After Texas’ 9-4 victory over West Virginia on Sunday afternoon, the Big 12 Baseball Championship bracket is now set in stone. The Oklahoma Sooners will be the three-seed in Oklahoma City, and they’ll face the Texas Longhorns at 7:30 on Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
After suffering a two-game series sweep to the Oklahoma State Cowboys over the weekend, the Sooners are now set to face another arch-rival in front of what will surely be a solid crowd in Bricktown.
The Sooners, who finished Big 12 play with a conference record of 12-11, have quite a bit at stake this weekend. While they are solidly locked into the NCAA Tournament field, a conference championship with some quality wins would surely improve the RPI and give Oklahoma a chance to host a regional. Oklahoma’s chances of hosting took a major hit over the weekend, but they’re not out of the running just yet.
If Oklahoma can get its pitching back under control, the sky is the limit. This is a very dangerous team at the plate, and they’ve proven that they can go toe-to-toe with some of the best teams in the country. However, the lack of consistency on the mound makes a quick exit from tournament play a real possibility. The Sooners started off red-hot, came back down to earth in April, and finally came back to form in early May. Let’s just hope the OSU series isn’t the beginning of another cold stretch for this team.