Baylor Softball

No. 16 Baylor Softball Opens Home Slate with Getterman Classic

February 14, 2019
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Baylor softball begins the Getterman Classic on Friday against Sam Houston State. The other competitors are UT-Arlington and Southern Miss. The Lady Bears will be looking to add another title during this event that they have won 11 times in 16 seasons.

STORY LINES
• No. 16/18 Baylor softball will make its first home appearance in the 2019 season at Getterman Stadium, hosting the 17th-annual Getterman Classic this weekend, Feb. 15-17.
• The tournament field features the Lady Bears along with Sam Houston State, Southern Miss and UT Arlington.
• All Baylor games will be streamed via Facebook Live (@BaylorSoftball) this weekend.
• The Getterman Classic will mark the 17th year of the annual tournament, hosted by Baylor University in Waco.
• The tournament is named after Ted and Sue Getterman, lifelong supporters of the program and instrumental benefactors to starting the Baylor softball program and funding the world-class Getterman Stadium, also carrying their namesake.
• Baylor has won the Getterman Classic title 11 times in the tournament's 16 years.
• Baylor's record in the Getterman Classic is 70-12 all-time against the field.
• Baylor is 18-0 in home openers under 19th-year head coach Glenn Moore.
• Baylor faced two ranked opponents in the opening weekend for the first time since the 2010 season. 
• Last weekend, the Lady Bears posted a 4-1 victory over then-No. 9/9 South Carolina in the season opener and most recently posted a 4-1 road win at UTSA on Wednesday night.
• Baylor returns 13 letterwinners and seven position player starters from the 2018 squad that advanced to the program's eighth consecutive NCAA Regional.
• The Lady Bears add two transfers and a strong eight-member signing class to the 2019 roster.
• The Lady Bears have the fourth-longest tenured coaching staff in the country in head coach Glenn Moore, associate head coach Mark Lumleyand assistant coach Britni Sneed Newman.
• The trio has been coaching together at Baylor for 16 seasons.
• Baylor went 10-5 last season in home games.
• Baylor is 3-0 when the opponent scores two runs or less in 2019.
• Freshman Kassidy Krupit hit the team's first home run of the season against Liberty in the top of the seventh inning on Feb. 10, helping the Lady Bears top the Flames, 6-1, in Mexico.

QUICK HITS 
• Baylor has five games on its schedule against teams ranked in the preseason Coaches Top 10 and 16 games vs. the Coaches Top 25. 
• Baylor is 1-1 against ranked opponents in 2019, going 4-8 against ranked foes last season. 
• Baylor will play 24 games against 12 programs that advanced to the 2018 NCAA Regionals, including WCWS participants Washington and Oklahoma. 
• Baylor was 3-1 when scoring first in 2019. 
• Baylor is 270-99 over the last 7 seasons, averaging over 38 wins per season since 2013. 
• BU was picked 3rd in the Big 12 preseason coaches poll behind Oklahoma and Texas. 

BAYLOR AGAINST GETTERMAN CLASSIC OPPONENTS 
• Baylor is a combined 13-2 against Sam Houston State, UT Arlington and Southern Miss since 2011. 
• The last loss to any team in this weekend's field was a 4-3 decision in 10 innings at Sam Houston State on March 25, 2014. 
• Baylor faced Southern Miss at the Black and Gold Invite in Hattiesburg, Miss. 11th-ranked BU came away with a tight 3-2 victory after the team collected 11 hits. 
• Four Lady Bears had multi-hit games vs. USM, including Goose McGlaun (2-for-4, RBI), Carlee Wallace (2-for-2, SAC, BB), Maddison Kettler (2-for-4), and Nicky Dawson (2-for-3, RBI). 
• Regan Green worked the first 4.0 innings, allowing three hits and two runs, striking out one and walking two. Gia Rodoni pitched a perfect 3.0 innings to close the contest, striking out five and keeping the Golden Eagles completely shut down. 
• Baylor last faced Sam Houston State on March 21, 2017 with the Lady Bears coming away with a 4-1 victory at home. 
• Kelsee Selman was dominant in the circle, pitching 5.1 innings of shutout work with nine strikeouts and no walks on three hits. Goose McGlaun closed out the final 1.2 innings, earning her second career save and allowing the lone Bearkat run on a solo home run. 

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