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NCAA Baseball 2012: Oklahoma Sweep Drops Baylor To 7th In Rankings

A weekend sweep at the hands of Oklahoma dropped the Baylor Bears from No. 2 down to seventh in this week's NCAA baseball rankings.

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NCAA Baseball 2012: Baylor Falls Five Spots In Baseball America Poll

Losing three games in two days to the middling Oklahoma Sooners did no favors for the Baylor Bears in this weeks' Baseball America poll. Baylor began play on Saturday at No. 2; they will host Texas-San Antonio at home Tuesday night as the seventh-ranked team in the land.

Baylor had not lost in the Big 12 before the Oklahoma sweep, and had already clinched the regular season title. The Bears will get one more opportunity in regular season conference play to prove their worth for a national seed to the tournament committee when they host the unranked Texas Longhorns in Waco Thursday night, then travel to Austin for games on Saturday and Sunday.

The other Texas schools in the poll are Rice, who held firm at No. 5 after a 3-1 week; Texas A&M stayed at No. 10 after sweeping San Diego State; and TCU moved up four spots to No. 20 after sweeping Air Force in a series where the Horned Frogs outscored the Academy 33-3.

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NCAA Baseball 2012: Oklahoma Completes Sweep Over Baylor

The Baylor Bears failed to salvage its series against the Oklahoma Sooners on Sunday afternoon, dropping game three, 12-6 at Oklahoma. In front of a crowd of 1,013, Baylor lost its first series since May 2, 2010 according to the school's official athletic website.

Baylor's Tyler Bremer suffered his first loss of the season, giving up five runs over seven hits, lasting only four innings. No. 2 ranked Baylor held a 4-3 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, but relinquished the lead when the Sooners scored three runs over five hits, including a solo home run by right fielder Cody Reine.

The Sooners' sweep over Baylor this past weekend is the Bears' longest stretch of losing since early March when the team lost three straight games to Lamar, TCU and Michigan State.

Baylor ends its regular season this coming week by hosting UTSA and Texas on Tuesday and Thursday, and then playing on the road in two televised games against Texas on Friday and Saturday.

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Baylor Scores Once In Saturday Doubleheader, Loses Both

A Friday rainout led to a Saturday doubleheader in Norman, Oklahoma for No. 2 Baylor, and Sunday the Bears will be hoping to return to Waco with one win. Baylor's perfect Big 12 record and nine-series win streak were both snapped on Saturday afternoon, as the Oklahoma Sooners took both games by scores of 1-0 and 2-1.

In Game One, neither team could push even one run across in regular time. Josh Turley threw seven shutout innings for the Bears (39-10, 18-2), but Jordan John responded with 8.2 no-run innings of his own for Oklahoma (32-19, 12-10). Dillon Newman took the loss for Baylor after giving up the winning run in the 10th. Nathan Orf had the only extra base hit for Baylor, a double in the third.

The Baylor offense didn't come again in the nightcap until the eighth inning, when consecutive bunt singles led to an RBI for Orf-who also broke the Baylor single-season record for getting hit by pitches in this game-but Oklahoma pitching prevented a further rally. Trent Blank lost his first decision of the year, despite throwing eight innings for a complete game loss in which he allowed two runs and six hits.

Baylor had not lost a game started by either Turley or Blank this year.

The Bears look to take one game at 1 p.m. CDT Sunday. Baylor will start Tyler Bremer against Oklahoma's Dillon Overton. The game is slated for television on Fox College Sports Central.

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NCAA Baseball 2012: No. 2 Baylor Takes Perfect Big 12 Record To Oklahoma This Weekend

The No. 2 Baylor Bears have clinched the Big 12 title and look to burnish their national resume this weekend against Oklahoma.

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