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2012 Big 12 Baseball Tournament Bracket: Texas A&M Eliminated

Kansas knocked out Texas A&M of the Big 12 conference tournament.

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2012 Big 12 Baseball Tournament: Texas A&M Loses To Kansas, Eliminated From Tournament

No. 2 seeded Texas A&M was facing an elimination game when they were to play No. 7 seeded Kansas. These two teams played in the opening round of the tournament and Texas A&M easily won 10-4, but this time around Kansas was able to upset Texas A&M to win 5-3.

The loss by Texas A&M eliminated them from the conference tournament, and the early exit will hurt their chances of earning a national seed for the NCAA tournament.

Kansas was led by Thomas Taylor who earned the win for the Jayhawks by pitching a complete game, while striking out a season-high nine batters.

Texas A&M actually got on the board first in the top of the first inning by scoring two runs, but Kansas immediately responded to score their own pair of runs in the bottom of the second. Kansas took their first lead when they put up two runs in the bottom of the fourth to fo up 4-2 when Jordan Dreiling hit a bases clearing triple off of Texas A&M starter Ross Stripling.

Texas A&M had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth when they had men on first and second base with no outs, but Mikey Reynolds flied out and then Tyler Naquin ended the comeback by hitting into a double play.

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2012 Big 12 Baseball Tournament Day 3 Preview: What To Watch

Baylor (#1, 1-1) vs Kansas State (#8, 1-1) 3:15 (Big 12 Digital Network)

  • Baylor's Max Muncy has reached base safely in 26 consecutive games. Baylor lost 3-2 to Oklahoma yesterday after being swept by them earlier in the season.
  • Kansas State's Wade Hinkle is now tied for the school record in walks in a season with 48 after being walked four times on Thursday.

Texas A&M (#2, 1-1) vs Kansas (#7, 1-1) 7:00 (Big 12 Digital Network)

  • Aggie reliever Estevan Uriegas broke the record for most appearances in a season yesterday with 37, and Kyle Martin is now tied for second and one behind Uriegas with 36 when he pitched Thursday as well.
  • Kansas won its first conference tournament game Thursday since winning the championship on May 28, 2006.

Yesterday was also only the second time that all lower-seeded teams won on the same day in the Big 12 Tournament. This results in Friday's games being a rematch of their Wednesday opening games.

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2012 Big 12 Baseball Tournament: Texas A&M Falls To Missouri, Will Play Kansas on Friday

On the second day of the 2012 Big 12 baseball tournament, Oklahoma and Missouri earned byes to Saturday with respective wins over top seeds Baylor and Texas A&M.

In the first game on the day, No. 8 seed Kansas State upset No. 4 Oklahoma State 11-5. The Wilcats scored three runs before recording their first out and didn't look back. KSU shortstop Jake Brown went 4-for-5 with an RBI.

In the second game, No. 7 seed Kansas eliminated No. 3 seed Texas by a 4-2 score. Kansas scored three runs in the bottom of the first and starter Wes Benjamin gave up just one earned run over six innings as the Jayhawks scored the upset. KU led 4-1 entering the ninth. Texas scored a run and put the game-tying run on, but couldn't make the comeback.

In the third game, No. 4 seed Oklahoma beat No. 1 seed Baylor 3-2 on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth. Evan Mistich singled home the game-winning run. Cody Reine went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. With the win, Oklahoma earned a bye to Saturday. Baylor will have to play Kansas State on Friday, looking to earn a rematch with Baylor.

In the final game of the day, No. 6 seed Missouri earned a bye with a 5-3 win over No. 2 seed Texas A&M. Missouri pitcher Jeff Emens pitched 3 2/3 scoreless and hitless innings of relief to hold on to the win after Missouri took an early lead. Tiger shortstop Eric Garcia went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Missouri will next play Saturday, while A&M will have to play Kansas on Friday to earn a rematch.

Be sure to keep checking out SB Nation Houston's Big 12 Tournament StoryStream throughout the week for the latest news on the tournament.

