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Week 11 Recap
2:20 P.M. MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012

DAVID KAYE

We're going to return to posting the weekly recap here every week. Heart of the Order members receive these e-mails every Sunday night, but if you haven't seen them, weeks 1-10 are linked at the bottom of the blog.

And now the Week 11 Recap (PDF here):

Current 2012 Record: 38-8
Current Big 12 Conference Record: 18-0
Current Streak: Won 3
Last Week: 3-1

Last Week's Results:
Tuesday (4/24) - lost at UTSA, 4-1
Wednesday (4/25) - won vs. UT Arlington, 6-4 - highlights: http://bit.ly/J893ql
Friday (4/27) - won vs. No. 25 New Mexico State, 5-0 - highlights: http://bit.ly/LcOUiT
Saturday (4/28) - won vs. No. 25 New Mexico State, 15-5 (8 innings) - highlights: http://bit.ly/KQxWE9

Upcoming Schedule (all times Central):
---10 days off for final exams---
Wednesday (5/9) - at Texas State, 6:30 p.m.
Friday (5/11) - at Oklahoma, 6 p.m.
Saturday (5/12) - at Oklahoma, 2 p.m.
Sunday (5/13) - at Oklahoma, 1 p.m.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE
Josh Turley, Baylor University, Junior, LHP, 6-0, 190, Texarkana, Texas (Texas)
Carried no-hitter through 7.1 innings against nation's No. 1 offense in hits, runs scored and on-base percentage - No. 25 New Mexico State ... One-out error in 8th inning was followed by single, ending Turley's day after 7.1 shutout innings ... Allowed only three Aggies to advance past first base ... Lowered season ERA to 1.74, which ranks 3rd in Big 12 ... Baylor improved to 11-0 this season in games started by Turley, which were all the first game of a weekend series or tournament ... Allowed one earned run or less for eighth time in 11 starts this season ... Combined on shutout of New Mexico State, marking first time Aggies were shut out since April 22, 2011 ... Threw 75 of his 106 pitches for strikes and threw first-pitch strikes to 21 of 28 batters faced ... Improved to 5-0 with 2.13 ERA in Big 12 play, making him only pitcher in league with five conference wins.

NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE
Nathan Orf, Baylor University, Junior, C/OF, 5-9, 180, Wentzville, Mo. (Illinois-Chicago)
Hit .462 (6-for-13) with five runs, one RBI, five walks and three stolen bases to lead Baylor to 3-1 week ... Batted leadoff in all four games and reached base at .611 clip ... Reached base safely three times in each of last three games and twice in Tuesday's game ... Extended career-long hitting streak to 12 games - longest by a Baylor player this season ... Walked twice, singled and scored one run in Friday's win vs. No. 25 New Mexico State ... Singled twice, stole two bases, walked, scored two runs and drove in one run in Saturday's win vs. New Mexico State ... Went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's game at UTSA ... Reached base safely three times and had sacrifice bunt in Wednesday's win vs. UT Arlington ... Drew two walks, scored two runs and singled against Mavericks.

24-GAME WINNING STREAK NOTES

- Baylor's 24-game winning streak ended as the longest winning streak in program history.

- The Bears had 13 victories by 1 or 2 runs and came from behind to win 14 times during the 24-game winning streak.

- During the 24-game streak, Baylor won 14 games against teams currently ranked in the RPI top 100 (according to WarrenNolan.com).

- Baylor's 24-game winning streak was the longest streak by any Division I team this season and tied Arizona State (2010) for the longest in Division I since at least 2007.

- Baylor tied the school record for longest road winning streak at 9 straight games before Tuesday's loss.

- Baylor outscored opponents 192-93, hit .339 as a team and posted a 2.92 ERA during its 24-game winning streak. Ten different Baylor pitchers earned wins in the streak - including seven with multiple wins - and five different pitchers accounted for the 12 Bears' saves.

- Baylor's bullpen went 11-0 with a 2.55 ERA and 12 saves in 84.2 innings during the 24-game winning streak. Five different Bears recorded saves during the streak: Max Garner (8 saves, 0.96 ERA), Kolt Browder (1 save, 0.00), Ryan Smith (1 save, 2.70), Tyler Bremer (1 save, 3.38) and Brad Kuntz (1 save, 3.75).

