WACO, Texas – Baylor baseball announced its 2018 schedule on Tuesday. The 52-game slate features 27 home games, 18 teams that finished over .500 in 2017, 11 teams that made the 2017 NCAA Tournament and a combined 23-opponent record of 749-598 (.556).
Coming off their first NCAA appearance since 2012, the Bears begin the season with four straight home games and play at Baylor Ballpark for 16 of the first 24 games, leaving the state of Texas just one time during that stretch. A three-game series vs. Purdue on Feb. 16-18 and Feb. 20 tilt vs. Dallas Baptist (2017 Regional) start the season.
The Bears will face California on March 2, Texas A&M (2017 College World Series) on March 3 and Louisiana Tech on March 4 in Frisco, Texas.
After a March 20 contest at Dallas Baptist, Baylor continues its home run vs. Kansas (March 23-25) and Prairie View A&M (March 27).
BU plays at Texas (April 6-8) (2017 Regional), Sam Houston State (April 10) and Memphis (April 13-15).
Baylor continues its April schedule with home games against Texas Southern (April 17) (2017 Regional), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (April 18) and TCU (April 20-22) (2017 College World Series). The Bears end the month with road tilts at Texas State (April 24) and Kansas State (April 27-29).
In May, BU hosts Prairie View A&M (May 8-9) and Oklahoma State (May 11-13) (2017 Regional) before ending the regular season at West Virginia (May 17-19) (2017 Regional).
The Bears return 23 players from the 2016 squad that reached the Houston Regional, including All-American closer Troy Montemayor and Freshman All-American catcher Shea Langeliers. BU begins fall practice Oct. 12.
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