Cowboys Oust Sooners to Make Big 12 Tourney Title Game
Oklahoma State got two early runs, and kept Oklahoma’s offense in check on their way to a 5-1 win at the Big 12 Baseball Tournament at OneOK Field in Tulsa on Saturday afternoon.
The Cowboys advance to the championship game to play Texas at noon on Sunday.
OSU got two runs in the second inning, the first coming when Dustin Williams scored from third base after a wild pitch by OU pitcher Corey Copping.
Bryan Case then grounded out, allowing Tim Arakawa to score to give the Cowboys a 2-0 lead.
OSU added to the lead in the third inning when Williams doubled home Donnie Walton and it was 3-0 Cowboys.
Oklahoma got their only run in the bottom of the 6th inning on a single by Tayor Alspaugh that scored Joshua Ake, cutting the OSU lead to 3-1.
The Cowboys put the game away with two runs in the 8th inning.
Dustin Williams tripled to left field to score Walton, then Kevin Bradley ripped a single to right field to score Williams to make it 5-1.
The Cowboys won four of five games this season against Oklahoma, and advance to their third Big 12 championship game with a 37-17 record.
OSU won the title in 2004 in Arlington, Texas, and lost last season in the title game to TCU.
Texas will be OSU’s opponent on Sunday.
The Longhorns will be making their fifth championship game appearance, and have never lost in the title game, winning in 2002, 2003, 2008, and 2009.
Oklahoma’s record drops to 34-27, and the Sooners are likely finished for the season.
They are not expected to receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament.