Big 12 Baseball Tournament: Cowboys, TCU to host NCAA regionals

In coach Josh Holliday’s second year as coach at Oklahoma State, Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater will host one of 16 NCAA regionals after the Cowboys went 45-16 and won the Big 12 regular season championship.
By Cody Stavenhagen, For The Oklahoman Published: May 25, 2014
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Josh Holliday’s vision for the Oklahoma State baseball program is quickly coming to fruition.

In Holliday’s second year as coach at OSU, Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater will host one of 16 NCAA regionals after the Cowboys went 45-16 and won the Big 12 regular season championship.

This is Stillwater’s first time to host since 2008 and the 11th time in program history.

“There’s not a more beautiful plot of grass anywhere in this part of the country than Reynolds Stadium,” Holliday said. “We’ll doll it up, and we’ll look forward to hosting three great teams and putting on a regional tournament.”

TCU, which beat OSU 7-1 Sunday for the Big 12 Tournament title, will also host a regional. Both teams are in contention for one of eight national seeds, though perfectgame.org projects TCU will edge OSU for the spot.

National seeds and the rest of the tournament field will be announced 11 a.m. Monday.

“One of the two of us better get one,” TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “It's the No. 2 RPI conference in the country. I'm not going to downplay that. We've earned that.”

The tournament championship marked TCU’s first Big 12 title in any sport since joining the conference in 2012.

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