Big 12 Recap 05-02-09

Texas' Travis Tucker gets a pat on the head from catcher Preston Clark after his grand slam off Baylor's Aaron Miller in the second inning.-Rod Aydelotte WACO TRIBUNE HERALD
Texas' Travis Tucker gets a pat on the head from catcher Preston Clark after his grand slam off Baylor's Aaron Miller in the second inning.-Rod Aydelotte WACO TRIBUNE HERALD

#10 Texas 19 #24 Baylor 11

AUSTIN, Texas — The No. 8 Texas Longhorns put on their hitting shoes and posted a 19-11 win over the No. 17 Baylor Bears in Big 12 Conference baseball action Saturday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.

The game featured season-highs for hits (16), runs (19), total bases (27) and home runs (3) as the Longhorns moved to 32-11-1 on the season and 14-8-1 in Big 12 Conference play. The win put the Horns back in first place in the league standings.

Texas scored runs in each of the first five frames, including five in the second to build a 14-2 lead.

The Horns pounced on the Bears with one run in the visitor half of the first when Brandon Belt hit a two-out solo homer to the scoreboard in left centerfield.

The Texas lead ballooned to 6-0 with a five run second. Preston Clark drew a leadoff walk and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Brandon Loy. Cameron Rupp walked and Tant Shepherd was hit by a pitch to saturate the bases with Horns. Connor Rowe golfed a single down the leftfield line to plate Clark for the 2-0 lead. Travis Tucker capped the rally with UT’s first grand slam of the season a laser shot that cleared the leftfield fence.

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Kansas 9 #11 Oklahoma 5

Senior Buck Afenir went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, while sophomore T.J. Walz pitched six solid innings as the Kansas baseball team recorded its sixth-straight victory, 9-5 over No. 9 Oklahoma on a rainy Saturday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

The Jayhawks earn their first series win on the road against a ranked team since 2006, and improve to 33-15 overall and 12-8 in the Big 12. OU falls to 33-14 overall and 11-9 in conference play.

After a lengthy rain delay, the Jayhawks jumped on the Sooners in the first inning rode their starting pitcher Walz to a conference victory.

Walz didn’t have his best stuff, but battled through six innings, holding the Big 12’s top offense to two runs on five hits with four walks and five strikesouts. The sophomore earned his sixth victory of the season, the most by a Jayhawk since Kodiak Quick won 10 games in 2006.
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#17 Texas A&M 8 Dallas Baptist 2

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Brodie Greene smashed two home runs and Barret Loux threw six strong innings to lead No. 15 Texas A&M to an 8-2 win over Dallas Baptist Saturday afternoon before 4,100 fans on Military Appreciation Day at Olsen Field.

Greene’s first career multi-homer game highlighted a 14-hit attack for the Aggies (31-16), who took the series with the victory and have won 10 of their last 12. The Patriots fell to 32-13.

In his second longest outing of the year, Loux held the high-powered DBU offense to four hits over his six innings of work, giving up just one run and striking out three while not issuing a free pass.

The Aggies gave Loux all the run support he would need in the third, putting up four runs off DBU starter Chris McMullen. With runners at the corners and one out, Brooks Raley beat out a potential double-play ball to third to drive home David Alleman with the game’s first run. Luke Anders then stepped to the plate and smashed the first pitch he saw over the fence in center to put A&M up 3-0.

Texas A&M Recap
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Missouri 6 Nebraska 3

LINCOLN, Neb.- – Mizzou clinched it second-straight series victory and extended its winning streak to six games with a 6-3 win over Nebraska on Saturday afternoon in Lincoln, Neb. The Tigers put four runs on the board in the fourth inning, scored twice in the sixth and held off a couple late inning charges by the Huskers to improve to 27-21 on the season and 13-10 in the Big 12.

Missouri has won 10 of its last 12 games and is 7-1 in its last eight Big 12 contests.

Senior Kyle Mach delivered the Tigers’ first hit of the game by singling in the top of the fourth, extending his hitting streak to seven games. Trailing 1-0 after three innings, Missouri scored four times in the fourth, getting RBI singles from seniors Steve Gray and Austin Holt. The Tigers also scored a run on an error and a wild pitch. There was one Husker error, two wild pitches and a passed ball in the fourth inning.

Missouri Recap
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