TEAM NOTES

- Baylor was ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in program history on Monday. The Bears shared the top spot in the Collegiate Baseball poll with Kentucky.

- Baylor clinched a share of the Big 12 regular-season title on Saturday, despite having played on 75% of the league schedule. It's the Bears' third Big 12 title and first since sharing the league championship in 2005.

- Baylor's magic number to clinch the Big 12 Championship outright is 1. One more Baylor win or one more Texas loss in conference play would give the Bears an outright championship. Texas plays at Missouri next week and Baylor plays at Oklahoma in two weeks. If the Bears haven't clinched the outright championship after those series, Baylor has a three-game series with Texas to close out the regular season.

- Baylor is 27-0 this season in games started by Trent Blank (11-0), Josh Turley (11-0) or Joey Hainsfurther (5-0). All 11 of Turley's starts have been in the first game of a weekend series or tournament.

- Baylor finished the month of April 17-1, tying the most wins in a month during the 18-year Steve Smith era (17-3 in April, 2000).

- Baylor's 38-8 record is its best through 46 games in program history.

- Baylor's offense leads the Big 12 in batting average (.316), on-base percentage (.412), slugging percentage (.446), runs (309), hits (480), home runs (30) and RBI (281).

- The Baylor pitching staff ranks 3rd in the Big 12 in ERA (3.15) and 1st in saves (16) and fewest home runs allowed (8).

- In Big 12 games, Baylor leads the league in batting average (.327), on-base percentage (.407), slugging percentage (.497), runs (127), hits (206), doubles (37), home runs (20), RBI (116), walks (69), ERA (2.66) and saves (10).

- Baylor's team slugging percentage in Big 12 games (.497) is .105 better than the league's 2nd-best team (Texas, .392).

- Baylor has hit 20 home runs in Big 12 play - twice as many as any other team. The rest of the league teams have combined for 49 home runs.

- Baylor's current 20-game home winning streak is a school record and the nation's longest active streak.

- Baylor's current 18-game Big 12 winning streak is the longest by any team in the league's 16-year history.

- Baylor's 18-0 start in Big 12 play is 11 wins better than the longest previous undefeated start by any team in the Big 12 Conference's 16-year history. The best previous start was 7-0 by Texas in 1999.

- Baylor is the first team ever to sweep six consecutive Big 12 series - the Bears had never swept three straight Big 12 series prior to this season.

- The Bears' 18-game conference winning streak is twice as long as Baylor's previous best Big 12 winning streak (9 games in 1999).

- Baylor joins Utah Valley (16-0) as the nation's only teams still undefeated in conference play. Delaware State (14-1) is the nation's only other team with less than two conference losses.

- Baylor has won a Big 12 record six Big 12 Player of the Week honors this season. The Bears have also had two Pitchers of the Week and three Newcomers of the Week.

- Seven Baylor starters have on-base percentages above .425 for the season: Lawton Langford (.465), Josh Ludy (.450), Cal Towey (.447), Logan Vick (.443), Nathan Orf (.443), Michael Howard (.429) and Max Muncy (.426). Baylor has 5 of the Big 12's top 8 players in on-base percentage.

- Nine Baylor players have started at least 19 games and have batting averages over .300: Josh Ludy (.371), Lawton Langford (.352), Logan Vick (.346), Michael Howard (.325), Max Muncy (.314), Adam Toth (.314), Cal Towey (.310), Nathan Orf (.309) and Dan Evatt (.305).

- Baylor is 27-3 this season at Baylor Ballpark, and the Bears have won a school-record 20 consecutive home games.

- Baylor has 7 players who have started at least 39 of the team's 46 games this season: Logan Vick (45 in CF), Jake Miller (44 at SS), Cal Towey (46 at 3B), Max Muncy (46 at 1B), Nathan Orf (15 in LF, 30 as DH), Josh Ludy (42 at catcher, 1 as DH) and Lawton Langford (39 at 2B). The only field position where the Bears haven't had the same player start most games is right field, where Adam Toth has started 22 games (he missed 20 games with a broken wrist).

