Longhorn head coach David Pierce argues a call against Kansas at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on March 16, 2018. JAMIE HARMS / FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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The Final Pitch: Oklahoma State 6, Texas 1

Posted March 23rd, 2018

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One week after Texas beat Kansas three times, Oklahoma State dealt Texas a 6-1 defeat and its first loss in Big 12 play.

Over Friday’s first five frames, freshman Jake Taylor led Oklahoma State to a 2-0 lead with a RBI single and the first homer of his college career. The Longhorns then fell behind by six runs as the Cowboys hit for the cycle over their first four at-bats of a four-run seventh inning.

Tagged with the loss was sophomore Blair Henley, who struck out seven but gave up 10 hits. Oklahoma State starter Joe Lienhard entered the game with a 5.50 ERA. He, however, allowed three hits over a 128-pitch outing that ended with one out in the ninth inning. UT batters were caught looking at six of his eight strikeouts.

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Texas (13-10; 3-1) and Oklahoma State (11-8-1; 1-0) will resume their series at UFCU Disch-Falk Field at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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