Coming off last year’s Women’s College World Series appearance, Baylor has been picked second in the Big 12 softball coaches poll behind defending national champion Oklahoma.
Oklahoma was the unanimous No. 1 pick. Texas was picked third followed by Oklahoma State, Kansas, Iowa State and Texas Tech.
The Bears return seven starting position players and pitcher Gia Rodoni who threw two no-hitters in last year’s NCAA tournament. The Lady Bears open the season Feb. 9-10 against Northwestern State at Getterman Stadium.