College baseball: Mark Robinette pitches first complete game, OSU beats Texas Tech

Late Oklahoma rally falls short, Sooners lose 9-6 at West Virginia.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 5, 2013
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Mark Robinette pitched nine solid innings Sunday afternoon while leading Oklahoma State to a 3-0 Big 12 baseball victory over Texas Tech at Dan Law Field in Lubbock.

Robinette allowed six hits and no walks, and he struck out seven. The junior right-hander improved to 5-0 after throwing the first complete game of his collegiate career. Robinette threw just 131 pitches.

“It started in the bullpen (before the game) — I was hitting my spots pretty well, and it just translated to the game,” Robinette said.

The Cowboys (34-12 overall, 9-8 Big 12) did not score until the ninth inning. They scored three runs off Tech relievers Johnathon Tripp and Andre Wheeler. Rick Stover's double and Gage Green's single scored three base runners. Until the ninth, OSU had been held in check by Texas Tech starter Jonny Drozd. He blanked the Cowboys on four hits, four walks and four strikeouts.

Tech fell to 22-26 and 7-14.

MOUNTAINEERS TAKE SERIES

Oklahoma's late rally fell short Sunday, and West Virginia notched a 9-6 Big 12 baseball win before 1,843 fans at Power Park in Charleston.

OU (34-14 overall, 11-7 Big 12) committed four errors, which accounted for four unearned runs. That helped West Virginia (29-20, 11-7) charge to an 8-2 lead after seven innings. The Sooners scored four times in the eighth inning, but that's all they could muster against a West Virginia club that won the three-game series.

The Mountaineers scored six runs with two outs Sunday; during Saturday's 9-3 victory, they scored five runs with two outs.

Jack Mayfield had five hits and three RBIs for OU.