Oklahoma scene: OSU, OU baseball teams win Big 12 games in extra innings

Cowboys win in 11 innings at Texas, Sooners slip past Missouri in 10. Each series scheduled to continue Saturday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 13, 2012
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Oklahoma State scored two runs in the top of the 11th inning, and then reliever Blake Barnes escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom half as the Cowboys trimmed Texas 3-1 in Big 12 baseball Friday at Disch Falk Field.

A crowd of 6,808 saw Barnes load the bases by hitting two batters and walking another. The senior right-hander notched his second win of the season, though, by striking out Jacob Felts and retiring Jordan Etier on a grounder. Barnes' close call preserved the Cowboys' rally in the top of the 11th, powered by RBI hits from Robbie Rea and Mark Ginther.

OSU (18-14 overall, 5-5 Big 12) and Texas (18-13, 7-3) continue the series Saturday with a doubleheader. The first game will start at 1 p.m.

OU BEATS MISSOURI

Evan Mistich and Garrett Carey had run-scoring hits with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning Friday, and Oklahoma came back to beat Missouri 6-5 in a Big 12 baseball game at Mitchell Park. The game started at 3 p.m. but was delayed by severe weather to hit Norman; the contest ended around 10 as the Sooners came back from 2-0, 3-2 and 5-4 deficits.

Mistich finished with two hits and three RBIs, and Garrett added two hits and two RBIs. Caleb Bushyhead had three hits and scored twice for OU (20-14 overall, 5-8 Big), which is scheduled to play the Tigers (18-15, 3-7) 11 a.m. Saturday.

SOONERS BUST AGGIES

No. 6-ranked Oklahoma never trailed Friday, but a four-run seventh inning gave the Sooners breathing room in a 6-1 Big 12 softball win over Texas A&M at College Station. Jessica Shults hit her 11th and 12th homers of the season, and pitcher Keilani Ricketts struck out 12 in a seven-inning complete game. Ricketts added two doubles and an RBI at the plate. OU (34-5 overall, 10-2 Big 12) and No. 14 Texas A&M (28-12, 8-4) continue the series at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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