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Baylor Baseball Announces Complete 2023 Schedule

November 3, 2022
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WACO, Texas – Baylor baseball released its complete 2023 schedule on Thursday, as announced by first-year head coach Mitch Thompson.

The Bears will play 36 of their 55 regular-season games in Waco at Baylor Ballpark, including conference series against Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia. BU will play a combined 21 games against eight NCAA Tournament teams and face off against four conference champions from a year ago. Fourteen 30-game winners headline Baylor’s 2023 campaign, including six squads who won 40 or more games last season.

Notably, 51% of the Bears’ 2023 schedule will feature opponents who finished the 2022 season with a top-75 RPI, including five non-conference foes in Central Michigan, UTSA, Dallas Baptist, Mercer and Grand Canyon.

BU is coming off a 26-28 season in which it finished eighth in the Big 12. The Bears are in search of their 22nd all-time trip to the postseason and first since 2019.

Baylor opens the year against the defending MAC tournament champion Central Michigan for a three-game series against the Chippewas on Feb. 17-19. A Tuesday night tilt on Feb. 21 against HCU precedes BU’s only non-conference road series of the year at Duke on Feb. 24-26.

The Bears then return to Waco to begin a 14-game homestand that spans across three weeks. First, UTSA comes to town on Feb. 28 ahead of BU’s four-game set against Youngstown State on March 3-5, which includes a Saturday doubleheader against the Penguins.

On March 7, Baylor takes on DBU before playing host to Mercer, a 40-game winner in 2022, on March 10-12. A midweek contest against Rice on March 14 marks BU’s final tune-up before conference play, as K-State comes to Waco on March 17-19 to begin Big 12 action. A March 21 matchup against Sam Houston concludes the homestand.

The Bears travel to Stillwater, Okla., to face the Cowboys on March 24-26, then come home for a quick Tuesday tilt versus Abilene Christian on March 28. Then, Baylor heads up to Lawrence, Kan., to tangle with the Jayhawks on March 31-April 2.

A midweek bout with Stephen F. Austin on April 4 takes place ahead of a premier weekend series with 2022 national runner-up Oklahoma on April 6-8. Baylor heads north to see DBU on April 11 before returning home to tangle with Texas on April 14-16.

A four-game road swing, the Bears’ longest consecutive stretch away from home, occurs when BU goes to Sam Houston on April 18, then heads to Texas Tech on April 21-23. Tarleton awaits when Baylor comes back to Waco on April 25, ahead of a series with West Virginia on April 28-30.

To begin the month of May, BU travels to Abilene to see the Wildcats for the second time on May 2. Baylor follows that with a May 3 game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi back in Waco.

After a weekend break for final exams, reigning WAC champion Grand Canyon comes to town on May 9 ahead of BU’s May 10 contest against Lamar. Then, the Bears round out their Big 12 slate at conference-champion TCU on May 12-14 before making a return trip to Tarleton on May 16.

Baylor closes out its 2023 regular-season schedule by hosting Cal State Bakersfield on May 18-20.

The 2023 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship is scheduled for May 24-28 at Globe Life Field in Arlington. NCAA Regionals will begin the first weekend of June, followed by Super Regionals, with the 2023 College World Series set for June 16-26 in Omaha, Neb., at Charles Schwab Field.

All series dates and times are subject to change. Finalized dates and times will be announced by host institutions prior to the start of the season.
 


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