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Sunday Big 12 Baseball Six-Pack: Four Teams Clinch Series

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Is there anything better than cold beer and baseball? It’s a combination that is hard to beat during the season. No matter what kind of beer your drink (or how many), let’s take a look at some of the best action on the Big 12 baseball diamond from Sunday with a nice six pack.

Best Game

Texas at TCU

Due to some weather issues on Friday night, this series didn’t start until Saturday and will run through Monday afternoon. Texas took game one with ease but their victory on Sunday was much closer. The Horned Frogs got on the board first with hits from Tre Richardson and Elijah Nunez to give TCU an early 2-0 lead.

Texas quickly responded in the third inning as Peyton Powell and Dylan Campbell came up with big hits to tie the game at two. From there the game went scoreless for a while until Powell knocked in another run in the eighth inning to give Texas a one run lead.

Then in the bottom of the ninth with one out and a runner on third, TCU’s Logan Maxell hit a fly ball into left field that was caught by Porter Brown. The runner tagged up, but Porter was able to throw him out at the plate for the final out.

With the win, Texas takes the series in two games as they look to complete the sweep on Monday.

 

Best Win

Kansas State Over #14 Texas Tech

This was a huge rubber match on Sunday as both teams entered the day with one win each. Kansas State started the game off with a pair of runs but it didn’t take long for Texas Tech to answer back with three runs of their own thanks to Kevin Bazzell and Dylan Maxcey. The Red Raiders would add to their lead in the fourth inning when Tracer Lopez hit a big two-run homer.

The Wildcats roared back in that fourth inning with a couple of more runs but eventually took the lead in the sixth inning due to some pitching mistakes by Texas Tech. But once again, the Red Raiders didn’t go away easy because Austin Green’s three-run blast gave Texas Tech an 8-6 lead in the seventh inning.

Another wild pitch from Tech gave Kansas State another run before Brendan Jones brought in two runs in the eighth inning with his big two RBI triple.

That hit from Jones gave Kansas State the lead back and then Nick Goodwin added an insurance run later in that same inning.

That big eighth inning from Kansas State was enough to win the game and take the series. Going into the weekend, Kansas State was one of those teams on the outside looking in when it came to the postseason and right now, they are playing their way in. Also, shoutout to Kansas State fans because they were awesome this weekend as they packed the stadium.

Worst Loss

Baylor

Going into the fourth inning, this was a one run ballgame. But from there, West Virginia flipped a switch and never looked back. JJ Wetherholt and Landon Wallace hit back-to-back jacks before Nick Barone shut the doors in the ninth inning with a grand slam.

The Mountaineers put up 18 runs on the Bears and dominated the entire weekend as they completed a sweep in Waco. Right now, Baylor looks like they could be the one Big 12 team to miss the conference tournament.

 

Sunday MVP

West Virginia C Dayne Leonard

Dayne had a big Sunday as he finished the day with four RBIs. He knocked in two runs in the first inning before hitting a two-run homer in the third inning.

Pitcher of the Day

Texas RHP Lebarron Johnson Jr.

A big reason why Texas won on Sunday was because of Lebarron Johnson Jr. He pitched a little over six innings and didn’t allow a single run. Lebarron allowed just two hits and struck out six batters during his time on the mound.

 

Best Home Run

West Virginia 1B/PH Nick Barone

Nick hit a monster grand slam against Baylor in the ninth inning to help secure a big win for West Virginia on Sunday.

Full Scoreboard

Kansas State: 10, #14 Texas Tech: 8

#18 West Virginia: 18, Baylor: 4

Oklahoma State: 8, Michigan: 5

Texas: 3, TCU: 2

Oklahoma: 7, Kansas: 4

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