The Missouri Tigers have made a habit of making strong runs in the Big 12 Baseball Championship, but this year is looking like it could be the most special of all. The Tigers upset No. 3 seed Texas on Wednesday, and followed that up by beating Texas A&M, the No, 2 seed, 5-3 on Thursday, which moves the Tigers into the winner's bracket and a possible rematch with the Aggies on Saturday.
If the sixth-seeded Tigers win on Saturday, they will play in the championship game on Sunday. Mizzou was in the championship game a year ago, losing in extra innings to Texas A&M. Both Missouri and Texas A&M are playing in their final Big 12 baseball season. Both schools will move to the Southeastern Conference, effective July 1.
Shortstop Eric Garcia was two for three at the plate for the Tigers, and center fielder Blake Brown hit his tenth home run of the season, a solo shot to left field in the fourth.
Missouri, now 2-0 in the 2012 Championship, never trailed in the game, beating one of the best pitchers in the Big 12 in A&M right-handed starter Michael Wacha, who was 8-0 coming into Thursday's game.
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