As the upsets continue on the opening day of the Big 12 Baseball Championship so does Oklahoma's slide that is dangerously coming close to costing the Sooners a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
OU fell to Kansas State on Wednesday evening in a game in which they were never really in on. The Wildcats struck for five runs through the first three innings and then coasted to a 7-3 win without ever really being challenged. Taylor Alspaugh and Anthony Hermelyn went yard in the bottom the sixth to put the Sooners on the board and then Austin O'Brien came home on an Alspaugh single the next inning but two runs by Kansas State in the top half of the seventh made it too little too late for Oklahoma.
KSU starter Colton Kalmus went 5.1 strong innings, allowing two runs off of six Oklahoma hits. His counterpart, Jake Elliott, only lasted two innings for the Sooners where he surrendered three runs off five hits. Adam Choplick took the mound in relief of Elliott and ended up allowing four runs off three hits. The Sooners also committed three errors in the game and are currently riding a four-game losing streak.
Oklahoma will now await the loser of the Oklahoma State/West Virginia to play against in Thursday's second elimination game set to start at 12:30 pm.