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Week 15 Recap
12:25 A.M. MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012

DAVID KAYE

We've returned 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 1-14 are linked at the bottom of the blog.

Here's the Week 15 Recap (PDF here):

Current 2012 Record: 44-14
Current Big 12 Conference Record: 20-4
Current Streak: Lost 1
Last Week: 2-2

Last Week's Results:
Wednesday (5/21) - won vs. Kansas State at Big 12 Championship, 11-1
Thursday (5/22) - lost vs. Oklahoma at Big 12 Championship, 3-2
Friday (5/23) - won vs. Kansas State at Big 12 Championship, 11-2
Saturday (5/23) - lost vs. Oklahoma at Big 12 Championship, 7-2

Upcoming Schedule (all times Central):
2012 NCAA WACO REGIONAL (June 1-4, times TBD)

TEAM NOTES

- Baylor was announced as a Regional host for the 4th time in school history (1999, 2000, 2005, 2012). The Bears won the Regionals and went on to host Super Regionals in 1999 and 2005.

- Baylor's current 22-game home winning streak is a school record and the nation's longest active streak. The Bears are 29-3 at Baylor Ballpark this season, breaking the Baylor Ballpark record for most wins (28-5 in ballpark's first year in 1999).

- Baylor's 44 wins are 6 shy of the school record of 50 wins in 1999 and the 5th most in school history. Here are the top-5 win totals in Baylor history: 50 (1999), 46 (2005), 45 (2000), 45 (2003) and 44 (2012).

- Baylor broke a school record with 7 first-team All-Big 12 selections, 3 more than any previous season: Josh Turley (SP), Nathan Orf (DH), Josh Ludy (C), Max Muncy (1B), Lawton Langford (2B), Logan Vick (OF) and Max Garner (RP).

- Baylor also broke a school record with 11 total All-Big 12 selections: 7 1st-teamers listed above, Trent Blank (2nd team, SP), Cal Towey (2nd team, 3B), Dan Evatt (honorable mention, OF) and Joey Hainsfurther (honorable mention, UTL). Adam Toth (OF), Michael Howard (OF) and Ryan Smith (RP) were named to the All-Freshman team.

- Baylor had the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year (Josh Ludy), Newcomer of the Year (Nathan Orf) and Coach of the Year (Steve Smith).

- Ludy is the 4th Baylor player to earn Big 12 Player of the Year honors from the league's coaches and the first since Kelly Shoppach in 2001.

- Orf is the 1st Baylor player to win Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and only the 2nd Newcomer of the Year in program history (Tim Peters, 1995 Southwest Conference Newcomer of the Year).

- Smith has earned Big 12 Coach of the Year honors from at least one publication in five different seasons.

- Baylor entered the week ranked in the top 5 of at least one national poll for the 7th straight week.

- Baylor is 25-3 in games started by its No. 1 and No. 2 starters Josh Turley (13-1) and Trent Blank (12-2).

- Baylor fell to 18-7 in games decided by 1 or 2 runs with a 1-run loss on Thursday. The Bears are 28-5 this season when their starting pitcher goes at least 5.0 innings.

- Baylor's offense leads the Big 12 in batting (.311), on-base percentage (.407), slugging percentage (.440), runs (380), hits (595), home runs (38) and RBI (345).

- The Baylor pitching staff leads the Big 12 in fewest home runs allowed (15) and saves (18) and ranks 3rd in ERA (3.15).

- Baylor has 8 different pitchers who have recorded saves and still has the Big 12 saves leader (Max Garner, 10).

- Baylor has 11 pitchers who have thrown at least 16.0 innings this season, including 7 who have ERAs at 3.09 or lower.

- Six Baylor starters have on-base percentages above .420 for the season: Nathan Orf (.455), Josh Ludy (.452), Logan Vick (.444), Lawton Langford (.437), Cal Towey (.426) and Max Muncy (.420).

- Nine Baylor players have started at least 20 games and have batting averages of at least .289: Josh Ludy (.363), Logan Vick (.347), Dan Evatt (.320), Lawton Langford (.320), Max Muncy (.317), Nathan Orf (.315), Adam Toth (.307), Michael Howard (.298) and Cal Towey (.289).

- Baylor has 7 players who have started at least 50 of the team's 58 games this season: Logan Vick (56 in CF), Jake Miller (56 at SS), Cal Towey (58 at 3B), Max Muncy (58 at 1B), Nathan Orf (15 in LF, 42 as DH), Josh Ludy (54 at catcher, 1 as DH) and Lawton Langford (50 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 34 games (missed 20 games with a broken wrist).

PLAYER NOTES

- Junior C/OF Nathan Orf owns the Big 12 and Baylor single-season records after being hit by a pitch 31 times. He ranks 3rd nationally in HBP and has drawn more than twice as many free bases (25 BB, 31 HBP) as strikeouts (27).

- Senior RHP Trent Blank leads the Big 12 and ranks 9th nationally with 10 wins. He's taken no-decisions twice against Oklahoma, combining for 2 earned runs allowed in 13.0 innings in those starts. Blank ranks 3rd in the Big 12 with a 2.07 ERA.

- Junior LHP Josh Turley has led Baylor to wins in 13 of 14 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, vs. New Mexico State, vs. Texas and vs. Kansas State.

- Turley ranks 2nd in the Big 12 with a 1.64 ERA and 3rd in the league with 9 wins (9-0). He's the only Big 12 pitcher with at least 8 wins and no losses.

