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Big 12 Baseball Preview: Baylor vs. TCU Highlights Weekend Match Ups

Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship, May 28, 2017

Baylor (13-7, 1-2) vs. TCU (13-7, 0-0)

All games at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas

All times Central Daylight Time
Game 1: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Baylor: LHP Tyler Thomas (2-1, 1.93 ERA)

TCU: LHP Russell Smith (3-1, 2.39 ERA)

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday

Baylor: RHP Blake Helton (1-1, 4.43 ERA)

TCU: LHP Austin Krob (2-0, 3.16 ERA)

Game 3: 1 p.m. Sunday

Baylor: RHP Hayden Kettler (2-0, 1.45 ERA)

TCU: RHP Johnny Ray (1-1, 3.38 ERA)

All games broadcasted on Big 12 Now via ESPN+

Broadcast Crew: Chuck LaMendola, Connor Wanhanen
Baylor Radio: 1660 AM/92.3 FM in Waco (Derek Smith)

TCU Radio: KTCU 88.7 FM in Dallas/Fort Worth

Baylor Players to Watch: Jared McKenzie (.374 avg., 6 HR, 2 triples, 4 doubles, 31 runs, 20 RBIs); Andy Thomas (.355 avg., 5 HR, 4 doubles, 24 runs, 24 RBIs); Jack Pineda (.372 avg., 6 doubles, 1 triple, 19 runs, 12 RBIs)

TCU Players to Watch: Phillip Sikes (.383 avg., 1 HR, 10 doubles, 19 runs, 23 RBIs, 4 SB); Zach Humphreys (.267 avg., 4 HR, 4 doubles, 18 runs, 16 RBIs, 1 SB); Brayden Taylor (.281 avg., 3 HR, 3 triples, 4 doubles, 18 runs, 17 RBIs, 2 SB)

Coaching Matchup

Baylor: Steve Rodriguez (153-105 in six seasons at Baylor, 554-405 in 18 seasons overall)

TCU: Jim Schlossnagle (706-334 in 18 seasons at TCU, 783-381 in 20 seasons overall)

Rodriguez is 10-5 vs. TCU, including 6-1 in Fort Worth. Jim Schlossnagle is 26-23 vs. Baylor including 14-8 in Fort Worth.

Baylor leads the all-time series 171-157-4. The first matchup was played in 1904.

 

Kansas (13-6, 0-0) at West Virginia (8-8, 0-0)

All games at Monongolia County Ballpark in Morgantown, W. Va.

All times Eastern Daylight Time
Game 1: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Kansas: RHP Ryan Cyr (3-1, 3.94 ERA)

West Virginia: LHP Jackson Wolf (1-2, 2.61 ERA)

Game 2: 4 p.m. Saturday

Kansas: RHP Cole Larsen (3-1, 0.79 ERA)

West Virginia: LHP Adam Tulloch (0-0, 6.00 ERA)

Game 3: Noon Sunday

Kansas: LHP Eli Davis (3-1, 2.90 ERA)

West Virginia: LHP Ben Hampton (2-0, 1.04 ERA)

All games broadcasted on Big 12 Now via ESPN+
Kansas Radio: No info available. Kansas basketball is over, so Brian Hanni might do play-by-play.

West Virginia Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network (Dan Zangrilli, Ernie Galusky)

Kansas Players to Watch: Skyler Messinger (.403 avg., 2 HR, 7 doubles, 21 runs, 18 RBIs, 2 SB); Nolan Metcalf (.301 avg., 3 HR, 5 doubles, 12 runs, 18 RBIs); Maui Ahuna (.352 avg., 2 doubles, 11 runs, 7 RBIs, 4 SB)

West Virginia Players to Watch: Mikey Kluska (.339 avg., 2 HR, 1 triple, 1 double, 9 runs, 12 RBIs, 1 SB); Victor Scott (.314 avg., 3 HR, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 14 runs, 10 RBIs, 6 SB); Matt McCormick (.211 avg., 4 HR, 4 doubles, 10 runs, 8 RBIs, 1 SB)

Coaching Matchup

Kansas: Ritch Price (551-498-3 in 19 seasons at Kansas, 757-726-4 in 27 seasons overall)

TCU: Randy Mazey (246-189 in 9 seasons at West Virginia, 433-349-2 in 15 seasons overall)

 

Oklahoma (12-8, 0-0) at Texas (15-6, 2-1)

All games at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin, Texas

All times Central Daylight Time
Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday

Oklahoma: RHP Wyatt Olds (1-2, 7.29 ERA)

Texas: RHP Ty Madden (3-1, 1.62 ERA)

Game 2: 5:30 p.m. Saturday

Oklahoma: LHP Jake Bennett (3-1, 4.32 ERA)

Texas: RHP Tristan Stevens (2-1, 3.49 ERA)

Game 3: 1 p.m. Sunday

Oklahoma: LHP Braden Carmichael (4-0, 3.60 ERA)

Texas: RHP Kolby Kubichek (2-2, 3.38 ERA)

All games broadcasted on Longhorn Network

Broadcast Crew: Keith Moreland, Greg Swindell
Oklahoma Radio: Sooner Sports Radio Network and Sportstalk1400.com (Toby Rowland)

Texas Radio: Longhorn IMG Radio Network, 104.9 FM/1260 AM in Austin (Craig Way, Roger Wallace, Nathan Thornhill)

