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Big 12 Baseball Tournament Notes & Quotes | Kansas State 7 - Oklahoma 3

Head Coaches

"I thought we just came out ready to play. We were right on fire from the start. (Carter) Yagi gets us going with a base hit. We do a hit and run right away. Coach Sawyers does a great job getting aggressive with a hit and run. Again, we just got momentum on our side early. Offensively is where it all started." - Kansas State Head Coach Brad Hill

"Credit to Kansas State for coming out and setting the tone. Immediately, that's what you have to do in game one of the tournament. We didn't do that, but they did. They caught and hit to get one or two runs, then we get on the board and score two and they answer. We didn't get a great start from Jake (Elliott) and we didn't play clean baseball, when you look at the three errors we made all three of them led to runs. It's all about getting the big hit with runners in scoring position and that's what they did and we didn't." - Oklahoma Head Coach Pete Hughes

Players

"I was out of the stretch the whole game. I just felt more comfortable doing that today. I didn't want to get behind by going to the windup, which I wasn't comfortable with. I just knew that they like to swing, so I knew if I filled up the zone then I was going to have a good day." - KSU Pitcher Colton Kalmus

"It's a huge momentum swing to get a run on the board in the first inning and following it up with two runs the next inning. It's huge to score runs early and keep the momentum on our side. Like coach said, we just came out swinging from the get go and put the pressure on them." - KSU Outfielder Max Brown

"They just came out ready to play. Not that we didn't. They just came out and executed and got hits with runners in scoring position and played their game. We just didn't play well overall today. Mentally, offensively and we didn't pitch very well." - OU Outfielder Taylor Alspaugh

Notes

* Kansas Sate improved their record to 14-14 all-time in the Big 12 Championship.

* Oklahoma dropped to 32-30 all-time in the Big 12 Championship.

* Number 6 seeds are now 35-26 all-time in the Big 12 Championship.

* Number 3 seeds are 23-35 all-time in the Big 12 Championship.

* This is just the fourth time in conference history that three lower seeds won on the same day.

* KSU's Carter Yagi and Max Brown recorded their 15th multi-hit game of the season.

* Brown recorded his 10th multi-RBI game of the season and set a new career-high with 4 hits.

* KSU's Colton Kalmus tied a career-high with six strikeouts.

* OU's Hunter Haley recorded his sixth multi-hit game of the season.

* OU's Taylor Alspaugh recorded his 17th multi-hit game of the season.

* OU's Anthony Hermelyn recorded his 25th multi-hit game of the season and kept his hitting streak going at 11 games.

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