Big 12 baseball stock report: OSU's Gage Green, OU's Hector Lorenzana playing well

In the three Bedlam games, Green went 7-for-10 at the plate, rapping two doubles with two RBIs and two runs scored. Lorenzana accounted for nine of OU's 11 runs over the weekend.
by John Helsley Published: May 15, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma State's Gage Green celebrates stealing home in front of Oklahoma's  Anthony Hermely defends during the Bedlam baseball game between the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma CIty, Saturday, May 11, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State's Gage Green celebrates stealing home in front of Oklahoma's Anthony Hermely defends during the Bedlam baseball game between the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma CIty, Saturday, May 11, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Who's up and who's down in the Big 12:

UP: Gage Green, OF/C, OSU

Green extended his flair for the Bedlam dramatic, leading the Cowboys' series win over OU. In the three games, he went 7-for-10 at the plate, rapping two doubles with two RBIs and two runs scored. He drove in the winning run in Friday night's game, then stole home with the winning run Saturday. Green, a regular outfielder, also subbed at catcher for the injured Victor Romero in the opener.

UP: Hector Lorenzana, 2B, OU

The Sooners dropped the Bedlam series, but through no fault of Lorenzana. The junior from San Diego accounted for nine of OU's 11 runs over the weekend, driving in six and scoring three. Lorenzana doubled and homered while batting .455 in the three games. And he was at the heart of OU's Sunday rally to a win, doubling in a run and scoring one out later after the Sooners trailed 4-1.

DOWN: Corey Knebel, RP, Texas

On the field, the Longhorns' closer has been solid, as usual, with nine saves and three wins. Off the field, he's been shaky, including a recent suspension for violation of team rules, supplying urine to a teammate for a drug test according to a report in the Austin American-Statesman. On top of that, his team sits in last place in the Big 12, in danger of missing the Big 12 Tournament and the NCAA Tournament.

UP: Jason Hursh, SP, OSU

After the Cowboys entered the series in the shadow of OU's touted arms, Hursh turned in the pitching performance of the weekend, going the distance in Friday night's 4-3 win to stake his team to the series lead. Hursh, improving to 5-4, struck out nine while allowing seven hits and one walk. He faced the minimum in six of the nine innings and was still firing fastballs in the mid-90s in the ninth inning.


by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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