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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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