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Softball Continues Road Swing At Nebraska




April 15, 2010


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Baylor (23-16, 3-5 Big 12) vs. Nebraska (25-18, 4-4 Big 12)
Lincoln, Neb. | Bowlin Stadium (2,500)
SATURDAY, APRIL 17 - 3 P.M.
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SUNDAY, APRIL 18 - NOON
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The Baylor softball team (23-16, 3-5) will remain on the road, taking on Nebraska in a pair of games beginning on Saturday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m. and wrapping up Sunday, April 18 at Noon.

The games can be heard live for free on baylorbears.com.

SCOUTING NEBRASKA
The Nebraska softball team fell for the first time in five games, losing on a walk-off granslam to Iowa State on Thursday afternoon. The Huskers have won eight of their last ten. Heidi Foland provides the power, hitting .372 with 12 home runs and 27 RBI. Robin Mackin is the ace with a 11-9 mark and a 1.97 ERA. SERIES
Nebraska leads the all-time series 30-10, including 9-3 in Lincoln.The two teams have split each of the last two seasons.

WALKER WARMING UP
Sophomore Kayce Walker has found her swagger in conference play, batting .391 with a double and six stolen bases heading into the weekend.

T. WES TORCHING IT
Senior Tiffany Wesley has been on a hot streak in her last six games, batting .421 (8-for-19) with three runs, three doubles, a triple and four RBI.

REAL REPKA REEMERGES
Courtney Repka had been stellar until facing Texas on Wednesday, allowing seven runs, six earned in 3.2 innings of work. In her previous six appearances, she went 3-3 with a 0.76 ERA, striking out 40 and allowing just five earned runs in 46.0 innings. Repka threw a 9.0 inning complete-game shutout on April 3 against Texas Tech, making it the first extra-inning shutout by a Baylor pitcher since Cristin Vitek did so against Central Florida on March 12, 2005.

WHO’S THAT LADY?
The Lady Bears welcomed a new player to the team on April 7, and it didn’t take long for her to see action. Senior Courtney McFarlin threw 5.1 innings on April 12 against Oklahoma Christian, allowing three runs, all unearned. She walked on to the team after head coach Glenn Moore was looking for added pitching depth after the season-ending injury to Whitney Canion.

WESLEY’S MIRRORING EACH OTHER
Not only are twin sisters Tiffany and Nicole Wesley identical in physical appearance, but they are mirroring each other on the softball field. The duo rank first and second on the team in batting average and are a combined 34-for-34 in stolen bases. Nicole is first in the Big 12 with a .416 average, while Tiffany (hitting .360) is the team leader with 29 runs.

AGAINST RANKED FOES
Baylor is 2-7 against ranked opponents this season.

THIEVES
Baylor ranks second in the country and first in the Big 12 with 107 bases this season, and entered the week ranked first in the country with a 2.82 stolen bases per game average.

CLOSE LOSSES
Of Baylor’s 17 losses so far this season, seven have come by one run, while two have been in extra innings. In addition, seven losses have come to ranked teams.

TWO OUTS? NO PROBLEM
The Lady Bears have had a knack for scoring with two outs this season. Of the 176 RBI so far, 67 (38 percent) of them have come with two outs.


 

 

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