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We were admittedly surprised to learn that a couple of the best-known colleges were out of the running to get a shot at the big prize, the big12 baseball tournament.

BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

The Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament (sometimes known simply as the Big 12 Tournament) is the conference championship tournament in baseball for the Big 12 Conference. Going back to the original format abandoned in 2005, the tournament consists of two separate four-team double-elimination tournaments. The winners of each of those tournament face each other in a one-game match for the championship. The winner receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Starting with the 2011 Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament, the tournament went back to the format used from 1999 to 2005. (Source: en.wikipedia.org As the Big 12 baseball tournament has finally reached its championship game on Sunday, the fourth-seeded Oklahoma Sooners will battle the seventh-seeded Kansas Jayhawks for an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament. (Source:bleacherreport.com))

Friday marked the second day of pool play in the 2013 Big 12 baseball tournament. The Oklahoma Sooners, Kansas State Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks got their second victories of the tournament, while the West Virginia Mountaineers beat the TCU Horned Frogs to get their first win in Pool Two. (Source: bleacherreport.com)

What an opening day it was at Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Ballpark for the Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament. We saw a total of four Big 12 games on Wednesday and it was non-stop jam-packed action from morning until the late-night hours. (Source: www.heartlandcollegesports.com)

What an opening day it was at Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Ballpark for the Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament. We saw a total of four Big 12 games on Wednesday and it was non-stop jam-packed action from morning until the late-night hours. (Source: www.heartlandcollegesports.com The Big 12 baseball tournament begins Tuesday with a first-ever No. 8-No. 9 single-elimination matchup before the double-elimination bracket begins Wednesday with a slate that includes a late Bedlam matchup. The tournament returns to Oklahoma City's Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark for the 20th time in 23 seasons before moving to Arlington for at least three seasons beginning next year. Here's a look at the teams: (Source:www.oklahoman.com))

The bracket is locked in for the 2021 Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament and the action is officially underway from Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Source: 247sports.com The Big 12 Tournament champion will secure an automatic bid into the 2021 NCAA Baseball Tournament. The NCAA selection show will take place on Mon., May 31. (Source:247sports.com))

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This was a huge game for Baylor. According to D1 Baseball, Baylor was one of their last five in for the field of 64. That means Baylor needs to make some noise to continue those postseason hopes and yesterday was not ideal for the Bears. Baylor pitcher Cam Caley walked four Tech batters in the first inning as Tech jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and never looked backed. The Red Raiders were able to stretch their lead to 8-0 before the Bears finally got on the board. Texas Tech starting pitcher Mason Montgomery pitched just five innings but had 11 strikeouts. (Source: www.heartlandcollegesports.com)

Much like Baylor, Kansas State needed to get off to a good start in the tournament to get a shot in the postseason. While the Cats got off to a quick 4-0 start thanks to a Dylan Phillips three run blast, TCU answered quickly with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Kansas State would eventually find themselves up 6-3 going into the bottom of the sixth but TCU’s Porter Brown had an RBI single before Zach Humphreys hit a game tying RBI triple. The score remained in a 6-6 tie before TCU’s Phillip Sikes hit a walk-off single to give TCU the 7-6 victory. (Source: www.heartlandcollegesports.com Coming in as the eighth seed, the Mountaineers need to win the tournament to get a chance to make it to the postseason. Well thanks to starting pitcher Jackson Wolf, the Mountaineers were able to cruise to a big 5-1 win over the number one overall seed in Texas. Wolf pitched a complete game striking out seven batters and allowing just one run on a whopping 138 pitches. He was big time for West Virginia and Texas had no answers offensively against him. Also, give credit to the WVU bats who were solid against Big 12 pitcher of the year Ty Madden. (Source:www.heartlandcollegesports.com))

Coming in as the eighth seed, the Mountaineers need to win the tournament to get a chance to make it to the postseason. Well thanks to starting pitcher Jackson Wolf, the Mountaineers were able to cruise to a big 5-1 win over the number one overall seed in Texas. Wolf pitched a complete game striking out seven batters and allowing just one run on a whopping 138 pitches. He was big time for West Virginia and Texas had no answers offensively against him. Also, give credit to the WVU bats who were solid against Big 12 pitcher of the year Ty Madden. (Source: www.heartlandcollegesports.com Normally when Oklahoma and Oklahoma State meet up, anything can happen. Unfortunately, nothing good happened when it came to a good baseball game unless of course you are an Oklahoma State fan. Caeden Trenkle started the game with a solo jack in the first and that was all the scoring until teammate Matt Golda did the same in the fourth to give the Cowboys a 2-0 lead. Then the Pokes had a big fifth inning to score four more before adding another three runs in the seventh to give themselves a huge 9-0 lead over the Sooners. Oklahoma would rally a bit in the ninth thanks to some OSU pitching issues but the Cowboys prevailed with a 9-5 win. (Source:www.heartlandcollegesports.com))

