Baylor baseball can ensure their 4th Big 12 regular season baseball title, this weekend, in Stillwater if they sweep a red-hot Cowboys team.
Baylor enters the weekend with a half-game lead over Texas Tech Tech in the Big 12 standings so for every loss, Baylor will need at least one from the Red Raiders. The bottom line, win and the title is theirs. This team excited for the opportunity that they’ve worked all season for.
“This is the stuff that you kind of dream about as a kid,” Starter Paul Dickens said. “Really you just have to soak it up and and be mentally focused be ready to go, but you know in the end it’s a game and you’re just having fun out there. Just because the situation changes doesn’t mean that the game changes and so it’s definitely a dream come true for me and I’m hoping to be the best that I can for the team.”
Andy Thomas feels really good about the position his team is in this weekend.
“This is what you want,” he said. “This is what you play all season for this series right here. There’s not a, no pressure in the world we’re gonna go out and handle business.”
The Bears were using the word sweep a lot on Wednesday because that is their goal. Head Coach Steve Rodriguez likes that his team is this confident, because they’ve earned the right to be in this position all season long.
“Pressure is really just a lack of preparation,” he said. “I think we’ve prepared our guys really well I think they’re very confident in what we’re doing. I think they, when there are certain situations I don’t think they’re overwhelmed by the situations so like right now I don’t think the situation is going to be any bigger than the things that we’ve done here in the past.”
Rodriguez also said that Davis Wendzel is still day-to-day with that internal oblique strain. Baylor and Oklahoma State open their series at 6:35pm Thursday night in Stillwater, Oklahoma.