PLAYER NOTES

- Senior RHP Trent Blank ranks 2nd nationally and leads the Big 12 with 9 wins (9-0).

- Junior LHP Josh Turley has led Baylor to wins in all 11 starts this season (each the first game of a weekend series/tournament) - vs. Oral Roberts, at UCLA, vs. UC Irvine, vs. Memphis, vs. Texas Tech, vs. Kansas, vs. Oklahoma State, at Missouri, at Kansas State, at Texas A&M and vs. New Mexico State.

- Turley had a no-hitter through 7.1 innings vs. New Mexico State on Friday. A one-out error was followed by a single to end his no-hit bid against a team that leads the nation in hits, on-base percentage and runs scored.

- Turley had allowed one earned run or fewer in 8 of his 11 starts this season.

- Blank and Turley - Baylor's Friday and Saturday starters - have combined to go 16-0 with a 2.09 ERA and 122 hits allowed in 142.1 innings pitched. The duo averages only one extra-base hit allowed per 6.78 innings (17 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR).

- Junior 1B Max Muncy has started at first base in 128 consecutive games and 164 of 165 team games since arriving on campus.

- Junior CF Logan Vick leads the Big 12 with 18 doubles on the season - 3 more than any other player - and he ranks 4th in walks (30). Vick has drawn 121 career walks, which is tied for 5th in program history, and he needs only 1 more walks to crack the Big 12's all-time top 10.

- Sophomore 2B Lawton Langford has started 32 of the last 35 games at second base.

- Junior RHP Max Garner recorded his 9th save of the season on Wednesday, moving him into 8th on Baylor's single season list and 5th on Baylor's career list (17).

- Garner has 7 saves in Big 12 play, while no other pitcher in the league has more than 2.

- Junior C/LF Nathan Orf has been hit by a pitch 21 times this season - he's 2 shy of Matt Williams (2000) for the Baylor single-season record.

- Orf is riding a 12-game hitting streak, which is tied for the longest by a Baylor player this season.

- Senior C Josh Ludy has started 42 of 46 games behind the plate this season. He leads the Big 12 with 51 RBI overall (5 more than any other player) and 26 RBI in conference play (6 more than any other player).

- Ludy became the sixth player in Big 12 history to win Big 12 Player of the Week in consecutive weeks.

- Freshman RHP Ryan Smith improved to 3-0 by working 3.2 shutout innings of relief to close out Saturday's win vs. No. 25 New Mexico State. Smith entered with the potential tying run on base in the fifth inning and stranded a pair of inherited baserunners.

- Freshman OF Adam Toth stole 2nd base, 3rd base and home plate in one trip around the bases in Saturday's game. It was the first time on record a Baylor player has recorded 3 steals in one trip around the bases.

- Senior RHP Tyler Bremer improved to 4-0 by striking out a career-high 9 batters in a career-long 7.1 innings in Wednesday's win against UT Arlington. Bremer struck out 6 consecutive batters between the 4th and 6th innings and recorded 7 consecutive outs by strikeout.

BIG 12 RANKINGS (ALL GAMES)

TRENT BLANK
1st -- Wins (9)
7th -- ERA (2.43)
8th -- Opponents' Batting Average (.224)
9th -- Innings (70.1)

TYLER BREMER
17th -- Wins (4)

DAN EVATT
5th -- Home Runs (7)

MAX GARNER
1st -- Saves (9)

BRAD KUNTZ
17th -- Wins (4)

LAWTON LANGFORD
4th -- On-Base Percentage (.465)
7th -- Batting Average (.352)
8th -- Walks (27)
10th -- Runs (34)

JOSH LUDY
1st -- RBI (51)
2nd -- Slugging Percentage (.579)
3rd -- Batting Average (.371)
3rd -- Total Bases (92)
5th -- Home Runs (7)
5th -- Doubles (12)
5th -- On-Base Percentage (.450)
6th -- Hits (59)

MAX MUNCY
3rd -- RBI (43)
3rd -- Walks (32)
4th -- Total Bases (85)
5th -- Runs (42)
8th -- Doubles (11)
8th -- Home Runs (5)
10th -- Hits (55)

DILLON NEWMAN
8th -- Saves (2)