Oklahoma Players to Watch: Tyler Hardman (.474. avg. 2 HR, 2 triples, 6 doubles, 25 runs, 17 RBIs); Jimmy Crooks (.329 avg., 5 HR, 7 doubles, 25 runs, 17 RBIs, 1 SB); Conor McKenna (.325 avg., 5 HR, 5 doubles, 22 runs, 23 RBIs, 3 SB)

Texas Players to Watch: Mitchell Daly (.356 avg., 1 HR, 3 doubles, 6 runs, 7 RBIs, 3 SB); Cam Williams (.274 avg., 4 HR, 8 doubles, 8 runs, 16 RBIs, 1 SB); Zach Zubia (.274 avg., 1 HR, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 11 runs, 19 RBIs, 1 SB)

Coaching Matchup

Oklahoma: Skip Johnson (97-60 in 4 seasons at Oklahoma and overall)

Texas: David Pierce (137-83 in 5 seasons at Texas, 334-192 in 10 seasons overall)

All-time Series: Texas leads 151-62-2.

 

Kansas State (13-7, 0-0) at Oklahoma State (12-6-1, 1-2)

All games at O’Brate Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma

All times Central Daylight Time
Game 1: 6 p.m. Friday

Kansas State: LHP Jordan Wicks (4-0, 1.72 ERA)

Oklahoma State: LHP Parker Scott (4-1, 1.29 ERA

Game 2: 6 p.m. Saturday

Kansas State: RHP Carson Seymour (1-2, 4.88 ERA)

Texas: LHP Justin Wrobleski (1-2, 2.86 ERA)

Game 3: 1 p.m. Sunday

Oklahoma: RHP Connor McCullough (1-0, 2.63 ERA)

Texas: RHP Justin Campbell (2-0, 0.47 ERA)

Games 1 and 3 broadcasted on Big 12 Now via ESPN+

Broadcast Crew: Dave Hunziker, Tom Holliday
Oklahoma State Radio: KSPI 93.7 FM in Stillwater, Oklahoma (Rex Holt, Matt Davis)

Kansas State Radio: KMAN 93.3 FM/1350 AM in Manhattan, Kansas (Brian Smoller, Christopher Brown)

Kansas State Players to Watch: Dylan Phillips (.384 avg., 5 HR, 6 doubles, 18 runs, 25 RBIs, 4 SB); Zach Kokoska (.319 avg., 8 HR, 4 doubles, 22 runs, 22 RBIs, 3 SB); Nick Goodwin (.316 avg., 4 HR, 5 doubles, 19 runs, 14 RBIs, 7 SB)

Oklahoma State Players to Watch: Jake Thompson (.328 avg., 2 HR, 2 doubles, 11 runs, 13 RBIs, 1 SB); Brock Mathis (.291 avg., 5 HR, 5 doubles, 12 runs, 10 RBIs); Christian Encarnacion-Strand (.282 avg., 6 HR, 4 doubles, 12 runs, 16 RBIs, 1 SB)

Coaching Matchup

Kansas State: Pete Hughes (48-47 in 3 seasons at Kansas State, 700-539-3 in 24 seasons overall)

Oklahoma State: Josh Holliday (296-164-2 in 9 seasons at Oklahoma and overall)

All-time Series: Oklahoma State leads 171-58

Note: Oklahoma State is on an 8-game winning streak in this series.

This week’s Heaven Series…..because Iowa State hasn’t “built it” yet.

South Florida (9-9) at Texas Tech (16-4)

All games at Rip Griffin Park in Lubbock, Texas

All times Central Daylight Time
Game 1: 6:30 p.m. Friday

South Florida: Jack Jasiak (2-2, 1.64 ERA)

Texas Tech: Brandon Birdsell (2-1, 3.57 ERA)

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday

South Florida: RHP Dylan Burns (1-2, 3.38 ERA)

Texas Tech: LHP Patrick Monteverde (4-0, 0.93 ERA)

Game 3: 1 p.m. Sunday

South Florida: RHP Collin Sullivan (0-0, 6.30 ERA)

Texas Tech: LHP Mason Montgomery (1-0, 3.18 ERA)

All games broadcasted on Big 12 Now via ESPN+

Broadcast Crew: Geoff Haxton, Mike Gustafson
Texas Tech Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network (Jamie Lent, Cameron Warren)

Texas Tech Players to Watch: Jace Jung (.403 avg., 8 HR, 5 doubles, 20 runs, 29 RBIs, 1 SB); Cal Conley (.363 avg., 4 HR, 7 doubles, 14 runs, 22 RBIs, 5 SB); Dru Baker (.395 avg., 1 HR, 5 doubles, 27 runs, 9 RBIs, 8 SB)

South Florida Players to Watch: Drew Brutcher (.352 avg., 7 HR, 5 doubles, 19 runs, 14 RBIs, 4 SB); Matt Ruiz (.316 avg., 1 HR, 2 triples, 6 doubles, 15 runs, 8 RBIs, 4 SB); Carmine Lane (.400 avg., 2 HR, 3 doubles, 17 runs, 13 RBIs)

Coaching Matchup

South Florida: Billy Mohl (77-69-1 in 4 seasons)

Texas Tech: Tim Tadlock (317-159 in 9 seasons at Texas Tech and in Division 1)

All-time Series: This is the first meeting.

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