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2012 Big 12 Baseball Tournament Day 2: What To Watch For In Oklahoma City

Oklahoma State (#5, 0-1) vs Kansas State (#8, 0-1) 9:00 (Big 12 Digital Network)

  • OSU only had three hits yesterday in their 1-0 loss to Oklahoma. That will need to improve, along with not giving opponents hitting .210 their first career home run in the bottom of the ninth in order to win today.
  • Wildcat Jared King went 1-2 yesterday, improving his league-leading batting average to .380.

Texas (#3, 0-1) vs Kansas (#7, 0-1) 12:30 (Big 12 Digital Network)

  • KU's Frank Duncan's 8 K's gave him 100 for the year, the first player for the Jayhawks to do so since 2005.
  • Longhorn Eric Weiss reached base for the 16th consecutive game on Wednesday.

Oklahoma (#4, 1-0) vs Baylor (#1, 1-0) 4:00 (Big 12 Digital Network)

  • Garret Carey's walk-off homer was Oklahoma's first since May 8, 2011. The Sooner's game Wednesday was also the fastest in Big 12 Tournament history at 1:51, but unfortunately the team still didn't make it to Chik-Fil-A in time for breakfast.
  • Baylor is one win short of the all-time record for combined wins in football, men's and women's basketball, and baseball in a season. They are currently tied with 2004 Texas at 123. Hope the Bears packed their Superman socks!

Texas A&M (#2, 1-0) vs Missouri (#5, 1-0) 7:30 (Big 12 Digital Network

  • The Aggies have won 8 straight games and 11 straight in the Big 12 Tournament. Senior closer Estevan Uriegas is tied for the A&M record for appearances in a season with 36. He also wants you to know that he went on a senior trip after high school.
  • Mizzou skipper Tim Jamieson won his 600th game, joining Augie Garrido at Texas and Steve Smith at Baylor as the only active coaches in the Big 12 with 600 wins at their school. Congrats.

Enjoy the games, folks.

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2012 Big 12 Baseball Tournament: Missouri Shuts Out Texas, 5-0

The Missouri Tigers will be leaving for the SEC next season and in their final Big 12 tournament, they got a huge opening game win over the third seeded Texas Longhorns, defeating them by a final score of 5-0 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.

MIssouri's Eric Garcia put the first run on the board in the top of the third inning with a Connor Mach RBI double that brought in Blake Brown. Then the Tigers broke the game wide open in the top of the fourth inning by scoring four runs. Garcia hit an RBI that scored Andreas Plackis and then Everett Brown hit a double that scored Garcia and Dillon Everett. Missouri's final run came on a wild pitch that allowed the aforementioned Brown to score.

Be sure to keep checking out SB Nation Houston's Big 12 Tournament StoryStream throughout the week for the latest news on the tournament.

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Big 12 Baseball Tournament Scores: Texas A&M Defeats Kansas

So far, so good for the Texas A&M Aggies in the 2012 Big 12 Baseball Tournament. The Aggies defeated the Kansas Jayhawks with ease on Wednesday, winning 10-4 in the opening round of the double-elimination tournament.

Texas A&M starter Daniel Mengden cruised on Wednesday en route to his third victory of the season. Mengden pitched six and two thirds innings, allowing just one unearned run on five hits, while walking just one batter and striking out five in the contest.

Five Aggies recorded a multi-hit game on Wednesday, with Jacob House, Troy Stein, Chance Bolcerek and Scott Arthur all recording two hits. Tyler Naquin went four for five on the day and scored three runs. House and Arthur each drove in three runs.

Texas A&M will take on the winner of tonight's game between Texas and Missouri. First pitch for Texas A&M's second-round contest is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT.

Kansas, meanwhile, will take on the loser of tonight's game between Texas and Missouri in an elimination game tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. CT.

Be sure to keep checking out SB Nation Houston's Big 12 Tournament StoryStream throughout the week for the latest news on the tournament.

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2012 Big 12 Baseball Tournament Day 1 Preview: What To Watch For

Top seeds Baylor, Texas and Texas A&M will all begin action Wednesday afternoon in Oklahoma City.

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Big 12 College Baseball Tournament: Everything You Need To Know

The regular season has ended in the Big 12, which can only mean one thing: ROAD TRIP, Y'ALL! We at SBNation Houston have you covered on all the vital information you need before the games start on Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

Who Is Playing?

