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Big 12 Baseball Saturday Six-Pack: BYU and Cincinnati Shake Things Up

Tommy Boba, Cincinnati baseball

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 you drink (or how many), let’s take a look at some of the best action on the Big 12 baseball diamond from Saturday with a nice six pack.

Best Game

Kansas State at #25 UCF

After dropping game one on Friday night, Kansas State came out Saturday looking to even things up. The Wildcats got off to a 2-0 start thanks to Raphael Pelletier and Chuck Ingram.

 

UCF tied the game at two in the fourth inning, in large part due to a big RBI double by Jack Zyska.

Then, with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, Kansas State got a freebie when Kaelen Culpepper was hit. A Nick English sac fly made it a 4-2 game in favor of Kansas State.

The Knights would make things interesting in the eighth when Jack Zyska hit a solo shot, but that wouldn’t be enough.

Kansas State won game two 4-3, and they will play a rubber match on Sunday to determine the series.

Best Win

BYU over Texas

It’s time to start talking about the Cougars because they did one heck of a job this weekend down in Austin. After winning game one on Thursday, they fell short on Friday night to make Saturday’s game for the series. BYU jumped out to a 4-0 lead early and never looked back at all, as they won 7-5. The Cougars scored all their runs in the first five innings and Texas never could quite pull off the comeback. While BYU may not be a title contender, this series definitely shook up the standings, to say the least.

Worst Loss

TCU

First off, I want to give credit to Cincinnati here. They don’t get talked about enough due to their record, but their series win over TCU was a big one. With that said, what in the world is going on in Fort Worth? I thought the Horned Frogs turned things around last weekend when they swept Houston, and now they follow that up with a series loss to Cincinnati on the road. TCU has dug themselves a deep hole, and I just don’t see them climbing out of it right now. On Sunday, they will try to avoid being swept.

 

Saturday MVP

Oklahoma Catcher Scott Mudler

Mudler had a big day for the Sooners, driving in a whopping six runs, including this big three-run blast in the third inning.

Pitcher of the Day

West Virginia LHP Derek Clark

Clark pitched a complete game against Kansas, allowing just three hits while striking out seven batters. That’s pretty impressive against a good Kansas lineup.

Best Home Run

Texas Tech 2B TJ Pompey

A grand slam? Yes, please.

 

Full Scoreboard

Kansas State: 4, #25 UCF: 3

Oklahoma: 19, Oklahoma State: 10

BYU: 7, Texas: 5

Cincinnati: 6, TCU: 2

West Virginia: 4, Kansas: 0

Texas Tech: 15, Houston: 12

Baylor: 15, Incarnate Word: 3

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