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Big 12 Baseball: TCU and Oklahoma State Start the Weekend Hot While Kansas Upsets Kansas State

NCAA Baseball: Big 12 Conference Baseball Championship

We are in the seventh 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.

 

#24 TCU: 9

Oklahoma: 7

To my surprise, the Sooners got off to a hot start against as they got off to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. That lead would last a few innings until the fifth where the TCU bats caught fire. The Horned Frogs scored a whopping eight runs in that inning which would give TCU a big lead. TCU wouldn’t look back although the Sooners made the game interesting late as they would score in the final three innings and pulled within just two runs in the final frame. It was a solid win for TCU who still has their ace left but it was one that really hurt the Sooners chances this weekend. Oklahoma started their ace Jake Bennett, and it didn’t work out at all on Friday night.

Kansas: 5

Kansas State: 3

What a start to the weekend for the Kansas Jayhawks. After getting down 2-0 early, the Jayhawks got on the board when Caleb Upshaw hit a solo shot in the fourth inning. The Wildcats would respond with their own solo home run from Jeff Heinrich, but it would be Kansas who had the last laugh. The Jayhawks would score a run in the sixth inning to make it a one run game before Maui Ahuna went yard in the eighth to tie the game at three. Kansas would eventually take the lead in the final inning thanks to Maui Ahuna once again and a wild pitch. With the win, the men from Lawrence take game one and just need one more win to take the series.

 

#3 Oklahoma State: 4

SEMO: 0

This game was all Oklahoma State thanks to Justin Campbell. He was absolutely terrific for Oklahoma State on Friday night. Campbell pitched seven full innings striking out twelve batters and didn’t allow a single run. Meanwhile most of the Cowboys offense came from Caeden Trenkle who drove in a run in the second inning and then hit a home run in the fifth. It was a solid start to the weekend for the Cowboys and I am excited to see how the rest of the series plays out up in Stillwater.

Postponement

Due to some harsh weather, the first game of the Texas/West Virginia game was pushed back to Saturday which will now be a doubleheader.

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