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Sooners Set for Tigers in Big 12
May 26, 2006

OKLAHOMA CITY - The No. 13 Oklahoma Sooners and Missouri Tigers meet for the fifth time in Big 12 postseason history on Friday at 5 p.m.  Missouri has won two straight games over Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship (8-7 in 2005 and 9-5 in 2004).

The second round game on Friday at the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City marks the fourth meeting between the teams this season.  OU swept the regular season series in April earlier this year in Norman and leads the all-time series 139-97-1.  The game will be broadcast live on KOKC 1520 AM.

OU vs. MISSOURI IN BIG 12 POSTSEASON PLAY
1997 - Oklahoma 16, Missouri 7
2000 - Oklahoma 12, Missouri 6
2004 - Missouri 9, Oklahoma 5
2005 - Missouri 8, Oklahoma 7

Big 12 Championship

UP NEXT
The Sooners will have a chance to avenge a Bedlam sweep from two weeks ago when they meet Oklahoma State on Saturday at 5 p.m.  OU is 5-0 against OSU in the Big 12 Championship with the last meeting taking place in 2003.  OSU holds a 140-135 advantage in the all-time series.  The game will be broadcast live on KOKC 1520 AM.

SOONERS’ BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
OU’s 7-2 loss on Wednesday to Kansas marked the fourth consecutive loss in the first game of the Big 12 Championship and the first meeting between the teams in the postseason tournament.   OU is 3-7 in the Big 12 postseason opener.  The Sooners have fared better in the second day of action in the conference tournament with a 7-2 mark, but lost last year’s game, 6-3, to Nebraska.

OU IN BIG 12 POSTSEASON PLAY
The Sooners have lost four straight games in the Big 12 Championship and  are 15-18 in Big 12 postseason play and they are 2-3 as the No. 3 seed.  Below is a look at how OU has fared against each team in the Big 12 in the postseason championship:

 Baylor 0-1
 Kansas 0-1
 Missouri 2-2
 Nebraska 0-4
 OSU 5-0
 Texas 1-3
 Texas A&M 3-4
 Texas Tech 4-3

2006 ALL-BIG 12 TEAMS
The Big 12 Conference announced its annual All-Big 12 Team, as voted on by the league’s coaches, on Thursday before day two of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship got underway and eight University of Oklahoma (39-18, 17-10) baseball players were honored.  It marked the third time in program history that OU, who recorded the most regular season wins this year since 1989 (42), has placed eight or more members on the Big 12 teams.  Seven Sooners were honored on the second team and one player was named honorable mention.  For just the second time in Big 12 history, a player from Oklahoma was not named to the first team.

Oklahoma seniors Chuckie Caufield (OF), Steven Guerra (SP), Daniel McCutchen (SP), Ryan Rohlinger (3B), Russell Raley (2B) and Kevin Smith (1B) and sophomore Aaron Reza (utility) were named to the All-Big 12 Second Team, while sophomore Jackson Williams (C) received honorable mention.   McCutchen, Rohlinger and Raley have been selections on the coaches’ team for the past two years while Smith was an honorable mention last season. Caufield, Guerra, Reza and Williams are making their first appearances on the conference’s honoree list. 

REZA EXTENDS STREAK TO 10 GAMES
Sophomore Aaron Reza extended his current hitting streak to 10 games on Wednesdsay.  Reza is hitting .472 (17-for-36) in that span and has hit safely in 22 of his last 23 games (with an at-bat).  Before the current streak began after an 0-for-4 performance in the series finale at Kansas, the Sooners’ utility player enjoyed a career-high, 12-game hitting streak. 

 


 

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