BSB Faces No. 9 Texas Tech in Weekend Series

BAYLOR BEARS (21-20, 4-11 Big 12)
Location: Waco, Texas
Conference / Affiliation: Big 12
Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez (Pepperdine, 2001)

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BAYLOR (21-20, 4-11) vs TEXAS TECH (29-15, 9-6)
April 29, 2022 • 6:30 pm CT
April 30, 2022 • 3:00 pm CT
May 1, 2022 • 1:00 pm CT

Waco, Texas • Baylor Ballpark (5,000)

LIVE STATS: BaylorStats.com
WATCH: Big 12 Now on ESPN +
Talent: John MorrisRichard Cunningham
LIST: Learfield / ESPN Central Texas 1660 AM & 92.3 FM
Talent: Derek Smith, Ryan Boyd

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TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS (29-15, 9-6 Big 12)
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Conference / Affiliation: Big 12
Head Coach: Tim Tadlock (Texas Tech, 1992)

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STORYLINES

LEADING OFF

• Baylor continues its five-game homestand with a weekend series against No. 9 Texas Tech.

• BU currently sits in seventh place in the Big 12 standings at 4-11 in conference play, with 3 Big 12 series remaining.

• The Bears continue to turn double plays at a high rate, leading the Big 12 and ranking second nationally with 44 total twin killings and 1.07 per game.

• BU has recorded at least one extra-base hit in each of its last 20 games, have notched at least two XBH in nine of its last 10 games and have bashed 28 extra-base hits in their last eight games.

• Sophomore OF Kyle Nevin is riding a career-best 21-game on-base streak and holds a 10-game hitting streak.

• Nevin hit his team-leading eighth home run of the season in Sunday’s series finale at No. 10 Texas.

• Sophomore OF Jared McKenzie recorded his third-career multi-HR game by knocking two out of the park during Saturday’s game in Austin.

• McKenzie is the first Bear to tally a multi-HR game in 2022.

• McKenzie leads the team with 15 multi-hit performances in 2022 and has collected three consecutive two-hit games.

BY THE NUMBERS

• Texas Tech narrowly leads the all-time series 91-85 over Baylor.

• Under seventh-year head coach Steve Rodriguezthe Bears are 7-10 against the Red Raiders, but are 5-5 against TTU over the last 10 meetings.

• Baylor won last season’s series by taking two of three from Tech in Lubbock.

• BU also claimed the most recent series played in Waco in 2018 with a pair of wins on that weekend.

PROBABLE STARTERS

Friday, April 29 • 6:30 pm CT • RHP Jake Jackson (3-3, 8.92 ERA) vs. RHP Andrew Morris (5-0, 3.70 ERA)

Saturday, April 30 • 3:00 pm CT • LHP Kobe Andrade (3-2, 4.50 ERA) vs. RHP Brandon Birdsell (6-2, 2.17 ERA)

Sunday, May 1 • 1:00 pm CT • RHP Blake Helton (0-1, 5.40 ERA) vs. TBD

BROADCAST INFORMATION

• This weekend’s series will be streamed on Big 12 Now on ESPN +, with John Morris (PxP) and former Baylor outfielder Richard Cunningham (Analyst) providing the commentary.

Fans can also tune in to ESPN Central Texas 1660 AM and 92.3 FM for the Baylor radio broadcast, featuring Derek Smith and Ryan Boyd on the call.

FEED THE BEAVER

• This weekend will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of BU’s 2012 Big 12 Championship team, a team that won a Big 12 record 24 games in a row, including 18 Big 12 games, and reached No. 1 for the first time in program history.

• Members of the 2012 team will be in attendance for Saturday’s recognition, including Big 12 Player of the Year Josh Ludy and All-American Josh Turley.

• The first 500 fans in attendance on Saturday will receive an exclusive Baylor Baseball stuffed beaver.

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