... and Mississippi State was the mouse
(Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman)
Cat Osterman pitched another shutout as the Longhorns beat Mississippi State 2-0 to advance to the Super Regional of the NCAA Softball Tournament. Not that that's really news, Has anyone ever gotten a run off of Cat? Or a hit?
Anyway, the Longhorns are now 2 wins against Bethune-Cookman away from returning to Oklahoma City (site of their Big XII championship win) for the Women's CWS.
Also representing the Big XII in the Super Regionals are the Texas A&M Aggies, who beat Penn State to advance, the Baylor Bears, who beat Florida State, and the Oklahoma Sooners, who beat Oregon. Oklahoma State is going home, however, after losing to Arizona in it's regional final.
Now, on to the other diamond
In the final weekend of the Big XII baseball season, The Texas Longhorn baseball team eliminated the A&M Aggies from the conference tournament with a 11-1 mercy-rule win.
The beneficiary of the Aggies' misfortune is Texas Tech, who squeaked into the tournament as the 8th seed despite losing to Oklahoma.
Nebraska and Baylor ended up tied for the regular season title, but Nebraska will get the #1 seed based on head-to-head record. The tournament starts May 25 at "The Brick" (a.k.a Bricktown Ballpark) in Oklahoma. (Complete Bracket in PDF format)
Rangers sweep Astros
Not like we needed to drive the point home that the Astros stunk, but the Rangers swept them over the weekend.
How many weeks until NFL Training Camps open?
John P. Lopez, Houston Chronicle
Lisa Gray, The Dugout
Spurs take Game 1
San Antonio, the lone Texas team left in the NBA playoffs, ripped game 1 from Phoenix at America West Arena. and in the process ripped home court as well. It may not matter because of Phoenix's road record, but it's nice for the Spurs to get a road win under their belt after going 1-2 on the road in the Seattle series.
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