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Big 12 baseball: Kansas State battles back to beat Baylor

The Wildcats battled back from behind twice Friday, though, and pulled away with a five-run ninth inning to beat Baylor 13-9 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
by Jason Kersey Published: May 24, 2013

“It's hard to come back from a 5-0 deficit. I really, honestly don't think anybody was worried when we were down 5-0. If we're playing baseball and we're playing for Kansas State, no matter if we need the win or not, we're gonna try to win as hard as we can.”

Baylor led 7-4 after five innings Friday, but Kansas State took its first lead with a four-run sixth.

The Bears retook the lead in the bottom of the eighth when Cal Towey was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

But in the top of the ninth, Kansas State's Jon Davis hit a two-run single that gave the Wildcats a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

The Sooners and Wildcats met last weekend in Manhattan, Kan., with KSU taking two of three games in the series. Hill said he hopes Friday's win secured his team a home regional.

“I'd like to toot our horn a little bit for hosting right now,” Hill said. “Big 12 champions, get a couple wins here, we haven't let up any and we have over 40 wins.”