Braden Davis joins Jon Gray as the only Sooners to throw a complete-game shutout in Big 12 tourney

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma ace Braden Davis threw his first complete-game shutout in the Big 12 Tournament and the top-seeded Sooners beat No. 9 seed TCU 4-0 on Wednesday.

Davis joins Jon Gray (2013) as the only Sooners to throw a complete-game shutout in the tournament. There have only been seven overall in tournament history, with the last coming in 2015.

Davis allowed only four hits with nine strikeouts on a career-high 120 pitches to outduel Payton Tolle, the Big 12 pitcher of the year. It was Oklahoma’s first complete-game shutout since Braden Carmichael blanked Oklahoma State last season.

Oklahoma (35-18) advances to the winner’s bracket to play Kansas on Thursday for their first matchup of the season.

TCU (32-20) has lost all four games against Oklahoma this season, getting outscored 27-12. The Horned Frogs will play in an elimination game on Thursday against Kansas State.

Jackson Nicklaus drove home the first run of the game in the fourth inning on an RBI double into center field. Two batters later, Kendall Pettis sent a single into center that allowed Nicklaus to score.

Anthony Mackenzie homered in the sixth and Nicklaus followed one pitch later with another solo shot.

Pettis also made an incredible diving catch in left field to keep it scoreless in the first inning.


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