This is the Big 12 recap for Sunday- As Texas Tech took 2-3 games from A&M, Texas went to Stillwater Oklahoma and won the series 2-1, Oklahoma won their series with Missouri 2-1, Kansas State swept Nebraska and finished up their series yesterday, Baylor won their series two games to one against Kansas.
#9 Texas 8 #15 Oklahoma State 5
STILLWATER, Okla. — The No. 9 Texas Longhorns used 13 hits, all singles, to register an 8-5 win over the No. 17 Oklahoma State Cowboys in Big 12 Conference baseball action Sunday afternoon at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
Texas (20-8, 6-6 Big 12) pounced on the Cowboys early with a run in the top of the first. Travis Tucker reached on a wind-aided single to lead-off the inning. With one out, he moved to third on a throwing error by OSU third baseman Randy McCurry and scored on a single through the right side by Cameron Rupp.
Oklahoma (21-10, 4-5 Big 12) State responded three-fold in the bottom half of the first. Michael Dabbs started the inning with a solo blast to right field and two batters later Neil Medchill hit a two-run home run in the same location to stake the Cowboys to a 3-1 lead.
The Longhorns reclaimed the lead with four runs in the top of the fourth. With one out, Kevin Keyes singled up the middle and was replaced at first base by David Hernandez on a fielder’s choice groundout. Michael Torres singled to leftfield to put runners at the corners and Connor Rowe delivered an RBI single through the left side of the infield to trim the lead to 3-2. The runners moved to second and third on a wild pitch and Torres induced a run-scoring balk when an illegal move was used to throw him out stealing home to knot the game at 3-3. Tucker and Brandon Loy added RBI singles to give Texas a 5-3 advantage.
Missouri 5 #10 Oklahoma 4
COLUMBIA, Mo. – - Mizzou closed its three-game series with No. 10 Oklahoma by taking a 5-4 win on Sunday at Taylor Stadium.
Missouri (15-16, 5-7 Big 12) scored all five of its in the bottom of the second inning, highlighted by a two-run single by junior Aaron Senne and an RBI double off the bat of junior Greg Folgia. Folgia was 3-for-4 on the day.
Sophomore Rex Meyr also drove in a run in the second inning on a single and senior Ryan Lollis picked up an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Only one of the Tigers’ five runs was earned as an error by the Sooners allowed the inning to continue.
Oklahoma (25-7, 6-3) put a run across the plate in the third inning when Chris Elliot homered. The Sooners added a run in the fifth and scored twice in the top of the seventh inning, which included a lead off home run by Garrett Buechele.
#11 Baylor 21 Kansas 9
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Shaver Hansen homered three times and No. 7 Baylor tied a single-game school record with eight home runs as the Bears pounded Kansas 21-9 in Sunday’s Big 12 Conference series finale at windy Hoglund Ballpark. Baylor (20-8, 7-5) clinched the series with the win, two games to one. Kansas (18-12, 4-5) suffered just its second loss in 17 home games this season.
Baylor last hit eight homers in a game April 20, 1999, against UTSA in Waco. The Bears’ eight-homer performance against Kansas also was its most ever in a Big 12 game; the previous record was seven at Missouri in 1999. Baylor’s 21 runs were its most in a Big 12 game since a 22-6 victory against Kansas State in 1999 and the most the Bears have ever scored in a Big 12 road game.
Hansen tied Baylor’s single-game record for homers by an individual. He joins Aaron Miller, Charley Carter, Eric Nelson and Jon Topolski as the only Baylor players to accomplish the feat; Topolski did it twice. Hansen is the first Bear to hit three homers in a Big 12 game since Nelson also hit three at Kansas in 1999.
Dustin Dickerson and Hansen had consecutive solo homers in the first to start the long-ball barrage. Dan Evatt had a three-run shot in the third, and Raynor Campbell had a two-run homer in the sixth. Baylor added three homers in the seventh inning; Campbell led off with a round-tripper, Hansen added a one-out solo shot, and Ben Booker capped the inning with a three-run homer. Hansen blasted a two-run shot over the batter’s eye in center in the eighth.
Texas Tech 10 #13 Texas A&M 6
LUBBOCK, Texas – Scott LeJeune and Jeremy Mayo drove in three runs each and Miles Morgan logged six strong innings to lead the Texas Tech Red Raiders to a 10-6 series-clinching win over No. 11 Texas A&M on Sunday afternoon at Dan Law Field.
The win moves Texas Tech to .500 in Big 12 play at 6-6 while the Red Raiders stand at 14-19 overall. The loss drops Texas A&M to 20-11 and to 7-5 in league play. Texas Tech, standing at .500 in league play for the first time since 2006, will head to Oklahoma next weekend tied for fifth place in the league standings with Texas.
Texas A&M had jumped out to first inning leads in the first two games of this series but it was the Red Raiders that struck first in this all-important rubber match. Senior first baseman Chris Richburg was hit by A&M starter Barrett Loux with two outs in the bottom of the first. Freshman designated hitter Scott LeJeune made Loux pay for his mistake by blasting a two-run home run over the fence in left-center field.