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Hey, it’s something — Texas clinches berth in Big 12 baseball tournament

Posted May 20th, 2016

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It doesn’t amount to much in this sad season, but Texas has secured a spot in the eight-team field at next week’s Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City.

The good news came down Friday afternoon when Kansas dropped a 4-3 decision at Oklahoma State that assured the Jayhawks cannot catch Texas in the standings. Only the team that finishes last in the nine-team league does not make the conference tournament.

Entering Friday’s home game against Baylor, Texas (21-29, 9-13) had dropped seven straight Big 12 contests. But hey, the Horns just received a stay of execution and will now be looking to add another surprise league title to the one they won last year in Tulsa.

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The Horns will be seeded anywhere from six to eight.

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