Preview: The Baylor Series
May 13, 2010
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Texas Tech will put the wraps on the home portion of the 2010 regular-season schedule this weekend as the Red Raiders host a three-game series against the Baylor Bears. The Red Raiders enter the series with a second place standing in the Big 12 Conference with 12-9 record despite being idle this past weekend due to the final exam period for the spring semester.
Texas Tech is 26-22 overall on the season and will be looking to secure a spot in the upcoming Big 12 Conference Championships in Oklahoma City and has its sight set on a possible at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament in early June. The Baylor Bears are also coming off an 11-day break due to final exams and stand at 25-20 overall and rank ninth in the Big 12 with a league record of 7-12. The series gets underway at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night at Dan Law Field and will resume at 7 p.m. on Saturday and conclude at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Saturday's game is being played at 7 p.m. in order to accommodate graduation ceremonies being held on campus.
Advance tickets are available for purchase by calling the athletics ticket office at (806) 742-TECH or online at texastech.com. The Dan Law Field box office will open two hours prior to first pitch each day.
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SCOUTING THE BEARS
Offensively, the Bears have been impressive all season long and enter the series with a .307 team batting average. Baylor has hit 41 home runs as a team along with 19 triples and 100 doubles and are 49-of-63 in stolen bases. Third baseman Joey Hainsfurther leads the squad with a .368 average along with 43 RBIs. Freshman first baseman Max Muncy leads the team in home runs with 10 and is second with 41 RBIs.
On the mound, the Bears have been even more impressive as they own a 3.93 earned run average and are coming off an impressive series against Texas. Friday starter Logan Verrett leads the team with a 3.06 ERA and is 4-3 on the year with two complete games and 67 2/3 innings pitched. Brooks Pinckard is the staff closer with a 1.44 ERA along with nine saves in 16 appearances and 25 innings pitched.
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