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Baylor One Win Away from CWS Appearance
June 09, 2012
Baylor and Oklahoma represent the Big 12 in this year's NCAA Baseball Super Regional field. The Bears, who lead the Big 12 in offense, generated eight runs in a win over Arkansas in Waco, while Oklahoma fell victim to South Carolina's postseason win streak, losing 5-0.

Both teams return to action on Sunday with Baylor playing at 3 p.m. CT and Oklahoma at 6 p.m. Each contest will be on ESPNU.

Baylor 8, Arkansas 1
Baylor is one win away from its fourth trip to Omaha after the Bears knocked off Arkansas, 8-1, in front of 5,007 fans in game one of the 2012 NCAA Waco Super Regional on Saturday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.

Baylor (49-15) will look to punch its ticket to Omaha and tie the school record for wins in a season when the teams meet against at 3 p.m. Sunday in game that will be televised nationally on ESPNUHD. If Arkansas wins Sunday's game, it would force a winner-take-all Super Regional title game at 3 p.m. Monday on ESPN2HD.

Trent Blank (11-1) became the first Baylor pitcher since 2000 with 11 wins in a season by allowing only one run on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts in a career high-tying 8.0 innings. He threw 72 of his 109 pitches for strikes and got 14 groundouts against an Arkansas (42-20) lineup that plated its only run after the Bears carried a 6-0 lead in the sixth inning.

Logan Vick hit a pair of home runs to drive in three runs, Josh Ludy added his 16th home run of the season, Cal Towey went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI, and Max Muncy finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored. Vick joined Steve Macko (1977) as the only Baylor players with two home runs in a NCAA Tournament game.

South Carolina 5, Oklahoma 0
South Carolina increased its record NCAA tournament winning streak to 20 games with a 5-0 win over Oklahoma Saturday.

The No. 12 Sooners (42-24) were the last team to beat the No. 2 Gamecocks (44-17) in the championship postseason, doing so in the 2010 College World Series, but were unable to overcome an early deficit to the two-time defending national champions in game one of the Columbia Super Regional.

The Gamecocks scored three runs in the second inning and kept the Sooners scoreless for Michael's Roth (7-1) third shutout appearance of the season in 17 starts.

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