- Turley allowed one run in a 7-inning complete game against Kansas State on Wednesday. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in 10 of his 14 starts this season, allowed two earned runs twice, three earned runs one and four earned runs once.

- Turley has pitched at least 7.0 innings in 7 straight starts, going 6-0 with a 1.03 ERA over 52.2 innings (6 ER) in that stretch. Turley's complete game was the 3rd of his career and 2nd in postseason play (vs. Rice in 2011 Houston Regional).

- Blank and Turley - Baylor's Friday and Saturday starters - have combined to go 19-1 with a 1.85 ERA and 153 hits allowed in 184.2 innings pitched. The duo averages only one extra-base hit allowed per 6.59 innings (22 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs).

- Senior C Josh Ludy has started 54 of 58 games behind the plate this season. He leads the Big 12 in home runs (13), RBI (64) and slugging percentage (.622) and ranks 3rd in batting average (.363).

- Ludy broke Baylor's record with 4 home runs in the Big 12 Tournament and tied the school record with 10 RBI in the tournament. He became the first Baylor player with 6 RBI in a tournament game, and he was the only Baylor player named to the All-Tournament team.

- For the tournament, Ludy hit .636 (7-for-11) with 4 home runs, 10 RBI, 6 runs, 2 walks, 4 HBP, a .765 on-base percentage and a 1.727 slugging percentage. He struck out only once.

- Junior 1B Max Muncy has started at first base in 140 consecutive games and 176 of 177 team games since arriving on campus. Muncy has reached base safely in a career-high-tying 28 straight games and has had 4 hitting streaks of 8+ games this season.

- Junior CF Logan Vick leads the Big 12 with 23 doubles on the season - 5 more than any other player - and he ranks 5th in walks (37). Vick has drawn 128 career walks, which is 5th in program history and 9th in Big 12 Conference history.

- Vick's 23 doubles this season are tied for 6th-most in program history, 3 behind Michael Griffin's school record 26 doubles in 2003. Vick became the first Baylor player to hit 20 or more doubles in a season since current assistant coach Zach Dillon hit 20 doubles in 2005.

- Junior RHP Max Garner leads the Big 12 with 10 saves and finished league play with 7 saves - 3 more than any other player in the conference. Garner didn't record his first save of the year until the Bears' 30th game of the year on April 5.

- Freshman OF Adam Toth has started 27 of 30 games in right field since returning from a broken wrist. When healthy, Toth has started 34 of 38 games.

- Senior RHP Tyler Bremer improved to 6-1 on the year by allowing two runs in a career-long 8.0 innings in his start against Kansas State on Friday.

- Senior LF Dan Evatt was held out of the final three games of the Big 12 tournament with a sore hamstring, but he is expected back for the Regional.

- Vick missed the final game of the tournament after fouling a ball off his leg on Friday. He has a deep bone bruise in his right knee, but is expected to return for the Regional.

BIG 12 RANKINGS (ALL GAMES)

TRENT BLANK
1st -- Wins (10)
3rd -- ERA (2.07)
9th -- Opponents' Batting Average (.229)
10th -- Innings Pitched (91.1)

TYLER BREMER
13th -- Wins (6)

DAN EVATT
8th -- Home Runs (7)

MAX GARNER
1st -- Saves (10)

LAWTON LANGFORD
6th -- Walks (34)
9th -- On-Base Percentage (.437)
13th -- Batting Average (.320)

JOSH LUDY
1st -- Home Runs (13)
1st -- RBI (64)
1st -- Slugging Percentage (.622)
2nd -- Total Bases (125)
3rd -- Batting Average (.363)
4th -- Hits (73)
6th -- On-Base Percentage (.452)
12th -- Doubles (13)

MAX MUNCY
4th -- Walks (38)
4th -- RBI (52)
7th -- Total Bases (107)
8th -- Hits (70)
8th -- Runs (48)
10th -- Home Runs (6)
12th -- Doubles (13)
12th -- Triples (3)
14th -- Batting Average (.317)

DILLON NEWMAN
13th -- Saves (2)

NATHAN ORF
1st -- Runs (54)
1st -- HBP (31)
4th -- On-Base Percentage (.455)
15th -- Batting Average (.315)

CAL TOWEY
6th -- Walks (34)
7th -- Triples (4)
9th -- RBI (45)
12th -- Home Runs (5)

JOSH TURLEY
2nd -- ERA (1.64)
3rd -- Wins (9)
6th -- Complete Games (2)
7th -- Opponents' Batting Average (.223)
9th -- Innings Pitched (93.1)

LOGAN VICK
1st -- Doubles (23)
5th -- Walks (37)
7th -- Batting Average (.347)
8th -- On-Base Percentage (.444)
9th -- Hits (69)
11th -- Stolen Bases (16)

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

No Week 12 Recap (Off Week)

Week 13 Recap

Week 14 Recap

Week 15 Recap

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


Week 14 Recap
10:30 A.M. MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012

DAVID KAYE

We've returned 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 1-13 are linked at the bottom of the blog.

Here's the Week 14 Recap (PDF here):

Current 2012 Record: 42-12
Current Big 12 Conference Record: 20-4
Current Streak: Lost 1
Last Week: 3-1

Last Week's Results:
Tuesday (5/15) - won vs. UTSA, 14-3
Thursday (5/17) - won vs. Texas, 16-5
Friday (5/18) - won at Texas, 4-0
Saturday (5/19) - lost at Texas, 2-1

Upcoming Schedule (all times Central):
Wednesday (5/21) - vs. Kansas State at Big 12 Championship, 4 p.m.
Thursday (5/22) - vs. Oklahoma/Oklahoma State at Big 12 Championship, 9 a.m./4 p.m.

