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Baseball Set for Weekend Split Series vs. Dallas Baptist

April 10, 2014

Baylor vs. Dallas Baptist
April 11-12, 2014 | Dallas, Texas | Waco, Texas | Horner Ballpark | Baylor Ballpark
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FRI. | 6:30 P.M.
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Probable Starters:
BU - LHP Brad Kuntz
4-0, 2.64 ERA
DBU -RHP Paul Voelker

5-2, 2.92 ERA
SAT. | 3:00 P.M.
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Probable Starters:
BU - RHP Austin Stone
3-3, 2.22 ERA
DBU - RHP Cy Sneed

5-1, 2.01 ERA
SAT. | 7:30 P.M.
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Probable Starters:
BU - RHP Dillon Newman
3-2, 2.68 ERA
DBU - RHP Cory Taylor
2-1, 3.15 ERA

WACO, Texas- In one of its two off weekends in Big 12 play, Baylor baseball will play a three-game split series against Dallas Baptist this weekend. The series will have a 6:30 p.m. CT game on Friday in Dallas and then a doubleheader at Baylor Ballpark on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Baylor (15-17) heads into the weekend after losing a 4-3 decision on Tuesday at Sam Houston State and has lost its last four games since taking two in a row vs. Incarnate Word last midweek. DBU (23-9) has won eight of its last 10 games and is coming off a 7-1 loss at home to TCU on Tuesday. BU leads the all-time series vs. DBU 45-21 and has won six straight games in the 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.

Date(s): April 11-12, 2014
Time(s): 6:30 P.M. | 3 P.M. | 7:30 P.M. CT
Location: Dallas, Texas | Waco, Texas
Stadium: Horner Ballpark | Baylor Ballpark
Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco)
Talent: Tom Barfield (pxp), Lark Smith (color)

Overall: BU leads 45-21
Waco: BU leads 33-15
Dallas: BU leads 10-6
Neutral Site: BU leads 2-0
Smith vs: BU leads 16-7
First Meeting: May 5, 1979
Last Meeting: April 23, 2013
Streak: BU has won six

Live Stats: DBUPatriots.com | BaylorBears.com
Audio: BaylorBears.com
Video: DBUPatriots.com | BaylorBears.com
Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball

2014 Record: 15-17
2014 Big 12 Record: 4-7
Head Coach: Steve Smith
Career: 710-477-1 (20th season)
BU: 710-477-1 (20th season)

AVG: Adam Toth (.276)
2B: Doe, Menard (5)
HR: Porter, Sheppard (2)
RBI: Mitch Price (13)
SB: Adam Toth (7)

2014 Record: 23-9
2014 MVC Record: 5-1
Head Coach: Dan Heefner
Career: 239-141 (7th season)
DBU: 239-141 (7th season)

AVG: David Martinelli (.304)
2B: Daniel Salters (12)
HR: Austin Listi (5)
RBI: Daniel Salters (24)
SB: Trevin Sonnier (11)

Baylor leads the all-time series vs. Dallas Baptist 45-21, 33-15 in Waco, 10-6 in Dallas and 16-7 under Steve Smith. The Bears have won six straight games in the series, including both games last season. Baylor won 6-1 on April 3, 2013, in Waco before earning a 9-5 win on April 23, 2013, in Dallas. The last time DBU topped BU was April 8, 2009, in a 16-3 decision at Baylor Ballpark.

Baylor is 50-24 all-time against current members of the Missouri Valley Conference. BU's record against the league's teams is as follows: Bradley (1-1), Dallas Baptist (45-21), Missouri State (3-1), Southern Illinois (1-0), Wichita State (0-1).

Junior outfielder Adam Toth has been on a roll at the plate over his last 13 games as he is 17-for-48 for a .354 batting average during the stretch. He also has seven runs scored, five RBI, two doubles, one triple, one homer and one steal. During the run, he has four multi-hit games, including a trio of three-hit games. Overall, he already has a career-high three triples, as he had three total triples prior to the start of the season, and he is just six RBI shy of tying his career high from 2012.

Freshman outfielder Darryn Sheppard pulled off the rare steal of home on Tuesday at Sam Houston State. It was not the traditional straight steal of home as he got help from West Tunnell stealing second base to draw a throw, which allowed Sheppard to rush home and beat a high throw. The feat marked the first steal of home for Baylor since Adam Toth did so on April 28, 2012, vs. New Mexico State.

Over his last five games, Sheppard is 4-for-16 (.250) with three runs, two walks, two steals and two RBI. He's had one hit apiece in four of the five games during the stretch after not having a hit in back-to-back games since March 7-8 vs. No. 3 Cal State Fullerton.

In Baylor's first 17 home games of the 2014 season, it has outscored its opponents 77-45 with a 14-3 record -- its best start at home since doing the same in 2012. BU's pitchers have racked up 113 strikeouts in 151.0 innings, allowing just 108 hits and 51 walks with a 1.55 ERA. Since the park opened in 1999, Baylor owns a 363-147 record at Baylor Ballpark and has never had a losing season in the stadium. The closest BU came to a losing season was in 2011, when the Bears were 16-14 at Baylor Ballpark. The last time Baylor started its home season with five or more straight wins was in 2012 (6-0) as the Bears won their first five home games this season. Baylor has won 11 straight Big 12 home series. The last series loss at home in league play for BU came April 21-23, 2011, against Missouri.




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