Dillon Peters, Texas Longhorns Clinch to Highlight Day of Big 12 Series Wins

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NORMAN, Okla. – Junior southpaw Dillon Peters provided all the No. 8 Texas Longhorns would need allowing two earned runs over seven innings of work to defeat the Oklahoma Sooners 7-2 and clinch the series. The Lonhorns offense would plate four runs on five consecutive singles in the fourth to take the lead for good.

Peters recorded three strike outs and pitched around seven hits and three walk to get the win and improve to 5-2 on the season. Sooners’ starter Adam Choplick falls to 3-2 after allowing five runs in three and two-thirds innings pitched.

The game was tied at one until the fourth inning when Texas ripped five straight singles, hightlighted by freshman first baseman Kacy Clemens two-run single through the right side to take the 5-1 lead.

The Longhorns scored two more in the fifth on a two-run single down the left field line by sophomore short stop C.J. Hinojosa to extend the lead to 7-1. Hinojosa would read base three times along with freshman catcher Tres Barrera who also scored two runs. Clemens would have two RBI on the day as well.

Texas has now want three straight Big 12 series and has won six straight conference games to remain in the top spot.

Big 12 Baseball Scores

No. 21 Oklahoma State 9, West Virginia 2

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Donnie Walton (So., SS) scored twice and drove in three runs in two four-run rallies in the eighth and ninth innings to propel the No. 21 Oklahoma State Cowboys to a series clinching win over the West Virginia Mountaineers 9-2. Blake Battenfield (Fr., RHP) got his first collegiate win allowing an earned run over 4.1 innings of relief work. Corey Walter (Sr., RHP) took the loss for WVU falling to 0-4.

Texas Tech 7, Kansas State 4

LUBBOCK, Texas – Corey Taylor (Jr., RHP) came on in relief for the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the sixth with the game tied at four and shut out the Kansas State Wildcats over four innings to get the remain unbeaten at 5-0 and clinch the series for the Red Raiders. Jake Whaley (Jr., RHP) falls to 1-2 taking the loss. The Red Raiders were paced by Bryant Burleson (Jr., 2B) who went 2-for-4 with a run and a pair of RBI.

TCU 3, Kansas 1

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Preston Morrison (Jr., RHP) shines again for the TCU Horned Frogs allowing an earned run on four hits and a walk to improve to 4-3 with a win over the Kansas Jayhawks. Morrison out-dueled Robert Kahana  (Jr., RHP) who pitched a complete game in the loss, falling to 2-5. TCU clinches the series with Kansas led by Kyle Bacak (Sr., C) who scored a run and drove in another.

Kansas 5, TCU 1

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Frank Duncan (Sr., RHP) fanned seven while allowing an earned run over 8.1 innings of work to help Kansas avoid a sweep at home by TCU with a 5-1 win. Duncan improves to 4-1 and Stephen Villines (Fr., RHP) pitched got the final two outs for his fourth save on the year. Connor McKay (Jr., RF) hit two solo home runs for three solo shots on the day to lead the Jayhawks’ offense.

Dallas Baptist 6, Baylor 3

DALLAS, Texas – Baylor Bear Austin Stone (Jr., RHP) didn’t make it out of the third inning falling to 3-4 on the year as the Bears lose to the Dallas Baptist Patriots 6-3 and lose the series. Aaron Dodson (Fr., 1B) and Matt Menard (RFr., C) each had a pair of hits and a run scored in the loss.

Baylor 7, Dallas Baptist 4

DALLAS, Texas – Adam Toth (Jr., RF) scored twice and knocked in two more on a two-hit night as Baylor avoids the sweep, beating Dallas Baptist 7-4. Reliever Daniel Castano (Fr., LHP) improves to 4-1 with the win and Josh Michalec (Sr., RHP) notched save number 12 on the year in the Baylor victory.

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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