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Baylor Baseball Starts Five-Game Home Stand Tuesday vs. SHSU

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

Baylor baseball begins five-game home stand on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. CT against Sam Houston State at Baylor 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. Live streaming audio, video and GameTracker also are available for all Baylor baseball home games online at BaylorBears.com.

SERIES?INFO

Date(s): April 11, 2017

Time(s): 6:35 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 63-44

Streak: BU has won 1

Waco: BU leads 34-18

Huntsville: BU leads 29-26

Neutral Site: N/A

Rodriguez vs: 2-1

First Meeting: March 7, 1952

Last Meeting: March 7, 2017

SERIES MULTIMEDIA

Live Stats: BaylorBears.com

Audio: BaylorBears.com

Video: BaylorBears.com

Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball

BAYLOR BEARS                 

2017 Record: 20-12

2017 Big 12 Record: 3-6

Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez

Career: 330-339 (14th season)

BU: 44-41 (2nd season)

2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Matt Menard (.304)

2B: Cascadden, Cunningham (7)

HR: Dodson, Langeliers (5)

RBI: Cascadden, Esthay (20)

SB: T.J. Raguse (2)

SAM HOUSTON STATE BEARKATS

2017 Record: 23-9

2017 Southland Record: 12-0

Head Coach: Matt Deggs

Career: 96-59 (3rd season)

SHSU: 96-59 (3rd season)

2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Hunter Hearn (.400)

2B: Blake Chisolm (11)

HR: Andrew Fregia (5)

RBI: Andrew Fregia (28)

SB: Bryce Johnson (18)

TEAM QUICK NOTES

*Baylor’s 20-12 record through 32 games is its best since a 25-7 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 6-2 in midweek games this season.

*Baylor has finished its home schedule with a .500 record or better (12-7 in 2017) in all 18 seasons at Baylor Ballpark (since 1999) and is 409-189 all-time at the park.

*Baylor overcame a deficit at No. 6 Texas Tech on April 9 of 3+ runs in 9th to win for 1st time since May 21, 2010 vs. Oklahoma State (3) and did so on road for 1st time since May 29, 2007 at Texas A&M (3).

*Baylor hit 4 homers in a game at No. 6 Texas Tech on April 9 for 1st time since April 3, 2011 at Kansas.

*Baylor is 6-6 against ranked teams this season.

*Baylor is 4-5 this season and 7-9 under Steve Rodriguez against Baseball America ranked teams (TTU is No. 6) and 201-297-1 all-time, including a 36-45 mark since 2011.

*Baylor is 1-3 this season (lost to No. 4 LSU, 1-2 at No. 6 Texas Tech) and 91-150 all-time against Baseball America top 10 teams.

*Jr. preseason All-American and NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List member closer  Troy Montemayor has 8 saves (14th 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, had converted 12 straight and now 13 of last 14. He’s 22-for-24 in converting save attempts in his career. He ranks 3rd on Baylor’s career saves list (22).

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