Big 12 In College World Series: Fast Facts & Figures

Here are some fast facts and figures to help with a deeper knowledge and  understanding of the history of Big 12 baseball and the College World Series and how the three teams from the conference are faring in the 2014 national championship tournament:spvideoimg_0_CWS

  • The three teams that made it to the 2014 College World Series in Omaha ties the most from the Big `12 to advance that far in the tournament. Texas, Baylor and Nebraska were among the eight teams in the 2005 College World Series. Texas won the national championship, defeating Arizona State. The Longhorns finished third, behind Nebraska and Baylor, in the Big 12 standings that year.
  • Texas Tech is 20-20all-time  in NCAA postseason baseball appearances, but until this year, the Red Raiders had never won a regional or super regional championship, which makes this year their debut as one of the teams in the 2014 College World Series.
  • The Texas Tech pitching staff has held the Red Raider’s NCAA tournament opponents this year scoreless in 57 of 63 innings pitched. The Red Raiders had a scoreless string of 27 consecutive innings going before TCU scored a first-inning run in Tech’s CWS debut on Sunday.
  • Texas‘ 4-1 victory over Louisville on Tuesday was the Longhorns record 83rd win in the College World Series. The Longhorns 35 College World Series appearances also is a record.
  • Texas has won at least one game in 31 of the 35 College World Series.
  • The Longhorns are 44-10 this season when scoring two or more runs. They are 40-7 when scoring at least three runs and 36-4 when leading after seven innings.
  • TCU is 29-21 all-time in NCAA postseason baseball action and 4-2 in the College World Series. This is TCU second World Series appearance. The first was in 2010.
  • TCU is 39-8 this season when it scores the first run in the game. The Horned Frogs are 21-6 when they score in the first inning.
  • Preston Morrison struck out 10 Texas Tech batter in TCU’s 3-2 win on Sunday in the College World Series. Morrison is only the third pitcher in the short history of TD Ameritrade Park (opened in 2011) to strike out 10 or more batters in a game.
  • Morrison has made 15 quality starts (six of more innings, allowing no more than three runs) in his 18 starting assignments this season. Morrison has a 9-4 record with an ERA of 1.32.

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