By Jake Trotter, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Published: May 24, 2011
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RHP Ryan Duke;Sr.;6;4.34;1.32;24

Oklahoma State

No. 4 seed, 34-21 overall, 14-12 Big 12

Coach: Frank Anderson (eighth season)

Ranking: NR

Scouting report: While inconsistent at times, OSU has been clutch at the plate, winning seven games in its final at-bat; reliever Chris Marlowe is unhittable — when he's on.

Key stat: The Cowboys lead the league with 44 home runs, half of which have come against Big 12 opponents.

Starting lineup

Pos Player ;Yr ;Avg.;HR;RBI

LF Devin Shines;Jr.;.279;3;25

DH Dane Phillips;So.;.345;4;32

1B Zach Johnson;Jr.;.351;11;56

C Jared Womack;Jr.;.294;8;45

2B Davis Duren;Sr.;.310;3;25

3B Mark Ginther;Jr.;.298;9;30

CF Gabe Weidenaar;Jr.;.294;2;21

RF Luis Uribe;Sr.;.315;3;27

SS Hunter Bailey;Jr.;.263;1;17

Rotation

Pos Player ;Yr ;W-L ;ERA ;WHIP ;K

LHP Mike Strong;Sr.;5-1;3.49;1.18;69

RHP Brad Propst;Sr.;7-5;3.53;1.12;55

RHP Randy McCurry;So.;2-4;3.10;1.24;31

Closer

Pos Player ;Yr ;Saves;ERA ;WHIP ;K

RHP Chris Marlowe;Jr.;4;3.98;1.34;70

Baylor

No. 5 seed, 29-24 overall, 13-14 Big 12

Coach: Steve Smith (17th season)

Ranking: NR

Scouting report: Since moving closer Brooks Pinckard to the weekend rotation, Baylor has reeled off three straight series victories over Missouri, OSU and OU.

Key stat: The Bears have located their power stroke, smacking a league-high 24 homers in Big 12 play.

Starting lineup

Pos Player ;Yr ;Avg.;HR;RBI

RF Brooks Pinckard;Jr.;.299;2;16

1B Max Muncy;So.;.329;9;41

C Josh Ludy;Jr.;.286;3;31

CF Logan Vick;So.;.212;2;16

LF Dan Evatt;Jr.;.232;8;23

DH Joey Hainsfurther;Jr.;.277;0;14

3B Jake Miller;So.;.300;3;25

SS Landis Ware;Sr.;.259;0;29

2B Steve DalPorto;So.;.243;0;12

Rotation

Pos Player ;Yr ;W-L ;ERA ;WHIP ;K

RHP Logan Verrett;Jr.;6-4;2.78;1.19;85

LHP Josh Turley;So.;3-4;3.78;1.28;52

RHP Brooks Pinckard;Jr.;5-2;3.81;1.37;41

Closer

Pos Player ;Yr ;Saves;ERA ;WHIP ;K

RHP Max Garner;So.;7;2.59;1.14;38

Kansas State

No. 6 seed, 34-21 overall, 12-14 Big 12

Coach: Brad Hill (eighth season)

Ranking: NR

Scouting report: As usual, the Wildcats are one of the most aggressive teams in the country on the base paths, leading the Big 12 with 117 steals.

Key stat: This lineup hits for average, too, with six regulars batting over .300.

Starting lineup

Pos Player ;Yr ;Avg.;HR;RBI

LF Ross Kivett;Jr.;.321;0;15

RF Kent Urban;Jr.;.229;1;20

CF Nick Martini;Jr.;.343;1;42

3B Jason King;Jr.;.311;10;56

DH Mike Kindel;Jr.;.259;7;39

SS Tanner Witt;So.;.249;0;17

1B Chase Graskewicz;So.;.331;2;27

C Dan Klein;Jr.;.303;2;9;

2B Jake Brown;Jr.;.274;1;18

Rotation

Pos Player ;Yr ;W-L ;ERA ;WHIP ;K

LHP Kyle Hunter;Jr.;5-4;4.18;1.34;69

RHP Matt Applegate;Jr.;5-3;4.10;1.30;73

LHP Shane Conlon;Fr.;3-1;4.55;1.31;22

Closer

Pos Player ;Yr ;Saves;ERA ;WHIP ;K

RHP James Allen;Jr.;15;1.46;0.86;40

Texas Tech

No. 7 seed, 33-23 overall, 12-15 Big 12

Coach: Dan Spencer (third season)

Ranking: NR

Scouting report: The Red Raiders have struggled on the mound, but Barrett Barnes is one of the top all-around hitters in the league, batting .288 with 10 homers, 37 RBIs and 19 stolen bases.

Key stat: Texas Tech is last in the league with a 4.91 team ERA.

Starting lineup

Pos Player ;Yr ;Avg.;HR;RBI

SS Kelby Tomlinson;Jr.;.310;1;43

3B Reid Redman;Jr.;.326;0;34

CF Barrett Barnes;So.;.288;10;37

2B Nick Popescu;Sr.;.285;1;30

1B Stephen Hagen;Jr.;.276;6;42

LF David Paiz;Fr.;.289;2;26

C Kevin Whitehead;Jr.;.242;2;11

RF Andre Wheeler;Fr.;.240;0;11

DH Bo Altobelli;So.;.333;1;24

Rotation

Pos Player ;;Yr ;W-L ;ERA ;WHIP ;K

RHP Trey Masek;Fr.;5-3;4.69;1.46;31

RHP David Paiz;;Fr.;3-4;6.26;1.52;34

RHP Duke von Schamann;Fr.;5-0;3.92;1.22;19;

Closer

Pos Player ;Yr ;Saves;ERA ;WHIP ;K

RHP John Neely;Jr.;7;2.97;1.28;54

Missouri

No. 8 seed, 24-30 overall, 11-15 Big 12

Coach: Tim Jamieson (17th season)

Ranking: NR

Scouting report: The Tigers began the conference season 2-9, but closed strong with four of five series victories to earn a Big 12 Tournament berth.

Key stat: After hitting .237 its first 11 Big 12 games, Missouri hit .279 in its final 15.

Starting lineup

Pos Player ;;Yr ;Avg.;HR;RBI

LF Conner Mach;Jr.;.284;3;31

CF Brannon Champagne;So.;.291;0;25

1B Eric Garcia;;So.;.268;2;24

DH Jonah Schmidt;Sr.;.315;6;30

RF Blake Brown;So.;.276;6;31

SS Jesse Santo;;Sr.;.263;0;18

C Ben Turner;;Jr.;.281;0;12

3B C.J. Jarvis;;Fr.;.236;0;6

2B Andrew Thigpen;Sr.;.138;0;9

Rotation

Pos Player ;Yr ;W-L ;ERA ;WHIP ;K

RHP Eric Anderson;So.;2-0;5.30;1.42;21;

RHP Matt Stites;Jr.;3-5;3.69;1.40;72

LHP Rob Zastryzny;Fr.;2-5;4.32;1.41;62

Closer

Pos Player ;Yr ;Saves;ERA ;WHIP ;K

LHP Phil McCormick;Sr.;6;3.32;1.32;47


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