Big 12 baseball tourney wraps up day one

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 11:48 pm
By: News 9

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Andrew Doyle pitched a complete-game five-hitter and struck out a career-high 12 batters as Oklahoma upset top-seeded Texas A&M 4-1 in the Big 12 tournament.

Oklahoma (33-23-1) was the eighth and final team to qualify for the tournament and had lost three regular-season games to Texas A&M (42-15). But the Aggies late-season struggles continued as they lost their seventh straight game.

Doyle, a sophomore who leads the Sooners in strikeouts with 70 this season, threw the first complete game of his career. Doyle (8-4) and didn't allow a runner past second base after Texas A&M scored its lone run in the third inning on a home run by Kevin Gonzalez.

Oklahoma broke a 1-1 tie with a 3-run sixth-inning outburst keyed by Aaron Baker, who drove in a run with a double to left-center field and eventually scored.

Scott Migl (3-3) allowed six hits and four runs - all unearned - in six innings for the Aggies. Texas A&M is hoping a strong tournament showing will be enough to land a national No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament.

Missouri 3, Texas 2 (in 10 innings)

Jacob Priday homered and Trevor Coleman drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single to lift Missouri to a 3-2 win over Texas.

Priday's two-out, two-run sixth inning homer tied the game after the Longhorns (34-20) scored single runs on RBI groundouts by Russell Moldenhauer in the second and Brandon Belt in the fifth.

Neither team scored again until the 10th, when Ryan Lollis led off with a single and after an out Priday singled to send Lollis to third.

Coleman followed with the game-winning hit for the Tigers (38-17).

Reliever Kyle Gibson (9-1) allowed two hits and struck out four through 2 2/3 innings for the win.

Texas reliever Cole Green (3-5) took the loss, allowing one run on five hits and striking out four through 3 1/3 innings.

Baylor 10, Nebraska 4

Shaver Hansen had four RBIs and Baylor pitchers allowed just four hits as the Bears beat Nebraska 10-4.

Hansen's three-run triple keyed a four-run seventh inning that put the game out of reach for the third-seeded Cornhuskers (39-13-1), who have lost four straight games for the first time this season.

Hansen, who finished 3 for 4, delivered an RBI single in a two-run third inning that put sixth-seeded Baylor (32-24) up 3-0. After Nebraska scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth, Hansen walked and scored on Adam Hornung's double in the sixth inning.

The Cornhuskers loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh and Tyler Farst's two-run single to left field narrowed the score to 8-4.

Baylor answered in the eighth when Ben Booker hit a double off the right-field wall, scoring two runners.

Shawn Tolleson (6-4) allowed five hits and four runs in 6 1-3 innings for Baylor. Willie Kempf scattered two hits and a walk over 2 2-3 innings for his second save.

Dan Jennings (6-3) suffered the loss, allowing four hits and four runs in six innings.

Kansas St. 3, Oklahoma St. 2

Nate Tenbrink had two RBIs to lead Kansas State to a 3-2 victory over higher-seeded Oklahoma State.

The seventh-seeded Wildcats (28-27) never trailed, scoring all of its runs by the end of the fourth inning.

Oklahoma State (40-16), seeded second, finally got on the scoreboard in the seventh inning and added another run in the bottom of the eighth frame before time ran out.

Tenbrink finished 1 for 5 and Dane Yelovich had one RBI for Kansas State.

Brad Hutt (7-4) allowed six hits and one run in 6 2-3 innings for the victory. Daniel Edwards allowed one hit and struck out five in two innings of relief for his first save.

Donnie Webb and Thomas Belza each had one RBI for Oklahoma State.

Tyler Blandford (4-5) allowed eight hits and three runs in 7 2-3 innings in the loss.