BAYLOR HONORS CANDIDATES

Josh Ludy, Senior, C, Portland, Ind. (Jay County HS)
Big 12 Player of the Year candidate
• Led Big 12 with 8 HR, 29 RBI and .695 slugging percentage in league play
• Came up just short of Triple Crown, finishing 3rd with .368 batting average in conference play
• Won back-to-back Big 12 Player of the Week honors after 9 consecutive multi-hit games
• Started as catcher in 50 of Baylor's 54 games, leading pitching staff to league-best 2.89 ERA in Big 12 play
• Recorded 7th 3-home run game in school history in series finale of sweep at Kansas State
• Homered on 14th pitch of at-bat after 10 straight foul balls in series finale of sweep vs. Texas A&M

Josh Turley, Junior, LHP-starter, Texarkana, Texas (Texas HS)
Big 12 Pitcher of the Year candidate
• Ranks 3rd in Big 12 with 1.67 ERA and 8-0 record
• Led league with 6-0 record and 1.92 ERA in conference play
• Baylor won 12 of 13 starts - all series openers - lone loss came after 7 shutout IP in 1-0, 10-inning loss at OU
• Allowed 1 ER or less in 9 of 13 starts, allowed 2 ER twice
• Has gone 5-0 with 5 ER allowed in 45.2 innings over last 6 starts (0.99 ERA).
• Carried no-hitter through 7.1 innings vs. nation's leading offense - New Mexico State

Nathan Orf, Junior, DH, Wentzville, Mo. (Illinois-Chicago)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Year candidate
• Ranks 3rd in Big 12 with .455 on-base percentage and has been Bears' leadoff hitter in 45 of 54 games
• Broke school and Big 12 records with 29 hit-by-pitch - HBP more often than he's struck out (26)
• Finished tied for league lead with 22 runs scored and 6th with .344 batting average in conference play
• Hit game-winning 3-run homer in second game of sweep at Kansas State
• Reached base safely in 50 of 53 games, including active 23-game streak
• Reached base safely leading off a game in 22 of 45 opportunities (.489 OBP).

Trent Blank, Senior, RHP-starter, Columbia, Ill. (Columbia HS)
• Ranks 4th nationally, leads Big 12 with 10 wins
• Led Baylor to wins in 12 of 13 starts, with lone loss coming in complete game, 1 ER effort at OU (2-1 loss)
• Ranks 6th in Big 12 in ERA (2.11), 8th in opponents' batting average (.221)
• Finished Big 12 play ranked 3rd in league with 2.08 ERA and 5 wins
• Combined for 15.0 shutout innings in starts vs. Texas and Texas A&M (both wins)

Dan Evatt, Senior, LF, Grapevine, Texas (Grapevine HS)
• Ranks 8th in Big 12 with 7 home runs
• Finished Big 12 play ranked 7th in slugging percentage (.500), 9th in home runs (3)
• Started in LF in 27 of team's final 29 games - team is 31-3 when he's in starting lineup
• Has reached base safely in 18 consecutive Big 12 games, hit safely in 14 of 16 Big 12 starts
• Hit game-winning two-run single to complete sweep of then-No. 2 Texas A&M

Max Garner, Junior, RHP-reliever, Austin, Texas (Lake Travis HS)
• Leads Big 12 with 10 saves, despite not recording first save until 30th game of year (April 5)
• Finished Big 12 play with 7 saves - 3 more than any other player - and ranked 3rd in opponents' BA (.211)
• Recorded saves in 10 consecutive appearances (April 5 - May 9)
• First player in Baylor history to save 3 games in Big 12 series when Bears swept then-No. 2 Texas A&M
• Recorded 8th 10-save season in program history, ranks 4th in Baylor history with 18 career saves

Joey Hainsfurther, Senior, UTL, Dallas, Texas (Highland Park HS)
• Worked mostly as pitcher after starting games as SS, 2B, 3B, C and DH in first three seasons
• Pitched more than twice as much this season (33.2 IP) than previous three seasons combined (15.0 IP)
• Led Baylor to wins in all 5 starts, including 3 series finales to finish sweeps in Big 12 play
• Recorded save with 2.0 innings of relief against then-No. 15 TCU
• Made plate appearances in 15 games, posting .355 on-base percentage

Lawton Langford, Sophomore, 2B, Uvalde, Texas (Uvalde HS)
• Reaching base at .527 clip (29-for-55) when leading off an inning
• Started at 2B in 48 games after making only 12 starts a season ago
• Ranks 8th in Big 12 in OBP (.439), 11th in batting average (.327) and walks (30)
• Finished Big 12 play ranked 4th in league in walks (15), 5th in OBP (.440) and 9th in batting average (.341)
• Has made only 5 errors in 216 chances for .977 fielding percentage

Max Muncy, Junior, 1B, Keller, Texas (Keller HS)
• Ranks in Big 12's top 15 in walks, RBI, runs, home runs, total bases, doubles, hits and batting average
• Finished Big 12 play tied for league lead with 22 runs scored, 6th with 17 RBI
• Started at 1B in 136 consecutive games, has played errorless defense in 53 straight games
• Had hitting streaks of 10, 10 and 8 games this season, has reached base safely in 24 consecutive games
• 3rd straight season of .300+ batting average, 10+ doubles, 40+ runs, 6+ HR, 44+ RBI and 65+ hits

