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Texas Bounced from Big 12 Tournament

Updated: Sunday, May 25 2014, 09:39 PM CDT

The No. 5 seed Texas baseball team was eliminated from the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Saturday night as No. 1 seed Oklahoma State rallied from a one-run deficit by scoring three runs in the eighth inning to win 6-4.
 
The Longhorns had rallied from a 3-1 deficit following a rain delay of nearly two and a half hours to go ahead 5-4 heading to the eighth inning. But Oklahoma State got its 27th come-from-behind win of the season by plating three runs in the eighth and holding off the Longhorns in the ninth.
 
After Tres Barrera led off the ninth with a single, Texas (38-18) seemed to have caught a break when Oklahoma State center fielder Saulyer Saxon dropped a flyball. But pinch runner Weston Hall was thrown out at third on a relay, giving the Cowboys an out and leaving a runner on first.
 
Still, C.J Hinojosa followed with a single and a groundout by Collin Shaw put the tying runs in scoring position. Cowboys reliever Mark Robinette then got Kacy Clemens to ground out on a hard-hit ball to second, ending the game.
 
Earlier, Texas tied the game up at 3-3 with a pair of runs in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded, Mark Payton ripped a single to left-center field, scoring Brooks Marlow and Zane Gurwitz. Oklahoma State prevented further damage by recording two strikeouts, leaving the bases full of Longhorns.
 
The Longhorns edged ahead, 4-3, on another RBI single from Payton in the sixth inning. Travis Duke pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, and Parker French replaced him to start the seventh, retiring the side in order.
 
With Oklahoma State leading 3-1, rain started to fall with two outs in the top of the fourth inning and the game was officially delayed at 5:33 p.m. Two hours and 29 minutes later it was resumed, though Texas was without the services of starter Morgan Cooper who threw 52 pitches before the delay.
 
Texas had the chance to take an early lead when it loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning after Marlow tripled and the Longhorns drew two walks. Oklahoma State pitcher Trey Cobb, though, induced a 1-2-3 double play and got another groundout to end the inning without allowing a run.
 
The Cowboys struck the next half inning. With two outs, Tim Arakawa kept the inning alive with a bunt single and Conor Costello followed with a two-run homer to left field on a full count to make it 2-0.
 
In the third, Texas got on the board when Hinojosa led off with a base hit to left field and later scored on a two-out infield single by Gurwitz. Oklahoma State took back a two-run lead the next half inning when Bryan Case led off with a solo shot to left field.
 
French (5-5) took the loss while Robinette (3-2) was credited with the win.
 
Texas now awaits its NCAA Tournament fate. Sixteen regional hosts will be announced Sunday at 8 p.m. CT and the full field will be unveiled Wednesday at 11 a.m. on ESPNU.

Texas Bounced from Big 12 Tournament


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Scores & Schedules

August 29, 2014 09:13 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 3 N-Y Yankees 2

Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 4

Cleveland 3 Chi White Sox 2

Minnesota 11 Kansas City 5, 10 Innings

Houston 4 Texas 2

L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 3, 10 Innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati 7 Chi Cubs 2

San Francisco 4 Colorado 1

Atlanta 6 N-Y Mets 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games

Minnesota (May 0-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-7), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-8), 7:07 p.m.

Boston (Ranaudo 2-0) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 4-6) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 10-6), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 11-11) at Chicago White Sox (Carroll 5-8), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Undecided) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-9), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Lester 13-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-7), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games

Cincinnati (Leake 10-11) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-7) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 9-9) at Atlanta (E.Santana 13-7), 7:35 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-9), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (Bergman 1-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 9-7), 9:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 11-10) at San Diego (Cashner 2-6), 10:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 15-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-9), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Washington (Zimmermann 9-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14

Detroit 23 Buffalo 0

Cincinnati 35 Indianapolis 7

Green Bay 34 Kansas City 14

Philadelphia 37 N-Y Jets 7

Miami 14 St. Louis 13

Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0

N-Y Giants 16 New England 13

Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10

Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13

Cleveland 33 Chicago 13

Denver 27 Dallas 3

Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3

San Francisco 40 Houston 13

San Diego 12 Arizona 9

Oakland 41 Seattle 31

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(21) Texas A-and-M 52 ( 9) South Carolina 28

(18) Mississippi 35 Boise State 13

(19) Arizona State 45 Weber State 14

Friday's Game

No. 8 Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State, 7:30 p.m.

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