April 7, 2008
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GAME 31 APRIL 8 BAYLOR BALLPARK WACO, TEXAS
BAYLOR (19-11) vs. TCU (19-12)
TUESDAY: 6:30 p.m. CST -- Equipment Depot Baylor Baseball Card Set giveaway (first 1500 fans)
GAME 32 APRIL 9 BAYLOR BALLPARK WACO, TEXAS
BAYLOR vs. UT ARLINGTON (12-19)
WEDNESDAY: 6:30 p.m. CST -- Wednesday Win Days ($1 hotdogs)
PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
Baylor: RHP Tim Matthews, Sr. (2-0, 1.80 ERA, 20.0 IP, 1 BB, 16 K)
TCU: RHP Seth Garrison, Jr. (0-3, 3.55 ERA, 33.0 IP, 9 BB, 23 K)
Baylor: RHP Wade Mackey, So. (2-2, 6.14 ERA, 22.0 IP, 9 BB, 13 K) OR LHP Aaron Miller, So. (0-0, 3.86 ERA, 2.1 IP, 4 BB, 4 K)
UT Arlington: RHP Matthew Otteman, Jr. (2-1, 3.60 ERA, 25.0 IP, 14 BB, 16 K)
THE TCU SERIES
Overall: Baylor leads 133-104
Waco: Baylor leads 68-40
Fort Worth: TCU leads 50-48
Neutral Site: TCU leads 7-1
Unknown Sites: Baylor leads 16-7
Smith vs. TCU: 14-16
First Meeting: result unknown 
Last Meeting: at TCU 3, Baylor 2 [4/1/2008]
THE UT ARLINGTON SERIES
Overall Record: Baylor leads 71-28
Waco: Baylor leads 43-12
Arlington: Baylor leads 28-16
Neutral Site: Never Met
Smith vs. UTA: 25-8
First Meeting: at Baylor 3, UTA 2 [2/26/1973]
Last Meeting: Baylor 10, at UTA 2 [3/27/2007]
BAYLOR/ISP SPORTS NETWORK
1660 ESPN RADIO (Waco)
Tom Barfield, play-by-play
Lark Smith, color
Video (Tuesday only): www.BaylorBears.com
Baylor returns to action with a pair of midweek home games this week. Tuesday, the Bears host TCU for a 6:30 p.m. CDT first pitch at Baylor Ballpark. Wednesday, the Bears entertain UT Arlington at Baylor Ballpark; first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. for that game, as well. These games conclude a six-game home stand for Baylor; the Bears are 3-1 through the first four games of the home stand.
The Bears (19-11) swept Kansas over the weekend, including a 17-7, seven-inning victory in Sunday's series finale. Baylor is 6-4 in its last 10 games. The Bears are 15-3 at home this season and 4-5 in midweek games.
TCU (19-12) has won five straight after sweeping Air Force at home over the weekend. The Horned Frogs completed the sweep with a 3-2 victory in Sunday's series finale. TCU is 4-7 on the road this season, including a 3-5 record on opponents' home fields. The Horned Frogs are 10-0 in midweek games this season.
UT Arlington (12-19) has won five of its last six after taking two of three at home against Sam Houston State over the weekend. The teams split the first two games before the Mavericks claimed a 6-5 victory in Sunday's series finale. UTA is 3-11 in road games this season, including a 2-9 mark on opponents' home fields. Wednesday's game is the Mavericks' only midweek game.
All Baylor baseball games are broadcast live on Waco's 1660 ESPN Radio. Live streaming audio and GameTracker also are available for all Baylor baseball games online at www.BaylorBears.com.
BAYLOR vs. TCU
Baylor and TCU meet for the 238th time and the second time in a week Tuesday; the Horned Frogs earned a 3-2 victory at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth last Tuesday. This is the third most-played series in Baylor baseball history behind only Texas (325 meetings) and Texas A&M (259). The Bears hold a 133-104 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to the 1904 season. However, TCU has won three straight meetings and five of the last six.
Baylor holds a 68-40 advantage in games played in Waco; however, TCU won 6-3 at Baylor Ballpark last season. Prior to that, the Bears had won five straight against the Horned Frogs in Waco.
BAYLOR vs. UT ARLINGTON
Baylor and UT Arlington meet for the 100th time Wednesday. This is the eight most-played series in Baylor baseball history; Baylor has played more games against UTA than against any other program that was not a Southwest Conference member. In fact, the Bears have played more games against UTA since the series began Feb. 26, 1973, than against any other program.
The Bears hold a 71-28 advantage in the all-time series, including a 43-12 edge in games played in Waco. Baylor has won each of the last seven meetings and is 25-8 against the Mavericks during head coach Steve Smith's tenure.
STREAKS AND TIDBITS
LF Ben Booker was named Big 12 Player of the week after going 10-for-16 with three home runs, 11 RBI and 22 total bases in five games last week. He is the 14th Bear to earn Big 12 Player of the Week honors in the league's 12-year history. ... RF Aaron Miller has nine home runs on the season, matching Baylor's season leader each of the past three years (Josh Ford, 2005; Seth Fortenberry, 2006; Matt Czimskey and Beamer Weems, 2007). Miller is the first Baylor player with at least nine home runs in the regular season since Ford had 13 in 2004. ... Baylor is hitting .316 as a team over the last 10 games, led by Booker (.400, 10-for-25, 3 HR, 12 RBI. In fact, eight of Baylor's nine regular starters are hitting .297 or better in that span. SS Beamer Weems is hitting .316 (12-for-38) over the last 10 games.