WACO, Texas -- Baylor baseball begins a regular-season-ending four-game road trip with a 6 p.m. CT tilt at UTSA on Tuesday at Roadrunner Field.
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 BaylorBears.com.SERIES?INFO
Date(s): May 17, 2016
Time(s): 6:00 PM CT
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Stadium: Roadrunner Field (800)
Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM?(Waco)
Talent: Derek Smith (pxp), Steve Johnigan (color)
Overall: BU leads 33-7
Streak: BU has won 2
Waco: BU leads 25-3
San Antonio: BU leads 8-4
Neutral Site: Never met
Rodriguez vs: 1-0
First Meeting: Feb. 23, 1993
Last Meeting: March 29, 2016
Live Stats: GoUTSA.com
Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball
2016 Record: 22-26
2016 Big 12 Record: 8-13
Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez
Career: 308-324 (13th season)
BU: 22-26 (1st season)
2016 STAT LEADERS
AVG: Matt Menard (.336)
2B: Kameron Esthay (14)
HR: Darryn Sheppard (7)
RBI: Darryn Sheppard (38)
SB: Steven McLean (6)
2016 Record: 15-34
2016 C-USA Record: 6-20
Head Coach: Jason Marshall
Career: 118-110 (4th season)
UTSA: 118-110 (4th season)
2016 STAT LEADERS
AVG: J.T. Gilmore (.316)
2B: Skyler Valentine (17)
HR: C.J. Pickering (4)
RBI: Tyler Straub (34)
SB: Tyler Straub (9)
*Baylor is 1-0 against UTSA this season as the Bears had a walk-off 5-4 win in Waco on March 29.
*Baylor is 6-5 in midweek games in 2016.
*Baylor is 6-10 on the road in 2016.
*Baylor is 0-0 on its regular-season-ending four-game road trip.
*Baylor won its first Big 12 Conference series over TCU on May 13-15 after losing the first three. BU won its first three-game series over TCU since a sweep on Feb. 18-20, 2000, in a split series with two games in Waco.
*With a 2-1 decision over No. 10 TCU on May 13-15, Baylor earned its first series win over a Baseball America ranked opponent since sweeping No. 13 Cal Poly on Feb. 13-15, 2015, in Waco.
* With a 2-1 decision over No. 10 TCU on May 13-15, Baylor claimed its first series win over a Baseball America top 10 ranked opponent since taking two of three from No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on March 7-9, 2014, in Waco.
*Baylor has 29 home runs in 48 games in 2016, which are 12 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.
*Baylor has scored at least one run in the first inning 14 times in 48 games and has scored 28 first-inning runs in 2016.
*Sophomore RHP Troy Montemayor was 1 of 40 named to the 2016 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List on April 28 -- he’s one of two on the list in the Big 12.
*Montemayor has 12 saves in 13 tries this season and in his career -- he’s the ninth player in BU history with 10 or more saves in a season (first since Josh Michalec set the single-season BU and Big 12 records with 21 saves in 2014) and ranks tied for fourth on BU’s single-season saves list and 10th on BU’s career saves list.
*Among Big 12 leaders, 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.
*Senior RHP Austin Stone earned Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic Service Award on May 14 for his outstanding community service to Shriners and the Little League Challenger Division teams.CASTANO NAMED BIG 12 PITCHER OF THE WEEK FOR SECOND TIME
Junior left-hander Daniel Castano was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced May 16. The Austin native earned the series-clinching win over No. 10 TCU on May 14 at Baylor Ballpark, allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in seven-plus innings. Castano’s effort helped BU win its first series over a Baseball America ranked opponent since sweeping No. 13 Cal Poly on Feb. 13-15, 2015, in Waco and first series win over a top 10 ranked Baseball America opponent since taking two of three from No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on March 7-9, 2014, in Waco.
The honor marks the second for Castano this season as he was named Big 12 Co-Pitcher of the Week on March 7 for the first time in his career after he tossed a gem at No. 21 Houston on March 4 to earn the win, allowing five hits and two walks with a then-career-high-tying six strikeouts in a then-season-high seven scoreless innings. The accolade is Castano’s third of his career from the league as he was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on April 21, 2014.
Castano’s recognition from the league gives BU three this season as Josh Bissonette was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on March 28. Castano gave the Bears their 35th all-time Big 12 Pitcher of the Week selection.