Texas baseball takes on Baylor in Waco

Tim Irby

The 'Horns are still trying to win their first Big 12 series of the season.

After three pitchers combined for a 4-0 shutout of Houston on Tuesday, the Texas baseball team is making the journey up I-35 to Waco to take on the Baylor Bears in this weekend's showdown.

The 'Horns (22-17, 5-10) lost last weekend's series against a West Virginia team that hardly qualifies as a powerhouse. Fortunately, the Bears (21-20, 8-6) are hardly setting the college baseball world on fire, either.

The Saturday contest certainly favors Texas, as staff ace Dillon Peters will take the mound after allowing only one run in his last three starts. In his five Big 12 starts, his ERA sits at a miniscule 0.98.

Of course, Texas will have to get the bats going to score enough runs to pull out a series victory this weekend, a problem for a team that hits .264 collectively and features not a single players with more than three home runs.

Baylor doesn't hit much better than Texas at .266 and of their 14 home runs, nine of them have come from Cal Towey (4) and Grayson Porter (5).

Here are the probable starters:

Friday - RHP Parker French (3-3, 2.57) vs. RHP Max Garner (2-4, 3.45)
Saturday - LHP Dillon Peters (4-2, 1.80) vs. RHP Austin Stone (2-2, 3.28)
Sunday - RHP Nathan Thornhill (2-4, 2.51) vs. RHP Ryan Smith (1-3, 4.64)

All three games will be televised this weekend, with the Friday and Sunday tilts airing on Fox Sports Southwest and the Saturday game on ESPNU. First pitch on Friday is 6:35 pm CT.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Burnt Orange Nation

You must be a member of Burnt Orange Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burnt Orange Nation. You should read them.

Join Burnt Orange Nation

You must be a member of Burnt Orange Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burnt Orange Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker