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Bears Travel to No. 23 TCU

LF Ben Booker, who was 10-for-23 last week with two four-hit games, is hitting a team-best .418 (18-for-43) on opponents' home fields this season.

LF Ben Booker, who was 10-for-23 last week with two four-hit games, is hitting a team-best .418 (18-for-43) on opponents' home fields this season.

April 30, 2007

WACO, Texas -- Baylor baseball returns to action Tuesday, May 1, traveling to Fort Worth, Texas, for a midweek game at No. 23 TCU. First pitch between the Bears and the Horned Frogs is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CDT first pitch at Lupton Stadium at Fort Worth, Texas. This is the second and final scheduled meeting between the teams this season; TCU posted a 6-3 victory at Baylor in early April.

 

Baylor (25-21) is 5-5 in its last 10 games after a 16-12 victory at No. 18 Texas A&M in Sunday's series finale. The Bears are 6-11 this season away from Baylor Ballpark, including a 5-7 mark on opponents' home fields. Baylor is unranked in all four major polls.

 

TCU (34-10) has won six straight and 14 of its last 15 after sweeping San Diego State in a three-game series at home over the weekend. The Horned Frogs are 21-1 at home this season; the lone blemish was a 5-0 loss April 19 against Brigham Young. TCU is ranked 23rd nationally in this week's Baseball America Top 25. The Horned Frogs also are ranked 27th by Collegiate Baseball.

 

Baylor and TCU have played six common opponents this season - Oklahoma, Oral Roberts, Rice, UT-Arlington, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. The Bears are 10-6 against that sextet this season, while the Frogs are 7-4.

 

This is the 234th meeting between Baylor and TCU, making this the third most-played series in Baylor baseball history behind only Texas (322) and Texas A&M (255). The Bears hold a 132-101 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to the 1904 season. The series is tied 48-48 in games played at Fort Worth, where TCU has won the last two meetings.

 

After Tuesday's game, Baylor takes a week-long hiatus for final exams. The Bears return to action Wednesday, May 9, hosting Texas Southern at 6:30 p.m. Baylor returns to Big 12 action May 11-13 at Nebraska.


 

 

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