2018 Schedule | 2018 Roster
WACO, Texas – Baylor softball released its full slate for the 2018 season, including 18 home games at Getterman Stadium, announced Monday afternoon by 18th-year head coach Glenn Moore.
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“Each year our challenge is to put together a schedule that will do three things – one, make us better; two, prepare us for Big 12 play; and three, give us a chance to host the first round of the NCAA Tournament,” Moore said. “This schedule will accomplish all three of those goals.
“It’s now our job to use the fall and offseason to improve and take advantage of these opportunities.”
BU opens the 2018 season with a three-game, two-day series with Northwestern State on Feb. 9-10 at Getterman.
The squad will then hit the road to Hattiesburg, Miss., taking part in a five-team tournament field hosted by Southern Miss on Feb. 16-18 and featuring McNeese State, Mississippi Valley State, and Alabama.
The Baylor Invitational will be the lone regular-season tournament hosted at Getterman, running Feb. 23-25 and featuring Incarnate Word, Abilene Christian, and Jackson State.
The Lady Bears will make a return trip to the vaunted Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif., on March 2-4, facing Iowa, Michigan, UNC-Charlotte, UL-Lafayette, and Florida.
After a quick trip to Long Beach State for a March 6 contest, BU will cross the country to take part in the Liberty University Tournament from March 9-11, hosted by the Lady Flames in Lynchburg, Va., featuring Delaware and Ohio.
The final regular season tournament for the Lady Bears will be LSU’s tournament in Baton Rouge, running March 23-25 and featuring matchups with North Dakota State, BYU, and LSU.
BU will kick off Big 12 play with the reigning national and Big 12 champions, the Oklahoma Sooners, hosting a three-game series at Getterman running March 29-31.
The Lady Bears also have home conference series with Kansas (April 20-22) and Texas (May 5-6).
Baylor’s road conference slate will take the Lady Bears to Lubbock to face Texas Tech (April 6-8), to Stillwater for Oklahoma State (April 13-15), a single game in Austin with Texas (April 17), and Ames to take on Iowa State (April 27-29).
Baylor has a strong mix of midweek and nonconference opponents coming to Getterman, including Texas State (March 14), North Texas (March 20), and McNeese State (April 10-11).
Additionally, BU will be making trips to UTSA (Feb. 20), Long Beach State (March 6), ACU (April 4), and Houston (April 24).
The Big 12 Softball Tournament is back in its second year after being reinstated in 2017, with the conference tournament held in Oklahoma City, Okla. The tournament will run May 10-12 at Hall of Fame Stadium, site of the WCWS.
The Lady Bears will then look to repeat its hosting bid, with NCAA Regionals running May 18-20, and NCAA Super Regionals following from May 25-27.
Baylor could make history with a repeat bid to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series, looking to return to OKC after a magical 2017 postseason run in what would be a first for the program.