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No. 10/20 Baylor Baseball Faces Road Game at Dallas Baptist Wednesday

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

No. 10/20 Baylor baseball faces a road test at Dallas Baptist on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Horner Ballpark.

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.

SERIES?INFO

Date(s): March 15, 2017

Time(s): 6:30 PM CT

Location: Dallas, Texas

Stadium: Horner Ballpark (2,000)

Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM?(Waco)

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

SERIES HISTORY

Overall: BU leads 48-26

Streak: BU has won 1

Waco: BU leads 35-17

Dallas: BU leads 11-9

Neutral Site: BU leads 2-0

Rodriguez vs: 2-1

First Meeting: May 5, 1979

Last Meeting: March 26, 2016

SERIES MULTIMEDIA

Live Stats: DBUPatriots.com

Audio: BaylorBears.com

Video: DBUPatriots.com

Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball

BAYLOR BEARS                 

2017 Record: 14-2

2017 Big 12 Record: 0-0

Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez

Career: 324-329 (14th season)

BU: 38-31 (2nd season)

2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Richard Cunningham (.366)

2B: Richard Cunningham (7)

HR: Three Players (2)

RBI: Tucker Cascadden (18)

SB: Four Players (1)

DALLAS BAPTIST PATRIOTS         

2017 Record: 10-5

2017 MVC Record: 0-0

Head Coach: Dan Heefner

Career: 356-192 (10th season)

DBU: 356-192 (10th season)

2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Devlin Granberg (.361)

2B: Duce, Listi (7)

HR: Austin Listi (5)

RBI: Austin Listi (16)

SB: Jameson Hannah (4)

TEAM QUICK NOTES

*Baylor’s 14-1 start through 15 games was its best in program history (started 14-2 and then 15-2 in 1990) and its current 14-2 start through 16 games is tied for its best in program history (started 14-2 and then 15-2 in 1990).

*Baylor is ranked in the top 16 across the board for the 1st time since April 9-June 1, 2012.

*Baylor is 4-1 away from Baylor Ballpark this season (2-0 on road, 2-1 in neutral sites).

*Baylor is 4-0 in midweek games this season.

*Baylor is 3-1 as a ranked team this season and 4-2 against ranked teams.

*Baylor has 4 pitching shutouts in its first 15 games since 1986 (4) and 4 for the 1st time in a season since 2013 (5).

*In 16 games, Baylor’s starting pitchers have combined to give up just 24 runs (22 earned) on 76 hits and 29 walks with 68 strikeouts in 90.2 innings for a 2.18 ERA and 1.16 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 a 9-2 record.

*Jr. preseason All-American and NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List member closer  Troy Montemayor has 5 saves (5th in NCAA, 1st in Big 12) this season and 19 in his career. He converted his 1st 8 career save attempts last season, and after blowing a save in his 9th attempt, has converted 11 straight. He’s 19-for-20 in converting save attempts in his career. He now ranks tied for 4th on Baylor’s career saves list (19).

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