Big 12 Baseball Weekend Preview!
- Missouri at Texas A&M
The series of the week with of the top-rated teams in then nation. Perhaps a chance for Missouri to win a series and pull the Aggies out of first place if Nebraska can take care of Baylor. Texas A&M is on a 12-game conference winning streak. That's going to be put to the test tonight as Missouri's Friday dude Aaron Crow is the best pitcher in the nation.
A&M has Jose' Duran and Darby Brown beating the stitches off the balls this season. In Big 12 conference, they're batting .446 and .425 respectively. The two have combined for 35 runs, 68 hits and 49 RBI's. If that isn't enough, Dane Carter is hitting at .373 and has 22 runs and 22 RBI's by hisself.
It's Missouri's pitching against Texas A&M's offense. Other than Aaron Crow, I'm not 100% sold on the invincibility of Tiger pitching.
I would expect that A&M takes this series 2-1.
- Nebraska at Baylor
There's no reason that Nebraska should lose this series, but I don't feel good about it and I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because Baylor's backs are against the wall - if they lose this series they drop further below .500 and are in danger of not making the NCAA tourney. Or maybe it's that Nebraska has never won a series in Waco.
Nebraska has the best ERA overall in the Big 12 and with Johnny Dorn (5-1, 2.60 ERA) on Fridays you know the Huskers should win. He'll be going up against Kendal Volz (3-4, 4.31 ERA). Another battle will be on Saturday when Thad Weber (7-2, 4.23 ERA) goes against Shawn Tolleson (4-2, 4.25 ERA). Sunday, Husker Aaron Pribanic (3-2, 3.86 ERA) will go against Willie Kempf (5-1, 3.75 ERA).
Baylor has struggled on offense this season, getting swept last week by the Aggies. Both teams had explosive mid-week games, with Nebraska crushing Creighton 16-7, while Baylor mashed Texas State 25-13, both on Wednesday.
Television: Saturday’s game will be televised by by Fox College Sports.
Live Video: Baylorbears.com is hosted at CSTV, so you can access the game online using CSTV's All Access feature for the Friday and Sunday games.
Note - Friday night's game has been postponed to Saturday due to inclement weather. Instead, they'll play tomorrow at 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm.
Nebraska should take this series 2-1, but like I said earlier, we've never a series in Waco.
- Kansas at Oklahoma State
Kansas hasn't won at series at Stillwater since 1992 and they won't again this year. Oklahoma State is a tough place to play (17-2 at home this season), their offensive is doing well (.324 as a team in overall play) and they've won six straight.
Don't be surprised if Okie State sweeps this one.
- Texas at Kansas State
Texas should take this series, although why do I say that? They've tanked badly this season. Kansas State certainly hasn't had the season the wanted, but they didn't have as far to fall. It's gone without much notice, but Texas currently has the two top pitchers in Big 12 conference play - Chance Ruffin and Cole Green.
It's a toss up. I'll go with Texas pitchers and Kyle Russell heat, 2-1.
- Oklahoma at Texas Tech
Oklahoma is at 4-10, Tech at 5-13. This one's truly for the basement. Tech is tough at home. Oklahoma just can't seem to win a game when they need it.
Tech wins the series 2-1. Sadly, no one cares.