■ MU enters Big 12 tourney desperate (Columbia Tribune)
In his tenure as one of the most accomplished baseball players in Missouri history, senior Aaron Senne has never found his team in this position.■ Texas, OU head Big 12 Baseball championship field (NewsOK.com)
The Tigers finished second, fourth and third in the Big 12 the past three years and entered the conference tournament confident that they would be playing beyond Memorial Day.
This time — this whole season — it’s different.
All games will be played at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. Tickets for the tournament are priced at $92 to $232 for all-session tickets and $13 to $44 for single-session, available by calling the Oklahoma City RedHawks ticket office at 405-218-1000 or online at ticketreturn.com.■ Mizzou's record against Big 12 Tournament pool opponents:
- 0-4 vs. Texas. Lost 8-5 to Texas at the Houston College Classic in March, then swept by UT this past weekend by a combined score of 31-17
- 1-2 vs. Texas A&M. Lost 3-1 on a Friday night in late March @ College Station, the Aggies came from behind to win 5-4 on Saturday, and then MU won on Sunday, 13-4.
- 1-2 vs. Texas Tech. Like nearly every other Big 12 team, MU beat the Red Raiders on Friday night (@ Lubbock), 12-8, but then gave up games 2 and 3, 5-4 and 16-15.
■ As a result of being swept 0-3 by Texas this weekend, Missouri's RPI ranking moved from 8st up to 77th (Boyd's World)
■ Examining the college baseball "bubble" with one week to go (The Sports Arsenal)
I decided to break down the potential field and see what teams are in, what teams are out, and what teams have work to do. Admittedly, I’m not the only person who does this — you can read fine efforts from the folks at Baseball America and Yahoo! Sports, just to name two — but I’m the only person who will do it on this blog. So there.Summer Ball
I’m going to approach this from the point of view of a fan of a “bubble” team who wants to know the ideal scenario by which his team can make the field, by the way.
■ Oilers fill out roster (peninsulaclarion.com)
The Peninsula Oilers recently announced that Jeff Popick, Ryan Gebhart, Nate Theunissen, Stephen Piscotty and Tyler Grimes are joining the team.
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Gebhart should be familiar to Alaska Baseball League fans because he played with Athletes in Action last summer. He hit .288 with two doubles, a triple, a home run and was 12-of-14 on stolen bases. Gebhart is an outfielder at the University of Missouri, where he hit .370 this season.