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Big 12 Baseball Tournament: TCU vs. Texas Tech Preview and Gamethread

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TCU and Texas Tech both lost to lower seeds on Wednesday, and now their tournament lives hang in the balance.

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9:00 a.m. | FCS/FSSW+ | TCU -225

Riley Ferrell took the loss for the Horned Frogs on Wednesday as the Frogs dropped to No. 8 Baylor 6-5 in the opening round. Just hours before, No. 4 Texas Tech dropped their first round game to No. 5 Texas 2-1. Now, both the Frogs and Raiders find themselves on the brink of elimination.

The Arms
Pitcher Record ERA Opp. Avg.
K/9
Preston Morrison (TCU) 11-1 2.24 .221 6.73
Corey Taylor (Texas Tech) 3-0 0.34 .183 5.17

Taylor is making his first start of the season for Texas Tech, but he's appeared in 18 games this year as a part of the Raider's bullpen. Morrison will look to earn his 12th win of the season, and 37th win of his TCU career.

The Bats

Cody Jones and Derek Odell combined to go 6-for-9 against Baylor, driving in three runs, scoring a run, and walking once. Outside of Jones and Odell, TCU batters went 5-for-27 (although they did earn 7 walks). The rest of the lineup will need to step up a bit today if the Frogs want to come away with a win.

Meanwhile, Tech struggled to get guys home, leaving seven men stranded on base against Texas and righty Parker French.

National Seed Hopes

Coming in to the Big 12 Tournament it seemed like TCU had all but locked up a national seed, but if they lose today they could see that dream escape them. While the Frogs are easily one of the best eight teams in the country, a variety of factors go in to determining who gets a national seed, and with another solid team just down the road in DBU (who also lost Wednesday), it seems that things are very much still up in the air.

It's win or go home for TCU and Texas Tech, so let's go Frogs.