May 25, 2012
Final Stats |
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Four Kansas State errors aided Baylor to five runs in the first four innings as the Wildcats were eliminated from the 2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship with an 11-2 loss Friday afternoon at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
With the win, Baylor improved to 44-13 on the season and advanced to play Oklahoma at 9 a.m., Saturday. The Wildcats fell to 27-31 and saw their season end in postseason play for a sixth-straight year.
Baylor first baseman Max Muncy recorded a two-run triple in the first inning as part of his 3-for-4 day, ending the contest a home run shy of the cycle. Lawton Langford also had two RBI on a double in the eighth, while Josh Ludy hit his 12th home run of the season two batters later, a two-run shot to left field.
Bear starter Tyler Bremer (6-1) pitched eight innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with no walks and three strikeouts. The right-hander did not allow a run through the first six innings as he faced just one batter over the minimum.
K-State broke the shutout in the seventh when Tanner Witt reached on an infield single and later scored on a double play. Jon Davis followed with his first home run of the season that sailed into the left-field bleachers, which put the Wildcats back into the game at 6-2.
Baylor quickly answered with its four runs in the eighth and added another run on a fielder's choice in the ninth.
Wildcat starter Robert Youngdahl (2-2) suffered the loss after allowing four runs (two earned) on two hits with two walks and a strikeout in 1.2 innings. Jared Moore was solid in his three innings of relief, surrendering just two runs (one earned) on two hits.
Freshman Austin Fisher, who entered the game as a defensive replacement in the fifth, went 2-for-2.
A pair of two-out errors in the second inning gave Baylor a 4-0 advantage when Jared King dropped a fly ball in center field before a throw from Dan Klein went into left field when he tried to throw out a base stealer. Another errant throw on a stolen base in the fourth inning plated the fifth BU run, while a sacrifice fly by Adam Toth in the sixth gave Baylor at 6-0 advantage.
The contest marked the final game in a Wildcat uniform for seven seniors, including Jake Brown and Mike Kindel who each singled.