Big 12 Baseball Report – Week 13

by Dan M | Posted on Friday, May 12th, 2017

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By big12sports.com

Big 12 baseball heads into the final two weeks of regular season
play. Here are the notes for week 13:
In week nine of league play: TCU travels to Oklahoma, Kansas State
faces Kansas, and Baylor heads to Oklahoma State.
Last weekend: TCU swept Texas in Ft. Worth, Texas Tech notched a
series win over West Virginia in Morgantown, and Oklahoma took the
series over Kansas State in Manhattan.
The road to the regular season crown is coming down to the wire
as the final two weeks of league play will determine this year’s
champion. TCU holds a two-game lead over Texas Tech in the current
standings.
This is the second-straight week that all league teams have a .500
or better overall record.
Through Sunday’s games, the league has 44 percent of its teams in
the RPI top 15, the most among all conferences. The RPI is as follows:
3. Texas Tech
5. TCU
13. West Virginia
15. Baylor
20. Oklahoma
22. Texas
61. Oklahoma State
62. Kansas
98. Kansas State
The leagues holds a 181-74 (.710) record over non-conference
opponents this season.
The league holds a 36-25 (.590) record over Power 5 Conference
teams, having 13 wins over Pac-12 opponents and 11 wins against the
SEC.
Offensively, Texas Tech leads the way with a .303 batting
average while Texas tops the pitching statistics with a 3.13 ERA.
OSU’s Garrett McCain leads the league with a .385 batting average and
.493 OBP.
Six of the league’s teams are receiving votes in at least one
poll nationally, including six in the NCBWA poll. Texas Tech leads
with four No. 4 rankings. TCU is also ranked in the top six in all
five polls.
TCU’s Evan Skoug and West Virginia’s Braden Zarbnisky recorded
Big 12 Co-Player of the Week honors while TCU’s Brian Howard was named
Pitcher of the Week while James Cosentino of Kansas earned Newcomer of
the Week for his second career honor.
Through Sunday’s games, Texas is ranked first in the nation in
doubles (57) and fourth in fielding percentage (.983).

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