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Daily Bears Report 05.01.2013

Art Briles never says everything he's thinking.
Art Briles never says everything he's thinking.
Tom Pennington

Baylor Baseball won their 5th straight game last night, defeating the UTA Mavericks 6-4. The bottom third of the order provided much of the offense, as they combined to go 8-for-12, and Nathan Orf and Adam Toth both had doubles. Starter Sterling Wynn gave up two runs in his 1.1 innings of work, but the bullpen came in strong, pitching 8.2 innings of 2 run ball, despite walking 11 batters. Baylor is now a season-high 5 games over .500, and will look to continue their winning streak in a three game series at Kansas.

Baylor Men's Tennis will host the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament for the ninth time in the last 11 years, playing Prairie View A&M, Tulsa, and Michigan State on May 10th-11th. The Bears are making their 16th consecutive NCAA Championship appearance, and have a 43-13 record in tournament matches, and has only twice failed to advance from the opening round.

Baylor Women's Tennis will travel to Evanston, Illinois for the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament, facing San Diego State in the first match, hosted by Northwestern. The 19th-ranked Lady Bears have advanced to the round of 16 the last eight times in the tournament, and have five quarter final and two semifinal appearances in the last eight years. Baylor finished the season 16-14 after being upset in the semifinal round of the Big 12 Tournament by OSU.

Baylor's Art Briles is grateful for a softer open to the 2013 season, as it gives his new quarterback a chance to settle into the offense in a game situation. He also says something about Texas and TCU having a "leg up" on the competition because of returning quarterbacks, but one could have said that last year too.

A Dallas Cowboys blog looks at the abilities that Terrance Williams brings to the team, as well as the usage he's likely to get.

Finally, if you're on campus and stressed, which is probably everyone, the Baylor Democrats are hosting a "puppy playtime" with foster dogs from the Humane Society of Central Texas. The dogs will be on Fountain Mall from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM tonight in front of the library for students to play with as well as learn more about the foster program and adoptions.