Texas Christian second baseman Garrett Crain is a Mustang native and graduated from Edmond Santa Fe High School. Crain is hitting .343 for the Horned Frogs as a junior and had two RBIs in TCU’s win against West Virginia on Thursday. The Oklahoman caught up with Crain to talk about playing at home.
Q: What’s it like being back and playing so close to home, especially on a bigger stage?
A: “It’s prett-+y cool to see some familiar faces in the crowd. My parents are only a 20-minute drive away from here, so it’s kind of weird staying 20 minutes away from home in a hotel, but it’s really nice being back in Oklahoma City.
Do you take pride in being a guy who can represent baseball in this area?
“Yeah, I do. I feel like there’s a pretty good amount of talent that’s our age right now, and it’s pretty cool to be doing this right now baseball-wise.”
Did you ever come and watch this tournament growing up?
“Yeah, I did. I grew up around OU, OSU and watching Bedlam games. I grew up an OU fan, and the Big 12 Tournament is always a cool thing to come out to, especially as a kid and a baseball player. It’s the best baseball around, so it was always fun to be able to come out here, especially in this ballpark and this community.”
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