April 22, 2013
Baylor (20-20) at Dallas Baptist (21-19)
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WACO, Texas- Baylor completes a five-game road trip with a 6:30 p.m. CT contest against Dallas Baptist on Tuesday. The game will mark the eighth for the Bears against a Western Athletic Conference team this season as BU looks to improve upon a 5-2 record versus the WAC.
BU and DBU met on already met once this season on April 3 at Baylor Ballpark, and the Bears came out on top 6-1. The win was the fifth in a row for Baylor over the Patriots and moved the Bears to 44-21 all-time in the series. In Dallas, BU owns a 9-6 edge.
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Dates: April 23, 2013
Times: 6:30 PM CT
Location: Dallas, Texas
Stadium: Horner Ballpark (2,000)
Radio: Baylor IMG College Sports Network ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco)
Talent: Tom Barfield (pxp); Lark Smith (color)
Neutral Site: 2-0
Smith vs: 15-7
First Meeting: May 5, 1979
Last Meeting: April 3, 2013
2013 Record: 20-20
2013 Big 12 Record: 8-6
Head Coach: Steve Smith
Career Record: 688-452-1 (19th season)
Record at BU: 688-452-1 (19th season)
DALLAS BAPTIST PATRIOTS
2013 Record: 21-19
2013 WAC Record: 8-7
Head Coach: Dan Heefner
Career Record: 207-121 (6th season)
Record at DBU: 207-121 (6th season)
AVG: Michael Miller (.325)
2B: Miller, Collins (13)
HR: Duncan McAlpine (12)
RBI: McAlpine, Listi (38)
SB: Ronnie Mitchell (8)
BAYLOR DROPS FIRST BIG 12 SERIES AT TCU
In a competitive series that was decided by one run each game, Baylor fell 2-1 to TCU in the teams’ first-ever Big 12 series. On Friday, Mitch Price delivered a pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning to lift the Bears to a 3-2 win -- their first in Fort Worth since 2009. In a Baylor Big 12 record and TCU overall record 15 innings on Saturday (longest overall game since 2001 for BU), the Bears fell 2-1 despite a career-high 8.1 innings of one-run ball from starter Austin Stone. In the finale, Baylor overcame a 1-0 deficit with four runs in the third inning but did not hang on for the win. The last time the two teams met in conference play was in 1996 as members of the Southwestern Conference. The series loss ended a streak of four straight Big 12 series wins dating back to last season.
BAYLOR VS DBU ALL-TIME SERIES
Baylor is 44-21 all-time against Dallas Baptist, 33-15 in Waco, 9-6 in Dallas and 15-7 under Steve Smith. BU has won five straight in the series, including a 6-1 win on April 3 at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears won thanks in part to a four-run fourth inning as Cal Towey led the offense by going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Sean Spicer picked up the win in relief with three scoreless frames.
BAYLOR VS WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Baylor is 212-79 against teams that are current members of the Western Athletic Conference. The Bears own a winning record over all five teams they have played from the WAC: UT Arlington (81-30), Texas State (48-19), Dallas Baptist (44-21), UT San Antonio (29-6) and Louisiana Tech (10-3). The Bears are 5-2 against the WAC this season with wins over Texas State, Louisiana Tech (2), Dallas Baptist and UT Arlington, and losses to UTSA and Texas State.
BAYLOR HITS THE 20-WIN MARK YET AGAIN
Since 1972, Baylor has had at least 20 wins in every season. With 12 games left, the Bears have a chance to make it nine straight seasons with 30 or more wins. Baylor’s overall record since 1972 is an impressive 1,378-915 for a .601 winning percentage.
STONE ROLLING IN BIG 12 PLAY
Since the start of Big 12 play, Austin Stone has found his groove on the mound by compiling a 1.99 ERA and 2-0 record in six appearances and three starts from March 26 until now. Over 22.2 innings during that span, he’s allowed 10 runs (only five earned) on 21 hits and four walks with nine strikeouts. In Big 12 play, he has the lowest ERA of any BU starter (2.18) and is 2-0 in four appearances and three starts. In 20.2 Big 12 innings, he’s given up 10 runs (only five earned) on 21 hits and four walks with seven strikeouts. He’s coming off a career-long 8.1-inning start at TCU on Saturday in which he gave up just one run.