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Big 12 Baseball Tournament: Q&A with Mustang native Garrett Crain

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.
By Cody Stavenhagen, For The Oklahoman Published: May 22, 2014
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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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