TULSA, Okla. - TCU ace Preston Morrison lost two games to Big 12 opponents this season. Both were to Texas Tech. Facing elimination and perhaps an end to their season, Eric Gutierrez drove in three runs and the Red Raiders dominated the No.
TULSA - Augie Garrido played a hunch. After a visit to the mound in the seventh inning, the Texas baseball coach decided to leave Parker French in the game.
TULSA, Okla. - Anything can happen in baseball. That was the prevailing theme from the opening round of the Big 12 Championship.
■ Texas Tech vs. No. 3 TCU, 9 a.m. TCU came in as the heavy favorite to win the Big 12 Champions. Now it has to beat Texas Tech just to keep from being eliminated in two games after getting upset by Baylor, 6-5.
It was approaching midnight as Eric Gutierrez sat in the car with his father, their passports in hand. The cars ahead of them an endless sea as they waited to cross the border and get back home. And as usual they were talking baseball.
The Big 12 Championships are making their debut at Tulsa's ONEOK Field, home of the Tulsa Drillers, the Double-A minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. This marks just the third time the event hasn't been hosted by Oklahoma City.
The pitch came in looking like a beach ball - well, maybe without the colors. There was no doubt what Bryant Burleson was going to do with it. The Texas Tech second baseman squared it up and sent it to left field at Tointon Family Stadium.