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Injuries build depth for Baylor Baseball

Posted: 6:01 PM, Mar 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-14 19:01:22-04
Nick Loftin

WACO, TX — Baylor baseball found their way into the win column Wednesday night with a 6-3 victory over ACU. But, now they turn their attention to Cal Poly.

"We need to make sure that we get our pitching staff solidified. We still have some moving parts in a lot of different areas, whether it be the pitching staff or some position players. We have Shea coming back, and Cole Haring is finally starting to feel better," Steve Rodriguez, Baylor Baseball's head coach, said.

The headline of Baylor's midweek test was the fact that Shea Langeliers was finally back behind the plate for the Bears. But, that hasn't been the only injury Baylor has had to overcome so far this year.

Ace pitcher, Cody Bradford has been ruled out, forcing others to step up.

But, senior Richard Cunningham said he's been proud of how his team has done just that, and he believes that hosting a strong California team this weekend will boost Baylor into conference play that is just around the corner.

"Everyone that's come in and filled in has done a phenomenal job. It's done an amazing thing for the chemistry and energy of the team, to see younger guys step up and really fill in the roles. And now that those guys are coming back, it's been so fun to see it's just a team-wide effort. So, I have so much confidence in this team. We've built an incredible amount of depth with the injuries that have happened and now, it's just next guy up. It doesn't really matter who's out there, the job's expected to be done," Cunningham said.

The Bears first game of the Cal Poly three-game homestand is Friday night at 6:35 p.m.