Texas 11, Baylor 1 (7 innings)
Why Texas (26-25, 11-13) won: The Longhorns struck for five runs in the first inning, three in the fifth, and two in the sixth. Jake McKenzie, making his second start of the season (both coming Sunday) drove in four runs on two singles. Zane Gurwitz, who was benched for game one for poor effort, hit a two-run bomb in the sixth. In the seventh, C.J Hinojosa hit his fourth home run of the series. The end result is a fifth seed in this week’s Big 12 tournament. The Horns will open against fourth-seed Texas Tech at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Tulsa’s ONEOK Field.
Why Baylor (21-30, 9-15) lost: The Bears couldn’t solve Texas starter Kyle Johnston, who worked five scoreless innings in his third start. Johnston induced double plays to get out of the first two innings and got strikeouts to end the fourth and fifth.
Key stat: Texas totaled 13 hits.
On deck: vs Texas Tech, 9 a.m. Wednesday at Tulsa’s ONEOK Field, 1300.
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