Feb. 14, 2007
#16 BAYLOR (6-0) TRAVELS TO THE RAGIN' CAJUNS INVITATIONAL
Feb. 16-18, 2007
Friday, Feb. 16
Ole Miss vs. Baylor, 11:30 a.m.
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Ole Miss, 4:30 p.m.
Baylor vs. Purdue, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17
Louisana-Lafayette vs. Purdue, 11:30 a.m.
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Baylor, 4:30 p.m.
Purdue vs. Ole Miss, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 18
No. 4 vs. No. 5, 8:00 a.m.
No. 2 vs. No. 3, 10:30 a.m.
No. 1 vs. Winner Game No. 1, 1:00 p.m.
Winner Game No. 2 vs. Winner Game No. 3, 3:30 p.m.
Baylor vs. Louisiana-Lafayette: UL-Lafayette leads 5-4
Baylor vs. Ole Miss: Baylor leads 1-0
Baylor vs. Purdue: Baylor leads 1-0
Live Audio: www.BaylorBears.com
Live Stats: www.BaylorBears.com
The No. 16 Baylor softball team returns to action this weekend as the Lady Bears travel to
In addition to the Lady Bears and the Rebels, the tournament features
At the tournament, Baylor will face Purdue at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, followed by meetings with
Baylor is coming off a strong weekend at the Getterman Classic as the Lady Bears finished with a perfect record of 6-0 while claiming the tournament championship. The Lady Bears batted .422 at the tournament and blasted a new tournament record of 11 home runs, including three each from seniors
Streaming audio and live stats for every game at the Ragin' Cajuns Invitational will be available at www.baylorbears.com.
Baylor is No. 17 in the latest USA Today/NFCA Top 25 and No. 16 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25.
Baylor's appearance in both polls marks the 44th consecutive week the Lady Bears have appeared in the NFCA Top 25 and the 43rd consecutive week the team has appeared in the USA Softball Top 25.
Baylor is 152-8 over the past six seasons when scoring at least four runs.
Baylor is 128-16 over the past five seasons when collecting at least eight hits.
Baylor is 180-19 over the past five seasons when out-hitting its opponent.
Baylor is 77-18 over the past four seasons at Getterman Stadium, including a 6-0 mark at home this season.
Jordan Daniels is out indefinitely with an arm injury.
For the first time in history, live, streaming audio will be available for every Baylor softball game. Sign-up for audio is free and fans can listen to every Baylor softball game by visiting www.baylorbears.com.
HEAD COACH Glenn Moore NEARS CAREER MILESTONE
With six straight victories to open the season, head coach Glenn Moore inches closer to a career milestone as Baylor's seventh year head coach is now three victories shy of his 400th career victory. In his 11th full season as a head coach,
While at Baylor,
WIth three home runs this past weekend at the Getterman Classic,
The career milestone is just one of a number of Baylor marks
Katie Reichling led the way for
In the circle,
Baylor holds a 10-8 edge in the series as the Lady Bears have won five of the last six meetings. The meeting with the Cyclones will mark only the second time the two teams have met outside of conference play. Baylor swept the season series last season in
Louisiana-Lafayette enters the weekend as the No. 13 team in the country after a perfect weekend at the Louisiana Classics.
The Ragin' Cajuns were led at the tournament by Codi Runyan, named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, who turned in an 8-for-15 performance with three home runs and seven RBI on the weekend.
In the circle, Louisiana-Lafayette is led by Brittany Cuevas, who was a perfect 3-0 at the classic with a 0.78 ERA after allowing only two runs in 18.0 innings of work. Holly Tankersly also saw significant time in the circle for the Ragin' Cajuns, going 3-0 on the weekend with a 4.20 ERA in 18.1 innings of work.
Louisiana-Lafayette leads the all-time series, 5-4, however, the two teams have not met since a 6-0 Ragin' Cajun win on Feb. 21, 1998.
The Rebels are led by Lisa Conchos, who batted .400 over the weekend, hitting one home run while driving in a pair of runs. In addition, Ashley Dowdy had a strong opening weekend for the Rebels, batting .333 with a run scored and a RBI.