NATHAN ORF
1st -- HBP (21)
3rd -- Runs (44)
8th -- On-Base Percentage (.443)

CAL TOWEY
6th -- Triples (3)
6th -- On-Base Percentage (.447)
6th -- RBI (37)
8th -- Walks (27)
12th -- Home Runs (4)
12th -- Doubles (10)

JOSH TURLEY
3rd -- ERA (1.74)
3rd -- Wins (7)
8th -- Innings (72.1)

LOGAN VICK
1st -- Doubles (18)
4th -- Walks (30)
7th -- On-Base Percentage (.443)
8th -- Batting Average (.346)
9th -- Total Bases (80)
9th -- Hits (56)
10th -- Runs (34)

BIG 12 RANKINGS (CONFERENCE GAMES)

TRENT BLANK
2nd -- Wins (4)
6th -- Opponents' Batting Average (.221)
10th -- Innings (37.0)
10th -- ERA (2.68)

DAN EVATT
4th -- Home Runs (3)
7th -- Slugging Percentage (.500)

MAX GARNER
1st -- Saves (7)
2nd -- Opponents' Batting Average (.198)
3rd -- ERA (1.85)
5th -- Appearances (10)
10th -- Strikeouts (28)

BRAD KUNTZ
10th -- Wins (2)

LAWTON LANGFORD
1st -- Walks (15) & On-Base Percentage (.512)
3rd -- Batting Average (.403) & Hits (27)
10th -- RBI (11)
11th -- Runs (13)

JOSH LUDY
1st -- Home Runs (6), RBI (26) & Slugging Percentage (.722)
2nd -- Hits (28) & Doubles (6)
3rd -- Total Bases (40) & On-Base Percentage (.463)
4th -- Batting Average (.389)
11th -- Walks (9)

JAKE MILLER
3rd -- Triples (2)
11th -- Runs (12)

MAX MUNCY
1st -- Runs (19)
2nd -- Doubles (6)
4th -- Home Runs (3)
5th -- RBI (14), Slugging Percentage (.513) & Total Bases (39)
11th -- Walks (9)
14th -- Hits (22)

DILLON NEWMAN
10th -- Wins (2)

NATHAN ORF
1st -- Runs (19)
9th -- Hits (23) & Home Runs (2)
11th -- Stolen Bases (4)
13th -- Total Bases (32)
14th -- Batting Average (.329)

CAL TOWEY
2nd -- Home Runs (4)
3rd -- Total Bases (40) & Slugging Percentage (.625)
4th -- On-Base Percentage (.462)
7th -- RBI (13)
8th -- Runs (14) & Batting Average (.359)
9th -- Hits (23)

JOSH TURLEY
1st -- Wins (5)
7th -- Innings Pitched (42.1)
10th -- Strikeouts (28)
5th -- ERA (2.13)

LOGAN VICK
1st -- Doubles (8)
5th -- Walks (11) & Runs (16)
8th -- Hits (24)
10th -- On-Base Percentage (.432)
11th -- Batting Average (.343)
13th -- Total Bases (32)

Here are links to PDFs of each week's recap for this season:

Week 1 Recap

Week 2 Recap

Week 3 Recap

Week 4 Recap

Week 5 Recap

Week 6 Recap

Week 7 Recap

Week 8 Recap

Week 9 Recap

Week 10 Recap

Week 11 Recap

For updates during every game, follow the Baylor Baseball Twitter feed (@BaylorBaseball).


Baylor's 40th Major Leaguer?
11:30 A.M. FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

DAVID KAYE

There have been 39 Baylor baseball players who have gone on to play in the Major Leagues. Kevin Russo became the 39th when he was called up to play for the New York Yankees in 2010. Kelly Shoppach (Red Sox) and David Murphy (Rangers) are the only former Bears currently on Major League rosters, but Drew Sutton (Braves) and Russo (Yankees) both have Major League experience and are currently at Triple-A.

A former Baylor player has made his Major League debut in five of the last seven seasons, but with no former Bears called to the majors in 2011, the question looms of who will become the 40th Major League Bear? It could obviously be any number of former Bears currently playing in the minor leagues, but we'll focus on those who are at Double-A and Triple-A.

