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Big 12 Baseball Tournament: Baylor Bears Mercy Rule Kansas State Wildcats

The top-seeded Baylor Bears started off the Big 12 tournament in style on Wednesday, with an 11-1 win over the Kansas State Wildcats.

Josh Turley pitches for the Baylor Bears. via US Presswire.
Josh Turley pitches for the Baylor Bears. via US Presswire.

This is exactly the start Baylor was looking for as postseason play gets underway in the college baseball world.

In the first round of the 2012 Big 12 Baseball Tournament, the Bears mercy-ruled Kansas State, winning 11-1 in just seven innings.

Josh Turley pitched the rare seven inning complete game for Baylor, allowing just one run on five hits, while issuing two walks and striking out one Wildcat.

Josh Ludy was the catalyst for Baylor's offense, going 2-2 at the plate with a walk. Ludy made his two hits count, as both were home runs. Ludy drove in six of Baylor's 11 runs with the two homers.

Kansas State will now have to stave off elimination on Thursday morning, as they take on Oklahoma State in an elimination game at 9:00 a.m CT.

With the win, Baylor advances to the second round and will take on Oklahoma on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State on Wednesday 1-0.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.