Cal Towey, Junior, 3B, Seattle, Wash. (Eastside Catholic HS)
• Ranks in Big 12's top 10 in triples, walks, RBI and on-base percentage
• Finished Big 12 play ranked 4th in home runs (4), 5th in slugging (.529), 8th in RBI (16) and total bases (45)
• Started all 54 games at third base
• Had team-high 28-game streak of reaching base safely
• Hit game-tying 3-run homer in 7th inning of series finale in sweep vs. Oklahoma State

Logan Vick, Junior, CF, Kerrville, Texas (Tivy HS)
• Ranks 6th in Big 12 in batting average (.347), 5th in walks (34) and 7th in on-base percentage (.441)
• Leads Big 12 with 23 doubles - 5 more than any other player, and 3 shy of Baylor record
• Finished Big 12 play leading league with 12 doubles, tied for lead with 22 runs scored
• Started in CF in 53 of 54 games, committing only one error in 138 chances
• Had first 4-double game by Big 12 player since 2003 in series-opening win at UCLA

PITCHER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE
Trent Blank, Baylor University, Senior, RHP, 6-2, 190, Columbia, Ill. (Columbia HS)
Picked up Big 12-leading 10th win of season by tossing 7.0 shutout innings in 4-0 win at Texas ... Combined on Baylor's first shutout in Austin since April 8, 1978 ... Allowed only five singles, including two infield hits, walked one and struck out five ... Only four base runners reached scoring position, and only two runners advanced to third base ... Pitched without any run support until Bears scored three runs in seventh inning ... Threw 96 pitches against 27 batters faced ... Posted 15th double-digit wins season in program history ... Win gave Baylor its first series win against Texas since 2005 and clinched the second-best conference record by any team in Big 12 history ... Baylor improved to 12-1 in his 13 starts, with the lone loss coming in a 2-1 defeat when he allowed one earned run in a complete game ... Finished Big 12 play ranked third in league with 2.08 ERA and five wins.

NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE
Nathan Orf, Baylor University, Junior, C/OF, 5-9, 180, Wentzville, Mo. (Illinois-Chicago)
Hit .385 (5-for-13) and reached base at .579 clip (11-for-19) as Bears' leadoff batter in all four games ... Had two doubles, scored four runs, stole one base and walked twice ... Was hit by a pitch in all four games, helping him break Big 12 single-season hit-by-pitch record with 29 on the year ... Has been hit by pitch more often (29) than he's struck out (26) ... Has reached base safely in career-high 23 games ... Reached base in all five plate appearances in series opener vs. Texas, going 4-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored ... Reached base three times and scored Bears' only run in series finale at Texas ... Walked, was hit by pitch, stole a base and scored one run vs. UTSA ... Finished Big 12 play ranked third in league with .456 on-base percentage and tied for league lead with 22 runs scored.

TEAM NOTES

- Baylor's 42 regular season wins were one shy of the school record of 43 set in 1999.

- Baylor entered the week ranked in the top 5 of at least one national poll for the 6th straight week.

- Baylor finished with the 2nd-best single-season winning percentage by any team in Big 12 history (20-4, .833). The only team to finish Big 12 play with a better record was Texas' 24-3 team in 2010.

- Baylor is 24-2 in games started by its No. 1 and No. 2 starters Josh Turley (12-1) and Trent Blank (12-1).

- Baylor won a series against Texas for the first time since 2005.

- Baylor had a chance to become the first Big 12 team ever to sweep 7 conference series in a season, but the Bears lost 2-1 in the series finale at Texas.

- Baylor is 16-3 in its last 19 Big 12 series finales when playing for a three-game sweep.

- Baylor is 26-4 in its last 10 Big 12 series dating back to last season.

- Trent Blank and Crayton Bare combined to shut out Texas on Friday. It was the Bears' first shutout in Austin since April 8, 1978 (also a 4-0 win).

- Baylor fell to 18-6 in games decided by 1 or 2 runs with a 1-run loss on Saturday. The Bears are 26-4 this season when their starting pitcher goes at least 5.0 innings.

- The Bears left 10 men on base and had five runners erased on double plays in Saturday's 2-1 loss.

- Baylor's offense leads the Big 12 in batting (.312), on-base percentage (.407), slugging percentage (.440), runs (354), hits (557), home runs (34) and RBI (323). The Bears rank 2nd in doubles (100) and walks (335).

- The Baylor pitching staff leads the Big 12 in saves (18) and fewest home runs allowed (11).

- Baylor's offense finished Big 12 play leading the league in batting (.317 - led by .042), on-base percentage (.396), slugging percentage (.473 - led by .084), runs (155 - led by 18), hits (263 - led by 30), doubles (49), home runs (23 - led by 7), RBI (142) and walks (87). The Bears' 156 strikeouts were 1 away from being the lowest total in the league.

- Baylor's pitching finished Big 12 play leading the league in ERA (2.89), fewest home runs allowed (7), fewest walks per 9 innings (2.15) and saves (11 - led by 4).

- Nine Baylor players started more than half the games in Big 12 play and hit at least .290, including 4 of the top 10 batting averages in the league - Josh Ludy (3rd, .368), Nathan Orf (6th, .344), Logan Vick (6th, .344) and Lawton Langford (9th, .341).

- Baylor's current 22-game home winning streak is a school record and the nation's longest active streak. The Bears are 29-3 at Baylor Ballpark this season, breaking the Baylor Ballpark record for most wins (28-5 in ballpark's first year in 1999).

