1997 Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament

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1997 Big 12 Conference
Baseball Tournament
Classification Division I
Teams 6
Format Double elimination
Site All Sports Stadium
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Champions Oklahoma (1st title)
Winning coach Larry Cochell (1st title)
MVP Brian Shackelford (Oklahoma)
Attendance 56,742
Big 12 Conference
Baseball Tournament
  1998»
1997 Big 12 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Texas Tech y 23 7   .767     46 14   .767
#12 Oklahoma State y 21 9   .700     46 19   .708
#26 Texas A&M y 19 11   .633     39 22   .639
#17 Oklahoma y 18 11   .621     39 20   .661
Baylor 18 12   .600     32 23   .582
Missouri 15 16   .484     31 27   .534
Texas 12 15   .444     29 22   .569
Kansas 12 18   .400     31 25   .554
Kansas State 10 20   .333     32 24   .571
Nebraska 7 23   .233     27 35   .435
Iowa State 6 21   .222     12 31   .279
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1997[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1997 Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament was the first in Big 12 history, and the only one to be held at All Sports Stadium in Oklahoma City, OK from May 15th through May 18th. Oklahoma won the inaugural tournament and earned the Big 12 Conference's automatic bid to the 1997 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. The format followed that used by the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship at the time: a six-team, double-elimination tournament.

Regular Season Results[edit]

Team W L Pct GB Seed
Texas Tech 23 7 .767 -- 1
Oklahoma State 21 9 .700 2 2
Texas A&M 19 11 .633 4 3
Oklahoma 18 11 .621 4.5 4
Baylor 18 12 .600 5 5
Missouri 15 14 .517 7.5 6
Texas 12 15 .444 9.5 --
Kansas 12 18 .400 11 --
Kansas State 10 20 .333 13 --
Nebraska 7 23 .233 16 --
Iowa State 6 21 .222 15.5 --
  • Colorado did not sponsor a baseball team.

Tournament[edit]

  First round Semifinals Third Round Semi-Finals Finals
                                               
  1  Texas Tech 12  
  6  Missouri 2     1  Texas Tech 3  
    4  Oklahoma 5    
      4  Oklahoma 16  
      6  Missouri 7     4  Oklahoma 10  
  6  Missouri 9         2  Oklahoma State 5    
  5  Baylor 8        
  2  Oklahoma State 11         4  Oklahoma 19
  5  Baylor 8           1  Texas Tech 17
      2  Oklahoma State 16        
      3  Texas A&M 10          
  3  Texas A&M 11           2  Oklahoma State 6              
  4  Oklahoma 3         1  Texas Tech 7            
  1  Texas Tech 9    
  3  Texas A&M 6  

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Position Player School
1B Joe Dillon Texas Tech
2B Corey Hart Oklahoma
3B Sean Heaney Texas A&M
SS Derek Wathan Oklahoma
C Javier Flores Oklahoma
OF Rusty McNamara Oklahoma State
OF Brian Shackelford Oklahoma
OF Brandon Toro Texas Tech
DH Jason Landreth Texas Tech
P Matt Blank Texas A&M
P Jason Gooding Texas Tech
P Jeff Andra Oklahoma
MOP Brian Shackelford Oklahoma

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2013 Big 12 Baseball Media Guide. Big 12 Conference. p. 54. Retrieved May 17, 2013.