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Baylor opens series against OSU with Big 12 Championship on the line

May 16, 2019
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STORY LINES 
• The Bears embark on their final regular season weekend as they visit No. 13 Oklahoma State in a three-game series with implications for the Big 12 title beginning on Thursday, May 16. Game one of the series is set for Thursday at 6:35 p.m., game two on Friday is also at 6:35 p.m. and game three is on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. 
• The Bears lead the Big 12 by 0.5 games as we enter the final weekend of the regular season and the magic number to clinch the title is three games. The Bears need to either sweep at Oklahoma State, or match what Texas Tech does against TCU. 
• The Bears are looking for their fourth Big 12 title and first since 2012 (2012, 2005, 2000). The Bears also won Southwest Conference titles in 1923 and 1966. 
• The Bears have won 8-of-10 three game series on the year, including 5-of-6 in the Big 12.
• With three regular season games left, the Bears are one win away from tying the most regular season wins under head coach Steve Rodriguez (34 in 2017). 
• Baylor has finished its home schedule with a .500 record or better (24-6 in 2019) in all 20 seasons at Baylor Ballpark (since 1999) and is 456-204 all-time at the park.

HOW TO WATCH AND STREAM
Thursday's game will be televised live on Fox Sports Oklahoma, while Friday and Saturday will be televised on Fox Sports Plus. All three games will also be streamed on the Fox Sports Go app. 

PROJECTED PITCHING MATCHUP
Thursday, May 16 • 6:35 p.m. CT • LHP Paul Dickens (4-1, 3.25 ERA) vs. RHP Jensen Elliott (7-3, 3.84 ERA)
Friday, May 17 • 6:35 p.m. CT • RHP Jimmy Winston (5-1, 3.72 ERA) vs. LHP Parker Scott (2-1, 1.44 ERA)
Saturday, May 18 • 6:05 p.m. CT • RHP Jacob Ashkinos (2-3, 4.62 ERA) vs. RHP Brett Standlee (2-1, 4.50 ERA)

AGAINST OKLAHOMA STATE
• Under the direction of fourth-year head coach Steve Rodriguez, the Bears are 5-4 against the Cowboys. The Bears have won the last two series against the Cowboys, taking two-of-three against then-No. 20 OSU in 2018, taking game one, falling in game two before winning the rubber match. Then in 2017 in Stillwater, the Bears swept the Cowboys by scores of 9-3, 3-2 and 8-7. In Rod's first year at the helm, the Bears were swept at home. 

IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
• The Bears boast the fourth-highest batting average in the nation (.319), 18th with 2.24 doubles per game,14th in slugging percentage (.482) and 19th in on-base percentage (0.404). The Bears' fielding percentage of 0.979 ranks 15th nationally. On the mound the Bears rank 23rd in ERA (3.58) and 14th with just 7.54 hits allowed per nine innings. Also, the Bears' six shutouts on the year rank seventh nationally. 

INDIVIDUALS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS 
• Davis Wendzel ranks 32nd nationally with a batting average of .385 and his on-base percentage ranks 19th (.500). Andy Thomas ranks fifth nationally with 0.49 doubles per game, while his 19 doubles on the year rank19th. Nick Loftin is the 22nd-toughest guy nationally to strikeout, only doing so once every 13.3 at bats.

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Baylor opens series against OSU with Big 12 Championship on the line

MrGolfguy
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Just win Bears!
I have only come here seeking knowledge
That they would not teach me of in college
Mahan1979
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One more series. For all the marbles. Get it done!
Osodecentx
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What time?
CTbruin
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630
CTbruin
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Wendzel still not playing
CTbruin
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Umpire has wide zone
CTbruin
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It's a butt kicking. Down 4 runs in 1st inning and they are still batting
Oldbear83
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Looks like we got the OSU team that swept Oregon State when they were ranked #3.

Hope our bats show up in a big way, because we need them.
BUbackerinET
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Is that Dickens getting shelled?
CTbruin
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Yep
Oldbear83
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Would be nice to host a regional.

CTbruin
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0-5 after 2
Oldbear83
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Down by 6 now
BUbackerinET
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Looks like we're about to get run ruled - sheeesh...
CTbruin
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Dickens has given up 10 runs in 3 innings

Why is he still in the game?
Oldbear83
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BUbackerinET said:

Looks like we're about to get run ruled - sheeesh...
Real shame, because TCU is trying hard to help us today
Oldbear83
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CTbruin said:

Dickens has given up 10 runs in 3 innings

Why is he still in the game?
I think the coach wrote off tonight's game, just going to try again tomorrow.
Oldbear83
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TCU had a man on 1st top of the 6th, tried to steal 2nd but was slower than me checking my mail

Just a weird play
Oldbear83
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0-10 going to the bottom of the 4th.
CTbruin
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0-13

Embarrassing
Oldbear83
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At least we scored, now down 2-14.

Maybe OSU will do all their scoring tonight and have nothing tomorrow and Saturday?
Oldbear83
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After tonight it feels like our RPI will be what, 40?
Oldbear83
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You know it's a bad night when you get a 2-run rally ... to close to within eleven runs ...
Oldbear83
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TCU-Tech still 0-0 bottom of the 9th
Booray
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TCU may have had the worst baserunning night of the season. They look dumb and slow.

Their starter was money though
Booray
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Frogs score on one of the weirdest plays I have ever seen. 2 out, man on 3rd. Strikeout on ball in the dirt. Catcher stands up for the throw to first, has literally all day. He then falls down for no apparent reason. Safe at first, runner scores
Oldbear83
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B11, runner tries to score from 3rd with 2 out, tag called out but umpires reviewing now ...
Oldbear83
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looks out to me on replay
Oldbear83
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incredible throw from right field
Booray
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TCU should have won this game 5 different times. Jeez.
Oldbear83
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call overturned, game tied 1-1 2 outs bottom 11 with man on 2nd for Tech
rileyroo
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TCU has a chance to end the game with a play at the plate and the frog catcher tags air. Tech scores, tied 1-1 now. Bears seem cursed this evening
Oldbear83
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16-4 final in spitwater
Booray
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On to the 12th. They can play 20 as far as I am concerned.
Oldbear83
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rileyroo said:

TCU has a chance to end the game with a play at the plate and the frog catcher tags air. Tech scores, tied 1-1 now. Bears seem cursed this evening
I dunno, that hit went all the way to the wall, seemed impossible to get the ball there in time, but hell of a throw to make a play
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