March 12, 2018
Radio: ESPN Central Texas/Baylor All-Access
Talent: Derek Smith (pxp), Steve Johnigan (analyst)
Live Stats: BaylorBears.com
Twitter: @BaylorBaseball | #SicSHSU
Pitchers: BU RHP Jacob Ashkinos (0-1, 5.62 ERA) v SHSU RHP Landon Ausley (0-0, 1.93 ERA)
8-5, 0-0 Big 12
2017 Big 12 Record: 12-12 (4th)
Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez
Career Record: 352-355 (15th season)
BU Record: 67-57 (3rd season)
SAM HOUSTON STATE
12-4, 0-0 Southland
Ranking: 22 (BA)
2017 Southland Record: 19-11 (3rd)
Head Coach: Matt Deggs
Career Record: 129-77 (4th season)
SHSU Record: 129-77 (4th season)
WACO, Texas – Baylor baseball continues its season-long, seven-game home stand with a 6:35 p.m. CT game Tuesday vs. No. 22 Sam Houston State at Baylor Ballpark.
All Baylor baseball games are broadcast live on Waco’s 1660 ESPN Central Texas (1330 AM/100.9 FM in Temple, Belton and Killeen). Derek Smith provides the play-by-play with Steve Johnigan adding color commentary. Live streaming audio, video and GameTracker also are available for all Baylor baseball home games online at BaylorBears.com.
For tickets, visit: http://www.baylorbears.com/tickets/. For updates on the program follow @baylorbaseball on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.
TEAM QUICK NOTES
*In Baylor’s five-game winning streak, the offense is hitting .291 with 32 runs, 48 hits, nine doubles, four triples, one home run, 26 RBI and 19 walks. During that span, the pitching has a 1.00 ERA, allowing seven runs (five earned) on 35 hits and 12 walks with 36 strikeouts in 45 innings.
*Baylor is 3-0 on its current seven-game home stand.
*Baylor is 18-8 midweek games under third-year head coach Steve Rodriguez with a 12-7 home mark and 6-1 road record.
*Baylor has finished its home schedule with a .500 record or better (5-1 in 2018) in all 19 seasons at Baylor Ballpark (since 1999) and is 421-194 all-time at the park.
*Baylor is 13-21 against ranked opponents under Rodriguez (1-3, in 2018, 7-10 in 2017, 5-8 in 2016) and is 3-6 in three-game series against ranked foes. BU’s last win over a ranked opponent was Feb. 24 at No. 11 UCLA (8-6) and last series win over a ranked opponent was vs. No. 23 Houston on March 10-12, 2017.
*Baylor is 11-16 under Rodriguez against Baseball America ranked opponents (1-3 in 2018, 7-9 in 2017, 3-4 in 2016) and is 2-5 in three-game series against ranked foes. BU’s last win over a Baseball America ranked opponent was Feb. 24 at No. 11 UCLA (8-6) and last series win over a Baseball America ranked opponent was vs. No. 23 Houston on March 10-12, 2017.
*Baylor is 205-304-1 all-time against Baseball America ranked opponents and 173-257-1 in regular season play.
*Senior preseason All-American/NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List closer Troy Montemayor ranks tied for second among active NCAA DI leaders in career saves (30), tied for 40th in career relief appearances (68) and tied for 48th in career appearances (69).