No. 1 Seed Texas Eliminated in Two Games from Big 12 Baseball Tournament
In what has been an unpredictable year across the Big 12 baseball world, the trend continued during the conference tournament on Thursday when the No. 1 seed Texas Longhorns were eliminated by the Kansas State Wildcats with a 6-0 loss at Globe Life Field in Arlington.
Texas had a brutal day with the bats, only recording two hits in the loss, stranding nine runners, going 0-for-13 with runners on, 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position, and 0-for-9 with two outs.
Kansas State jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first on a Dom Hughes RBI single, but Texas starter Lebarron Johnson Jr. settled down and there were no runs scored in the game until the 7th inning, when K-State opened the floodgates with a five-run inning. Two bases-loaded walks by the Texas staff lead to a pair of Wildcats runs and then a two-RBI double from Nick Goodwin was the icing on the cake as the Wildcats rolled to the 6-0 victory.
Ty Ruhl had an impressive showing in the win, throwing five innings and giving up just one hit with three walks and four strike outs.
In the loss, Longhorns right fielder Dylan Campbell extending his hitting streak to 35 games in the eighth inning, tying the conference record. The quick elimination likely means the Longhorns will have to travel for the regional round of the NCAA Tournament.
Kansas State will play an elimination game at 3:00 on Friday against the loser of the TCU vs. Kansas game coming up at 4:00 on Thursday.