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Baseball Meets UTA at Globe Life Park Tuesday
March 5, 2018

March 6 | Globe Life Park | Arlington, Texas | Twitter
March 6: 7:00 PM CT | Video | Radio | Live Stats
Baylor Game/Series Notes

Radio: ESPN Central Texas/Baylor All-Access
Talent: Derek Smith (pxp), Steve Johnigan (analyst)
Live Stats:
Twitter: @BaylorBaseball | #SicUTA



4-5, 0-0 Big 12
Ranking: NR
2017 Big 12 Record: 12-12 (4th)
Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez
Career Record: 348-355 (15th season)
BU Record: 63-57 (3rd season)


4-5, 0-0 Sun Belt
Ranking: NR
2017 Sun Belt Record: 20-10 (3rd)
Head Coach: Darin Thomas
Career Record: 270-260 (11th season)
UTA Record: 270-260 (11th season)

WACO, Texas - Baylor baseball plays against UT Arlington on Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT in Arlington, Texas, at Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers, for its first midweek tilt of the season.

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 home games online at

For tickets, visit: For updates on the program follow @baylorbaseball on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

*Baylor is 17-8 midweek games under third-year head coach Steve Rodriguez with a 12-7 home mark and 5-1 road record.

*Senior preseason All-American/NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List closer Troy Montemayor ranks tied for second among active NCAA DI leaders in career saves (29), tied for 41st in career relief appearances (66) and tied for 48th in career appearances (67).

*In its first nine games, Baylor's pitching staff has posted a 3.12 ERA and .215 opponent batting average, allowing 36 runs (27 earned) on 58 hits and 53 walks with 70 strikeouts in 78 innings. BU's starting staff of Cody Bradford, Kyle Hill, Hayden Kettler and Tyler Thomas has been even better in their six starts, notching a 2.77 ERA and .216 opponent batting average, giving up 21 runs (15 earned) on 37 hits and 29 walks with 41 strikeouts in 48.2 innings.

*Baylor underclassmen have account for 57.7 percent of the team's runs (17, 54.8), hits (41, 58.6), extra base hits (13, 61.9), RBI (14, 50.0) and walks (26, 63.4) on offense, while posting a 3.04 ERA on the mound and accounting for 64.1 percent of the team's wins (2, 50.0), innings pitched (56.1, 72.2) and strikeouts (49, 70.0).

*Among NCAA leaders, Baylor ranks 21st in the NCAA (second in Big 12) in hits allowed per nine innings (6.69), 45th (third in Big 12) in double plays turned per game (1.00) and 53rd (second in Big 12) in ERA (3.12).

*Among NCAA individual leaders, Troy Montemayor ranks 19th (second in Big 12) in saves (3) and Richard Cunningham is 35th (fourth in Big 12) in toughest to strike out (21.0).

*Baylor has 25 multi-home run games under Rodriguez (nine in 2016, 14 in 2017, two in 2018).

*Baylor has hit 92 home runs in 119 games under Rodriguez. BU hit 51 in 2017 for its most homers since 2010 (57). BU has seven in 2018.




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