With a berth in the NCAA Tournament potentially on the line, the Sooners faced TCU in a Big 12 Championship elimination game on Thursday afternoon that could have very well ended Oklahoma’s season.
Tyler Hardman scored, on a Conor McKenna sacrifice fly, in the top of the second to put OU ahead 1-0 but possibly the worst inning in Oklahoma Baseball history was approaching.
The Horned Frogs plated a Big 12 Championship record 14 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, to turn a 0-1 deficit into a 14-1 advantage, on their way to a 15-3 thrashing. TCU batted for nearly an hour and sent a total of 19 batters to the plate.
Oklahoma sent three pitchers to the mound to try and squelch the Horned Frog onslaught but by the time Wyatt Olds recorded the third out the damage had been done. Starter Nathan Wiles dropped his fourth game of the season (8-4), surrendering nine runs in the process. Levi Prater gave up five runs and Olds was responsible for one.
TCU added another run in the bottom of the fifth to complete their scoring, and the Sooners added two more in the top of the seventh but it wasn’t enough to avoid the run-rule, ending the game in just seven innings.
Oklahoma went 0-2 at the Big 12 Tournament and, without a win in the tournament, will most likely see their season come to a close.