Normally when Oklahoma and Oklahoma State meet up, anything can happen. Unfortunately, nothing good happened when it came to a good baseball game unless of course you are an Oklahoma State fan. Caeden Trenkle started the game with a solo jack in the first and that was all the scoring until teammate Matt Golda did the same in the fourth to give the Cowboys a 2-0 lead. Then the Pokes had a big fifth inning to score four more before adding another three runs in the seventh to give themselves a huge 9-0 lead over the Sooners. Oklahoma would rally a bit in the ninth thanks to some OSU pitching issues but the Cowboys prevailed with a 9-5 win. (Source: www.heartlandcollegesports.com I understand baseball takes time to play but when the final out of the crazy Wednesday happened, it was already early Thursday morning because it was 12:51 a.m. central time. If the conference wants to play four games in a day, let’s start at 7:30 a.m. please. This is going to be one long week folks. (Source:www.heartlandcollegesports.com))

Short hops: Jake Thompson is hitting .363 with 27 RBIs. He leads the Big 12 with a .509 on-base percentage … Two key pitchers recently returned for the Cowboys with Parker Scott, who hadn’t pitched since April 16, and Brett Standlee, who hadn’t pitched since May 2. Scott has a 2.34 ERA, making eight starts in 10 appearances, while Standlee has a 3.33 ERA with all but two of his appearances coming in relief. … The Cowboys’ seven shutouts are tied for fifth-most nationally and their 11.0 strikeouts per nine innings average is No. 8 in Division I. … Max Hewitt leads the league with nine sacrifice bunts. … Besides Encarnacion-Strand’s 15, no other Cowboys hitter has more than seven home runs. … Cauden Trenkle leads the Cowboys with 41 runs. (Source: www.oklahoman.com www.oklahoman.com))Short hops: Ruffcorn has given up 10 home runs this season. Only one of the 18 runs he’s allowed have scored via something other than a home run and he hasn’t allowed a run any other way since March 14. … Sooners pitchers have given up a league-most 72 home runs. No other team has given up more than 48. … The Sooners are No. 9 nationally with 110 doubles, led by Hardman’s 19. … After moving into the starting lineup in early May following the injury to Tanner Tredaway, Breydon Daniel struggled, going 6 for 28 in his first seven starts following Tredaways’s injury. But Daniel was 5 of 8 in the Sooners’ final two games, with three runs and three RBIs. … Despite the Sooners’ record, OU is on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament, listed second among the “first five out” on D1Baseball.com. (Source:

Short hops: The Bears lead the Big 12 with a .305 average. … Catcher Andy Thomas, who leads the Bears with 59 RBIs, joined McKenzie and Boyd on the All-Big 12 first team. … Baylor is the No. 6 seed for the sixth time, going 9-8 in that spot. The Bears have twice made the title game as the No. 6 seed, finishing as the runner-up in 2007 and 2010. … The No. 6 seed has reached the championship game eight times, tied for the most with the No. 1 and No. 4 seeds. … After starting the season just 13-10, the Bears went 18-8 the rest of the way to get back in the postseason picture. But Baylor dropped four of their last six, dropping two of three each to OU and OSU. The Bears are projected as a No. 3 seed by D1Baseball.com, one of the last five in the field entering this week. (Source: www.oklahoman.com)

It’s hard to argue that the answer here is anyone but Haylen Green, Saturday meltdown in Manhattan notwithstanding. Green has been the emotional leader of TCU Baseball all season and its most reliable bullpen arm, leading the Big 12 with 11 saves. You could make a case for Phillip Sikes, who carried the offense when the Frogs’ were playing their best baseball, or Zach Humphreys, who has been reliable at the and behind the plate without missing a scheduled start. (Source: www.frogsowar.com)

Who is going to be TCU’s third starter? At this point, we pretty much know who we have in Russell Smith and Austin Krob — and Johnny Ray, but that’s not necessarily a good thing — but someone has to step up and be reliable after them. Candidates include Chuck King, who was masterful in the regular-season finale, and Luke Savage, who came into the year an afterthought but forced the burning of his redshirt with a couple of impressive Tuesday night starts. (Source: www.frogsowar.com The Cowboys recovered well from a slow start but have been inconsistent all season. This is a talented team that is dangerous if they can put it all together. The question is, can they? (Source:www.frogsowar.com))

Division one of the bracket starts on Wednesday, May 25, at 9 a.m. as No. 3 Texas Tech faces No. 6 Baylor. No. 2-seed TCU plays No. 7-seed Kansas State at 12:30 p.m. (Source: www.si.com All-session tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting Big12Sports.com/BuyTickets and include all games of the championship, including if-necessary games, totaling 16 contests. Tickets start as low as $69 for terrace seats, with field level $99 and club seats available for $169. (Source:www.si.com))

Single-session tickets go on sale Monday morning, May 24, at 10 a.m. Tickets start as low as $15 for lawn seats, $17 for terrace, $24 for field and club seats available for $32. (Source: www.si.com)

With that in mind, here’s a look at the seeding and full schedule for the Big 12 Tournament, complete with start times and television information for every game. To see the full bracket, click here. This post will be updated with results. (Source: 247sports.com)

 

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