Baylor eliminates K-State from Big 12 tourney, 11-2

By The Mercury

OKLAHOMA CITY — 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.

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.

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