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Big 12 Baseball: Q&A with Jake Barrios, former Weatherford High School standout

Now at Texas Tech, Barrios played junior college baseball at Seward (Kan.). He turned down an opportunity to play for longtime baseball power LSU.
BY RHIANNON WALKER, Staff Writer Published: May 24, 2013
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photo - Texas Tech's Jake Barrios (11) throws to 1st base for an out in the 9th inning during an NCAA baseball game between Oklahoma and Texas Tech in the Big 12 Baseball Championship tournament at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Friday, May 24, 2013. OU won 8-0. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Texas Tech's Jake Barrios (11) throws to 1st base for an out in the 9th inning during an NCAA baseball game between Oklahoma and Texas Tech in the Big 12 Baseball Championship tournament at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Friday, May 24, 2013. OU won 8-0. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

“I just, you know, try to grind it out. Be solid there every day with defense and stuff like that. The bat's not always going to be there, obviously, but I just try to be a consistent player with the things the team needs me to do.”

What did you take away from (Friday's) game, and what can you say going into tomorrow's game?

“Well, OU, they're a great baseball team, you know. Take away from it? I just got to keep my head up and come out tomorrow and play for pride against Baylor.”

Moving onto next season, what do you think you can do differently to help improve your chances in the Big 12 Tournament next year?

“Well, our team's young, you know? We've got a lot of freshmen out there playing, and we've all got to become better payers all around. And with age I think that'll happen and we'll become closer as a team. So I think that'll help us also. I think that if we keep progressing, we'll be OK moving forward.

Playing in the Big 12, it's a big baseball conference, so do you feel like as a young team you're getting better by playing against better competition?

“Yeah, you could say that. We've all grown up somehow playing great competition in juco, or whatever it's been, high school. But it's a little different, you're right here in the Big 12. It's the best players around, and it's good to get these young guys against them. Even for myself, it's my first year in the Big 12, and it was good to go out there and get that experience. So coming back next year, I think we'll be in a better position to play and compete for things like the Big 12 Championship.”


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