Now, we hope that Kansas can take a game off of Tech in Lubbock... hahahahahahahahahhahahahhahahahahhahahaahahhahahahhahaah.
I don’t expect Tech to not take care of business this weekend, knowing what’s at stake, unlike TCU.
Fifth-ranked TCU suffered its second walk-off defeat in two days Sunday, missing the chance to clinch the Big 12 regular-season baseball title.
Oklahoma’s Austin O’Brien singled off TCU reliever Sean Wymer with one out in the ninth inning to score pinch runner Kyler Murray from third base and give the 24th-ranked Sooners a 10-9 victory.
TCU dropped to 36-13 overall and finished the Big 12 season 16-8. Texas Tech is 13-8 in the Big 12 and can tie the Horned Frogs with a three-game sweep of Kansas beginning Thursday. Texas Tech won its series against TCU two games to one.
You can talk about the Sooners’ resilience, but down the stretch Saturday and Sunday, the defense and the bullpen let the Frogs down.
"I'm just so proud of these guys," added O'Brien. "I've got to give a lot of credit to TCU. They're well-coached and they put up a dog fight all weekend. I love this team. Renae was the hero yesterday and today he's getting the bunt down; gave me an opportunity to drive the guy in. That's what this team is all about; is just helping each other out and picking each other up and I'm just super proud of everyone."
Ahead of Humphreys' sixth-inning home run, the Horned Frogs cut the Sooner lead to just three with four runs in the top of the fourth. TCU capitalized on three walks and hit a batter to plate a pair of runs before first baseman Michael Landestoy singled to left with two outs and the bases loaded to score another pair and seize momentum.
The 2013 class is all over the map, but has a handful of standouts, including senior Ranthony Texada, who is poised for a big season.
Texada played in all 13 games in 2016, starting in 12. On the 2016 season, he recorded 46 tackles, 35 solo stops and ranks second on the team with seven pass breakups. He tied his career-high tackles for loss (3.5 tackles) and set his career-best with 2.0 sacks. He had a career-high seven total tackles in Autozone Liberty Bowl against Georgia.
The lefty is an intriguing prospect at both QB and as an overall athlete; while he has some time to go before it’s time to make a decision, at 6’5” and 212 pounds already, he’s likely to be highly-sought.
Sanders went through the same process to find out about his TCU offer. Offensive line coach Chris Thomsen recruits him for the Frogs. One of Sanders' Lake Dallas coaches -- Chris Hayes, who Sanders said the players call "Uncle Hayes" -- played at TCU.
"I have gotten to know the program pretty well from Uncle Hayes," Sanders said. "He's a good friend of the family and coaches at my school. He used to play DE at TCU back in the day. The first camp I went to in Texas was TCU."
This is an intriguing, late-spring signing - the type of diamond in the rough that Patterson is so good at identifying.
TCU signed a junior college cornerback on Saturday, Keenan Reed of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.
He had two interceptions and six pass breakups as a freshman. He went to junior college out of Tulsa (Okla.) Washington High School in 2015.