Beamer Weems - Triple-A Tucson Padres (San Diego Padres) - Weems spent last season at Double-A and had his year cut short when he was hit by a pitch in the face, but he started the 2012 season in Triple-A, just one step from the major leagues. He went on the DL after playing in seven games, but he returned to the lineup on April 26.

Cory VanAllen - Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals) - This is VanAllen's seventh year in the minor leagues, but it's his first at Triple-A. He earned the promotion by posting strong numbers in Double-A with a 2.50 ERA over 47 relief appearances in 2011.

Jeff Mandel - Double-A Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals) - Mandel joins VanAllen in the Nationals' farm system. He worked his way up to Triple-A, making 68 appearances at that level in 2010 and 2011, but he began the 2012 season at the Double-A level. In four starts, Mandel is 2-1 with a 1.09 ERA.

Kendal Volz - Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Kansas City Royals) - Volz was drafted by the Red Sox and ended up the in Royals' system after he was one of the prospects in a trade deadline deal last year. He made only six appearances at Advanced-A after the trade before the Royals promoted him to Double-A last year. He's pitched the 2012 season in Double-A and has strong numbers so far. Volz has pitched six times in relief, and in five of the six outings he's gone at least 2.0 innings and allowed no more than one hit.

Aaron Miller - Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts (Los Angeles Dodgers) - The only former first-round pick on this list, Miller made it to Double-A in 2010, but he had trouble staying healthy in 2011 and never pitched above Advanced-A. He began the 2012 season in Double-A and has made four starts, including one when he struck out 10 and allowed only one hit in 5.0 innings.

Shawn Tolleson - Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts (Los Angeles Dodgers) - Tolleson has made huge strides since being a 30th-round draft pick in 2010. He dominated the Pioneer league as a rookie, then played at three different levels, including Double-A in his second professional campaign. He started the 2012 season in Double-A, where he's teammates with Miller, and he has continued to put up gaudy numbers: 0.00 ERA, 8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 15 K. A twitter search of "Shawn Tolleson" will show Dodgers' fans clammoring for Tolleson to be called up to the big leagues.

With two players at Triple-A and four at Double-A, as well as a few recent draftees at lower levels who could move quickly through the minors, it's only a matter of time until Baylor has its 40th Major Leaguers. The only question is who will it be? Let us know what you think by tweeting @BaylorBaseball.

For updates during every game, follow the Baylor Baseball Twitter feed (@BaylorBaseball).


Week 10 Recap
10:00 A.M. MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012

DAVID KAYE

We're going to return to posting the weekly recap here every week. Heart of the Order members receive these e-mails every Sunday night, but if you haven't seen them, weeks 1-9 are linked at the bottom of the blog.

And now the Week 10 Recap (PDF here):

Current 2012 Record: 35-7
Current Big 12 Conference Record: 18-0
Current Streak: Won 24
Last Week: 5-0

Last Week's Results:
Tuesday (4/17) - won vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 15-2 (7) - highlights: http://bit.ly/HTyutP
Wednesday (4/18) - won vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 11-1 (7) - highlights: http://bit.ly/I2bZGE
Friday (4/20) - won at No. 2 Texas A&M, 5-3 - highlights: http://bit.ly/IHmED6
Saturday (4/21) - won vs. No. 2 Texas A&M, 1-0 - highlights: http://bit.ly/IgfUyc
Sunday (4/22) - won vs. No. 2 Texas A&M, 7-5 - highlights: http://bit.ly/K0eVPi

