No. 21 SB hosts Houston for a three-game set

BAYLOR (19-5) vs. HOUSTON (12-13)

Friday, March 17 • vs. Houston • Waco, Texas | Getherman Stadium • Radio: 101.3 FM • Watch: Facebook Live
Saturday, March 18 • vs. Houston • Waco, Texas | Getherman Stadium • Radio: 101.3 FM • Watch: Facebook Live
Sunday, March 19 • vs. Houston • Waco, Texas | Getherman Stadium • Radio: 101.3 FM • Watch: Big 12 Now ESPN+


• Baylor Softball hosts Houston for its first three-game weekend series of the season. The Bears play the Cougars for the 38th time in program history and BU leads the all-time record, 22-15.
• The last time these two teams faced off was in the 2021 season and the teams split two games, with Houston winning the first and Baylor taking the second.
• The Bears continue their five-game homestand that began with the two games against SDSU. The Bears split two games against the Jackrabbits, falling in game one, 5-2, and shut them out, 3-0, in game two.
• BU spent last week at the Louisville Slugger Invitational in Long Beach, Calif., and went 1-2 in the tournament, beating host Cal State Fullerton and losing to Boston University and Long Beach State in back-to-back games. Those losses marked the Bears’ first straight losses of the season.
• The Bears were scheduled to play two more games in the tournament, but it was cut short due to the weather, those spots being taken up by the two games against SDSU during the week.
• Maintaining its position in the polls, Baylor is now ranked No. 20 in the D1Softball poll. The Bears are also ranked No. 20 in the Softball America Poll and are No. 20 in the ESPN Poll and No. 21 in the NFCA Coaches Poll.
• Baylor is currently second in the Big 12 in pitching ERA, with a 1.90 team ERA. The only team above the Bears is No. 1 ranked Oklahoma.
• BU also leads the Big 12 in sacrifice bunts (17), sacrifice flies (12) and stolen bases (48).
Mackenzie Wilson ended her on-base streak dating back to last season at 35. That streak is good for third all-time in the Baylor record books, one shy of tying Lindsay Cargill for second at 36. She reached base in both BU’s midweek games against SDSU.
Wilson also leads the Big 12 in stolen bases (13), while Presley Pilon followed her in third place with 9.
Dariana Orm earned a win over Cal State Fullerton after pitching a complete game seven innings in the Bears’ 5-2 win over the Titans. She threw five innings and struck out seven. She was 2-1 over the past week, striking out nine and allowing just two hits against the Jackrabbits.
• Before last week, Baylor’s 17-2 start was tied for the best start in program history dating back to the 2011 season, the same season the Bears reached the semifinals of the Women’s College World Series.
Shaylon Govan led the Bears with a .426 batting average with four doubles, six home runs and 33 RBI. She is currently 7th in the nation in hits per game at 1.38 and leads the Big 12 with 32 already on the season.
Shit is one of five Bears to already have double-digit RBIs on the season. Emily Hott followed by 17, Amber Toven there are 16 Mackenzie Wilson there are 11 and Taylor Strain there are 10.
Hot also caught fire with four doubles in the Bears’ last 10 games while hitting .393 with 11 hits.
Sydney Collazos leads the Bears over the last five games, hitting .444 with a double and three RBIs. She was instrumental in the Bears’ win over Cal State Fullerton and drove in one of the Bears’ runs in the midweek win over SDSU.
Ellington Whittaker made his first career start against SDSU. She caught all seven innings in game two behind the plate.
• BU has had 21 of 22 players see game action at some point this season.
• With a career record of 996-472, head coach Glenn Moore is looking for his 1,000th career win this season and is just four wins away from achieving the milestone.

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