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Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas A&M win in Big 12 baseball tournament

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 9:46 p.m. CDT

OKLAHOMA CITY — Garrett Carey led off the bottom of the ninth inning with his first career home run to lift Oklahoma past Oklahoma State 1-0 in the opening game of the Big 12 baseball tournament.

Big 12 pitcher of the year Andrew Heaney (8-2) allowed just two hits over the first eight innings of Wednesday's game before giving up Carey's walk-off shot.

Dillon Overton threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings for fourth-seeded OU (36-21) and Steven Okert (7-6) got the win in relief. The Sooners have won all eight times they've played OSU (32-24) in the Big 12 tournament.

The Cowboys' biggest threat came in the eighth when Mark Ginther and Wes Jones started the inning with back-to-back singles. Overton then struck out Gage Green and Saulyer Saxon before retiring Hunter Bailey on a force play.

Player of the year Ludy leads Bears past K-State 11-1

Big 12 player of the year Josh Ludy hit two home runs and drove in six runs to lead top-seeded Baylor to an 11-1 victory against Kansas State in the conference tournament.

Ludy connected for a two-run shot in the fourth inning and a three-run home run in the fifth, both to left field. He then drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth on Wednesday.

The game ended because of the mercy rule after seven innings.

Nathan Orf doubled, singled twice and drove in two runs for Baylor (43-12), which will face No. 4 seed Oklahoma on Thursday. Josh Turley went the distance to improve his record to 9-0.

Eighth-seeded Kansas State (26-30) will play No. 5 seed Oklahoma State in an elimination game Thursday.

Texas A&M opens B12 tourney with 10-4 win over KU

Jacob House and Scott Arthur had two hits and three RBIs apiece and Daniel Mengden pitched 6 2/3 strong innings, leading two-time defending champion Texas A&M to a 10-4 victory over Kansas in the Big 12 tournament Wednesday.

The second-seeded Aggies (42-14) won their eighth game in a row and improved to 11-1 in May. They'll play Thursday night against Texas or Missouri. The Jayhawks (22-34) play the Texas-Missouri loser Thursday afternoon.

Texas A&M used a four-run fifth inning to break open the game.

Mengden (3-3) was tagged for one unearned run. He gave up five hits, walked one and struck out five.

Frank Duncan, who came in holding opponents to a .217 batting average, allowed seven runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Tyler Naquin had four hits for the Aggies. Tucker Tharp, Jordan Dreiling and Michael Suiter had two hits each for Kansas.

 

 


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