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Oklahoma State Explodes In The Fifth To Down Texas 10-4

For the third consecutive game the lower seeded team offered an upset bid in Oklahoma City, but just like the previous two times the higher seed came back strong. Seventh seeded Texas put two runs up on second seeded Oklahoma State in the top of the first and appeared to have a good thing going when they added two more in the top of the fifth to take a 4-0. The Cowboys would brutalize Texas pitchers the rest of the way though, scoring ten runs over the course of four innings.

Eight of those runs came in the fifth inning when OSU saw their first six batters successfully reach base. In all Oklahoma State sent twelve batters to the plate in the inning with eight of them able to reach base and score. Junior Ryan Sludder crossed home plate twice in the inning and senior Conor Costello left the park grand slam style as OSU's eighth batter of the inning.

The Cowboys added single runs in the sixth and eighth innings to get to double digit in scoring as the Longhorns were never able to recover from that disastrous fifth inning.

Oklahoma State will face TCU on Thursday afternoon and Texas will play in the second elimination game, Thursday morning, against Baylor.