Four Thoughts from the Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament Championship Game
What a week of baseball it was in the Big 12 Conference. The week started off on Tuesday of last week and ended on Sunday evening as we crowned a Big 12 tournament champion. TCU would be the final team left standing defeating Oklahoma State in a 10-7 ballgame.
Here are four thoughts from the game last night and there was plenty of Big 12 baseball news that dropped as well.
1. TCU Stands Tall
The Horned Frogs got on top early taking a 2-0 lead after Porter Brown drove in two runs in the first inning. However, Oklahoma State would respond in the next inning to tie the game at two after a couple errors, before taking a 5-2 lead after a Cade Cabiness three-run blast. The Frogs didn’t take long to tie the game up after Phillip Sikes drilled a two-run shot in the third and a Brayden Taylor sac-fly in the fourth inning.
The fifth inning proved to be crucial in the game as TCU would go on a five-run tear to take a big 10-5 lead. Oklahoma State would add a run in the seventh and eighth innings, but it wasn’t enough to complete the comeback as the Frogs won 10-7. TCU has a share of the regular season Big 12 title and now are tournament champions. What a year it has been for the Horned Frogs.
2. Oklahoma State Can’t Finish What They Started
It was quite a run for the Oklahoma State Cowboys in this tournament. They reeled off three straight victories to get to Sunday and just couldn’t finish the job against TCU. This team was red-hot all week long and they have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. While the Cowboys won’t host a regional, they will be a team that can make some noise in the postseason.
3. All-Tournament Team Announced
After the game on Sunday, the conference announced their 2021 Baseball All-Tournament Team.
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— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) May 31, 2021
4. Regional Hosts Announced
On Sunday evening, we found out which teams will be hosting a regional starting next weekend. There will be three Big 12 teams hosting a regional with Texas, TCU, and Texas Tech. Now the question remains who will be in their region and where will a team like Oklahoma State land? Also, what will be in store for Baylor and Kansas State? Are they in or out? We will find out on Monday.