Mary Jane Callahan leads the way for
The meeting between the two schools marks only the second in program history as Baylor captured the first meeting with a 3-1 victory over the Rebels on Feb. 11, 2000, in
Purdue is looking for its first win of the season after going 0-5 during the opening weekend of play.
The Boilermakers are led by Kelsey Haupert, who batted .467 on the weekend with one run scored and a RBI. Ashley Hall also had a strong opening weekend for Purdue, batting .353 this past weekend and leading the team with six runs scored.
Brooke Baker has seen most of the action in the circle for the Boilermakers, posting a 0-4 record on the season with a 4.55 ERA in 20 innings of work. Ashley DiDomencio has also seen significant time in the circle, recording a 3.00 ERA in 11.0 innings of work.
The meeting at the Ragin' Cajuns Invitational will mark the second in school history between the two schools as Baylor claimed the first meeting with an 8-6 victory over the Boilermakers on Feb. 12, 2000, in
BAYLOR BATS OFF TO HOT START
Perhaps no team in the country had a more successful start at the plate than Baylor to start off the 2007 season. Among Big 12 Conference teams, Baylor ranks first in every hitting category except for doubles.
At the Getterman Classic, the Lady Bears hit a blistering .422 at the plate, first among Big 12 Conference schools and 124 points higher than Texas Tech, who ranks second in the conference with a .298 average.
The hot start led to Baylor breaking three team hitting records at the Getterman Classic as the Lady Bears set new marks at the tournament with 11 home runs, a .508 on base percentage and a.701 slugging percentage.
BAYLOR SOFTBALL IN THE NATIONAL POLLS
The Baylor softball team is currently ranked No. 16 in the preseason ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 poll released at the start of the season. In addition, Baylor earned a No. 17 ranking in the preseason USA Today/NFCA Top 25.
Baylor is one of five Big 12 Conference school ranked in the preseason polls as Texas A&M (No. 4, No. 3), Nebraska (No. 19, No. 20), Oklahoma (No. 12, No. 14) and Texas (No. 10, No. 11) join the Lady Bears in the polls.
Tennesse, after opening the year No. 2 in the national polls, has moved to No. 1 in the rankings in both polls.
Baylor's appearance in both polls marks the 44th consecutive week the Lady Bears have appeared in the NFCA Top 25 and the 43rd consecutive week the team has appeared in the USA Softball Top 25. The last time Baylor failed to appear in either poll was March 16, 2004.
BAYLOR LADY BEARS IN THE CAREER CHARTS
Several Lady Bears are aiming to continue making their way up the career charts in 2006. Below is a list of Lady Bears who currently rank in the top ten in one of the career categories:
RUNS: Chelsi Lake (8th, 91)
HITS: Chelsi Lake (176, 7th)
MULTIPLE-HIT GAMES: Chelsi Lake (46, 7th)
DOUBLES: Chelsi Lake (37, 3rd)
TRIPLES: Chelsi Lake (t-10th, 4)
TOTAL BASES: Chelsi Lake (333, 2nd)
SACRIFICE FLIES: Chelsi Lake (t-5th, 5)
APPEARANCES: Lisa Ferguson (4th, 131)
GAMES STARTED: Lisa Ferguson (4th, 89)
RELIEF APPEARANCES: Lisa Ferguson (2nd, 42)
WINS: Lisa Ferguson (4th, 59)
DECISIONS: Lisa Ferguson (4th, 88)
COMPLETE GAMES: Lisa Ferguson (4th, 45)
SHUTOUTS: Lisa Ferguson (t-2nd, 21)
SAVES: Lisa Ferguson (1st, 15)
Lisa Ferguson OPENS 2007 SEASON WITH NO-HITTER
Senior pitcher Lisa Ferguson opened the 2007 season in spectacular fashion as the right-hander pitched a no-hitter in Baylor's 18-0 victory over Southern Miss, allowing only two walks over five innings of work while striking out nine Lady Eagles.
The no-hitter was the second of her career as Ferguson tossed a no-no in her second career start, a 1-0 victory in eight innings over Auburn at the 2004 Getterman Classic.
The no-hitter was the 12th in school history and the first complete game, no-hitter since Cristin Vitek blanked Kansas on March 27, 2004.
Baylor will return to action on Tuesday, Feb. 20, when the Lady Bears host Houston for a doubleheader beginning at 4:00 p.m.