TCU beats Baylor 12-5 in Big 12 Tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Luken Baker had five hits and scored four runs to lead TCU past Baylor 12-5 Wednesday in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament.

Josh Watson added three RBIs for the third-seeded Horned Frogs (39-14), who had six players with at least two hits and 17 overall.

Baker knocked in a pair of runs to put TCU ahead 9-5 in the sixth inning, and he became just the fourth player in Big 12 tournament history with five hits in a game with a solo home run in the eighth.

Steven McLean and Kameron Esthay each homered for Baylor (24-28).

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Bears starter Daniel Castano took the loss, letting up seven runs in just four innings.