Huntsville, Texas.

All Baylor baseball games are broadcast live on Waco's 1660 ESPN Central Texas (1330 AM/100.9 FM in Temple, Belton and Killeen). 

SERIES?INFO

Date(s): March 7, 2017

Time(s): 6:30 PM CT

Location: Huntsville, Texas

Stadium: Sanders Stadium (1,163)

Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM?(Waco)

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

SERIES HISTORY

Overall: BU leads 62-44

Streak: SHSU has won 1

Waco: BU leads 34-18

Huntsville: BU leads 28-26

Neutral Site: N/A

Rodriguez vs: 1-1

First Meeting: March 7, 1952

Last Meeting: April 19, 2016

SERIES MULTIMEDIA

Live Stats: GoBearkats.com

Audio: BaylorBears.com

Video: N/A

Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball

BAYLOR BEARS                 

2017 Record: 11-1

2017 Big 12 Record: 0-0

Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez

Career: 321-328 (14th season)

BU: 35-30 (2nd season)

2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Richard Cunningham (.395)

2B: Richard Cunningham (7)

HR: Dodson, Langeliers (2)

RBI: Tucker Cascadden (16)

SB: Four Players (1)

SAM HOUSTON STATE BEARKATS            

2017 Record: 8-4

2017 Southland Record: 0-0

Head Coach: Matt Deggs

Career: 81-54 (3rd season)

SHSU: 81-54 (3rd season)

2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Bryce Johnson (.326)

2B: Lance Miles (4)

HR: Fregia, Chisolm (2)

RBI: Johnson, Fregia (8)

SB: Bryce Johnson (6)

TEAM QUICK NOTES

*Baylor’s 11-1 start through 12 games is its best since 2008 (11-1) and tied for second best 12-game start (13-0, 1984) in program history.

*Baylor is ranked for 1st time since Feb. 14, 2015, ranked by USA TODAY for 1st time since 2013, D1Baseball for 1st time (poll started in 2014) & Baseball America for 1st time since end of 2012.

*In the 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, Baylor went 2-1 and led the field of six teams (all ranked) in pitching, allowing a tournament-low seven runs (six earned) on 25 hits and eight walks with 27 strikeouts in 26 innings for a 2.08 ERA – the field included No. 1 TCU, No. 4 LSU, No. 9 Ole Miss, No. 10 Texas Tech and No. 11 Texas A&M. RHP Nick Lewis and SS Tucker Cascadden were named to the all-tournament team.

*Baylor is 3-1 away from Baylor Ballpark this season (1-0 on road, 2-1 in neutral sites).

*Baylor’s 4-0 win over No. 9 Ole Miss on March 3 was its first shutout over a ranked team since a 1-0 win vs. No. 23 Texas Tech on March 14, 2014.

*Baylor’s two-hitter vs. No. 9 Ole Miss was its first vs. a ranked team since a 7-1 win over No. 15 TCU on Feb. 21, 2012.

*In 12 games, Baylor’s starting pitchers have combined to give up just 19 runs (17 earned) on 63 hits and 22 walks with 55 strikeouts in 64.1 innings for a 2.38 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. The quintet 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 seven wins with no losses.

*Jr. JUCO SS Tucker Cascadden was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on March 6 after a big week that included a walk-off grand slam vs. No. 11 Texas A&M.

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