Baylor Baseball Hosts No. 10 TCU for Weekend Series

Posted at 9:35 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 22:35:10-04

WACO, Texas -- Baylor baseball hosts No. 10 TCU for a three-game weekend Big 12 series at Baylor Ballpark.  Games are scheduled for 6:35 p.m. CT Friday on FOX Sports Plus, 3:05 p.m. Saturday on FOX Sports Southwest and 1:05 p.m. Sunday on FOX Sports Plus.

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): May 13-15, 2016
Time(s): 6:35 PM | 3:05 PM | 1:05 PM CT
Location: Waco, Texas
Stadium: Baylor Ballpark (5,000)
TV: FS+ (Fri. & Sun.) | FSSW (Sat.)
Talent:  John Morris (pxp), Pat Combs/Cody Hall (color)
Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM?(Waco)
Talent: Derek Smith (pxp), Steve Johnigan (color)

Overall: BU leads 140-119
Streak: BU has won 1
Waco: BU leads 72-44
Fort Worth: TCU leads 59-50
Neutral Site: TCU leads 7-4
Rodriguez vs: 1-2
First Meeting: April 21, 1904
Last Meeting: May 20, 2015

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Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball


2016 Record: 20-25
2016 Big 12 Record: 6-12
Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez
Career: 306-323 (13th season)
BU: 20-25 (1st season)

AVG: Kameron Esthay (.329)
2B: Kameron Esthay (13)
HR: Darryn Sheppard (7)
RBI: Darryn Sheppard (38)
SB: Steven McLean (6)


2016 Record: 33-12
2016 Big 12 Record: 11-7
Head Coach: Jim Schlossnagle
Career: 626-295 (15th season)
TCU: 549-248 (13th season)

AVG: Elliot Barzilli (.386)
2B: Evan Skoug (16)
HR: Josh Watson (10)
RBI: Luken Baker (41)
SB: Wade, Warner (9)


*Baylor has dropped all three all-time Big 12 series to TCU, including a sweep in Fort Worth last season,

*Baylor is 0-1 on its four-game home stand.

*Baylor has won three of its 10 three-game series in 2016 and 24 of 54 since 2012.

*Baylor is 195-290-1 all-time against opponents ranked by Baseball America, 30-38 since 2011 and 1-2 in 2016 -- the Bears are 88-147 all-time against top 10 teams.

*Baylor is 399-181 all-time at Baylor Ballpark and 14-15 under Steve Rodriguez.

*Baylor had 11 Academic All-Big 12 selections (7 1st team, 4 2nd team) on May 12 to give the Bears 10 or more honorees for the fifth straight season and nine or more honorees for the eighth straight season. BU leads all Big 12 members with 127 all-time first team selections.

*Baylor has scored at least one run in the first inning 14 times in 45 games and has scored 28 first-inning runs in 2016.

*Baylor already has 28 home runs in 45 games in 2016, which are 11 more than the team had in 55 games in 2015 – BU has 20 or more home runs for the first time since blasting 46 in 2012.

*Among Big 12 leaders, Troy Montemayor is first in saves (10), Steven McLean is third in HBPs (12), Richard Cunningham is third in triples (4) and fourth in HBPs (11).

*Among NCAA leaders, Montemayor is 19th in saves, McLean and Cunningham are 60th and 84th in HBPs, respectively, and Cunningham is 66th in triples.