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Texas baseball takes on Baylor in Waco

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

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Tim Irby

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.