For the second consecutive night the Oklahoma State Cowboys gave up a huge eighth inning rally, and for the second consecutive game one of the top seeds was eliminated from the Big 12 Baseball Tournament.
The Cowboys were sent into the loser's bracket due to an eighth inning rally by TCU that saw the Frogs score nine runs in the frame. It must have felt like deja vu for the Pokes on Friday nigh as they saw their 8-3 lead evaporate into a 12-8 deficit thanks to a nine-run eighth inning by the Texas Longhorns.
The nine runs came off of just five hits in an inning that saw thirteen Texas batters approach the plate. Shell shocked for the second night in a row, OSU found themselves eliminated for the Big 12 championship in the game that followed top-seeded Texas Tech getting sent home by the Oklahoma Sooners.
With both Texas Tech and Oklahoma State out, TCU becomes the top seed remaining in the tournament. The third seeded Horned Frogs will take on seventh seeded Texas on Saturday and the fifth seeded Sooners will take on the fourth seed West Virginia. Both Texas and Oklahoma must win twice on Saturday to advance to Sunday's championship.
The Sooners and Mountaineers will play at 9:00 Saturday morning followed by Texas and TCU.