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Big 12 Weekend Preview (April 8th-10th)

Weekend four of Big 12 action features a pair of in-state rivalries in Texas. Lubbock plays host to Texas Tech and Texas A&M. The Aggies had their seven game conference streak snapped by Kansas State last weekend, while Texas Tech was swept in Norman. #8 Texas plays a pair of games in Waco against Baylor before moving the Sunday contest to Austin. 

#7 Oklahoma hosts Kansas State, a team that has a knack for losing games at the end. The Cowboys of Oklahoma State have what appears to be an easy weekend with a series against Missouri, while Nebraska travels to Lawrence to take on the Jayhawks.

#6 Texas A&M (22-7, 7-2) vs. Texas Tech (19-11, 4-5)

Probable Starters:
Friday April 8:
Texas A&M: RHP John Stilson (2-1, 1.45 ERA)
Texas Tech: RHP David Paiz (3-1, 6.33 ERA)

Saturday April 9:
Texas A&M: RHP Michael Wacha (4-1, 1.05 ERA)
Texas Tech: RHP Trey Masek (1-2, 5.52 ERA)

Sunday April 10:
Texas A&M: RHP Ross Stripling (5-2, 2.47 ERA)
Texas Tech: LHP Robbie Kilcrease (3-1, 5.22 ERA)

Prediction: Texas A&M 3-0

#8 Texas (22-7, 7-2) vs. Baylor (17-13, 4-5)

Probable Starters:
Friday April 8:
Texas: RHP Taylor Jungmann (6-0, 0.94 ERA)
Baylor: RHP Logan Verrett (3-2, 3.53 ERA)

Saturday April 9:
Texas: LHP Hoby Milner (3-1, 2.35 ERA)
Baylor: LHP Josh Turley (1-1, 4.26 ERA)

Sunday April 10:
Baylor: RHP Trent Blank (2-1, 5.56 ERA)
Texas: RHP Cole Green (2-2, 3.27 ERA)

Prediction: Texas 2-1

#7 Oklahoma (23-6, 5-3) vs. Kansas State (16-11, 2-7)

Probable Starters:
Friday April 8:
Oklahoma: RHP Michael Rocha (7-0, 0.97 ERA)
Kansas State: LHP Kyle Hunter (2-2, 3.10 ERA)

Saturday April 9:
Oklahoma: RHP Bobby Shore (2-1, 4.75 ERA)
Kansas State: RHP Matt Applegate (3-1, 3.10 ERA)

Sunday April 10:
Oklahoma: RHP Burch Smith (4-2, 4.06 ERA)
Kansas State: RHP Kayvon Bahramzadeh (1-0, 3.90 ERA)

Prediction: Oklahoma 2-1

Missouri (13-16, 1-4) vs. #30 Oklahoma State (21-8, 5-4)

Probable Starters:
Friday April 8:
Missouri: LHP Rob Zastryzny (2-2, 3.21 ERA)
Oklahoma State: LHP Mike Strong (3-0, 1.05 ERA)
Saturday April 9:
Missouri: RHP Matt Stites (1-2, 4.36 ERA)
Oklahoma State: RHP Brad Propst (5-1, 1.51 ERA)
Sunday April 10:
Missouri: LHP Zack Hardoin (2-4, 5.62 ERA)
Oklahoma State: LHP Andrew Heaney (3-2, 2.65 ERA)

Prediction: Oklahoma State 3-0

Nebraska (20-11, 2-4) vs. Kansas (13-16, 4-5)

Probable Starters:
Friday April 8:
Nebraska: RHP Matt Freeman (4-2, 3.65 ERA)
Kansas: RHP T. J. Walz (3-3, 3.86 ERA)

Saturday April 9:
Nebraska: RHP Jon Keller (2-3, 2.36 ERA)
Kansas: RHP Tanner Poppe (1-3, 3.26 ERA)

Sunday April 10:
Nebraska: TBA
Kansas: Alex Cox (0-3, 4.83 ERA)

Prediction: Nebraska 2-1

 

 

  • VoiceOfReason

    Good writeup. A&M taking 3 in Lubbock will be tough given (A) the crazy winds up there this weekend and (B) the fact that the Ags always seem to struggle at Dan Law. A&M should/would be happy taking 2 of 3 and getting out of town.