Big 12 Weekend Preview

Here is your Big 12 Weekend Preview for March 20th-22nd. All 10 conference teams are in action this weekend with the highlight being Texas AM heading to Missouri in the top series. Oklahoma and Kansas State are also matching up as both teams are pleasant surprises this season. The rest of the conference action sees Texas going to Kansas, Oklahoma State heading to Nebraska and Baylor hosting Texas Tech.

#2 Texas Longhorns (14-3, 2-1 Big 12) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (10-7, 0-0 Big 12)

Kansas will be opening up Big 12 play this weekend by hosting the Texas Longhorns. Kansas will be looking for more consistency across the board while Texas will be trying to get its offense going.

Probable Starting Pitchers
Friday 3pm Shaeffer Hall (L) Jr. 1-1 1.37 vs Chance Ruffin (R) So. 3-1 2.27 8/23
Saturday 1pm T.J. Walz (R) So. 2-0 2.79 vsĀ  B. Workman (R) So. 3-1 0.63 5/29
Sunday 1pm Lee Ridenhour (R) Fr. 3-1 1.61 vs Cole Green (R) So. 2-0 1.65 5/18

William’s Prediction: 2-1 Texas
Colin’s Prediction: Texas takes 2 out of 3 games.

#6 TEXAS A&M AGGIES (13-7, 2-1 Big 12) at MISSOURI TIGERS (9-10, 1-2)

This will be an early conference series that will help shape the Big 12. Missouri lost two games at Texas last weekend while A&M picked up two wins against Baylor. The loser of this series will be behind the eight ball for the rest of the Big 12 season.

Probable Pitching Matchups

Friday, March 20 6:30 PM: #30 Brooks Raley (So., LHP, 4-0, 2.08) vs. #44 Kyle Gibson (Jr., RHP, 3-1, 0.90)
Saturday, March 21 2:00 PM: #18 Alex Wilson (Jr., RHP, 2-2, 2.16) vs. #41 Ian Berger (Sr., RHP, 1-2, 6.50)
Sunday, March 22 1:00 PM: #50 Barret Loux (So., RHP, 0-0, 4.71) vs. #46 Nick Tepesch (So., RHP, 1-1, 5.04)

Donald’s Prediction: Missouri wins two out of three games
William’s Prediction: 2-1 A&M
Colin’s Prediction: Texas AM sweeps

#12 Oklahoma State (14-5, 0-0 Big 12) vs. Nebraska (12-6-1, 1-2 Big 12)

Nebraska is still trying to find their true identity, while Oklahoma State has probably one of the better 1-2 punch on the mound in Tyler Lyons and Andrew Oliver. If Nebraska can find a way to take this series at home then they can really make some noise the rest of the season, but that is a big if, watch for Oklahoma State to take care of business in Lincoln.

Probable Starting Pitchers

Friday 2:05 pm
NU-Casey Hauptman, So., RHP (2-0, 2.53 ERA)
OS-Andrew Oliver, Jr., LHP (3-1, 5.19 ERA)
Saturday 2:05 pm
NU-Jordan Roualdes, Jr., LHP (2-1, 3.51 ERA)
OS-Tyler Lyons, Jr., LHP (3-0, 3.43 ERA)
Sunday 1:05 pm
NU-Michael Mariot, So., RHP (1-1, 7.32 ERA)
OS-Tyler Blandford, Jr., RHP (3-0, 4.74 ERA)

Donald’s Prediction: OSU wins two out of three games.
William’s Prediction: 2-1 OSU
Colin’s Prediction: OSU take 2 out of three games

#14 Oklahoma (18-4, 0-0 Big 12) at Kansas State (17-3, 0-0 Big 12)

Oklahoma and Kansas State will be opening up Big 12 conference play this weekend. Both teams have started the season strong with both teams having some impressive early season wins. OU swept a series with UCLA and KSU won a single game at Arizona State.

Probable Starting Pitchers

Friday, March 20 6:30 p.m.
OU Starter: Andrew Doyle – RHP (1-1, 3.46)
KSU Starter: A.J. Morris – RHP (5-0, 0.61)
Saturday, March 21 2 p.m.
OU Starter: J.R. Robinson – LHP (2-1, 4.87)
KSU Starter: Lance Hoge – LHP (3-1, 3.05)
Sunday, March 22 12 p.m.
OU Starter: TBA
KSU Starter: Kayvon Bahramzadeh – RHP (2-0, 1.50)

Donald’s Prediction: Kansas State takes this series 2-1.
William’s Prediction: 3-0 OU
Colin’s Prediction: K-State takes 2 out of three games.

TEXAS TECH (8-12, 2-1 Big 12) at #15 BAYLOR (12-4, 1-2 Big 12)

Baylor has started the season off well with an overall record of 12-4 but lost two out of three games to Texas AM last weekend. Texas Tech has started the season off well but has been on a slide in the last ten games as they are 3-7 and two of those wins came at home against Nebraska.

PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
FRIDAY 6:30 p.m. CDT
Baylor: RHP Kendal Volz, Jr. (1-1, 2.73 ERA, 26.1 IP, 12 BB, 22 K, .157 OBA)
Texas Tech: RHP Miles Morgan, Sr. (1-2, 4.98 ERA, 21.2 IP, 7 BB, 21 K, .284 OBA)
SATURDAY : 6:30 p.m. CDT
Baylor: RHP Logan Verrett, Fr. (5-0, 2.37 ERA, 19.0 IP, 4 BB, 28 K, .224 OBA)
Texas Tech: RHP AJ Ramos, Sr. (2-0, 1.53 ERA, 17.2 IP, 4 BB, 24 K, .261 OBA)
SUNDAY : 1:30 p.m. CDT
Baylor: RHP Shawn Tolleson, So. (0-0, 4.96 ERA, 16.1 IP, 12 BB, 8 K, .268 OBA)
Texas Tech: TBA

Donald’s Prediction: Baylor in a sweep 3-0
William’s Prediction: 2-1 Baylor
Colin’s Prediction: Baylor takes 2 out of 3 games.