Baylor Softball looks to build off of last year's success, Lady - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Baylor Softball looks to build off of last year's success, Lady Bears open season Friday

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

The Baylor Lady Bears are coming off a 2017 season that included a trip to the Women's College World Series. This year, they look to build off of that success, but the Lady Bears are no strangers to having success, as Baylor's Softball program has been dominant for the last several years.

For the seventh straight season, Baylor is ranked in the preseason polls, and cracked the top 10 for the fifth time in program history. The Lady Bears will open the season as the No. 10 team in the nation as they are ranked tenth in the 2018 USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Top 25 Coaches Poll.

The Lady Bears will kick off the new season on Friday at Getterman Stadium, as they host Northwestern State for a two day, three game series.

BU will open it's 2018 Big 12 schedule with the two-time defending champions, No. 1 Oklahoma, at home in late March.

Copyright 2018 KXXV. All rights reserved.

  • 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