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.