Oklahoma State Cowboys Force Elimination Game With Texas In Big Twelve Baseball Tournament

Saturday will bring us at leas one more baseball game before Sunday's Big Twelve baseball championship game. The Longhorns were looking to make Oklahoma State one and done on Saturday and move on to face TCU in the championship game but the Cowboys had other plans. A three-run ninth inning rally sent O-State and Texas into a final elimination game on Saturday evening.

In a game that had been a pitcher's duel through out, Texas took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fifth when a Ben Johnson single drove in Collin Shaw. Strong pitching and sound defense kept the score that way until the bottom of the eighth when the Cowboys scored three runs on five hits take a 3-1 lead.

Needing to respond immediately, the Longhorns instead went down in order in the top of the ninth to close the game out and complete the Oklahoma State comeback.

Oklahoma State used a battery of four pitchers to hold Texas to just their single run on six hits. Meanwhile Texas starter Nathan Thornhill blanked the Cowboys through six innings. All three of OSU's runs came off of John Curtiss. The two teams will now face off one more time in a game that will determine who will face TCU for the championship on Sunday.

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