Baylor baseball leaves for Stanford Regional - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Baylor baseball leaves for Stanford Regional

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

Head coach Steve Rodriguez and the red hot Baylor baseball team started their journey to the NCAA regional Wednesday.

Coach Rod and several players spoke with media members before leaving and they all had one thing in common, humor.

"I think they've been playing [loose and calm] since we had Rendezvous ribs in Memphis," jokes Rodriguez with a smile, "we might have to get some shipped out to California."

The good news for Baylor? Rendezvous ships across the country and next day delivery is available, for a little extra.

The west coast swing will be nothing new for Baylor. The Bears have seven players on the roster from the Golden State, but for some like third baseman Davis Wendzel, playing in his home state against a familiar foe just adds more meaning to the game.

"I had Cal State Fullerton on my list for awhile until I decided Baylor was the right place for me."

Don't worry though this team doesn't plan on making a permanent stay near the Pacific.

"I've been to California once," cracked pitcher Alex Phillips, "It's pretty nice, but it's no Texas."

Baylor has to hope that West Coast baseball decides to feel that way as well as they'll be the second most traveled team in the regional between Stanford, Wright State (Ohio), and Cal State Fullerton.

Baylor will play Cal State Friday (6/01) with first pitch scheduled for 4:00.

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