Upcoming Schedule (all times Central):
Tuesday (4/24) - at UTSA, 6 p.m.
Wednesday (4/25) - vs. UT Arlington, 6:35 p.m.
Friday (4/27) - vs. New Mexico State, 6:35 p.m.
Saturday (4/28) - vs. New Mexico State, 12:05 p.m.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE
Josh Ludy, Baylor University, Senior, C, 5-10, 210, Portland, Ind. (Jay County HS) Hit .533 (8-for-15) with a home one, one double, four runs and three RBI in four games played as part of Baylor's 5-0 week ... Helped Baylor to series sweep of No. 2 Texas A&M by recording two hits in each of the three games ... Hit 2-run homer on 14th pitch of at-bat - after 10 straight foul balls - in 1st inning of series finale to give Baylor 3-0 lead ... Also had double with one out in sixth inning to snap streak of 14 straight Baylor batters retired ... Came around to score game-tying run ... Had two of Baylor's six hits in Saturday's 1-0 win ... Went 2-for-4 with a walk in series opener in College Station ... Had two singles, a walk and scored two runs in Tuesday's win vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... Helped Baylor extend Big 12 record winning streak to 24 games, including 18 straight conference wins, which is also a league record ... Currently on career-long 10-game hitting streak.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE
Trent Blank, Baylor University, Senior, RHP, 6-2, 190, Columbia, Ill. (Columbia HS) Pitched career-long 8.0 shutout innings to move to 9-0 on season with 1-0 win vs. No. 2 Texas A&M ... Win clinched Baylor's ninth straight Big 12 series victory and was Blank's 11th consecutive win ... Allowed only four hits - three singles and one double - did not issue a walk and struck out six batters ... Allowed only six balls out of infield ... Faced three batters over minimum and allowed three runners to reach second base ... Faced minimum through first five innings, including string of 14 straight batters retired ... Escaped only jam of night in sixth inning after single and double put two runners in scoring position with one out ... Tied career-high pitch count with 107 pitches, 74 of which were strikes ... Pitched with only one run of support (scored in fifth inning) in front of Baylor Ballpark-record crowd of 5,911 ... Win extended Baylor's Big 12-record winning streak to 23 games and tied conference record with 17 straight wins in league play ... Bears improved to 10-0 in games started by Blank this season.

NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE
Nathan Orf, Baylor University, Junior, C/OF, 5-9, 180, Wentzville, Mo. (Illinois-Chicago) Hit .600 (9-for-17) with seven runs scored, one RBI, three walks and two times hit-by-pitch to lead Baylor to 5-0 week ... Reached base at .700 clip out of leadoff spot in batting order ... Reached in all five plate appearances in series opener in College Station, going 3-for-3 with walk, HBP, RBI and run scored ... Singled and scored game-winning run as part of eighth-inning comeback and had two-out RBI single to cut deficit to 2-1 in second inning ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in series finale vs. No. 2 Texas A&M ... Led off game with infield single and scored to put Baylor up 1-0 ... Reached on infield single in seventh and scored insurance run ... Had two of Baylor's six hits in Saturday's 1-0 victory ... Went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a HBP in Wednesday win vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... Singled, walked twice and scored two runs in Tuesday win vs. TAMU-CC ... Helped Baylor extend Big 12 record winning streak to 24 games, including 18 straight conference wins, which is also a league record ... Currently on career-long 8-game hitting streak.

TEAM NOTES

- Baylor's 24-game winning streak is the longest winning streak in program history and only the second of 20 Baylor winning streak of 20 or more games (20 in 1985). Baylor's win vs. TAMU-Corpus Christi on Wednesday established a new school record with its 21st consecutive win.

- Baylor has won 11 of its last 15 games by 1 or 2 runs, and the Bears have 13 victories by 1 or 2 runs during the 24-game winning streak.

- Baylor's 18-game Big 12 winning streak is the longest by any team in the league's 16-year history. Sunday's win passed Texas (17 in 2010) for the longest winning streak in conference play in league history.

- Head coach Steve Smith became Baylor's all-time wins leader in any sport with his 650th career victory on Tuesday night vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Smith (654-422-1) passed his predecessor Mickey Sullivan (649-428-4).

- Baylor's 24-game winning streak is the longest streak by any Division I team this season. Saturday's win vs. Texas A&M passed Kentucky's 22-0 start to the season for the nation's longest winning streak in 2012.

- Baylor's 18-0 start in Big 12 play is 11 wins better than the longest previous undefeated start by any team in the Big 12 Conference's 16-year history. The best previous start was 7-0 by Texas in 1999.

- Baylor is the first team ever to sweep six consecutive Big 12 series - the Bears had never swept three straight Big 12 series prior to this season.

- The Bears' 18-game conference winning streak is twice as long as Baylor's previous best Big 12 winning streak (9 games in 1999).

