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Baylor Baseball welcomes Oral Roberts to Waco

Posted at 10:54 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 00:29:48-05

WACO, Texas — Baylor Baseball bounced back from a tough first inning to win their first three-game series of the year against Nebraska. Now, they will try to make it two-for-two against Oral Roberts.

Outside of the first inning, Baylor has outscored its opponents 34-17.

Still, as the opening weekend proved, one inning can have a detrimental impact on a team and lead to a loss.

Now, the Bears are focused on shutting down big innings and setting their defense up in a position to succeed.

"We need to make sure we're playing nine innings," Baylor head coach Steve Rodriguez. "That Friday game shows you that one bad inning can ruin a game.

"We gotta make sure we don't have that. We gotta make sure that we eliminate big innings, minimize damage, and we go out there throw strikes, play good defense and execute offensively."

The Bears will also make a few changes to their weekend pitching rotation. Paul Dickens will start in place of Jimmy Winston, who Rodriguez said is dealing with some arm soreness and may be available to pitch out of the bullpen.

Evan Godwin will make his first start of the season Saturday, and Hayden Kettler will take the hill on Sunday.