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Baylor Baseball Begins Big 12 Home Series vs. Texas Thursday

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Baylor baseball hosts Texas for a three-game Big 12 series this weekend at Baylor Ballpark. Games are slated for 6:35 p.m. CT Thursday on FOX Sports Southwest, 6:35 p.m. Friday on FOX Sports Plus and 3:05 p.m. Saturday on FSSW.

SERIES?INFO

Date(s): April 13-15, 2017

Time(s): 6:35 PM | 6:35 PM | 3 PM CT

Location: Waco, Texas

Stadium: Baylor Ballpark (5,000)

TV: FSSW | FS+ | FSSW

Talent: John Morris (pxp), Pat Combs (color)

Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM?(Waco)

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

SERIES HISTORY

Overall: UT leads 240-108-4

Streak: UT has won 2

Waco: UT leads 92-61-3

Austin: UT leads 135-43-1

Neutral Site: UT leads 9-8

Rodriguez vs: 2-2

First Meeting: April 4, 1903

Last Meeting: May 26, 2016

SERIES MULTIMEDIA

Live Stats: BaylorBears.com

Audio: BaylorBears.com

Video: BaylorBears.com

Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball

BAYLOR BEARS                 

2017 Record: 20-13

2017 Big 12 Record: 3-6

Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez

Career: 330-340 (14th season)

BU: 44-42 (2nd season)

2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Shea Langeliers (.293)

2B: Tucker Cascadden (8)

HR: Dodson, Langeliers (5)

RBI: Cascadden, Esthay (20)

SB: T.J. Raguse (2)

TEXAS LONGHORNS

2017 Record: 23-13

2017 Big 12 Record: 6-6

Head Coach: David Pierce

Career: 220-122 (6th season)

UT: 23-13 (1st season)

2017 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Michael McCann (.359)

2B: Kacy Clemens (11)

HR: Kacy Clemens (6)

RBI: Kacy Clemens (28)

SB: Travis Jones (11)

TEAM QUICK NOTES

*Baylor’s 20-13 record through 33 games is its best since a 26-7 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 has lost its last 4 3-game series after winning 3 straight with 2 sweeps to begin 2017 campaign.

*Baylor has finished its home schedule with a .500 record or better (12-8 in 2017) in all 18 seasons at Baylor Ballpark (since 1999) and is 409-190 all-time at the park.

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

*Jr. preseason All-American and NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List member closer  Troy Montemayor has 8 saves (15th 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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