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May 27, 2013

Sooners claim Big 12 baseball title

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

The NCAA tournament field will be announced today, but it’s widely assumed Kansas won’t receive an at-large bid. The Sooners have an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The pressure of securing a spot weighed heavily on the final four weeks of the regular season and the Big 12 tournament. OU was never considered out of the field and winning the first three games in Oklahoma City likely secured a spot. However, the performance Sunday made it official.

“Huge relief,” center fielder Max White said. “We’ve been up and down for about the last four weeks. But we’ve been playing a lot of inspired ball.”

Every team hopes to enter the NCAA tournament playing the best they’ve played all season. OU is in the field 64 and feeling its part of that small group playing at peak form.

John Shinn

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jshinn@normantranscript.com

 

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