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Baseball Weekly Notes Package
April 01, 2014
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• All nine Big 12 teams enter April with .500 or higher winning percentages. While West Virginia sits atop the league standings on the young conference season, Texas leads all league teams with a 22-7 overall mark and .759 winning percentage.
• The Longhorns snapped a streak of 12 consecutive series losses in the Big 12 with a 2-1 series win in Lubbock over the weekend - a three-game series in which they batted .338 with 44 hits and 20 total runs.
• This weekend’s Big 12 series include two in-state matchups with Baylor visiting Texas and Kansas State hosting Kansas. Texas Tech will visit Stillwater as the Red Raiders continue with three of their first four Big 12 series on the road. With TCU hosting WVU, Mountaineer head coach Randy Mazey will return to Fort Worth where he was an assistant from 2007-12.
• Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will meet in the first of five contests this season. The two league teams will face each other in a pair of non-conference games, the first of which is this Tuesday in Norman.
• TTU’S first conference home series (last weekend vs. UT) on the season was record-breaking as the three-game series total attendance was 12,551, a Rip Griffin Park high. The previous mark was 11,709 against Texas in 2012.
• K-State’s Ross Kivett, Big 12 Player of the Week, became the first Wildcat to hit for the cycle in nearly 17 years last week against Nebraska (last done by Heath Schesser on April 30, 1997). It was also the 15th cycle in Big 12 history. Kivett is one of three Wildcats with an active hitting streak of 12 or more games entering the week.
• League teams totaled four walk-off games last week. Oklahoma State had a pair, including a 12th-inning walk-off over Missouri State and a 2-1 victory over TCU on Saturday. WVU also had an extra-inning walk-off in the series opener vs. BU while Kansas avoided a sweep from Oklahoma with a 4-3 win in the last at-bat on Sunday.
• UT has climbed as high as No. 8 in the national rankings (Baseball America) and is ranked 11 or higher in all four polls. Oklahoma State (No. 20) and Texas Tech are the league’s other two teams in the top 25 this week.
• With a 5-1 win over Texas State last week, UT head coach Augie Garrido surpassed Gordon Gillespie for the most wins (1,894) by any college baseball coach at any level.
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