Texas is the hands on favorite in this matchup. Texas Tech has shown some hot bats at various times this season, but also gone cold at the plate against top-level pitchers. Luckily for Texas, they boast an elite pitching staff, but will have to score runs to ensure victory in Lubbock. Texas Tech RHP Chad Bettis has moved back into the closer role, with a nod to start on Sundays if he doesn’t pitch too many innings on Friday or Saturday.
The best of the Big 12 will be showcasing their skills in Oklahoma City this week. While some teams are comfortably in the NCAA tournament field, other teams need to impress at Bricktown Ballpark to secure their bids. Texas, the regular season conference champion, enters the tournament as winners of nine of their last ten games. Oklahoma makes the twenty five mile drive up I-35 as the 2 seed with ideas of winning a conference tournament championship and locking up a regional host bid. Missouri enters the tournament as the 3 seed, having won eight of their last ten games. Kansas State, fresh off a series loss to rival Kansas, will again face the Jayhawks in the opening round 4/5 matchup. Continue reading →
With Texas locking up the Big 12 regular season championship last weekend, it’s a battle for second place in the conference this weekend. Oklahoma and Texas A&M both sit at 14-10 in conference play, and the two teams face off in Norman this weekend with a potential NCAA host spot on the line. Kansas and Kansas State face off in a split series, with the first game in Manhattan on Friday and the remaining two games in Lawrence. Continue reading →
The Lone Star Showdown this weekend between Texas and Texas A&M will heavily impact the Big 12 conference race. Texas currently leads Kansas State and rival Texas A&M by one game in the conference standings. The two teams will be playing a split series, with the Friday game in College Station and the two remaining games in Austin. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State face off in the Bedlam Series, with Friday’s game to be played at Driller’s Stadium in Tulsa and the other two games at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City. Continue reading →
With only 3 weeks remaining until the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, many teams are fighting for their seeds, rather than their chance to play. With 7 of 10 teams at or above .500 in conference play, the only battle for a spot is between 9-12 Texas Tech and 6-11 Oklahoma State. Oklahoma State, ranked 26th by the NCBWA, plays host to surprise-team Kansas State, while Texas Tech is idle while the school tends to final exams. The series of the weekend is the battle for I-35 Continue reading →
This weekend’s Big 12 conference play is highlighted by a top 10 match up between #10 Oklahoma and #6 Texas in Austin, Texas. The Sooners currently sit at the top of the Big 12 standings, while Texas is a mere 1 game behind in a tie for 2nd place. Another ranked match up takes place when #13 Baylor travels to Stillwater, Oklahoma, to battle #28 Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have struggled in Big 12 play, and are coming off a sweep on the road by #30 Kansas. The Jayhawks will have a test of their own when they head to Lubbock, Texas, to play a Texas Tech club that has not had trouble winning in Big 12 play. Nebraska visits #23 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, where Texas A&M is 5-0 in conference games. In the final series, #29 Kansas State hosts a struggling Missouri club in Manhattan, Kansas. Continue reading →
Week 5 of the Big 12 Conference Season is upon us, and no team has yet to separate itself above and beyond the rest of the conference. As of today, only 4 of the 10 teams have winning conference records, with 2 more teams sitting on .500. Oklahoma has climbed to the top for now, but faces a Texas Tech team that has already picked up wins in Waco and Austin. Oklahoma State must travel to Lawrence, Kansas, where the Jayhawks have already swept the Texas Longhorns this season. Missouri, a team that has produced well below its expectations, must venture into Baylor Ballpark to take on the Baylor Bears in Waco, Texas. With both Thursday-Saturday series postponed due to weather, Friday should provide enough baseball to satisfy all the Big 12 fans.
The Big 12 kicks off 2 series early this week in anticipation of the Easter holiday. #16 Texas A&M travels to Manhattan, Kansas to play a surprisingly improved Kansas State ballclub in what should be the top series of the weekend. The other early series features #9 Texas heading to Hawks Field to take on a struggling Nebraska team. Texas A&M, Texas, and Kansas State are all on track to make the Big 12 Tournament and play in the NCAA Tournament, while Nebraska is currently sitting at the bottom of the Big 12 standings with a postseason bid looking out of reach. Continue reading →
The Big 12 enters its 4th weekend of conference play with only 3 teams sitting above .500 in conference play. #13 Texas A&M is sitting atop the conference at 6-3, while #10 Oklahoma, 4-2, and #11 Baylor, 5-4, round out the top 3. #15 Oklahoma State and Kansas are both 3-3 in conference play, while #9 Texas, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas Tech all share 4-5 marks. Kansas State, at 2-4, rounds out the conference standings. This weekend’s key match up takes place in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where #9 Texas will take on #15 Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have used strong offense to win games, while the Longhorns have attained their ranking with the help of a superior pitching staff.
All 10 Big 12 teams have conference series this weekend. The spotlight series is in Waco, where Kansas State (20-5, 1-2) takes on #11 Baylor (14-5, 3-3) in a 3-game series. Texas Tech visits #9 Texas, Kansas travels to #13 Texas A&M, #18 Oklahoma State hosts Missouri, while Nebraska heads to Norman to play Oklahoma.