Baylor Steps Out of Conference Play Traveling to Memphis

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Baylor Press Release

WACO, Texas – Baylor baseball ends a season-long, seven-game road trip this weekend at Memphis. Games are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at FedEx Park.

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.

SERIES INFO

Date(s): April 13-15, 2018

Time(s): 6:30 PM | 2 PM | 1 PM CT

Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Stadium: FedEx Park

Radio: ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco)

Talent: Derek Smith (pxp), Steve Johnigan (color)

SERIES HISTORY

Overall: BU leads 6-2

Waco: BU leads 4-1

Away: BU leads 2-1

Neutral Site: N/A

Rodriguez vs: 0-0

First Meeting: March 2, 1996

Last Meeting: March 11, 2012

SERIES MULTIMEDIA

Live Stats: GoTigersGo.com

Audio: BaylorBears.com 

Video: GoTigersGo.com

Twitter Updates: @BaylorBaseball

BAYLOR BEARS                 

2018 Record: 15-16

2018 Big 12 Record: 3-9

Head Coach: Steve Rodriguez

Career: 359-366 (15th season)

BU: 74-68 (3rd season)

2018 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Andy Thomas (.343)

2B: Davis Wendzel (9)

HR: Shea Langeliers (7)

RBI: Shea Langeliers (23)

SB: Three players (3)

MEMPHIS TIGERS                           

2018 Record: 11-23

2018 AAC record: 1-8

Head Coach: Daron Schoenrock

Career: 398-469 (16th season)

UM: 373-417 (14th season)

2018 STAT LEADERS

AVG: Tyler Webb (.310)

2B: Tyler Webb (14)

HR: Three players (3)

RBI: Alec Trela (23)

SB: Tyler Webb (6)

TEAM QUICK NOTES

*So. C Shea Langeliers was the first choice for the 2018 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team on April 11, marking BU’s first USA player since 2008, eighth overall and ninth selection.

*Baylor is 3-4 in three-game series this season (0-3 on road, 3-1 at home) and has a combined record of 8-11.

*Baylor has hit 107 home runs in 141 games under third-year head coach Steve Rodriguez. BU hit 51 in 2017 for its most homers since 2010 (57). BU has 22 in 2018.

*Baylor has 30 multi-home run games under Rodriguez (nine 2016, 14 in 2017, seven in 2018).

*Baylor played its longest game in an April 10 4-2 win in 12 innings at Sam Houston State since also playing 12 innings in a 3-2 loss at Texas Tech on April 11, 2015.

*Baylor won its longest game in an April 10 4-2 decision in 12 innings at Sam Houston State since a 10-8 win vs. Kansas State in 13 innings on March 29, 2013.

*Baylor played its second extra innings game of the season in a 4-2 win April 10 at Sam Houston State in 12 innings and is 1-1 in those games. BU is 1-2 in extras under Rodriguez.

*Baylor is 1-3 on its current season-long, seven-game road trip.

*Baylor is 3-8 on the road overall and 0-6 in Big 12 play this season.

*Baylor is 22-10 in midweek games under third-year head coach Steve Rodriguez with a 14-9 home mark and 8-1 road record. BU is 5-2 in 2018 (2-2 at home, 3-0 on road).

*Among NCAA leaders, Baylor ranks 40th (second in Big 12) in ERA (3.47) and 86th (fourth in Big 12) in shutouts (2). 

*Among NCAA individual leaders, Hayden Kettler ranked tied for 12th (second in Big 12) in starts (8), Troy Montemayor ranks 25th (second in Big 12) in saves (7), Andy Thomas ranks 85th (seventh in Big 12) in walks (24), Shea Langeliers ranks 85th (fourth in Big 12) in home runs (7) and Kyle Hill ranks 65th (fourth in Big 12) in hits allowed per nine innings (6.17).

-BU-

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