Baylor softball cracks preseason top 10 - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Baylor softball cracks preseason top 10

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

Baylor softball will open the season as the No. 10 team in the nation in the 2018 USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Top 25 Coaches Poll, announced Tuesday by the organization.

BU was also picked No. 12 in the 2018 ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Preseason Poll, announced Tuesday by the national organization.

The Lady Bears cracked the top 10 in the preseason poll for the fifth time in program history, previously ranked as high as No. 7 (2012), No. 8 (2008), and No. 10 (2006, 2015, 2018).

BU will start its 2018 campaign ranked in the preseason top 25 for the seventh-straight season and the 12th time in program history, all coming under 18th-year head coach Glenn Moore.

The Lady Bears will face eight teams in the preseason polls, including Oklahoma (1), Florida (2), LSU (8), Alabama (11), Michigan (18), BYU (19), Louisiana (22), and Oklahoma State (24).

BU opens its 2018 Big 12 schedule in a nationally-televised showdown with the two-time defending champs, No. 1 Oklahoma, at Getterman Stadium on March 29-31.

Baylor kicks off its 2018 campaign with a three-game home series against Northwestern State on Feb. 9-10 at Getterman Stadium.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Baylor softball splits with Houston

    Baylor softball splits with Houston

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:42:42 GMT

    No. 19/20 Baylor softball (30-14, 7-6 Big 12) split a midweek road doubleheader with Houston (30-18), winning game one in nine innings, 1-0, and falling short on a late-inning comeback in game two, dropping a 4-3 decision on Tuesday evening at Cougar Softball Stadium.

    More >>

    No. 19/20 Baylor softball (30-14, 7-6 Big 12) split a midweek road doubleheader with Houston (30-18), winning game one in nine innings, 1-0, and falling short on a late-inning comeback in game two, dropping a 4-3 decision on Tuesday evening at Cougar Softball Stadium.

    More >>
  • Baylor baseball run rules Texas State

    Baylor baseball run rules Texas State

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:41:37 GMT

    Baylor baseball rolled to a 17-5, seven-inning run-rule win vs. Texas State on Tuesday evening at Bobcat Ballpark.

    More >>

    Baylor baseball rolled to a 17-5, seven-inning run-rule win vs. Texas State on Tuesday evening at Bobcat Ballpark.

    More >>
  • Manfred encouraged by impact of mound visit rules

    Manfred encouraged by impact of mound visit rules

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:02:46 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:33:55 GMT
    (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP). Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred takes questions from the media before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.(Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP). Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred takes questions from the media before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred 'positive' about impact of mound visits rule change, shorter inning breaks.More >>
    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred 'positive' about impact of mound visits rule change, shorter inning breaks.More >>
Powered by Frankly