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Big 12 baseball roundup: West Virginia beats Kansas, TCU tops Baylor

by Trent Shadid Published: May 21, 2014

The Big 12 baseball tournament got off to a wild start on Wednesday morning as West Virginia rallied to defeat Kansas 10-9.

Kansas (34-23) took an 8-2 lead after posting four-run frames in the fifth and sixth innings, but West Virginia (28-24) responded with an eight-run top of the seventh to take a decisive 10-8 lead.

Freshman Jackson Cramer belted his first-career home run as a part of the eight-run inning.

“Coach (Randy) Mazey told me to get a fastball, and I ended up getting a first fastball in,” Cramer said. “I was able to hit it well. It was good timing for my first home run.”

Sean Carley earned his fourth save of the season for the Mountaineers with two scoreless innings to close it out.

TCU 8, Baylor 5

TCU starter Jordan Kipper tossed seven scoreless innings as the Horned Frogs topped Baylor 8-5.

“I was able to get ahead early in counts and work off of my fastball really well,” Kipper said. “The defense behind me played really well, and I was able to throw my slider really well ahead in counts.”

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by Trent Shadid
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Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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