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Baylor & Oklahoma’s Baseball Seasons End at Super Regionals
June 11, 2012
Both the Baylor and Oklahoma baseball teams saw its 2012 seasons come to an end Monday in the NCAA Super Regionals. The Sooners (42-25) were swept by two-time defending national champion South Carolina, while the Bears (49-17) fell to Arkansas, 1-0, in 10 innings in the Waco Super Regional final.

The Big 12 is 223-186 in NCAA postseason play after four teams made the field in 2012. This is the first time in the past three years the Conference will not send a representative to Omaha.

Game 3 - Arkansas 1, Baylor 0 (10 innings)
Tyler Bremer turned in the best outing of his career, tossing 9.0 shutout innings, but it wasn't enough as Arkansas knocked off Baylor 1-0 in 10 innings to win the NCAA Waco Super Regional on Monday night at Baylor Ballpark.

Baylor (49-17) finished the season one win shy of its fourth trip to the College World Series and one win shy of the school record set in 1999. Arkansas (44-20) got a two-out RBI single from Jake Wise to break a scoreless tie in the 10th, and Colby Suggs stranded a pair of runners in the bottom half of the inning to send the Razorbacks to Omaha.

"I'm really proud of the fact that we had a super regional round," head coach Steve Smith said. "The players involved got to experience an incredible game in front of incredible fans and a great ballpark. It was an unbelievable ball game. I'm extremely proud of my guys and probably the most proud I've ever been of Baylor and our fans."

Bremer allowed only three hits and struck out eight without issuing a walk in a career-high 9.0 shutout innings. He threw 66 of his 98 pitches for strikes and needed more than 11 pitches to get through only two of his nine innings, while facing just four batters over the minimum. Bremer became the first Baylor pitcher ever to toss 9.0 innings in a Super Regional game.

Dillon Newman (4-4) took the loss after allowing the game-winning hit in the 10th inning. Brian Anderson led off with a single down the left-field line, and a sacrifice bunt moved him to second. Newman got the second out with a strikeout, but Wise followed with a bouncing single through the left side that just got past a diving Steve DalPorto.

Game 2 - South Carolina 5, Oklahoma 1
Held scoreless for six innings Sunday in a game twice suspended by rain, the Gamecocks struck quickly Monday to take an advantage in the second game of the best-of-three Super Regional series.

In the top of the seventh, with Steven Okert on the mound for Oklahoma, Tanner English's two-strike, sacrifice bunt was fielded by OU first baseman Evan Mistich, who overthrew third base, allowing Connor Bright to score and English to reach second.

English scored on Okert's ball-four wild pitch to leadoff hitter Joey Pankake.

Mistich atoned for his field error by plating OU's only run of the series in the next inning, scoring Garrett Carey from second on a single to right center.

English hit in Casey Matthews for insurance in the eighth inning with a two-out, bunt single that raced beyond Okert's reach as it sped between first and second base. Any momentum the Sooners had built with its run in the seventh ended as second baseman Chase Vergason doubled to clear the bases and add two South Carolina runs in the next at-bat.

After being halted at 8:40 p.m. Central Sunday night, the game resumed at 3:05 p.m. Monday with Oklahoma at bat in the bottom of the sixth. The Sooners loaded the bases with two outs, but right fielder Cody Reine flew out to right field after a 10-pitch battle with South Carolina's Tyler Webb.

On Sunday, OU's Jonathan Gray struck out nine of 23 batters and allowed just three hits as he finished his start after a one-hour, four-minute lightning delay after the fifth inning. South Carolina starter Colby Holmes was holding Sooners at bay as well, giving up just one hit with two strikeouts.

Gray reached 100 K's for the season with his fourth strikeout, coming in the third inning against Evan Marzilli. He joins Jordan John and Dillon Overton for the first trio in Oklahoma history to each hit the benchmark in a single season.

BIG 12 IN THE 2012 NCAA BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
SUPER REGIONALS
MONDAY, JUNE 11
Game 3 - Arkansas 1, Baylor 0
Game 2 - South Carolina 5, Oklahoma 1

SUNDAY, JUNE 10
Game 2 - Arkansas 5, Baylor 4
Game 2 - Oklahoma 0, South Carolina 0 (mid sixth) PPD - 3 p.m. Monday

SATURDAY, JUNE 9
Game 1 - Baylor 8, Arkansas 1
Game 1 - South Carolina 5, Oklahoma 0

REGIONALS
MONDAY, JUNE 4
Game 6 - No. 2 Oklahoma 14, No. 3 Appalachian State 6
Game 7- No. 1 Baylor 8, No. 2 Dallas Baptist 2
Game 7 - No. 2 Oklahoma 5, No. 3 Appalachian State 2

SUNDAY, JUNE 3
Game 3 - No. 2 Oklahoma 2, No. 4 Army 1 (10)
Game 5 - No. 2 Oklahoma 5, No. 1 Virginia 4
Game 5 - No. 2 TCU 10, No. 1 Texas A&M 2 (TAMU eliminated)
Game 5 - No. 1 Baylor 5, No. 4 Oral Roberts 2
Game 6 - No. 1 Baylor 9, No. 2 Dallas Baptist 2
Game 5 - No. 3 Louisville 11, No. 4 Missouri 3 (MU eliminated)

SATURDAY, JUNE 2
Game 3 - No. 1 Baylor 11, No. 3 UT Arlington 6
Game 3 - No. 4 Missouri 6, No. 2 New Mexico State 2
Game 2 - No. 3 Appalachian State 5, No. 2 Oklahoma 4
Game 4 - No. 3 Mississippi 6, No. 1 Texas A&M 3

FRIDAY, JUNE 1
Game 2 - No. 4 Oral Roberts 4, No. 1 Baylor 2
Game 2 - No. 1 Texas A&M 4, No. 4 Dayton 1
Game 2 - No. 1 Arizona 15, No. 4 Missouri 3

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