- Six Baylor starters have on-base percentages above .420 for the season: Nathan Orf (.455), Logan Vick (.441), Lawton Langford (.439), Cal Towey (.431), Josh Ludy (.429) and Max Muncy (.421). Orf (3rd), Vick (7th), Langford (8th) and Towey (9th) all rank in the Big 12's top-10 in OBP.

- Nine Baylor players have started at least 20 games and have batting averages over .290: Logan Vick (.347), Josh Ludy (.347), Lawton Langford (.327), Adam Toth (.316), Max Muncy (.316), Dan Evatt (.312), Nathan Orf (.310), Michael Howard (.302) and Cal Towey (.291).

- Baylor has 7 players who have started at least 46 of the team's 54 games this season: Logan Vick (53 in CF), Jake Miller (52 at SS), Cal Towey (54 at 3B), Max Muncy (54 at 1B), Nathan Orf (15 in LF, 38 as DH), Josh Ludy (50 at catcher, 1 as DH) and Lawton Langford (46 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 30 games (missed 20 games with a broken wrist).

PLAYER NOTES

- Junior C/OF Nathan Orf has broken the Baylor and Big 12 single-season hit-by-pitch records after being plunked 29 times this season. Orf passed Matt Williams (23 in 2003) for the Baylor record, and he passed Kansas State's Daniel Dellasega (27 in 2010) for the Big 12 record. Orf has been hit by a pitch 50 times in his career, which would make him Baylor's all-time leader, but 21 of those HBP came in his two years playing at Illinois-Chicago. Instead, Orf ranks fourth in program history with 29 career HBP. Orf has reached base safely in a career-high 23 consecutive games.

- Senior RHP Trent Blank leads the Big 12 and ranks 4th nationally with 10 wins. He picked up his 10th win by pitching 7.0 shutout innings in Friday's win at Texas. Blank, who has led Baylor to wins in 12 of 13 starts this year, joined Josh Turley as the only Big 12 pitchers to beat both Texas and Texas A&M this season.

- Junior LHP Josh Turley has led Baylor to wins in 12 of 13 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, vs. New Mexico State and vs. Texas.

- Turley finished Big 12 play as the league's only pitcher with 6 wins and no losses (6-0) and led the league with a 1.92 ERA in conference play.

- Turley allowed two runs in 7.0 innings of Thursday's series-opening win vs. Texas, raising his season ERA from 1.59 to 1.67. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in 9 of his 13 starts this season, allowed two earned runs twice, three earned runs one and four earned runs once.

- Blank and Turley - Baylor's Friday and Saturday starters - have combined to go 18-1 with a 1.89 ERA and 141 hits allowed in 171.2 innings pitched. The duo averages only one extra-base hit allowed per 6.87 innings (19 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs).

- Junior 1B Max Muncy has started at first base in 136 consecutive games and 172 of 173 team games since arriving on campus. Muncy has reached base safely in 24 straight games, which is his longest career streak in a single-season (reached in 28 straight between 2011 and 2012).

- Junior CF Logan Vick leads the Big 12 with 23 doubles on the season - 5 more than any other player - and he ranks 5th in walks (34). Vick has drawn 125 career walks, which is 5th in program history and tied for 9th in Big 12 Conference history.

- Vick's 23 doubles this season are tied for 6th-most in program history, 3 behind Michael Griffin's school record 26 doubles in 2003. Vick became the first Baylor player to hit 20 or more doubles in a season since current assistant coach Zach Dillon hit 20 doubles in 2005.

- Junior RHP Max Garner leads the Big 12 with 10 saves and finished league play with 7 saves - 3 more than any other player in the conference. Garner didn't record his first save of the year until the Bears' 30th game of the year on April 5.

- Senior C Josh Ludy has started 50 of 54 games behind the plate this season. He finished Big 12 play leading the league in home runs (8 - 3 more than any other player), RBI (29 - 4 more than any other player) and slugging percentage (.695). Ludy came up just shy of the Triple Crown, finished 3rd with a .368 batting average in league play.

- Freshman OF Adam Toth has started 23 of 26 games in right field since returning from a broken wrist. When healthy, Toth has started 30 of 34 games.

- Senior LF Dan Evatt has reached base safely in 18 consecutive Big 12 games.

- Junior LHP Crayton Bare picked up his first career save by working 2.0 shutout innings to close out Friday's win at Texas. Bare has held opponents scoreless in 15 of 18 outings on the year, posting a 1.15 ERA and .179 opponents' batting average over 15.2 innings.

- Sophomore RHP Dillon Newman worked 3.0 shutout innings of relief in the series finale at Texas. He lowered his season ERA to 2.27, including a 1.17 ERA in 15.1 innings of relief in Big 12 play.

- Junior RHP Kolt Browder picked up his first win in more than two years with 3.0 shutout innings of relief on Tuesday against UTSA. Browder was also one of three players named to the Academic All-Big 12 team with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Browder, a mechanical engineering major, is a three-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree, and he has had a 4.0 GPA in every semester at Baylor.

