The Oklahoma Sooners run to the College World Series final seemed improbable midway through the 2022 college baseball season. One of the big reasons for the Sooners run that included five straight Big 12 series wins, a Big 12 tournament title, and their run through the NCAA tournament to the championship series was Cade Horton.
In the Big 12 tournament and beyond, he was electric, displaying filthy stuff and befuddling hitters at every stop. Though it didn’t turn out the way Sooners fans would have liked with a national championship, Horton was fantastic and one fo the bright spots of the tournament.
For his efforts, Horton was selected No. 7 overall in the 2022 MLB draft. His efforts helped him climb up draft boards just a year removed from Tommy John’s surgery.
Analysts and fans alike loved the pick, that is unless your a St. Louis Cardinal fan. Let’s take a look at some of the best reactions on social media to Cade Horton’s selection.
Chicago, meet Cade Horton
You hate to see it, but more than that, you love to see it
Cade Horton’s Postseason was huge
Noted Cardinals fan is not thrilled
Was huge down the stretch
Well, that’s something
Not turning it down
Big addition by the Cubs
Straight Nails down the stretch
Flying up the draft boards since CWS
Cade’s a Cubby
Pumped for the Kid
Welcome to your new home Cade
On the rise
Oklahoma Baseball may not be done