Big 12 Recap 4-04-09

Tyler Blandford allowed just one run in winning his sixth-straight start. Courtesy: OstatePhoto.com
Tyler Blandford allowed just one run in winning his sixth-straight start. Courtesy: OstatePhoto.com

#15 Oklahoma State 7 #9 Texas 1

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State got back in the win column in Big 12 Conference play Saturday with a 7-1 win over No. 9 Texas at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak in league play for the 15th-ranked Cowboys, who improved to 21-9 overall and 4-4 in the Big 12. Texas dropped to 19-8 overall and 5-6 in conference play.

Tyler Blandford remained unbeaten on the mound this season as the junior improved to 6-0 with a 7.1 inning effort. The Cowboy right-hander allowed just one run on two hits while striking out five and has now won six consecutive starts.

Texas starter Brandon Workman (3-3) kept the Cowboys off the scoreboard and allowed just one baserunner over the first three innings, but OSU’s offense came alive in the fourth.

With OSU trailing 1-0, sophomore Dean Green got things started for the Cowboys as he led off the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run to right-center field to tie the score.

Oklahoma State Recap
Texas Recap

#10 Oklahoma 7 Missouri 4

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The No. 10 Sooners claimed a 7-4 win in game two against Missouri on Saturday and clinched a series victory heading into Sunday’s finale.

OU trailed 3-2 heading into the top of the fifth and scored four runs behind Casey Johnson’s two-run single with the bases loaded. The rally was the 15th for the Sooners this year and the sixth on the road.

“Our guys believe in each other collectively and did a good job of executing today,” said OU Head Coach Sunny Golloway. “I told them to enjoy it tonight. We won a series on the road and it’s not an easy thing to do. But we need to come back tomorrow like the series is starting over again and win that final game”

Oklahoma Recap
Missouri Recap

Kansas 6 #11 Baylor 0

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

Sophomore right-hander T.J. Walz tossed a complete game shutout, allowing just five base runners, while Tony Thompson went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run as Kansas stunned No. 7 Baylor, 6-0 in a Big 12 baseball game Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.

The Jayhawks even their three game series with the Bears and improve to 18-11 overall and 4-4 in conference play. Baylor drops to 19-8 overall and 6-5 in the Big 12.

Walz, who also beat then-No. 4 Arizona State on March 14, brought his best stuff Saturday. The 6-foot-1 righty scattered three hits, a walk and a hit batsman over nine innings to improve to 3-0 on the season. He is one of four Jayhawks with three victories to his credit.

Kansas Recap
Baylor Recap

#13 Texas A&M 13 Texas Tech 7

Kansas State 5 at Nebraska 3

LINCOLN, Neb. – Kansas State finished off a historic sweep of Nebraska on Saturday as the Wildcats defeated the Huskers, 5-3, at Hawks Field. With the win, K-State improved to 24-8 overall and 5-4 in Big 12 play, while Nebraska fell to 16-14-1 and 4-8 in conference action.

The victory provided the Wildcats’ first three-game sweep over Nebraska since 1974. It was also the first time the Huskers had been swept at home since 1997, including the first in the eight-year existence of Hawks Field.

Adam Muenster, Justin Bloxom and Jason King each went 2-for-4 and combined to drive in four of the Wildcats’ five runs. Bloxom led the way with two RBI for his team-best 11th multi-RBI game of the season. King, who came into the weekend with no triples in the first 84 games of his career, hit his second of the series.

Kansas State Recap
Nebraska Recap