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Baylor Baseball

Bears Host Cal Poly For Three Games

March 15, 2019
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Story Lines

• The Bears end their seven-game homestand with a three-game series vs. Cal Poly, starting on Friday, March 15 at 6:35 p.m. CT. Game two is set for 3:05 p.m. CT and game three will be at 1:05 p.m. CT on Sunday, March 17.

• The Bears enter the weekend having won two in a row, first salvaging the weekend series vs. Nebraska with a 10-3 victory on Sunday, March 10 and then a 6-3 victory over ACU on Wednesday, March 13. 

How to Watch and Stream

The Friday and Saturday contests will be streamed live on Facebook - Facebook.com/baylorbaseball

Sunday’s game will be televised live on FSSW+ and will also be streamed on the FoxSportsGo app. 

Projected Pitching Matchups

Friday, March 15 • 6:35 p.m. CT • LHP Paul Dickens (1-1, 4.00 ERA) vs. RHP Jarred Zill (0-3, 4.22 ERA)

Saturday, March 16 • 3:05 p.m. CT • RHP Jimmy Winston (1-0, 0.59 ERA) vs. RHP Bobby Ay (0-0, 5.06 ERA)

Sunday, March 17 • 1:05 p.m. CT • TBD vs. RHP Darren Nelson (1-2, 0.78 ERA)

Paul Dickens is set to get the first Friday night start of his career after earning his first Saturday night start last weekend vs. Nebraska. The junior college transfer threw 5.0 innings vs. Nebraska and took the loss in a pitchers’ duel, despite allowing just one run on five hits with one walk and a career-high seven strikeouts. 

Winston will get his first start of the season after looking strong out of the pen so far on the year. He leads the conference with a 0.59 ERA in 15.1 innings over a team-leading eight appearances. The start will be his first since May 9, 2018 vs. Prairie View A&M. 

Abilene Christian Recap

The Bears won their second midweek contest of the year in a 6-3 victory over ACU on Wednesday night. Nick Loftin had his first multi-home run game of his career, first leading off the game with a solo shot and adding a second in the third inning. Josh Bissonette also launched his second home run of the year, a two-run shot in the sixth inning, a part of a two-out, four-run inning for the Bears. On the mound, it was a staff day, and starter Luke Boyd earned the win as he struck out four batters in just two innings of work. Closer Kyle Hill earned his second save of the year.

Last Weekend Recap

The Bears went 1-2 last weekend in a home series against Nebraska. The series was originally supposed to be in Lincoln, but due to inclement weather expected in the area during the weekend, both sides elected to move the series to Waco. The Bears fell 12-4 in game one of the series on Friday, as the Huskers touched up starter Hayden Kettler for seven runs (six earned) in 4.1 innings of work. The offense was playing catch up after a four-run first inning and was never able to close the gap. On Saturday, the Bears had a tough time getting the offense rolling against Husker starter Nate Fisher, and dropped a close pitchers’ duel, 2-0. The Bears were no-hit through 8.2 innings before Davis Wendzel broke up the combined no-hitter. It was the first time the Bears have been one-hit at Baylor Ballpark. On Sunday, the bats woke up in a big way for the Bears, as they tied they cranked out 10 hits and tied their season-high of 18 hits in a 10-3 victory to salvage the season. Eight-of-nine in the starting lineup had hits on the day, with six having multi-hit performances. Andy Thomas, Mack Mueller and Richard Cunningham each had three hits on the day and Thomas also drove in a team-high three runs on a personal-best three doubles. Baylor’s bullpen held the Huskers scoreless through the final six frames and hitless through the final 3.2. 

 
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