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Big 12 Recap for February 21st

Athletics - Baseball vs. Duke - Baylor Ballpark - 02/19/2010 Here is your Big 12 recap for February 21st:

New Mexico 3 #1 Texas 1


Texas Recap
New Mexico Recap

#25 Oklahoma 5 San Diego State 2

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The No. 22 Sooners completed an impressive sweep of San Diego State on Sunday with a 5-2 win in the finale at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

Junior Bobby Shore tossed seven innings and allowed one run en route to the victory as Oklahoma improved to 4-0 on the season. Shore held the Aztecs hitless for the first 4 2/3 innings and finished with five strikeouts, one walk and five hits allowed.

For the second straight game, OU jumped on top early with a 4-0 lead after the top of the fourth, and finished the game with 11 hits, including a season-high three home runs.

Oklahoma Recap
San Diego State Recap

Baylor 5 #26 Georgia 2

WACO, Texas – Willie Kempf allowed just an unearned run in 6.0 innings, and the Baylor bullpen took care of the rest, as the Bears knocked off 22nd-ranked Georgia, 5-2, Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.

Kempf scattered six hits – one in each full inning of work – and walked four, but was able to limit the Georgia (2-2) offense to just one run. Only two Bulldogs made it past second base against the senior right-hander, and both advanced from first to third on failed pickoff attempts.

Baylor (3-1) fell behind 1-0 in the second inning when Zach Cone singled, advanced to third on an error and came home to score on a groundout.

The Bears have allowed the opposing team to score first in all four games this season, but with the help of a bullpen that hasn’t allowed an earned run in 12.0 innings, Baylor won three of four games in QTI Apparel’s Opening Weekend Classic.

Baylor Recap
Georgia Recap

Texas Tech 18 Michigan 5

LUBBOCK, Texas – Sophomore right-hander Louis Head didn’t allow an earned run over five innings of work while Michael Reed added five hits and Scott LeJeune drove in five runs to lead Texas Tech to a crushing 18-5 win over Michigan in the fifth game of the 2010 Red Raider Classic at Dan Law Field.

The win moved Tech’s season record to 3-0 while Michigan dropped to 2-2.

The game was a complete 180 from last night’s tightly contested tilt that ended with Taylor Ashby’s two-RBI triple that broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth. Today, the Red Raiders crushed the Michigan pitching staff to a tune of 18 runs on 19 hits while Kevin Whitehead, Reed and LeJeune all picked up their first home runs of the year.

After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first on what was Tech’s first defensive miscue of the year, Tech came back firing with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. Freshman right fielder Barrett Barnes drove in the first run with an RBI double, and LeJeune’s RBI groundout in the next at-bat gave Tech a lead (2-1) that they would not relinquish.

Texas Tech Recap
Michigan Recap 

Texas Tech 11 Jacksonville State 8

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech got offensive production up and down its entire lineup and another save from closer Jay Johnson as the Red Raiders dropped Jacksonville State 11-8 in the final game of the 2010 Red Raider Classic.

With the win, Texas Tech improves to 4-0 on the season and sweeps the Red Raider Classic with a pair of wins over both Jacksonville State and Michigan. Jacksonville State falls to 0-4.

The Red Raiders didn’t let an 18-run performance against Michigan earlier in the day affect them as the offense came out firing with two runs in the bottom of the first to grab the early lead. Senior left fielder Bonham Hough led off the first with a double to left while designated hitter Scott LeJeune and third baseman Nick Popescu followed suit with a pair of RBI doubles.

Texas Tech blew the game wide open in the third with a seven-run outburst thanks to five hits and two walks. Freshman catcher Bo Altobelli picked up his first hit of the year when he dropped a two-RBI double into left field. Hough, Popescu, Stephen Hagen and Barrett Barnes all added RBIs in the inning.

Texas Tech Recap
Jacksonville State Recap

Kansas State 2 The Citadel 1

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Kansas State left-handed pitcher Kyle Hunter was masterful on Sunday, limiting The Citadel to one run on three hits in 8.1 innings as the Wildcats topped The Citadel, 2-1, at Riley Park.

Hunter (1-0), who had just three starts last season as a freshman, struck out three batters and walked none in his career-long outing. The sophomore retired the first 12 batters he faced until Bryan Altman singled to lead off the fifth inning. Hunter quickly snuffed any potential rally by striking out the next batter while Altman was caught stealing on the play.

The Galesburg, Ill., product also allowed a leadoff single in the sixth, but a failed sacrifice bunt and a double play ended the frame. Hunter went on to retire the next seven batters until he gave up a single and a double with one out in the ninth to cut the Cats’ lead to 2-1 and end the shutout bid.

James Allen came on in relief and retired the next two batters to end the game, picking up his second save of the season in as many appearances.

Kansas State Recap
The Citadel Recap

Fresno State 10 Nebraska 9 (11 innings)

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno State baseball remains perfect after beating Nebraska, 10-9, in 11 innings Sunday night. After a 58 minute rain delay the game went on and the Bulldogs are 3-0 to start the 2010 season.

Another early four run rally gave the Bulldogs the lead and the game went on to have six lead changes before the `Dogs came out on top.

The Bulldogs pitching staff struck out a combined nine batters. The Fresno State hitters are on fire batting .346.

Nebraska opened the first inning with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly taking the lead, 1-0. Poytress went on to strikeout two Husker batters to get out of the first inning.

In the second inning, the Bulldogs infield made a great defensive play by interrupting the squeeze play and got the double play to retire the side.

Jordan Ribera got on base in the second inning after getting hit by a pitch. Kaohu Gaspar saw four balls and reach base after getting walked and Ribera advanced to second base. Sophomore Trent Garrison loaded the bases with the second walk of the inning for the `Dogs. Isacc Vivas knocked out a single to right center allowing Ribera to score tying the game, 1-1.

Nebraska Recap
Nebraska Video Highlights
Fresno State Recap

Missouri 2 New Mexico State 1 (10 innings)

TUCSON, Ariz.- – Mizzou finished the Collegiate Cactus Classic with a 2-1 extra-inning win over New Mexico State on Sunday in Tucson. The Tigers scored the game-winning run without a hit in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Freshmen Dane Opel and Kale Gaden each drew a walk to open the bottom of the 10th inning. After two outs were recorded, freshman Brannon Champagne walked to load the bases and sophomore Conner Mach was hit by a pitch to drive in the game-winning run.

The win improves the Tigers to 2-1 on the year after the opening weekend of play.

Missouri took the first lead of the game with a run in the bottom of the third inning. Gaden drew a walk to lead off the inning and later scored on an Aggie error. New Mexico State tied the score at one, scoring a run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the fifth inning.

Junior Aaron Blunt made his first start at Missouri after transferring from Mineral Area College and turned in five innings of work, allowing just one run on seven hits. He struck out one and walked one.

Missouri Recap
New Mexico State Recap

Missouri vs. Gonzaga – CCD, rain

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