Oklahoma State baseball beats Texas Tech and forces a Large 12 rematch

Brennan Phillips simply wanted stability.

The pitcher discovered himself within the greatest part of his younger profession throughout second-ranked OSU’s Large 12 Event recreation towards sixth-ranked Texas Tech on Saturday.

Phillips received the beginning nod in what amounted to an elimination recreation for the Cowboys, and received a jam throughout the opening inning when the Pink Raiders put runners on the corners with one out.

However after scoring the second hit, Phillips grappled with Texas Tech’s Gavin Money. Phillips positioned a heater within the prime of the strike zone, and Money got here down swinging to finish the inning.

OSU by no means trailed throughout its 8-1 victory over Texas Tech thanks largely to Phillips. The previous Owasu Excessive College starter allowed just one run and recorded a career-high seven strikeouts in six innings pitched.

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OSU will play Texas Tech once more at 4 p.m. Saturday in Arlington, Texas. The winner advances to the championship recreation, the place they are going to face fourth seed TCU at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Phillips received a whole lot of assist from the Ohio State College bats.

David Mendham received the ball rolling within the backside of the second inning. After accumulating 5 RBIs in a win over OU on Friday, the senior delivered an RBI double to provide his crew a 1-0 lead.

Mendham got here residence the following recreation when Marcus Brown drove a ball into proper discipline on an RBI single.

OSU then added six runs over the following two innings to say an 8-0 lead.

Tyler Wolfert led the cost. After recording an RBI double within the third inning, Younger hit once more within the fourth.

Wolfert related on a downfield from Texas Tech’s Jase Lopez and despatched a laser shot into proper discipline for a leadoff single.

Texas Tech’s lone run got here courtesy of Hudson White, who kicked a ball into the higher deck into left discipline for a solo residence run throughout the prime of the fifth inning.

However the Bayden Root halted any hopes of a Texas Tech comeback. The senior pitcher made the save by recording three hits in three innings.

Wulfert led OSU on the plate with three RBIs and one on hitting 2-for-4. Nolan Shubart additionally totaled two RBIs and two runs on hitting 2-for-4.

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