Craig McConaughy Leads Oklahoma State Win in Big 12 Baseball

Big 12 baseball - Craig McConaughy

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Craig McConaughy hit a two-run homer in the second and an RBI single as part of a five-run fourth to lead No. 15 Oklahoma State to the series clinching victory over No. 10 Texas with an 8-3 win on Sunday. McConaughy would also score in the fourth inning on a 3-for-4 day in which he scored twice helping the Cowboys tighten their hold on first place in the Big 12 baseball conference.

McConaughy wasn’t alone as Zach Fish scored twice going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the fourth. Vince Wheeland improved to 5-0 allowing an earned run over three innings pitched with a walk and a strike out. Oklahoma State opened up a 1.5 game lead in the Big 12 Conference standings.

Eric Gutierrez powered Texas Teach to a 14-4 win over Oklahoma hitting a pair of homers while scoring three runs and driving in four. Adam Kirsch added a three-run triple and Alec Humphreys scored three times as the Red Raiders finished off the sweep of the Sooners.

Ross Vance held Kansas State in check, fanning seven Wildcats while allowing one run over seven innings of work as West Virginia completes the sweep with a 6-1 win. WVU has won six straight ballgames while continuing to climb into NCAA Regionals contention.

Tyler Alexander pitched seven scorless and Riley Ferrell took over with two outs in the eighth as TCU shuts out Cal State Northridge 3-0 for a series sweep.  Alexander struck out five while allowing four hits to improve to 5-3 and Ferrell notched his 10th save on the season. TCU threw its’ sixth shutout in its’ last eight games and has climbed back into second place in the Big 12.

Tucker Tharp drove in five RBI to lead Kansas to a sweep of Baylor with an 8-5 win Sunday. Frank Duncan had another solid outing, improving to 5-2 allowing two earned runs over 6.2 innings of work while out-dueling Baylor starter Daniel Castano who allowed two earned runs over six in the loss.

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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