- Baylor's 17-game home winning streak is a school record and the nation's longest active streak. Saturday's win passed the previous mark of 15 consecutive home wins set in 2010.

- Baylor's 9-game road winning streak is the nation's longest active streak and tied for the longest road winning streak in school history (1986).

- Baylor joins Army (16-0) as the nation's only teams still undefeated in conference play. Delaware State (14-1) is the nation's only other team with less than two conference losses.

- Baylor has outscored opponents 192-93, hit .339 as a team and posted a 2.92 ERA during its 24-game winning streak. Ten different Baylor pitchers have earned wins in the streak - including seven with multiple wins - and five different pitchers have accounted for the 12 Bears' saves.

- Baylor is 16-2 in its last 18 Big 12 series finales when playing for a sweep. The Bears have swept 6 Big 12 series in a season for the first time in program history.

- Baylor pitchers allowed only 6 earned runs in 5 games during the week for a 1.32 ERA over 41.0 innings.

- Baylor is 20-0 this season in games started by Trent Blank (10-0) or Josh Turley (10-0). All 10 of Turley's starts have been in the first game of a weekend series or tournament.

- Baylor's bullpen is 11-0 with a 2.55 ERA and 12 saves in 84.2 innings during the 24-game winning streak. Five different Bears have recorded saves during the streak: Max Garner (8 saves, 0.96 ERA), Kolt Browder (1 save, 0.00), Ryan Smith (1 save, 2.70), Tyler Bremer (1 save, 3.38) and Brad Kuntz (1 save, 3.75).

- Baylor's offense leads the Big 12 in batting average (.315), on-base percentage (.411), slugging percentage (.445), runs (282), hits (439), home runs (26), RBI (256), walks (192).

- In Big 12 games, Baylor leads the league in batting average (.327), on-base percentage (.407), slugging percentage (.497), runs (127), hits (206), doubles (37), home runs (20), RBI (116), walks (69), ERA (2.66), strikeouts (136) and saves (10).

- Baylor has hit 20 home runs in Big 12 play - the other 8 teams in the league have combined for 41 home runs.

- Seven Baylor starters have on-base percentages at .419 or better for the season: Lawton Langford (.484), Josh Ludy (.463), Cal Towey (.459), Michael Howard (.429), Logan Vick (.427), Nathan Orf (.427) and Max Muncy (.419).

- Baylor is 24-3 this season at Baylor Ballpark, and the Bears have won 17 consecutive home games.

- Baylor has 6 players who have started at least 40 of the team's 42 games this season: Logan Vick (41 in CF), Jake Miller (41 at SS), Cal Towey (42 at 3B), Max Muncy (42 at 1B), Nathan Orf (15 in LF, 26 as DH) and Josh Ludy (39 at catcher, 1 as DH).

PLAYER NOTES

- Senior RHP Trent Blank leads the nation with 9 wins (9-0) - 2 more than any other Big 12 pitcher.

- Blank ranks 5th in the Big 12 with a 2.18 ERA, 4th with a .202 opponents' batting average and 8th with 66.0 innings pitched.

- Junior LHP Josh Turley has led Baylor to wins in all 10 starts this season (each the first game of a weekend series/tournament) - vs. Oral Roberts, at UCLA, vs. UC Irvine, vs. Memphis, vs. Texas Tech, vs. Kansas, vs. Oklahoma State, at Missouri, at Kansas State and at Texas A&M).

- Turley ranks 3rd in the Big 12 with a 1.94 ERA, 3rd in wins at 6-0 and 9th in innings pitched with 65.0. Turley is a Big 12-best 5-0 with a 2.13 ERA in a league-leading 42.1 innings over 6 starts in Big 12 play. He ranks 6th with 28 strikeouts in league play.

- Blank and Turley - Baylor's Friday and Saturday starters - have combined to go 15-0 with a 2.06 ERA and 111 hits allowed in 131.0 innings pitched. The duo averages only one extra-base hit allowed per 7.71 innings (14 doubles, 1 triple, 2 HR).

- Junior 1B Max Muncy has started at first base in 124 consecutive games and 160 of 161 team games since arriving on campus. Muncy's Big 12 ranks: 10th hits (50), 4th runs (39), 7th home runs (5), 5th doubles (11), 3rd RBI (38), 4th total bases (80) and 2nd walks (28).

