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No. 21/22 Baylor Baseball Faces UTSA Tuesday at Home

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

No. 21/22 Baylor baseball welcomes UTSA for a 6:05 p.m. CT midweek game at Baylor Ballpark on Tuesday.

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 28, 2017

Time(s): 6:05 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 33-7

Streak: BU has won 2

Waco: BU leads 25-3

San Antonio: BU leads 8-4

Neutral Site: N/A

Rodriguez vs: 1-0

First Meeting: Feb. 23, 1993

Last Meeting: March 29, 2016

SERIES MULTIMEDIA

Live Stats: BaylorBears.com

Audio: BaylorBears.com

Video: BaylorBears.com

Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball

BAYLOR BEARS                 

2017 Record: 18-6

2017 Big 12 Record: 2-4

Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez

Career: 328-333 (14th season)

BU: 42-35 (2nd season)

2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Richard Cunningham (.366)

2B: Richard Cunningham (7)

HR: Kameron Esthay (4)

RBI: Kameron Esthay (20)

SB: Five Players (1)

UTSA ROADRUNNERS   

2017 Record: 11-11

2017 C-USA Record: 2-4

Head Coach: Jason Marshall

Career: 131-121 (5th season)

UTSA: 131-121 (5th season)

2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Tony Beam (.371)

2B: Kevin Markham (11)

HR: Jesse Baker (6)

RBI: Bowles, Pickering (17)

SB: Baker, Estrada (3)

TEAM QUICK NOTES

*Baylor’s 18-6 record through 24 games is its best since an 18-6 start in 2003.

*Baylor’s 15-2 start through 17 games was tied for its best in program history (started 15-2 in 1990 and 1961).

*Baylor is ranked in the top 25 by Baseball America for a 4th straight week for the 1st time since 2012.

*Baylor is 6-0 in midweek games this season.

*Baylor is 7-5 as a ranked team this season and 5-4 against ranked teams.

*Baylor has finished its home schedule with a .500 record or better (12-5 in 2017) in all 18 seasons at Baylor Ballpark (since 1999) and is 409-187 all-time at the park.

*In 24 games, Baylor’s starting pitchers have combined to give up just 47 runs (43 earned) on 123 hits and 47 walks with 101 strikeouts in 134.1 innings for a 2.88 ERA and 1.27 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 has a record of 12-5.

*Baylor had 5 pitching shutouts in its first 23 games since 1995 (5) and has 5 for the 1st time in a season since 2013 (5) -- 3 of the shutouts have come against ranked foes.

*Jr. preseason All-American and NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List member closer  Troy Montemayor has 6 saves (13th in NCAA, 1st in Big 12) this season. He converted his 1st 8 career save attempts last season, and after blowing a save in his 9th attempt, has converted 12 straight. He’s 20-for-21 in converting save attempts in his career. He ranks 4th on Baylor’s career saves list (20).

*Sr. DH Matt Menard is 1 of 30 national candidates for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award that honors excellence in the community, classroom, character and competition.

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