Big 12 Recap 04-14-09

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#23 Texas A&M 7 #3 Rice 3

HOUSTON – Brooks Raley went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and Barret Loux struck out nine batters to lead No. 23 Texas A&M to a 7-3 win at No. 1 Rice Tuesday night before 4,541 fans at Reckling Park.

The Aggies (22-14) pounded out 11 hits on the night against Owl pitching, including a pair of home runs, and got a strong start from Loux, who lasted five and scattered four hits. Four relievers–Ross Stripling, Shane Minks, Alex Wilson and Nick Fleece–combined to allow four hits and a pair of runs over the final four innings to preserve the victory. Rice fell to 25-9 with the loss, just the Owls’ second in their last 12 games.

“This was a huge win for us,” A&M coach Rob Childress said. “For us to bounce back and play the way we did after a disappointing weekend at Kansas State was great to see. I also can’t say enough about the performance of Barret Loux, that he was able to give us five strong coming off a minor injury. I think this was a good win, and that’s all you can really say about it. Hopefully it’ll spill over into the weekend, and we need to take care of business at home the next few weeks.”

TEXAS A&M RECAP
RICE RECAP

#6 Texas 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2

AUSTIN, Texas — The No. 9 Texas Longhorns capitalized on a perfect performance on the base paths to run away with a 5-2 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Tonight’s triumph marked Texas’ sixth straight win this season.

Texas (25-8) scored first for the 11th straight game. With two outs in the bottom of the first, Brandon Belt singled to right field and stole second shortly after. The next batter, Russell Moldenhauer, plated Belt with a double to right center to give Texas a 1-0 lead.

The Longhorns immediately went back to work the following inning. The leadoff batter, Kevin Keyes, reached on a rocket single up the middle and promptly swiped second base the next pitch. Cameron Rupp would be hit by a pitch to put two Longhorns on base with no outs. After Brandon Loy sacrificed the runners over, Connor Rowe reached on a botched fielder’s choice to load the bases. With one out, Travis Tucker doubled to right center to bring home Keyes and Rupp, inflating Texas’ cushion to 3-0.

TEXAS RECAP
TEXAS A&M CC RECAP
#21 TCU 5 at #10 Oklahoma 7 Top 9

UT Arlington 5 #13 Baylor 4

Baylor Recap

#28 Oklahoma State 9 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1

#28 Oklahoma State 10 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 3

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State snapped a five-game losing streak Tuesday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium as the Cowboys swept a doubleheader against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

The 28th-ranked Cowboys recorded a 9-1 win in the opener before claiming a 10-3 victory in the nightcap as they improved to 23-14 on the season.

Freshman Mark Ginther led OSU’s offensive attack on the day, going a combined 6-for-9 in the two games, while Kevin David tied a career high with seven RBIs in the second contest.

On the mound, Jeff Breedlove earned his first win of the season in relief in the opener, and Thomas Keeling improved to 4-1 with his effort in the nightcap.

In the opener, OSU got the scoring started in the bottom of the first inning. Micheal Dabbs walked to lead off the frame, and after stealing second and advancing to third on a wild pitch, he scored on a sacrifice fly by Tyrone Hambly.

The Cowboys took a 2-0 lead in the second when Doug Kroll, who led off the inning with a single, scored on an RBI single by Ginther.

Oklahoma State Recap
Arkansas Pine Bluff

#29 Kansas State 13 Wichita State 5

#30 Kansas 7 at Creighton 6 Top 10 Live Stats

Missouri 8 Indiana State 1

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou snapped a two-game losing skid by taking an 8-1 win over Indiana State on Tuesday night at Taylor Stadium. Senior Kyle Mach matched a career-high with four hits in the game, finishing the night 4-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

After a scoreless three innings, the Tigers scored in four-consecutive innings, putting up eight runs over those four innings. Missouri scored one run in both the fourth and fifth innings, including a solo home run by junior Trevor Coleman in the fifth. The homer was Coleman’s fifth of the year, tying him for the team lead in that category.

The Tigers then put up back-to-back three-run innings, starting with the sixth. Junior Greg Folgia drove in two runs with a double and Coleman followed with a double that scored Folgia.

Missouri (18-19) opened the seventh inning with consecutive doubles from senior Ryan Lollis and Mach. Lollis scored on Mach’s base hit and senior Austin Holt drove in a pair of runs later in the inning with a single.

Nebraska 8 Iowa 5