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Baseball Opens Big 12 Play at Oklahoma State


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Baylor at Oklahoma State
March 22-24, 2013 | Stillwater, Okla. | Allie P. Reynolds Stadium (4,000)
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FRI. | 3:00 P.M.
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Probable Starters:
BU - RHP Dillon Newman
3-0, 1.42 ERA, 31.2 IP, 23 K
OSU - RHP Jason Hursh

2-0, 1.50 ERA, 36.0 IP, 28 K
SAT. | 3:00 P.M.
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Probable Starters:
BU - RHP Max Garner
1-3, 3.18 ERA, 34.0 IP, 27 K
OSU - RHP Mark Robinette

1-0, 4.05 ERA, 13.1 IP, 12 K
SUN. | 1:00 P.M.
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Probable Starters:
BU - TBA
TBA
OSU - TBA
TBA

WACO, Texas – Baylor begins Big 12 play this weekend with a three-game series in Stillwater, Okla. Against Oklahoma State. Games are scheduled for 3 p.m. CT on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The Bears swept the Cowboys last season in Waco but trail the all-time series 37-34 and 16-13 in Stillwater. BU is 9-7 all-time in Big 12 openers and ended a five-game losing streak in such games last season with a win over Texas Tech. The Bears have won the last four three-game series against OSU and nine of the last 10 regular season series.

All Baylor baseball games are broadcast live on Waco's 1660 ESPN Radio. Tom Barfield provides the play-by-play with Lark Smith adding color commentary. Live streaming audio and GameTracker also are available for all Baylor baseball games online at www.BaylorBears.com, the official website of Baylor Athletics and a member of the CBS College Sports Network.

SERIES INFORMATION
Dates: March 22-24, 2013
Times: 3 PM | 3 PM | 1 PM CT
Location: Stillwater, Okla.
Stadium: Allie P. Reynolds Stadium (4,000)
Radio: Baylor IMG College Sports Network ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco)
Talent: Tom Barfield (pxp); Lark Smith (color)

SERIES
Overall: 34-37
Waco: 18-12
Stillwater: 13-16
Neutral Site: 3-9
Smith vs: 29-24
First Meeting: April 20, 1925
Last Meeting: April 1, 2012

MULTIMEDIA
Live Stats: www.BaylorBears.com
Audio: www.BaylorBears.com
Video: www.OKState.com
Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball

BAYLOR BEARS
2013 Record: 10-12
2013 Big 12 Record: 0-0
Head Coach: Steve Smith
Career Record: 678-444-1 (19th season)
Record at BU: 678-444-1 (19th season)

STATISTICAL LEADERS
AVG: Nathan Orf (.380)
2B: Cal Towey (6)
HR: Porter (2)
RBI: Cal Towey (18)
SB: Logan Brown, Adam Toth (10)

OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS
2013 Record: 18-3
2013 Big 12 Record: 0-0
Head Coach: Josh Holliday
Career Record: 18-3 (1st season)
Record at OSU: 18-3 (1st season)

STATISTICAL LEADERS
AVG: Tanner Krietemeier (.400)
2B: Zach Fish (9)
HR: Zach Fish (4)
RBI: Gage Green (22)
SB: Gage Green (9)

BAYLOR SPLITS WITH SAM HOUSTON STATE
Baylor split a two-game series with Sam Houston State this week, losing 4-2 in Waco before claiming a 4-1 win in Huntsville. The win for BU was its first true road win of the season as the Bears are now 1-4 on the road. The Bears received two stellar relief appearances by Crayton Bare and Josh Michalec. Bare posted a career-high eight strikeouts in five shutout innings on Tuesday. Michalec tossed a career-high 4.2 scoreless innings on Wednesday to pick up his second career win.

BAYLOR VS. OKLAHOMA STATE SERIES HISTORY
Baylor is 34-37 in the all-time series against Oklahoma State, including a 18-12 record in games played in Waco and a 29-24 mark during the Steve Smith era. The Bears have won the last four three-game series against OSU. Baylor swept OSU last season in Waco and won the final two games in 2011 in Stillwater to record its first road series win against a ranked opponent since 2006. In 2010, Baylor closed the regular season with a three-game sweep of the Cowboys, and in 2008 Baylor won the final two games of a three-game series in Waco. The 2009 series was split at one game apiece after rain cancelled the third game. Baylor has won nine of the last 10 regular-season three-game series against OSU. BU is 13-16 all-time against OSU in Stillwater.

BAYLOR IN BIG 12 OPENERS
Baylor is 9-7 all-time in Big 12 season openers. The Bears won last year’s opener in a 9-4 decision at home over Texas Tech, snapping a five-game losing streak in Big 12 openers and getting their first such win since 2006. Baylor is 247-183 all-time in Big 12 play.


 

 

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