Baylor Baseball Ready for Sam Houston State Game Tuesday

Posted at 11:09 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 00:09:47-04

WACO, Texas -- Baylor baseball ends a five-game home stand with a 6:35 p.m. CT game against Sam Houston State on Tuesday at Baylor Ballpark.

All Baylor baseball games are broadcast live on Waco's 1660 ESPN Central Texas (1330 AM/100.9 FM in Temple, Belton and Killeen). Derek Smith provides the play-by-play with Steve Johnigan adding color commentary. Live streaming audio, video and GameTracker also are available for all Baylor baseball games online at

Date(s): April 19, 2016
Time(s): 6:35 PM CT
Location: Waco, Texas
Stadium: Baylor Ballpark (5,000)
Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM?(Waco)
Talent: Derek Smith (pxp), Steve Johnigan (color)

Overall: BU leads 62-43
Streak: BU has won 1
Waco: BU leads 34-17
Huntsville: BU leads 28-26
Neutral Site: Never met
Rodriguez vs: 1-0
First Meeting: March 7, 1952
Last Meeting: March 1, 2016

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Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball

2016 Record: 17-19
2016 Big 12 Record: 4-8
Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez
Career: 303-317 (13th season)
BU: 17-19 (1st season)

AVG: Darryn Sheppard (.333)
2B: Arrington, Sheppard (8)
HR: Darryn Sheppard (6)
RBI: Darryn Sheppard (36)
SB: Steven McLean (6)

2016 Record: 21-16
2016 Southland Record: 14-4
Head Coach: Matt Deggs
Career: 52-42 (2nd season)
SHSU: 52-42 (2nd season)

AVG: Bryce Johnson (.369)
2B: Zach Smith (12)
HR: Andrew Fregia (4)
RBI: Andrew Fregia (22)
SB: Bryce Johnson (15)

*Baylor and Sam Houston State already met this year on March 1, and the Bears came away with a 5-1 road win as Kyle Ott, Blake Allen and Troy Montemayor limited the SHSU bats by allowing just six baserunners while Richard Cunningham had a pair of hits and RBI and Aaron Dodson launched a solo home run.

*Baylor is 5-3 in midweek games in 2016.

*Baylor’s win on April 13 snapped Lamar’s 15-game winning streak, which was the nation’s longest streak at the time and two shy of tying the longest streak of the season held by Florida (17).

*Baylor is 398-179 all-time at Baylor Ballpark and 13-13 under Steve Rodriguez.

*Baylor is 1-3 on its current five-game home stand.

*Baylor has won three of its eight three-game series in 2016 and 24 of 52 since 2012.

*Baylor is 195-290-1 all-time against opponents ranked by Baseball America, 30-38 since 2011 and 1-2 this season.

*Baylor has scored at least one run in the first inning 12 times in 36 games and has scored 26 first-inning runs in 2016.

*Baylor already has 19 home runs in 36 games in 2016, which are two more than the team had in 55 games in 2015 -- BU has not hit 20 or more homers since blasting 46 in 2012.

*Among Big 12 leaders, Troy Montemayor is first in saves (8), Steven McLean is second in HBPs (11), Darryn Sheppard is second in RBI (36), fifth in total bases (77), sixth in home runs (6), seventh in slugging percentage (.546) and eighth in hits (47), Richard Cunningham is fifth in HBPs (9), and Daniel Castano is sixth in strikeouts (48).

*Among NCAA leaders, Montemayor is 19th in saves and McLean is 23rd in HBPs.

*Sophomore RHP Troy Montemayor earned his eighth save of the season and of his career in as many attempts on April 13 vs. Lamar and has a career-best seven straight scoreless appearance.