We are in the fourth full weekend of conference play 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 here is what happened in the Big 12 on Friday night.
Kansas State: 8 #7 Texas: 1
In case some of you don’t know what is going on, HOW ABOUT THIS KANSAS STATE TEAM? After pulling off the huge upset on Thursday night they come out and absolutely dominate a top ten team at home once again. Justin Mitchell and Dominic Hughes got things started with a couple of runs in the second inning to give Kansas State a 2-0 lead. The Wildcats would add another run in the sixth inning as Josh Nicoloff drove in another run. Texas would finally get on the board with a Silas Ardoin homer, but it wasn’t nearly enough to get the job done. Kansas State would go on to add five more runs in the seventh and eighth inning to cruise to an easy 8-1 victory. With the win, Kansas State takes the series in two games and now have a chance to sweep a top ten Texas team on Saturday.
TCU:4 #4 Texas Tech: 3
Just when I though this TCU team was in a rut they come out and punch Texas Tech in the mouth in the first two games taking the series. TCU jumped out to a 3-0 lead after Gray Rodgers knocked in a run to make it a 4-0 ballgame in the sixth inning. TCU starting pitcher Marcelo Perez threw a solid game keeping Tech scoreless for five innings. The Red Raiders would add a few runs when Kurt Wilson drove in two runs in the eighth inning before a walk helped Texas Tech add another. However, it wasn’t enough to knock off TCU in Fort Worth as the Frogs pull off the big upset once again.
#5 Oklahoma State: 2 West Virginia: 1
This was a great pitching battle between Justin Campbell (Oklahoma State) and Jacob Watters (West Virginia). Both guys were excellent on the mound, but it was Oklahoma State who made that extra play at the plate to take game one. Up 1-0, Oklahoma State’s Nolan McLean homered to left center field to give the Cowboys a 2-0 lead in the seventh inning. West Virginia would add a run thanks to Victor Scott in the eighth, but it was too little too late for the Mountaineers as the Cowboys took game one in Morgantown.
Baylor: 19 Kansas: 2
The score here pretty much tells the whole story of the game. The Bears poured it on all game as Jared McKenzie and Kyle Nevin hit homers. This game was over early on and Baylor starting pitcher Kobe Andrade pitched a full game allowing just two runs in his nine innings of work. With the victory, the Bears tie up the series as they look to take the series on Saturday afternoon.
Lamar: 14 Oklahoma: 11