BIG 12 RANKINGS (ALL GAMES)

TRENT BLANK
1st -- Wins (10)
6th -- ERA (2.11)
8th -- Opponents' Batting Average (.221)

DAN EVATT
8th -- Home Runs (7)

MAX GARNER
1st -- Saves (10)

LAWTON LANGFORD
8th -- On-Base Percentage (.439)
11th -- Batting Average (.327)
11th -- Walks (30)

JOSH LUDY
1st -- RBI (54)
3rd -- Slugging Percentage (.558)
4th -- Home Runs (9)
5th -- Total Bases (106)
6th -- Batting Average (.347)
9th -- Hits (66)
10th -- Doubles (13)
11th -- On-Base Percentage (.429)

MAX MUNCY
4th -- Walks (36)
4th -- RBI (49)
5th -- Runs (47)
10th -- Home Runs (6)
10th -- Total Bases (99)
11th -- Doubles (12)
13th -- Hits (65)
14th -- Batting Average (.316)

DILLON NEWMAN
12th -- Saves (2)

NATHAN ORF
1st -- HBP (29)
3rd -- On-Base Percentage (.455)
4th -- Runs (50)

CAL TOWEY
7th -- Triples (4)
7th -- Walks (32)
9th -- RBI (43)
9th -- On-Base Percentage (.431)
12th -- Home Runs (5)

JOSH TURLEY
3rd -- ERA (1.67)
3rd -- Wins (8)
9th -- Opponents' Batting Average (.225)
10th -- Innings Pitched (86.1)

LOGAN VICK
1st -- Doubles (23)
5th -- Walks (34)
6th -- Batting Average (.347)
7th -- On-Base Percentage (.441)
9th -- Hits (66)
11th -- Stolen Bases (14)

BIG 12 RANKINGS (CONFERENCE GAMES - FINAL)

TRENT BLANK
3rd -- Wins (5)
3rd -- ERA (2.08)
7th -- Opponents' Batting Average (.218)
8th -- Innings Pitched (52.0)

DAN EVATT
7th -- Slugging Percentage (.500)
9th -- Home Runs (3)

MAX GARNER
1st -- Saves (7)
3rd -- Opponents' Batting Average (.211)
11th -- Appearances (11)

LAWTON LANGFORD
4th -- Walks (15)
5th -- On-Base Percentage (.440)
9th -- Batting Average (.341)
12th -- Hits (29)

JOSH LUDY
1st -- Home Runs (8)
1st -- RBI (29)
1st -- Slugging Percentage (.695)
2nd -- Total Bases (66)
2nd -- Hits (35)
3rd -- Batting Average (.368)
4th -- On-Base Percentage (.444)
5th -- Doubles (7)
8th -- Walks (12)

JAKE MILLER
4th -- Triples (2)
8th -- RBI (16)

MAX MUNCY
1st -- Runs (22)
4th -- Home Runs (4)
6th -- RBI (17)
6th -- Total Bases (49)
10th -- Slugging Percentage (.490)
11th -- Walks (11)
11th -- Doubles (6)
12th -- Hits (29)

NATHAN ORF
1st -- Runs (22)
3rd -- On-Base Percentage (.456)
6th -- Batting Average (.344)
6th -- Hits (31)
10th -- Total Bases (43)
11th -- Doubles (6)
15th -- Home Runs (2)

CAL TOWEY
4th -- Home Runs (4)
4th -- Triples (2)
5th -- Slugging Percentage (.529)
8th -- Total Bases (45)
8th -- RBI (16)
12th -- Runs (17)

JOSH TURLEY
1st -- Wins (6)
1st -- ERA (1.92)
6th -- Innings Pitched (56.1)
10th -- Strikeouts (38)

LOGAN VICK
1st -- Doubles (12)
1st -- Runs (22)
5th -- Walks (14)
6th -- Hits (31)
6th -- Batting Average (.344)
8th -- On-Base Percentage (.429)
10th -- Total Bases (43)

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

No Week 12 Recap (Off Week)

Week 13 Recap

Week 14 Recap

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


Week 13 Recap
11:10 A.M. TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

DAVID KAYE

We've returned 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 1-11 are linked at the bottom of the blog.

There was no recap for Week 12 since the Bears had a 10-day break for final exams, but here's the Week 13 Recap (PDF here):

Current 2012 Record: 39-11
Current Big 12 Conference Record: 18-3
Current Streak: Lost 3
Last Week: 1-3

Last Week's Results:
Wednesday (5/9) - won at Texas State, 3-0
Saturday (5/12) - lost at Oklahoma, 1-0 (10 innings)
Saturday (5/12) - lost at Oklahoma, 2-1
Sunday (5/13) - lost at Oklahoma, 12-6

Upcoming Schedule (all times Central):
Tuesday (5/15) - vs. UTSA, 6:35 p.m.
Thursday (5/17) - vs. Texas, 6:35 p.m.
Friday (5/18) - at Texas, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday (5/19) - at Texas, 2 p.m.

TEAM NOTES

- Baylor entered the week ranked No. 2 in every major national poll.

- Baylor can finish with the 2nd-best regular season winning percentage in Big 12 history with two wins in next weekend's series against Texas.

- Baylor entered the weekend 26-0 this season in games started by Trent Blank (11-0), Josh Turley (11-0) or Tyler Bremer (4-0), but Baylor lost with all three starting on the mound against Oklahoma.

- Baylor was swept in a three-game series for the first time since Texas completed a sweep on May 2, 2010. The Bears had played 22 three-game series without getting swept and had won nine straight Big 12 series.

- Baylor took as many losses this weekend as its previous nine Big 12 series combined (24-3).

- Baylor pitchers allowed one earned run or fewer in 3 of the 4 games during the week. The Bears shut out Texas State on Tuesday, allowed one earned run in 10.0 innings in game one vs. Oklahoma and allowed one earned run in game two vs. Oklahoma.

