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***Baylor vs Texas Series Thread***

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Texas (19-12, 6-3 Big 12) vs. Baylor (14-13, 3-6 Big 12)
April 6-8, 2018

Where UFCU Disch-Falk Field (Austin, Texas) 
Time
Friday6:30 p.m.; Saturday4 p.m.; Sunday1:30 p.m.

TV: Longhorn Network
Radio: 104.9 The Horn, AM 1260
All-time series: Texas leads, 244-110-4

           
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

FRIDAYBaylor RHP Hayden Kettler (3-2, 2.93) vs. Texas RHP Nolan Kingham (4-2, 3.92)

SATURDAYBaylor TBA vs. Texas RHP Chase Shugart (2-2, 5.72)

SUNDAYBaylor TBA  vs. Texas RHP Blair Henley (4-3, 3.19)

 

GAME NOTES

THE MATCHUPS—Texas returns home this weekend for a three-game Big 12 Conference series against Baylor beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m.…the teams will then square off on Saturday at 4 p.m. and close things out on Sunday with a1:30 p.m. contest at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. 

 

A LOOK AT THE BEARS—Baylor is coming off a Tuesday night, 2-1, win over Lamar…before that, the Bears had lost four straight after falling to Texas State on Monday and in all three games to Oklahoma last weekend…offensively, Baylor is led by Andy Thomas’ .363/.491/.440 line and catcher Shea Langeliers’ seven homers…on the mound, closer Troy Montemayor has seven saves and a 0.79 ERA in 11 appearances…RHP Hayden Ketter has a 2.93 ERA in seven starts for the Bears and LHP Cody Bradford has a 2.95 ERA in six starts on the hill.

 

A LOOK AT THE LONGHORNS—Texas has won 10 of its last 13 games, including three straight over K-State, McNeese State, and Texas A&M - Corpus Christi…the Longhorns dropped their first Big 12 Conference series last weeken when they fell in the first two games on the road at K-State…Texas continues to be led by second baseman Kody Clemens…the junior has compiled a .357/.471/.679 line to for the year to go along with eight homers and 30 RBI…he drove in four with his first career grand slam on Tuesday night at Whataburger Field…Tate Shaw has taken over in center field and has continued to contribute on offense out of the leadoff spot…on the mound, Blair Henley picked up the win in a short start on Tuesday night at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi and is expected to return to the hill on Sunday afternoon against Baylor.

 

NEXT UP—Texas will head on the road for a Tuesday night matchup at Texas A&M before heading for a three-game Big 12 Conference series at No. 20 Oklahoma beginning Friday

 

MIDSEASON ALL-AMERICA—Perfect Game/Rawlings announced its Midseason All-America teams on Wednesday and 2B Kody Clemens was named to the first team…the Longhorns have not had an end-of-season first team All-American since Corey Knebel in 2011… Clemens went 0-for-5 last Tuesday night (3/27), snapping his 26-game reached base streak and his nine-game hitting streak, but has amassed a five-game streak since…the junior has opened the 2018 campaign on a tear…he began 2018 with a 13-game hit streak, the longest for a Longhorn since Madison Carter’s 15-game streak in 2014…Clemens has amassed 25 walks to 18 Ks on the season, is 4-for-5 in stolen bases, and holds a team-best 1.150 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage)…he hit his 8th homer of the year on Tuesday at Whataburger Field, setting a new career-high after hitting 5 in 54 games last season…his .679 SLG and 25 walks rank 2nd in the Big 12.

 

TATE IS GREAT—Tate Shaw recorded three multi-hit games last weekend, finishing with a .375/.545/.500 line with 5 RBI for the week…he hit a bases-clearing three-run double with 2 outs in the 9th inning on Saturday to tie the game…last Tuesday night at Texas State, leadoff hitter Tate Shaw went 0-for-1 but reached base safely four times, including three HBPs…no Longhorn had been hit with a pitch three times in a game since Ben Johnson on May 1, 2015…he has improved his batting average to .298 on the season with a .407 OBP.

GO DJ, THAT’S MY DJ—After the first five attempted stolen bases against him were successful, junior catcher DJ Petrinsky has caught 8-of-11 since, improving his caught stealing percentage to 50% for the season. 

 

BREAK OUT MCGUIRE—In his first start since April 22, 2014, Andy McGuire had a breakout game last Friday at K-State…the redshirt-junior went deep for his first career home run in his first at-bat…he’d add two more hits in the game and finished with 3 RBI…on Saturday, he added another 3-RBI game that included a bases-loaded double to pull Texas to within one…McGuire also moved from RF to the mound with two outs in the 8th and tossed 1.1 perfect innings for his second save.

 

ZUUUBIA—Redshirt-freshman Zach Zubia has reached base safely in each of the last 30 games in his rookie campaign…he is second on the team with 26 RBI and has 22 walks.

 

MCKENZIE’S MANY TALENTS—Senior utilityman and right-handed pitcher Jake McKenzie, a petroleum engineering major, was recently awarded the Marvin Wright Student Athlete Award from the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Big 12’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award…he has been exceptional so far in his time at 1B.

 

PRESEASON POLL—In the Big 12 preseason coaches’ poll, Texas was selected to finish third behind preseason favorite Texas Tech (61) and TCU (60)…last season, seven of the nine Big 12 teams made the NCAA postseason.

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Haring- Walk

Bases loaded

Bissonette- Groundball back to Whalen, who throws home for the force out. 1 away and bases still loaded

Raguse- Groundball back up the midddle. Unbelievable 6-4-3 double play after Hamilton fields the grounder and flips to Clemens at 2nd.

No damage done. Still 4-0

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