Big 12 baseball: Six Sooners, no Cowboys on All-Tourney Team

Catcher Anthony Hermelyn, first baseman Matt Oberste, second baseman Hector Lorenza, third baseman Garrett Carey, Max White and Jonathan Gray are on All-Tourney Team. Gray chosen as Most Outstanding Player.
by John Helsley and Jason Kersey Published: May 26, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma's Hector Lorenzana (12) gets the out on Kansas' Connor McKay (7) in the Big 12 Championship baseball game between the University of Kansas Jayhawks (KU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at the Chickasaw Bircktown Ballpark on Sunday, May 26, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Hector Lorenzana (12) gets the out on Kansas' Connor McKay (7) in the Big 12 Championship baseball game between the University of Kansas Jayhawks (KU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at the Chickasaw Bircktown Ballpark on Sunday, May 26, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

After its 4-0 sweep through the Big 12 Tournament, champion Oklahoma placed six of its players on the All-Tournament team, including ace pitcher and tournament Most Outstanding Player Jonathan Gray.

Catcher Anthony Hermelyn, first baseman Matt Oberste, second baseman Hector Lorenzana, third baseman Garrett Carey and outfielder Max White joined Gray on the team.

Oklahoma State, meanwhile, didn't have any players on the 12-man team. The No. 2-seeded Cowboys lost all three of their Big 12 Tournament games.

Tulsa Union product and West Virginia outfielder Jacob Rice was also honored on the all-tournament team.

SOONERS POST FIFTH STRAIGHT 40-WIN SEASON

Oklahoma's title-game win Sunday improved its season record to 40-19, marking the program's fifth consecutive season with 40 or more victories.

“I think knowing we were one of seven teams last year to win 40 games four years in a row was rewarding,” said OU coach Sunny Golloway. “We have seen really good programs struggle before with consistency. We want our program to be a model of consistency over the long haul and we knew coming in that winning 40 games was going to be a challenge for us. Overall I'm proud of the body of work for this team this season.”

COWBOYS WAITING, HOPING

Did OSU's solid footing for an NCAA Tournament berth lose traction with an 0-3 showing at the Big 12 Tournament?

Cowboys coach Josh Holliday admitted that Monday's selection show will come with some unexpected angst, yet also stated a belief that his club had done enough over the course of the season to secure a bid.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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