Texas Longhorns Baseball Face Kansas In Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship

Texas baseball will take on Kansas Thursday in Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.

No. 6 TEXAS (35-20, 11-12 Big 12 ) vs. No. 7 KANSAS (29-26, 12-12)


The Longhorns will have Nolan Kingman on the mound tonight against the Jayhawks, who stunned No. 2 seed TCU, 7-3, in an Upset Wednesday at the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City.

No. 8 seed Oklahoma State took  down No. 1 seed Texas Tech, 3-0, in addition to KU's 7-over-2 seed triumph vs TCU and No. 6 seed UT's 8-4 win over No. 3 seed OU.

Texas didn't get out of the Bricktown Ballpark until 1 am Thursday morning, because the schedule of games ran late.

Kingham was the winning pitcher in UT's lone win (4-2) over Kansas in their regular-season series in Lawrence. KU won Games 2 and 3 of that series against Morgan Cooper (who got the loss in a 2-1 KU win) and against freshman Blair Henley, who started Game 3 (a 5-4 win by KU). 

Here's how KU beat TCU last night ...  

No. 7 Kansas toppled No. 2 TCU in game three of the 2017 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark Wednesday evening, 7-3.

After a quick and quiet first inning, TCU got the bats rolling when Zach Humphreys hit a two-run triple that scored Elliot Barzilli and Ryan Merrill.  Kansas' Matt McLaughlin responded in the third inning with a two-run triple of his own to tie the ball game at 2-2.  Two batters later, Jaxx Groshans singled to give the Jayhawks the lead and score Matt McLaughlin.  

After four scoreless innings, TCU was able to steal a base in the seventh and get Zach Humphreys into scoring position.  Austen Wade smacked an RBI single to tie the game at three.  However, the Jayhawks would respond and go up by one in the eighth by the bat of Devin Foyle.  In the same inning, the Jayhawks added insurance runs with David Kyriacou's sacrifice fly RBI and Brett Vosik's two-run single.  Kansas scored four runs in the eighth for the victory.




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