Tournament gets under way Wednesday

Tuesday, May 16th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- The Big 12 baseball tournament begins Wednesday in Oklahoma City with four of the eight teams knowing they're in the N-C-A-A tournament.

Baylor, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas are locks to get N-C-A-A bids.

That leaves the bottom four seeds in the Big 12 tournament fighting to get in.

The coaches of fifth-seeded Texas Tech and sixth-seeded Oklahoma State say six conference teams deserve N-C-A-A bids regardless of what happens this weekend.

O-S-U coach Tom Holliday says his team will play its hardest and then hope for the best.

The winner of the Big 12 tournament gets an automatic N-C-A-A bid. Missouri and Texas A-and-M are hoping they're the team that will do that.

The tournament begins Wednesday morning with O-U playing O-S-U.