TCU wasn’t the only high seed to fall at the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday. Also dropping into the losers’ bracket were No. 3 seed Oklahoma and No. 4 Texas Tech.
Texas got a strong pitching performance from senior Parker French and clutch plays from center fielder Zane Gurwitz for a 2-1 victory over the Red Raiders. Sixth-seeded Kansas State opened a 5-0 lead by the third inning and held on for a 7-2 victory over No. 3 seed Oklahoma. Oklahoma State shut out West Virginia 3-0 in Wednesday’s late game.
Texas A&M 4, Alabama 3: An eighth-inning single by Nick Banks gave the No. 6-ranked Aggies their first lead and left fielder Logan Taylor preserved the lead by throwing a runner out at the plate in the ninth for A&M.
UT Arlington’s tournament opener against Troy State was delayed by rain. The Mavericks led 6-4 in the fifth. In other games, No. 5 seed Georgia State beat No. 4 Georgia Southern 3-2, top seed South Alabama beat No. 8 Arkansas State 6-2, and No. 6 seed Texas State beat No. 3 Louisiana Lafayette 8-7.