Big 12 Baseball: C.J. Hinojosa, Texas, Win in Extras, Remain Atop Big 12

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NORMAN, Okla. – No. 8 Texas Longhorn’s sophomore C.J. Hinojosa (SS) led off the 10th inning with his first home run of the season, a solo shot, to take the lead in extras over the Oklahoma Sooners. Texas would add another run winning 10-8 to remain atop the Big 12.

Texas opened the game with a six-run outburst on a pair of two-run doubles by freshmen Kacy Clemons (1B) and Zane Gurwitz (3B) knocking Sooners starter Corey Copping (So., RHP) from the game after facing only nine hitters.

Oklahoma would return the favor, capitalizing on three errors, sandwiching a two-run single by freshman Niko Buentello (DH) in between two RBI doubles by Sheldon Neuse (Fr., 3B) and Mac James (Jr., C) tying game at six.

The Sooners struck on another Longhorns’ miscue two innings later as Neuse scored on a sac fly by Anthony Hermelyn (So., 1B), giving Oklahoma an 8-6 advantage.

Brooks Marlow (Jr., 2B) and Ben Johnson (So., LF) hit back-to-back doubles to open the seventh knotting the game at eight.

Longhorns’ freshman Morgan Cooper (RHP) improved to 3-1, pitching three perfect innings with four strike outs. John Curtiss (RSo., RHP) nailed down his fifth save.

Ralph Garza, Jr. (So., RHP) allowed the extra inning scores falling to 4-1 on the year.

Big 12 Baseball Scores

No. 21 Oklahoma State 6, West Virginia 0

MORGANTOWN, W.Va – Jon Perrin (Jr., RHP) improved to 4-2 hurling 6.1 scoreless innings with five strike outs as the No. 21 Oklahoma State Cowboys defeat the West Virginia Mountaineers 6-0 Friday night. Tim Arakawa (Jr., 2B) hit a two-run single and scored in a four-run eighth inning as the Cowboys broke the game open for good. Harrison Musgrave (RJr., LHP) took the loss for WVU falling to 3-2 on the year.

Texas Tech 4, Kansas State 3

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech Red Raiders reliever Cameron Smith (Jr., LHP) entered the game in the game with one out and the bases loaded in the third inning, got out of the jam and went on to pitch five scoreless innings to improve to 5-0 securing a 4-3 win over the Kansas State Wildcats. Texas Tech took the lead scoring three runs in the fifth on three K-State errors. Jonny Drozd (Sr., LHP) secured his third save while the Wildcats Levi MaHorvis (So., RHP) fell to 4-4 with the loss.

TCU 5, Kansas 2

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kevin Cron (Jr., 1B) hit two home runs and knocked in three to lead the TCU Horned Frogs to a 5-2 win over the Kansas Jayhawks. TCU’s Boomer White (So. LF) added a homer, two runs and two RBI to support starter Brandon Finnegan (Jr. LHP) improve to 6-2 in five innings of work. Riley Ferrell (So., RHP) captured his fifth save as he made the lead stick. Jayhawks’ starter Jordan Piche’ (Sr., RHP) falls to 4-4 with the loss.

Dallas Baptist 12, Baylor 8

DALLAS, Texas – Baylor Bears junior southpaw Brad Kuntz was roughed up for eight earned runs in 3.2 innings of work, taking his first loss on the year, falling to 4-1 in a loss to the Dallas Baptist Patriots Friday night. Adam Toth (Jr., RF), Grayson Porter (Sr., DH) and Matt Menard (Fr., C)each drove in a pair of runs with Porter hitting his third homer of the year, a two-run shot in the first. However, the Bears just couldn’t overcome the 14-hit, 12-run effort by the Patriots in the loss.

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Mark West
Mark West grew up playing and loving baseball. In college, he found an interest in writing and reporting on sports. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio and Television Broadcasting with a News emphasis and a minor in Political Science. Mark can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @MarkWestCBC Mark began writing a few years ago informally about politics and sports on various blogs, but has focused primarily on baseball writing for the last two years. He loves Arkansas State Red Wolves baseball and writes about the games and the players for the Red Wolves and the Sun Belt Conference. Mark is a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, giving him official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year, and NCBWA All-America voting. Follow on Twitter @MarkWestCBC