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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