“Just reminding him that the guy had a really good sinker, which he does,” Holliday said. “We wanted to try to get a ball that he could get the barrel under a little bit and not get on top of it. They obviously wanted to get a ball hit into the ground.
“Tanner hit it hard into the ground right into the middle of the field and did a great job. … It’s all him right there.”
Robinette, who had struggled of late, took advantage of some recent adjustments and threw three scoreless innings to get the win and close it out.
“It’s been frustrating for me at times but I had my moment and my teammates kind of opened me up to that moment,” Robinette said. “They brought energy to help me out. … I felt the energy behind me. They kind of helped me power through everything.”
The Cowboys opened a door for Texas in the ninth then quickly slammed it shut after OSU centerfielder Saulyer Saxon dropped Madison Carter’s deep fly ball with no outs and a runner on first.
After Carter was nearly to second, runner Tres Barrera broke toward third and was thrown out at third as Carter scrambled back to first base.
OSU will also learn Sunday whether they will host a regional next week. The Cowboys are expected to be one of 16 schools to host and could be one of eight national seeds with the chance to host a super regional if they advance.
Texas coach Augie Garrido was adamant after the game that the Cowboys deserved a national seed.
The full NCAA Tournament pairings will be announced Monday.