FROM PRESS RELEASE
IRVING, Texas — Doug Thennis (Texas Tech) and Lance Hoge (Kansas State) have earned the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week honors, respectively, for games of March 24-30 in voting by a media panel. Thennis is recognized for the second time in his career while it is the first weekly accolade for Hoge.
Texas Tech 15 Missouri 11
Doug Thennis’ walk-off grand slam capped a six-run bottom of the ninth that gave the Texas Tech Red Raiders a dramatic series-clinching win over the second-ranked Missouri Tigers in front of a crowd of 2,643 at Dan Law Field on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading
Texas Tech 3 Missouri 2
Taylor Ashby drove an RBI single into left center that scored Jason Seefeld and capped a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth that gave the Texas Tech Red Raiders a 3-2 come-from-behind win over No. 2 Missouri on Saturday afternoon at Dan Law Field.
Texas A&M 9 Kansas 6
Texas A&M Recap
Oklahoma State 9 Kansas State 4
Oklahoma State Recap
Kansas State Recap
No. 2 Mizzou’s team ERA in Big 12 Conference games remains at 0.00 after the Tigers shut out Texas Tech behind another strong pitching performance from junior Aaron Crow. Crow struck out nine and allowed just two hits in eight scoreless innings on the mound to improve to 6-0 on the season. He extended his scoreless innings streak to 33.2 innings, as he has not allowed a run since Feb. 29 against Cal. read more »
Texas Tech Recap
Oklahoma State takes the series against Texas A&M
OSU 6 A&M 4
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The No. 19 Texas Longhorns were doomed by a four-run sixth inning and lost to the Kansas Jayhawks 7-2 in Big 12 Conference baseball action Sunday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
Baylor Takes Two of Three form Oklahoma State.
Oklahoma State Recap
I did not make it out to the Disch today to watch the game between VCU and Texas. I was able to follow it on the radio and Texas made VCU paid for the 5 errors they committed. Freshman Cole Green got his first career start as a Longhorn against VCU Senior Cody Eppley. Cole did a great job of keeping the VCU Rams of balance for 4 innings and Keith Shinaberry came in the 5th and the 6th and gave up 3 of the 4runs that VCU scored. Chance Ruffin another Freshman closed out the 7th, 8th and 9th to get the save. Michael Toress had 5 rbis on the Day and Freshman Kevin Keyes continues his hot hitting as he went 2-3 and Sophomore Brandon Belt finally got it going with a 4-5 day at the plate.
Texas will be looking to close out the series with Kenn Kasparek on the mound. Kenn will be making his first appearance for Texas since he has been sideline since the Summer of ’06.
I will be providing the recaps of the games from the BIG 12 this season along with the press releases from those Schools.
No. 15 Bears Ware Out Purdue 2-1 Landis Ware’s two-run home run provided the offense, and Kendal Volz struck out 10 as No. 15 Baylor defeated Purdue 2-1 in Friday night’s 2008 season opener at Baylor Ballpark. This was the first-ever meeting between the Bears (1-0) and the Boilermakers (0-1) in baseball. It came in the Bears’ 300th game at Baylor Ballpark.
Ware, who earned the start at second base only because 2007 Freshman All-American Raynor Campbell is out with an injury, made good use of the opportunity, going 2-for-3 on the night. He doubled down the right-field line in his first at bat to lead off the third inning, but it was his seventh-inning at bat that decided the game. Paul Miles drew a two-out walk and stole second. On the next pitch, Ware turned on an inside fastball for the game-deciding home run.
FROM CONFERENCE PRESS RELEASE
IRVING, Texas–For the seventh consecutive year, Texas has been selected the preseason favorite to win the Big 12 Conference baseball regular season title in a vote of the league’s head coaches. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their teams.
The Longhorns (80 points) received eight of the possible 10 first-place votes to edge out second-place Missouri, which earned 71 points, including one first-place tally. Continue reading
CSTV Editor Doug Kroll checks in with his weekly article on the top college baseball players. The position in which he focuses on this week is the closer. He lists Cole St. Clair of Rice in the top spot. He has struggled throughout his career with the Owls as he tends to be injured every season. Continue reading