Texas A&M Opens B12 Tourney With Win Over KU

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 23, 2012) -- Jacob House and Scott Arthur had two hits and three RBIs apiece and Daniel Mengden pitched 6 2-3 strong innings, leading two-time defending champion Texas A&M to a 10-4 victory over Kansas in the Big 12 tournament Wednesday.

The second-seeded Aggies (42-14) won their eighth game in a row and improved to 11-1 in May. They'll play Thursday night against Texas or Missouri. The Jayhawks (22-34) play the Texas-Missouri loser on Thursday afternoon.

Texas A&M used a four-run fifth inning to break open the game.

Mengden (3-3) was tagged for one unearned run. He gave up five hits, walked one and struck out five.

Frank Duncan, who came in holding opponents to a .217 batting average, allowed seven runs on 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings.

Tyler Naquin had four hits for the Aggies. Tucker Tharp, Jordan Dreiling and Michael Suiter had two hits each for Kansas.

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