Kansas 3 vs #4 Arizona State 2
Kansas defeated the No. 4 Arizona State University baseball team 3-2 on Saturday in the Coca-Cola Classic in Surprise. The Sun Devils fall to 13-3 on the season with the loss.
Freshman Mitchell Lambson was the hard-luck loser, falling to 3-1 despite striking out 12 and allowing just two hits and one run in 5.2 innings out of the bullpen. Jason Franzblau started and gave up six hits and two earned runs in two innings.
Jayhawk starting pitcher T.J. Walz got the win, going 6.1 innings and allowing just six hits and one earned run.
Kansas third baseman Tony Thompson had an RBI double in the first to give the Jayhawks an early lead, but the Sun Devils tied the game in the second on an RBI single by Riccio Torrez.
#13 Baylor 2 at #6 Texas A&M 6
Brooks Raley scattered four hits and struck out nine over eight innings and Kevin Gonzalez delivered a key two-run single late as No. 3 Texas A&M defeated fifth-ranked Baylor, 6-2, Saturday evening in the Big 12 opener for both teams before 3,696 fans at Olsen Field.
Raley (4-0) matched a career high with the eight innings on the mound and was one shy of his career high in punchouts. He walked only one batter, allowed just two to second base and retired the last 10 he faced on the night.
With the win, the Aggies improved to 12-4 and 1-0 in Big 12 play, while the Bears saw a four-game win streak snapped and fell to 10-3 and 0-1.
#9 Cal State Fullerton 6 at #11 Oklahoma State 10
Rhode Island 2 at #11 Oklahoma State 14
#19 Oklahoma 10 at South Florida 1
The Sooners fell behind early but scored three runs in the top of the third and never looked back during a 10-1 victory over South Florida on Saturday.
Aaron Baker drove in three runs, including a two-run home run in the go-ahead frame as OU improved to 2-0 in the USF Bulls Baseball Classic. The win also marked the 10th straight for No. 15 Oklahoma which improved to 17-3 overall. The Bulls dropped to 7-7
Texas Tech erupted for 12 runs in the seventh and eighth innings to take a 16-8 come-from-behind win over Nebraska in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Dan Law Field.
Junior right fielder Taylor Ashby tied his career high with four hits and drove in three runs to help snap a two-game losing streak as the Red Raiders improved to 7-9 on the year and to 1-0 in Big 12 play. The loss snapped a five-game win streak for Nebraska as they fell to 10-4-1 overall and to 0-1 in league play.
Nebraska 10 at Texas Tech 1
Nebraska got a strong performance from left-hander Jordan Roualdes and timely hitting, bouncing back for a 10-1 victory over Texas Tech Saturday afternoon.
Roualdes (2-1) turned in his best performance of the year, allowing one run on five hits over eight strong innings to help the Huskers split the doubleheader. The Sonoma, Calif., native fanned three and faced one over the minimum between the fourth and seventh innings.
Butler 2 at Kansas State 14
Butler 3 at Kansas State 15
Kansas State totaled 29 runs on 26 hits – including 12 that went for extra bases – while both Kayvon Bahramzadeh and Todd Vogel picked up their second win of the season as the Wildcats swept Butler in a doubleheader by scores of 14-2 and 15-3, Saturday afternoon at Tointon Family Stadium. With the twin-bill sweep, K-State improved to 14-3, while Butler fell to 1-12.
Game one saw a bevy of home runs as the Wildcats pounded out five in the game to go along with one double. The five Wildcat home runs were the most of the season and the most in a single game since also hitting five against South Dakota State on May 17, 2006. K-State came back to tally six doubles and one home run in the second game.