- Five Baylor pitchers combined to shut out Texas State on Wednesday in San Marcos.

- Baylor fell to 18-5 in games decided by 1 or 2 runs with the pair of 1-run losses on Saturday. The Bears are 24-4 this season when their starting pitcher goes at least 5.0 innings.

- The Bears went 2-for-20 with runners in scoring position during Saturday's doubleheader at Oklahoma (1-0 loss in 10 innings and 2-1 loss).

- Baylor's offense leads the Big 12 in batting (.309), on-base percentage (.402), slugging percentage (.435), runs per game (6.38), home runs (31) and RBI (290).

- The Baylor pitching staff leads the Big 12 in saves (17) and fewest home runs allowed (9). The Bears have allowed half as many home runs as the next closest Big 12 team.

- In Big 12 games, Baylor leads the league in batting (.316), on-base percentage (.393), slugging percentage (.475), runs (134), hits (230), home runs (21) and RBI (123).

- Baylor's team slugging percentage in Big 12 games (.475) is 80 points higher than the next closest team, and the Bears' 21 home runs in league play are 9 more than any other team.

- Baylor ranks 2nd in the Big 12 with a 2.96 ERA in league play and leads the league in fewest home runs allowed (5) and saves (10).

- Seven Baylor players rank in the Big 12's top 15 in hits in conference play with at least 25.

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

- Baylor's 18-game Big 12 winning streak ended as the longest by any team in the conference's 16-year history.

- Baylor's 18-0 start in Big 12 play was 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.

- Seven Baylor starters have on-base percentages above .421 for the season: Lawton Langford (.449), Nathan Orf (.445), Logan Vick (.431), Josh Ludy (.427), Cal Towey (.425), Max Muncy (.421) and Michael Howard (.421).

- Nine Baylor players have started at least 20 games and have batting averages over .290: Josh Ludy (.349), Lawton Langford (.340), Logan Vick (.339), Michael Howard (.321), Max Muncy (.314), Nathan Orf (.305), Adam Toth (.296), Dan Evatt (.296) and Cal Towey (.294).

- 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 43 of the team's 50 games this season: Logan Vick (49 in CF), Jake Miller (48 at SS), Cal Towey (50 at 3B), Max Muncy (50 at 1B), Nathan Orf (15 in LF, 34 as DH), Josh Ludy (46 at catcher, 1 as DH) and Lawton Langford (43 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 26 games (he missed 20 games with a broken wrist).

PLAYER NOTES

- Junior C/OF Nathan Orf has been hit by a pitch 25 times this season, breaking the Baylor single-season record. Orf is two HBP shy of the Big 12 record set by Kansas State's Daniel Dellasega in 2010. Despite playing only one season in Waco, Orf ranks 5th in program history in career HBP, and he has reached base safely in a career-high 19 consecutive games.

- Senior RHP Trent Blank leads the Big 12 with 9 wins. He pitched his first career complete game in game two vs. Oklahoma, but he took the loss in a 2-1 game, snapping his winning streak at 11 straight.

- Blank has pitched with a lower arm slot since May 10, 2011. Here's a photo of his previous arm slot: yfrog.com/kik6qpzj, a photo of his current arm slot: http://yfrog.com/kkzcljnj.

- Junior LHP Josh Turley has led Baylor to wins in 11 of 12 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 pitched 7.0 shutout innings against Oklahoma and has allowed only three earned runs in 38.2 innings over his last five starts.

- Turley had allowed one earned run or fewer in 9 of his 12 starts this season. He leads the Big 12 with a 5-0 record in conference play and ranks 3rd with a 1.82 ERA in league games.

- Blank and Turley - Baylor's Friday and Saturday starters - have combined to go 16-1 with a 1.94 ERA and 131 hits allowed in 157.2 innings pitched. The duo averages only one extra-base hit allowed per 6.86 innings (18 doubles, 2 triples, 3 HR).

- Junior 1B Max Muncy has started at first base in 132 consecutive games and 168 of 169 team games since arriving on campus. Muncy has reached base safely in a career-long 20 straight games.

- Muncy became Baylor's all-time leader in putouts in Sunday's game at Oklahoma. He passed Mike Huggins (1,498).

- Muncy had Baylor's only RBI in Wednesday's 3-0 win at Texas State. He had a pair of opposite-field hits, including a RBI double in the third inning.

- Junior CF Logan Vick leads the Big 12 with 20 doubles on the season - 4 more than any other player - and he ranks 8th in walks (30). Vick has drawn 121 career walks, which is tied for 5th in program history, and he needs only 1 more walk to crack the Big 12's all-time top 10.

- Vick became the first Baylor player with 20 or more doubles in a season since current assistant coach Zach Dillon hit 20 doubles in 2005.

- Sophomore 2B Lawton Langford has started 36 of the last 39 games at second base. He ranks 3rd in the Big 12 with a .372 batting average in league play and 8th with a .340 batting average in all games. Langford's .473 on-base percentage in Big 12 play ranks 2nd in the league.

- Junior RHP Max Garner has 7 saves in Big 12 play, while no other pitcher in the league has more than 3. Garner picked up his Big 12-leading 10th save of the season by working a scoreless 9th inning in Wednesday's 3-0 win at Texas State. It was the 10th consecutive outing in which Garner recorded a save (all since April 5). The save gave Garner the 8th double-digit saves season ever by a Baylor pitcher, and his 18 career saves are tied for 4th in program history.

