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Baylor Baseball Faces Weekend Road Test at No. 6 Texas Tech

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Baylor baseball matches up with No. 6 Texas Tech on the road this weekend as the Bears return to Big 12 Conference play. The series features games on Friday at 6:30 p.m. CT, Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m on FOX Sports Southwest Plus.

SERIES?INFO

Date(s): April 7-9, 2017

Time(s): 6:30 PM | 2 PM | 2 PM CT

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Stadium: Griffin Park (4,432)

Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM?(Waco)

Talent: Derek Smith (pxp), Zach Peters (color)

SERIES HISTORY

Overall: TTU leads 83-79

Streak: TTU has won 1

Waco: BU leads 37-18

Lubbock: TTU leads 50-24

Neutral Site: BU leads 5-3

Rodriguez vs: 1-2

First Meeting: 1928

Last Meeting: March 20, 2016

SERIES MULTIMEDIA

Live Stats: TexasTech.com

Audio: BaylorBears.com

Video: TexasTech.com

Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball

BAYLOR BEARS                 

2017 Record: 19-10

2017 Big 12 Record: 2-4

Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez

Career: 329-337 (14th season)

BU: 43-39 (2nd season)

2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Matt Menard (.317)

2B: Cascadden, Cunningham (7)

HR: Shea Langeliers (5)

RBI: Kameron Esthay (20)

SB: T.J. Raguse (2)

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS

2017 Record: 26-6

2017 Big 12 Record: 4-2

Head Coach: Tim Tadlock

Career: 175-101 (5th season)

TTU: 175-101 (5th season)

2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Grant Little (.382)

2B: Hunter Hargrove (15)

HR: Garcia, McMillon (4)

RBI: Hargrove, Garcia (28)

SB: Hunter Hargrove (7)

TEAM QUICK NOTES

*Baylor’s 19-10 record through 29 games is its best since a 22-7 start in 2012.

*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 6-3 away from Baylor Ballpark this season (4-2 on road, 2-1 in neutral sites).

*Baylor is 5-4 against ranked teams this season.

*Baylor is 3-3 this season and 6-7 under Steve Rodriguez against Baseball America ranked teams and 200-295-1 all-time, including a 30-40 mark in neutral sites, and 35-43 mark since 2011.

*Baylor is 0-1 this season and 90-148 all-time against Baseball America top 10 teams with its last series win coming in Waco vs. TCU (2-1) on May 13-15, 2016.

*Baylor has lost its last 3 three-game series of the season after winning three in a row with two sweeps.

*In 7 weekends, Baylor starting rotation has combined to give up just 48 runs (43 earned) on 123 hits and 49 walks with 97 strikeouts in 130.1 innings for a 2.97 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. The trio Sr. RHP Nick Lewis, Jr. RHP Montana Parsons and Fr. LHP Cody Bradford has a record of 9-6.

*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 7 saves (16th in NCAA, 2nd in Big 12) this season. He converted his 1st 8 career save attempts last season, and after blowing a save in his 9th attempt, had converted 12 straight. He’s 21-for-23 in converting save attempts in his career. He’s tied for 3rd on Baylor’s career saves list (21).

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