- Junior CF Logan Vick leads the Big 12 with 18 doubles on the season - 4 more than any other player - and he ranks 4th in walks (27). Vick has drawn 118 career walks, which is tied for 5th in program history, and he needs only 5 more walks to crack the Big 12's all-time top 10. Vick's 51 career walks in Big 12 play are 2nd-most in program history.

- Sophomore 2B Lawton Langford has started 29 of the last 31 games at second base. Langford Big 12 ranks: 5th batting average (.369), 10th runs (31), 8th walks (26) and 2nd on-base percentage (.484).

- In Big 12 Conference games, Langford ranks 1st in walks (15) and on-base percentage (.512), 3rd in batting average (.403) and hits (27), 8th in runs (13) and 9th in total bases (30).

- Langford reached base safely in a career-high 24 consecutive games before going 0-for-2 with two sacrifice bunts in Sunday's game. He had reached base safely in all 17 Big 12 games prior to Sunday, and he has reached safely in 35 of 37 games played this season.

- Junior RHP Max Garner became the first pitcher in program history to save all three games of a Big 12 series.

- Garner recorded his 14th, 15th and 16th career saves - he has 7 saves in the last three weekends.

- Garner ranks 7th in the Big 12 with a 1.85 ERA in league play and has 7 saves in Big 12 play - 5 more than any other pitcher.

- Junior C/LF Nathan Orf has been hit by a pitch 21 times this season - he's 2 shy of Matt Williams (2000) for the Baylor single-season record.

- Orf reached base at a .700 clip as the Bears' leadoff hitter in all 5 games this season. He went 9-for-15 with 3 walks and 2 HBP.

- Senior C Josh Ludy has started 39 of 42 games behind the plate this season. He leads the Big 12 with 48 RBI overall (8 more than any other player) and 26 RBI in conference play (9 more than any other player).

- Ludy Big 12 ranks: 2nd batting average (.380), 2nd hits (57), 2nd home runs (7), 5th doubles (11), 1st RBI (48), 2nd total bases (89), 6th on-base percentage (.463) and 2nd slugging percentage (.593).

- Ludy hit a home run on the 14th pitch of his at-bat in the first inning on Sunday. He fouled off 10 consecutive pitches before the two-run homer.

- Junior 3B Cal Towey reached base safely in a career-high 28 straight games before his streak was snapped in Saturday's 1-0 win.

- Senior OF Dan Evatt delivered a game-winning 2-run single in the 6th inning of Sunday's series finale vs. Texas A&M.

- Freshman RHP Austin Stone earned his 2nd career win with 5.0 innings and 2 runs allowed in Tuesday's win vs. TAMU-Corpus Christi.

- Freshman RHP Ryan Smith picked up his 2nd career win with 2.2 innings of shutout relief in Sunday's series finale vs. Texas A&M.

- Sophomore LHP Brad Kuntz earned his 4th win of the season after allowing one run on one hit in 5.0 innings on Wednesday vs. TAMU-Corpus Christi. He allowed a leadoff single, then held the next 18 batters hitless.

- Freshman OF Adam Toth stole 3 bases on Tuesday vs. TAMU-CC to become the first Baylor player to steal 3 bases in a game since Brooks Pinckard on March 19, 2011.

- Junior LHP Crayton Bare retired the only batter he faced during the week. He came on to face Tyler Naquin to start the ninth inning with a 7-5 lead in Sunday's series finale vs. Texas A&M. Naquin, who had been 4-for-4 in the game, was retired on a flyball.

- Junior 2B/SS Steve DalPorto started both midweek games and had 2 hits in each. He entered the week with one hit in 9 games played - 5 of which were starts.

Here are links to PDFs of each week's recap for this season:

Week 1 Recap

Week 2 Recap

Week 3 Recap

Week 4 Recap

Week 5 Recap

Week 6 Recap

Week 7 Recap

Week 8 Recap

Week 9 Recap

Week 10 Recap

For updates during every game, follow the Baylor Baseball Twitter feed (@BaylorBaseball).

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