K-State, KU lose Big 12 openers
Kansas State and Kansas both lost their opening games Wednesday at the Big 12 baseball tournament.
Top ssed Baylor beat Kansas State 11-1 in a seven-inning run-rule game. Josh Ludy hit a two-run homer in the fourth and a three-run shot in the fifth. He drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth, tying the Big 12 tournament record with six RBIs in a game.
Baylor’s Josh Turley (9-0) limited K-State to five hits. The Wildcats’ lone run came in the sixth inning when Wade Hinkle’s groundout drove in Tanner Witt.
Kayvon Bahramzadeh (7-4) took the loss, allowing six runs in 4 2/3 innings.
K-State will play Oklahoma State at 9 a.m. today in an elimination game. The Cowboys lost to Oklahoma 1-0 in the first game of the day.
In the day’s third game, 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.
The second-seeded Aggies (42-14) won their eighth game in a row and improved to 11-1 in May. They’ll play tonight against Missouri. The Jayhawks (22-34) play Texasat 12:30 today. Missouri beat Texas 5-0 Wednesday night.
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.
KU’s 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.
Baylor 11, K-State 1
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|Baylor||000||333||2||—||11 14 0|
Two outs when game halted by run rule.
W — Turley (9-0). L — Bahramzadeh (7-4). HR — Baylor: Ludy 2 (11).
KSU batting: Kivett 1-3, Witt 2-3, King 1-2, Hinkle 0-3, Davis 0-3, Klein 0-3, Santigate 0-1,. Giller 1-1, DeBord 0-3, Brown 0-3. Totals 5-25
KSU pitching: Bahramzadeh 4 2/3-6, Moore 1-3, Applegate 1/3-2, Youngdahl 2/3-0.
Texas A&M 10, Kansas 4
|Kansas||000||001||003||—||4 8 1|
|Texas A&M||100||042||30x||—||10 15 2|
W — Mengden (3-3). L — Duncan (6-8).
KU batting: Tharp 2-4, Kuntz 0-4, Stanfield 0-5, DeLeon 1-4, Eigle 0-3,. Dreiling 2-3, Smith 1-3, Marasco 0-4, Suiter 2-4. Totals 8-34.
KU pitching: Duncan 5 2/3-7, Poppe 1 1/3-3, Jakubov 1-0.
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