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Oklahoma State completes sweep over Texas baseball

Posted April 20th, 2019

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The Texas baseball team took multiple leads over Oklahoma State, but none lasted as the Cowboys topped the Longhorns in a walk-off 11-10 win to complete the sweep in Stillwater on Saturday.

A six-run sixth inning and two runs in the ninth doomed UT this time. Oklahoma State (25-13, 10-5 Big 12) outscored Texas (24-18, 5-9) 36-12 for the series.

Andrew Navigato hit an RBI single to end the game in the bottom of the ninth, scoring Hueston Morrill. Noah Sifrit scored on a wild pitch earlier in the inning to tie the contest.

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The Longhorns finally found some offense after scoring just two runs in the first two games.

Duke Ellis, Eric Kennedy, Austin Todd, Zach Zubia and Tate Shaw each drove in a pair of runs for Texas.

The Longhorns took a lead in the first inning on a two-run double by Zubia.

Oklahoma State answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning and tied the game in the third.

After the teams traded a pair of runs in the fourth, Texas took a 5-3 lead in the top of the sixth. A pair of groundouts allowed two runs to cross the plate.

That’s when the Cowboys unleashed six runs on the Horns, taking a 9-5 lead in the sixth. Navigato hit a two-run double in the inning.

Texas fought back in the top of the seventh, plating four runs to tie the game. Shaw highlighted the inning with a two-run homer.

Ellis scored on a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth for the would-be winning run, but Mason Bryant couldn’t close it out. Texas sent a total of 10 pitchers to the mound, with Donny Diaz taking the loss. Logan Gragg got the win for the Cowboys in the 4-hour, 27-minute game.

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