K-State loses, then regains, lead over Baylor in Big 12 baseball semifinal game

OKLAHOMA CITY | K-State scored twice in the bottom of the sixth Saturday and regained its lead over Baylor.

The Wildcats got RBI singles from Drew Biery and Byron Wiley and hold a 3-2 edge on the Bears in the Big 12 tournament at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark.

If the Wildcats beat Baylor, they are in the title game for the first time ever at 1 p.m. Sunday against Texas. That scenario was made possible when Oklahoma State beat Nebraska 11-5 on Saturday evening.

But if K-State loses, Oklahoma State will advance and face Texas for the championship. The Longhorns made it to the title game by beating Oklahoma 11-10 in the first game of the day. Missouri had a shot at playing for the championship, but it lost to Texas A&M 6-2, which sent Texas to the final.

Baylor scored twice in the top of the sixth for a 2-1 advantage. Shaver Hansen’s RBI single tied it, and he later scored after stealing second and moving to third on a throwing error by catcher Rob Vaughn on the play. Dustin Dickerson’s sacrifice fly got Hansen home.

K-State got on the board first with a run in the fourth. The Wildcats’ first two batters reached, Jason King laid down a sacrifice bunt andBiery followed with a grounder to deep second that score Nate Tenbrink, who led off with a single.

The game was played with only three umpires over the last three-plus innings because home plate umpire Bob Homolka left after feeling ill. First base umpire Doug Williams took his place.