KU, KSU Stay Alive At Big 12 Baseball Tournament

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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May 24, 2012

A three-run first inning and strong pitching lifted Kansas to a 4-2 win over Texas and eliminates the Longhorns from the Big 12 baseball tournament.

Kansas' Wes Benjamin (5-7) gave up one run on five hits over six
innings to get the win in Thursday's game in Oklahoma City while
Robert Kahana allowed one run during the final three innings to
earn the save for the fourth-seeded Jayhawks (23-33).

John Curtiss (2-3) gave up all four Kansas runs over 6 2-3
innings to take the loss for second-seeded Texas (30-22).

Kansas will play Friday against the loser of Thursday's
Missouri-Texas A&M game.

Kansas State jumped on Oklahoma State for three first-inning runs and eliminated the Cowboys from the Big 12 baseball tournament with an 11-5 win.

Four Wildcats drove in two runs each in Thursday's win as Kansas
State advances to play Friday against the loser of Thursday's
Oklahoma-Baylor game.

Oklahoma State starter Randy McCurry faced five hitters without
recording an out before he was knocked out of the game during
K-State's three-run first. Kansas State (27-30) added three more
runs in the third and broke the game open with a four-run fourth
inning after the Cowboys (32-25) scored three times in the bottom
of the third.

McCurry (4-3) took the loss while Gerardo Esquivel (3-1) picked
up the win with 2 1-3 innings of scoreless relief of starter Joe
Flattery.


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