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Baseball Set for Final Big 12 Home Series vs. Texas

April 25, 2013


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Texas at Baylor
April 26-28, 2013 | Waco, Texas | Baylor Ballpark (5,000)
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FRI. | 6:30 P.M.
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Probable Starters:
BU - RHP Max Garner
2-4, 3.45 ERA, 62.2 IP, 41 K
UT - RHP Parker French

3-3, 2.57 ERA, 56.0 IP, 34 K
SAT. | 8:00 P.M.
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Probable Starters:
BU - RHP Austin Stone
2-2, 3.28 ERA, 35.2 IP, 21 K
UT - LHP Dillon Peters

4-2, 1.80 ERA, 65.0 IP, 38 K
SUN. | 2:00 P.M.
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Probable Starters:
BU - RHP Ryan Smith
1-3, 4.64 ERA, 33.0 IP, 19 K
UT - Nathan Thornhill
2-4, 2.51 ERA, 61.0 IP, 46 K

WACO, Texas - In its final home Big 12 series of the season, Baylor will host Texas this weekend as the Bears look to bounced back from their first series loss in conference play. The teams will square off on Friday at 6:30 p.m. CT, Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Baylor is 102-231-4 all-time against Texas, including a 56-91-3 record in games played in Waco. The Bears have won eight series against UT in 16 seasons of Big 12 Conference play. Texas had taken each of the last six series before Baylor won last year’s series, 2-1 (16-5 in Waco, 4-0 in Austin, 1-2 in Austin).

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: April 26-28, 2013
Times: 6:30 PM | 8 PM | 2 PM CT
Location: Waco, Texas
Stadium: Baylor Ballpark (5,000)
Radio: Baylor IMG College Sports Network ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco)
Talent: Tom Barfield (pxp); Lark Smith (color)
TV: FSN SW (Fri) | ESPNU (Sat) | FSN SW (Sun)
Fri Talent: Bob Licht (pxp); Jack Lazorko (color)
Sat Talent: Tom Hart (pxp); Chris Burke (color)
Sun Talent: John Morris (pxp); Pat Combs (color)

SERIES
Overall: 102-231-4
Waco: 56-91-3
Austin: 38-134-1
Neutral Site: 8-6
Smith vs: 30-38
First Meeting: April 4, 1903
Last Meeting: May 19, 2012

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

BAYLOR BEARS
2013 Record: 21-20
2013 Big 12 Record: 8-6
Head Coach: Steve Smith
Career Record: 689-452-1 (19th season)
Record at BU: 689-452-1 (19th season)

STATISTICAL LEADERS
AVG: Nathan Orf (.403)
2B: Cal Towey (11)
HR: Grayson Porter (5)
RBI: Cal Towey (39)
SB: Brown, Toth (14)

TEXAS LONGHORNS
2013 Record: 22-17
2013 Big 12 Record: 6-10
Head Coach: Augie Garrido
Career Record: 1,869-864-9 (45th season)
Record at UT: 718-340-2 (17th season)

STATISTICAL LEADERS
AVG: Mark Payton (.388)
2B: Mark Payton (11)
HR: Ben Johnson (3)
RBI: C.J. Hinojosa (24)
SB: Weston Hall (11)

BAYLOR GETS FIRST WIN IN DALLAS SINCE 1994
It’s only a span of two games, but Baylor’s 9-5 win at Dallas Baptist on Tuesday night was the program’s first in Dallas since 1994. In their sixth straight win over DBU, the Bears overcame three deficits, using a four-run ninth to seal the win. Prior to Tuesday, Baylor had not played a game in Dallas since April 16, 2008 (DBU won 13-5). The last win for Baylor in Dallas was 13-8 at DBU on April 19, 1994.

BAYLOR VS TEXAS ALL-TIME SERIES
Baylor is 102-231-4 all-time against Texas, including a 56-91-3 record in games played in Waco. Baylor's record is much better against the Longhorns during the Big 12 era at 25-35, and the Bears are 30-38 against UT during the Steve Smith era. Baylor has won eight series against UT in 16 seasons of Big 12 Conference play. Baylor won the first six series from 1997 through 2002 and took a series sweep in 2005. Texas won the series in 2003 and 2004 and had taken each of the last six series before the Bears won last year’s series 2-1 (16-5 in Waco, 4-0 in Austin, 1-2 in Austin).

BAYLOR ON TV
Baylor is 43-49 all-time in TV games and 5-3 this season. Baylor won 4-2 on March 5 at home over Louisiana Tech and 7-6 on March 30 at home over Kansas State. The Bears took two of three games at home over Oklahoma April 12-14 and lost two of three at TCU last weekend. BU was 8-5 in TV games last season and are 14-8 in TV games since 2011.

BAYLOR OFFENSE HEATING UP
In its first 24 games, Baylor had a team batting average of .250, slugging percentage of .321 and on-base percentage of .335, and averaged 4.3 runs per game. Over the last 17 games, BU has heated up with a team batting average of .285, slugging percentage of .374 and on-base percentage of .335, and a runs per game average of 5.9. The surge has raised Baylor’s overall team batting average for the season to .266 and its runs per game average to 4.9.

BARE IN RARE AIR WITH RELIEF WINS
Crayton Bare’s five wins in relief this season rank seven all-time in Baylor single season history and his four wins in Big 12 play rank second all-time in BU history. Overall, his seven career relief wins are 11th in program history and his five Big 12 wins are third.

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