- Senior C Josh Ludy has started 46 of 50 games behind the plate this season. He leads the Big 12 with 52 RBI overall and 27 RBI in conference play (3 more than any other player), and his 7 home runs in Big 12 play are 2 more than any other player in the league.

- Freshman RHP Ryan Smith lowered his season ERA to 1.90 with 0.2 inning of scoreless relief in game one vs. Oklahoma. Smith hasn't allowed an earned run in 8 of 11 appearances and has allowed more than one earned run only once.

- Freshman OF Adam Toth has started 19 of 22 games in right field since returning from a broken wrist. When healthy, Toth has started 26 of 30 games.

- Senior RHP Tyler Bremer improved to 5-0 on the year with 3.0 shutout innings in a pre-determined short start at Texas State on Wednesday.

- Senior LF Dan Evatt has reached base safely in 15 consecutive Big 12 games.

- Freshman OF Michael Howard returned after serving a 9-game suspension for a violation of team academic rules. He had a pinch-hit single in his first action on Wednesday at Texas State, and he started in left field in game two of the Oklahoma series.

- Junior 3B Cal Towey hit his team-leading 4th triple in the series finale at Oklahoma. Towey's 9 career triples are also the most of any current Baylor player.

- Junior SS Jake Miller had his 6th career 3-hit game in Sunday's series finale at Oklahoma. He also had his team-leading 9th bunt single in game two of the series.

- Junior LHP Crayton Bare worked 1.1 innings of scoreless relief in the series opener at Oklahoma to lower his season ERA to 1.98. He hasn't allowed a run in 8 straight and 13 of his last 14 outings, and he had 5 strikeouts over 2.1 scoreless innings of relief this week.

- Sophomore RHP Dillon Newman allowed only one hit in 3.2 innings of scoreless relief in Wednesday's win at Texas State.

BIG 12 RANKINGS (ALL GAMES)

TRENT BLANK
1st -- Wins (9)
7th -- ERA (2.30)
8th -- Opponents' Batting Average (.223)

DAN EVATT
7th -- Home Runs (7)

MAX GARNER
1st -- Saves (10)

LAWTON LANGFORD
6th -- On-Base Percentage (.449)
8th -- Batting Average (.340)
10th -- Walks (28)

JOSH LUDY
1st -- RBI (52)
4th -- Slugging Percentage (.554)
5th -- Batting Average (.349)
5th -- Total Bases (97)
5th -- Home Runs (8)
10th -- On-Base Percentage (.427)
10th -- Doubles (12)
10th -- Hits (61)

MAX MUNCY
4th -- Walks (33)
6th -- RBI (45)
7th -- Runs (43)
10th -- Home Runs (5)
10th -- Doubles (12)

DILLON NEWMAN
11th -- Saves (2)

NATHAN ORF
1st -- HBP (25)
4th -- Runs (46)
7th -- On-Base Percentage (.445)

CAL TOWEY
6th -- Triples (4)
10th -- RBI (39)
14th -- Walks (27)
17th -- Home Runs (4)

JOSH TURLEY
2nd -- ERA (1.59)
6th -- Wins (7)
9th -- Innings Pitched (79.1)

LOGAN VICK
1st -- Doubles (20)
8th -- Walks (30)
9th -- Batting Average (.339)
9th -- On-Base Percentage (.431)

BIG 12 RANKINGS (CONFERENCE GAMES)

TRENT BLANK
3rd -- Wins (4)
7th -- ERA (2.40)
9th -- Innings Pitched (45.0)
10th -- Opponents' Batting Average (.221)

DAN EVATT
7th -- Home Runs (3)

MAX GARNER
1st -- Saves (7)
4th -- Opponents' Batting Average (.211)
7th -- Appearances (11)
15th -- ERA (3.24)

BRAD KUNTZ
14th -- Wins (2)

LAWTON LANGFORD
1st -- Walks (15)
2nd -- On-Base Percentage (.473)
3rd -- Batting Average (.372)
6th -- Hits (29)

JOSH LUDY
1st -- Home Runs (7)
1st -- RBI (27)
2nd -- Slugging Percentage (.679)
2nd -- Total Bases (57)
4th -- Hits (30)
5th -- Batting Average (.357)
7th -- On-Base Percentage (.432)
7th -- Doubles (6)
12th -- Walks (10)

JAKE MILLER
3rd -- Triples (2)
15th -- Hits (25)

MAX MUNCY
1st -- Runs (20)
7th -- Doubles (6)
7th -- Home Runs (3)
8th -- RBI (14)
8th -- Total Bases (42)
11th -- Slugging Percentage (.477)
12th -- Walks (10)
15th -- Hits (25)

DILLON NEWMAN
14th -- Wins (2)

NATHAN ORF
5th -- Runs (19)
8th -- On-Base Percentage (.430)
10th -- Hits (26)
11th -- Home Runs (2)
14th -- Batting Average (.325)
15th -- Stolen Bases (4)

CAL TOWEY
3rd -- Home Runs (4)
3rd -- Slugging Percentage (.587)
3rd -- Triples (2)
5th -- Total Bases (44)
6th -- RBI (15)
10th -- On-Base Percentage (.427)
11th -- Batting Average (.333)
12th -- Runs (15)
15th -- Hits (25)

JOSH TURLEY
1st -- Wins (5)
3rd -- ERA (1.82)
6th -- Innings Pitched (49.1)

LOGAN VICK
1st -- Doubles (10)
6th -- Runs (18)
8th -- Walks (11)
9th -- Batting Average (.346)
12th -- Total Bases (38)

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

Week 13 Recap

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

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