Everybody but Texas Tech. The bracket looks like this:

OKLA TAMU
9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
OKST KANSAS
4:00 p.m. *4:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. **7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
BAYLOR TEXAS
12:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. CHAMPION 12:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
K-STATE MISS
3:15 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

Baylor is #1, and Texas A&M is #2 and the top team on the other side of the bracket. On Baylor's side is #4 Oklahoma, #5 Oklahoma State, and #8 Kansas State. Texas A&M's side will feature #3 Texas, #6 Mizzou, and #7 Kansas.

When Are They Playing?

The first round begins Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. when Oklahoma plays Oklahoma State. Games are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, and the championship will be played at 1 on Sunday afternoon. In reality, the only games that will start on time are the morning games and the championship, because conference tournaments ALWAYS run behind schedule.

Are Any Teams On A Hot Or Cold Streak?

Great question! Texas A&M has been absolutely on fire over the past month. Since getting swept by Baylor in late April, the Aggies have gone 13-2 and won seven in a row with a series win over Texas, a midweek win against TCU, and a sweep of Oklahoma State.

Kansas State won seven of their last ten including series wins over Kansas and Texas Tech in order to get into the tournament. They lost nine in a row before that, so they've had a pretty impressive turnaround.

Oklahoma has won their last two series, including a sweep two weeks ago over Baylor.

Everyone else in the conference has either gone 6-4 or 5-5 in the last ten games, so nobody has been playing particularly poorly coming into the tournament.

Who Has Something On The Line This Weekend?

Mainly Baylor and A&M. Unless Baylor goes two-and-out, they're going to get a national seed and host in the NCAA Tournament. Obviously, though, it would be a huge disappointment for Baylor to be anywhere to Oklahoma City on Sunday. A&M could also lock up a national seed with a few wins in the tournament. Texas, Oklahoma, and OSU will likely be two-seeds regardless of what happens this weekend. Mizzou could slip in the tournament with a win, and Kansas and K-State aren't getting in unless they win the whole tournament.

Where Are These Games Being Played?

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City's Bricktown district, home of the Oklahoma City Redhawks. It seats 13,000 and there are lots of places to get drunk or eat within walking distance.

Do I Need Tickets And Stuff?

Yes. They are session passes, weekend passes, and single game tickets. You can buy them at Big12Sports.com or at the Red Hawks ticket office.

How Far To Cattlemen's Steakhouse?

2.9 miles.

Enjoy the tournament, everyone.

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2012 Big 12 Baseball Tournament Bracket: Baylor, Texas A&M Earn Top Seeds

The Big 12 baseball tournament is set up as a hybrid between a bracket and pool play. There are two divisions set up with their own four-team bracket, and which ever team makes through from each side will play in the title game.

Here is the first round matchups and bracket:

Game 1 5/23 10:00 AM Oklahoma State (#5)
Oklahoma (#4)

Game 2 5/23 1:30 PM Kansas State (#8)
Baylor (#1)

Game 3 5/23 5:00 PM Kansas (#7)
Texas A&M (#2)

Game 4 5/23 8:30 PM Missouri (#6)
Texas (#3)

Game 5 5/24 10:00 AM Loser, Game 1
Loser, Game 2

Game 6 5/24 1:30 PM Loser, Game 3
Loser, Game 4

Game 7 5/24 5:00 PM Winner, Game 1
Winner, Game 2

Game 8 5/24 8:30 PM Winner, Game 3
Winner, Game 4

Game 9 5/25 4:00 PM Winner, Game 5
Loser, Game 7

Game 10 5/25 8:00 PM Winner, Game 6
Loser, Game 8

Game 11 5/26 10:00 AM Winner, Game 7
Winner, Game 9

Game 12 5/26 1:30 PM Winner, Game 8
Winner, Game 10

Game 13 5/26 5:00 PM Winner, Game 7
Winner, Game 9

Game 14 5/26 8:30 PM Winner, Game 8
Winner, Game 10

Game 15 5/27 2:00 PM Winner, Bracket 1
Winner, Bracket 2

For more on the Big 12 baseball conference tournament make sure to check SB Nation Houston often for updates.

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2012 Big 12 Baseball Tournament Bracket: Baylor Still In Driver's Seat

The Baylor Bears are in line to be the top-seed of the 2012 Big 12 Baseball Tournament.

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