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Big 12 Baseball: Oklahoma State Strikes First While Kansas Upsets West Virginia

NCAA Baseball: Big 12 Conference Baseball Championship

We are in the sixth 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.

 

Notable Games

#8 Oklahoma State: 8

#10 Texas: 6

After Jake Thompson’s home run in the fifth inning, Oklahoma State had a 4-1 lead over Texas. But the Longhorns fought back and ended up trying the game in the fifth inning when Austin Todd hit an RBI single. The Cowboys would respond with two homers in the same inning as Nolan McLean and David Mendham put Oklahoma State up by two. Of course, the Longhorns would once again tie the game in the eighth inning when Skylar Messinger went deep but it was Oklahoma State who had the last laugh as Zach Ehrhard knocked in a pair of runs in the ninth to give the Cowboys the game one victory.

#9 Texas Tech: 7

Baylor: 1

I said in my weekend preview that Baylor couldn’t keep up with the bats of Texas Tech and that is exactly what happened on Friday night. The Red Raiders jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the third inning and never looked back. Owen Washburn homered for the Red Raiders before Jace Jung capped off the ninth inning with an RBI single. The Bears never had an answer for the bats of Texas Tech and starting pitcher Andrew Morris was solid going seven full innings for the Red Raiders allowing just a single run.

 

Kansas: 7

West Virginia: 3

Β I can’t believe Kansas pulled off the upset, but they did. Jacob Watters struggled for West Virginia on the mound as the Jayhawks got off to a 5-0 start by the fourth inning. Maui Ahuna got a key hit before Cooper McMurray hit a bomb to extend the lead. West Virginia would finally get on the board thanks to Victor Scott II, but it was too little too late as Kansas took game one with an easy 7-3 victory.

Oklahoma: 14

Kansas State: 2

The score here tells the entire story of the game as the Sooners absolutely crushed the Wildcats on Friday night. Oklahoma poured on the offense all game long as Peyton Graham and Tanner Tredaway both went deep. As crazy as it sounds the Sooners actually were up 14-0 before Kansas State finally got on the board. I also must give credit to Oklahoma starting pitcher Jake Bennett who went seven full innings and didn’t allow a single run. Overall, it was a great start to the three-game series for the Sooners.

Other Games

Florida State: 10

#20 TCU: 0

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