The Big 12 had six teams in action on Wednesday. The conference had a pretty good showing on the day, going 4-2 overall with some blowout wins. Here is Wednesday’s Big 12 recap.
#11 Baylor 14, Prairie View A&M 1
WACO, Texas — Seventh-ranked Baylor sent 15 batters to the plate in an 11-run first inning and coasted to a 14-1, seven-inning victory over Prairie View A&M in midweek action Wednesday night at Baylor Ballpark. Baylor (18-7) improved to 5-0 all-time against Prairie View A&M (15-14) with the win.
Baylor’s 11-run first inning was one run shy of the school record for first-inning runs. The Bears enjoyed a 12-run first inning in the second game of a doubleheader March 17, 1986, against Dallas Baptist.
#15 Oklahoma State 15, Tabor 0
STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State tied a season high with five home runs and cruised to a 15-0 win over Tabor College Wednesday night at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
Randy McCurry hit a pair of home runs and collected five RBIs, and OSU used eight pitchers as the 15th-ranked Cowboys improved to 20-8 on the season.
After being held scoreless over the first two innings, the Cowboys notched their first rally in the third. McCurry got the scoring starting with a solo home run to left-center field, the first homer of his collegiate career. Three batters later, Micheal Dabbs brought home OSU’s second run with a triple before a Neil Medchill single made the score 3-0.
Creighton 5, Kansas State 1
OMAHA, Neb. – Mike Nihsen went a season-long 5.2 innings, allowing just one run, as the Creighton baseball team exacted some revenge on Kansas State, winning 5-1 Wednesday night at Rosenblatt Stadium. The Wildcats had won the first meeting this season 12-1, in Manhattan, Kan.
Kansas State got an early 1-0 lead after a half inning as the team had the bases loaded with two outs. Drew Biery hit a ground ball down the third base line that hit the bag and bounced away from Bluejay third baseman Jimmy Swift, allowing everyone to advance a base and bring in the first run of the game.
Kansas 15, Northern Colorado 6
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas senior Buck Afenir went 2-for-2 and matched a career high with five RBIs, while sophomore Greg Herbst collected three hits and three runs scored as Kansas ambushed Northern Colorado, 15-6 in a non-conference baseball game Wednesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.
The Jayhawks improve to 17-10 overall, including 14-0 at home this season. The 14-game home winning streak is the third-longest in school history. Northern Colorado falls to 8-17.
Missouri 19, Saint Louis 6
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – – Playing in Busch Stadium in St. Louis, the Missouri baseball team scored a season-high 19 runs and defeated Saint Louis University by a score of 19-5, on Wednesday night. The Tigers improved to 14-14 on the season, while SLU is now 14-13.
Mizzou fell behind after a three-run top of the first inning for Saint Louis, but answered with four runs in the bottom half of the inning. All four runs came after the first two batters were retired. Junior Greg Folgia had an RBI double, junior Aaron Senne delivered an RBI single and senior Steve Gray drove in two runs on a double.
New Mexico 15, Texas Tech 7
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The 18th-ranked University of New Mexico baseball team held just a one run lead before scoring nine runs in the bottom of the eighth for a 15-7 win over Texas Tech on a windy Wednesday afternoon at Isotopes Park. After dropping Tuesday’s game, 8-4, the Lobos rebounded to improve to 25-5 while the Red Raiders fell to 12-18.
New Mexico carried a 6-2 lead into the top of the eighth, but the Red Raiders quickly trimmed it to 6-5 with three runs in the inning. The Lobos broke out for nine in the bottom half of the frame to cushion the lead at 15-5. New Mexico used seven hits, all singles, including two-run shots from Daniel Gonzalez and Max Willett.