National No. 1 seeds could be at stake in Big 12

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 10:10 am
By: News 9

Associated Press

Texas A & M coach Rob Childress says his team may be the top seed in the Big 12 baseball tournament that starts today in Oklahoma City, but they limped all the way here.

The Aggies won the league's regular-season title, but lost its last six games.

Childress and Oklahoma State coach Frank Anderson said two teams might receive two national Number 1 seeds and that how the three teams fare in the league tournament could be a vital factor in determining which two.

A & M begins the tournament in a game against Oklahoma, which secured the eighth spot in the tournament by beating OSU in the final game of Bedlam series over the weekend.

The Sooners are hoping for an at-large bid with a strong tournament showing.

Besides an NCAA tournament berth, OSU is hoping to break a losing streak in the tournament. The Cowboys haven't won a Big 12 tournament game since 2005 and they've lost eight straight games in the event, but they came within a game last season of reaching the College World Series.