Oklahoma State crushes Texas 8-1 in Big 12 semis

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By Kevin Rodriguez

ARLINGTON, Texas — No. 19 Texas Baseball lost to Oklahoma State, 8-1, in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on Saturday at Globe Life Field. The loss by the Longhorns (43-18) sets up a rematch with the Cowboys at 4 p.m. with the winner advancing to Sunday’s championship game.

Douglas Hodo III and Austin Todd both went 2-for-4 in the game, while Mitchell Daly was 1-for-3 with an RBI double.

The Longhorns had plenty of opportunity to score throughout the game but had 10 runners left on base.

Oklahoma State grabbed a first inning lead with a two-run homer despite starting pitcher Zane Morehouse striking out three batters in the frame.

Texas managed to get two runners on with nobody out in both the first and second innings but were unable to get a run on the board.


The Cowboys expanded their lead out to 6-0 with four runs in the second inning.

Oklahoma State added a run in the fourth and another in the fifth to make the lead 8-0.

The Longhorns got one run across in the ninth inning after Jack O’Dowd worked a walk and Daly drove him in with a double to left-center.