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Longhorns Start Big 12 Tournament on High Note

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Play Balll! via @keithlaw
Play Balll! via @keithlaw

Last we left Texas baseball they were desperately needing a win over Big 12 champ Baylor before the start of the conference tournament. Texas got just that last Saturday, becoming just the second Big 12 team to beat the Bears this season. John Curtiss made a case for a weekend starting role, throwing 4.2 strong innings and Hoby Milner didn't give up a run in the final 4.1 innings. Jonathan Walsh scored on a wild pitch in the 8th to give Texas a 2-1 lead. The Bears started the 9th with a leadoff double but he was gunned by Mark Payton trying to advance to third in Texas baseball's play of the year to this point.

The victory over Baylor gives Texas three wins this season over teams in Boyd's World's top 15 and should guarantee the Horns a spot in the NCAA tournament regardless of what happens in Oklahoma City this week. A good week at the Big 12 tourney could ensure the Horns will be a 2-seed in a regional somewhere, but we'll see.

Texas hopes to get some revenge tonight against Missouri at 7:30. Video should be available here and you can join us after the jump for the open thread.

Wednesday, May 23
Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma 9:00 a.m.
Kansas State vs. Baylor 12:30 p.m.
Kansas vs. Texas A&M 4:00 p.m.
Missouri vs. Texas 7:30 p.m.