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Baseball Preview - Catchers

OU was picked to finish fifth in the conference by the coaches this week. It is the same spot they were picked to finish last season when they placed third in the conference and came within a game of reaching the College World Series.

2007 Big 12 Conference Coaches' Preseason Poll

Rank/School (First Place Votes) Last Year's Pre-Season Selection
1. Texas (7) 1st
2. Oklahoma State (2) 6th
3. Nebraska 2nd
4. Baylor 4th
5. Oklahoma 5th
6. Texas Tech t8th
7. Texas A&M 7th
8. Missouri 3rd
9. Kansas t8th
10. Kansas State 10th

Returning Catchers
The catcher position will be a strength for the Sooners this season with the return of Jackson Williams. This will be Williams' third season behind the plate at Oklahoma and he has appeared in 120 games in his first two seasons as a Sooner.

Behind Williams the Sooners are still strong with Brandon Moss who appeared behind the plate in 12 games last season.

Jackson Williams Batted .292 with 36 RBIs last season, including 10 RBIs and eight doubles during his career-high seven-game hitting streak.
Brandon Moss Finished last season as the designated hitter. Hit a career-high four RBIs vs. TCU in the Norman Regional.
Newcomers Bryan Groth - Spring Texas (Klein H.S.)
Aaron Baker - Denton, Texas (Denton H.S.)