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High Noon Highlights(5/17): The Big 12 baseball race is tight

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Oklahoma State with a chance to play spoiler in Big 12 Baseball this weekend:

Despite a 16-4 (!!!!) win against Baylor last night, the Bears are still at the top of the Big 12. Baseball America had a good overview of what happened around the league last night and what the different scenarios are.

Baylor fell behind the eight ball early Thursday, as Oklahoma State scored four runs in the first, one run in the second, five runs in the third and three runs in the fourth to jump out to a 13-0 lead after just four innings.

In typical Oklahoma State fashion, eight of those runs came on home runs, a solo shot by catcher Bryce Carter in the third, a grand slam off the bat of Colin Simpson later in that frame and then a three-run shot from right fielder Cade Cabbiness in the fourth.

That made it clear very quickly that Baylor’s lead in the Big 12 was in immediate peril, and the Cowboys (31-17, 13-9) were able to coast to a 16-4 win.

But, ultimately, the Red Raiders were unable to take advantage of the opportunity. It found itself in a pitchers’ duel against Texas Christian and lost, 3-1, in 14 innings. In addition to keeping Baylor (33-14, 14-7) in first place in the Big 12, the victory kept TCU’s slim hopes for an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament alive. {Baseball America}

Cowgirl Softball wins game 1 of Stillwater Regional:

The Cowgirls’ hopes of heading to the Women’s College World Series are still alive as they won the first game of the Regional 3-0 against BYU.

Show battled for seven innings in the circle, surrendering one run and three hits. Her performances this season has been a barometer of how lethal the Cowgirl team can be.

Show brought her best on Thursday.

With the lead after one inning, Show said she had a lot of confidence to finish out the game.

“It was like a pressure was off of my shoulders,” Show said. “I was able to just go out and pitch and have fun. I wasn’t worried. I knew we were either going to put more runs up or the defense behind me was going to make plays when we needed to. I couldn’t have asked for a better game.” {O’Colly}

Around the Big 12:

TCU and Tech’s 14 inning battle

Jarrett Culver and Zion pairing up?

Stacey Dale talks OU career

Around sports:

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