The Texas baseball team moved back to .500 in conference play with a key win in Stillwater over Oklahoma State to take the rubber match of the teams’ weekend series.
Texas 8 (20-8, 6-6 Big 12), Oklahoma State 5 (21-10,4-5 Big 12)
Texas – 100 400 300 – 8r 13h 0e OSU – 300 010 100 – 5r 9h 2eBox Score
How Texas won – Opportunistic late hitting a closer Austin Wood
With as tight as it’s going to be down the stretch in the Big 12 (all teams in the conference are within three and half games of each other) every win matters and the Horns got an important one on Sunday. Texas led 5-4 heading into the seventh inning and that’s when the Longhorns got the separation they would need. Texas picked up three runs in the top of the seventh, two of them on a pinch hit single from Russell Moldenhaur. Wood closed out the game, allowing just one run over the final four and two-thirds innings.
MVP on the mound – Austin Wood, LHP, Oklahoma State
Though he has operated as the Horns’ closer, Wood is now 5-0 on the year after sealing the Texas win. On Sunday, Wood struck out nearly half the batters he faced (seven of 16), had no walks, two hits and just one earned run.
MVP at the plate – Michael Dabbs, RF, Oklahoma State
His team may not have won, but Dabbs did everything he could to keep the Cowboys in it. His 3-for-4 day made him the only Oklahoma State player with multiple hits and he also added a pair of RBI and a pair of runs.
Friday: Texas 7, Oklahoma State 2
Texas Gets a Win to Open Oklahoma State Series
Saturday: Oklahoma State 7, Texas 1
Oklahoma State Gets Even in Game Two
Texas next hosts TCU on Tuesday. First pitch at UFCU Disch-Falk Field is set for 6:00 p.m. CT. The Longhorns’ next Big 12 series is at Nebraska, starting on Thursday, April 9th.