In the first game of a three-game series No. 6 ranked Baylor upset No. 2 Texas A&M at College Station 5-3 Friday night. The win for Baylor kept their conference record perfect at 16-0 while Texas A&M fell to 9-4 in Big 12 play.
Baylor's Josh Turley held Texas A&M's offense in check by pitching seven innings and even though he allowed eight hits he only gave up one earned run, three overall and struck out three. Texas A&M brought out Michael Wacha for the start and he did not perform poorly but he was not great either. Wacha pitched 5 and 2/3 innings allowed two earned runs, threw 121 pitches which lead to his early exit, but more importantly left the game with a 3-2 lead.
The bullpen for Texas A&M gave up three runs in the top of the eighth inning when Jason Freeman gave up two runs to get the loss and then his replacement Kyle Freeman gave up one more run before closing out the eight and pitching the ninth.
The Texas A&M offense could not get anything going in the eighth or ninth innings. In both innings Texas A&M ended the inning with a double play with the tying run at the plate.
These two teams play two more games with one on Saturday and one on Sunday.