Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kansas upsets TCU, 7-3, in Big 12 baseball tournament


Kansas used a four-run eighth inning and a strong start from left-hander Taylor Turski to upset TCU, 7-3, in the first round of the Big 12 baseball tournament Wednesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.

KU advanced in the winner’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament to face the winner of the Oklahoma/Texas game Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Turski, a junior left-hander, pitched one out into the seventh inning and limited the Horned Frogs to two earned runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out eight. Left-hander Blake Weiman earned the victory in relief and Steven Villines pitched a scoreless ninth.

“I want to compliment Taylor’s toughness and his competitiveness,” Kansas coach Ritch Price said. “He had a sore elbow last week at Texas Tech and it was still bothering him going into today. He gave us a masterful performance against one of the toughest teams in the country, and I couldn’t be more proud of him.”

Left fielder Devin Foyle also had a big day, singling in the winning run in the top of the eighth and making a spectacular diving catch in foul territory for the final out of the bottom of the inning.

Kansas fell behind 2-0 in the second but took the lead with a three-run third inning that included Matt McLaughlin’s two-run triple.TCU tied it up with a run in the seventh and KU turned a leadoff walk, four singles and a sacrifice fly into four runs in the eighth. Brett Vosik delivered a bases-loaded single to drive home the final two runs.


Don Everett 11 months ago

Awesome start guys!! Keep it going the rest of the weekend.

Gerry Butler 11 months ago

Looking for the win tonight, Great Win yesterday Keep it up guys

Micky Baker 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Today's games

Baylor vs Texas Tech at 9am Oklahoma vs TCU 12:30pm Oklahoma State vs West Virginia at 4pm and Kansas vs. Texas at 7:30 tonight.

I would think TCU would beat OU and that Texas Tech beats Baylor to eliminate the two losers of the first two games.

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