We are in the sixth full weekend of the season as all nine Big 12 teams (sorry Iowa State) are back in action on the diamond this weekend. There are several big-time matchups around the conference and despite four teams clinching on Saturday, here is what happened in the Big 12 on Sunday.
#2 Texas: 12 #17 Texas Tech: 1
After two close games, I certainly didn’t see this one coming as the Longhorns run ruled the Red Raiders in Lubbock. I doubted Texas pitcher Lucas Gordon and he played one heck of a game on Sunday afternoon. Lucas pitched six innings and allowed just one run while striking out seven batters. While Lucas did his thing on the mound, Texas got their bats going around the fifth inning. Up until then, the game was tied at one, but Texas added a pair of runs in the fifth as Skyler Messinger and Mitchell Daly hit homers. The Longhorns would add two more in the next inning, but it was the seventh inning that sealed the deal. In that one inning Texas went on to score a whopping seven runs to close out the game. While this was a painful defeat for Texas Tech, they did manage to wrap up the series on Saturday as they took the first two games.
#9 Oklahoma State: 7 Kansas: 2
Break out the brooms because the Cowboys were able to complete the three-game sweep on Sunday. Bryce Osmond played well for Oklahoma State in pitching duties, but it was the offense that stood out in this one. David Mendham had another big day with a homer run and Jake Thompson had key hit to get things started for the Cowboys. Oklahoma State would add three more in the sixth inning to help secure the easy win. Kansas isn’t a very good team but it still impressive to see the Cowboys handle them with ease.
#19 TCU: 11 Kansas State: 3
This game wasn’t close as the Frogs dominated the series and game three of the weekend. TCU jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning to start things off. Kansas State would tie the game in the sixth inning but then TCU went on a tear scoring eight runs in the next three innings. Unsurprisingly it was players such as Tommy Sacco and Luke Boyers leading the way at the plate. Sacco has been phenomenal so far this season and the Frogs remain one of the hottest teams in the Big 12.
Baylor: 16 Oklahoma: 8
If you like high score games, then this was the game for you. I could write a novel about what happened here but just know that the game was tied at seven in the fifth inning before the Bears went on a scoring spree. Baylor went on to score nine more runs to pull away from the Sooners. While Oklahoma fell in game three, they did manage to win the first two to take the series.