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Texas knocks off Texas Tech 8-3

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm •  Published: May 21, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Zane Gurwitz had three hits and Ben Johnson and Mark Payton knocked in two runs to help Texas defeat Texas Tech 8-3 in Big 12 tournament play Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Lucas Schiraldi got the win for No. 5 seed Texas (37-16). He pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed one run and four hits.

Bryant Burleson, Tyler Neslony and Adam Kirsch each had two hits for No. 4 seed Texas Tech (40-17).

Corey Taylor got the loss for Texas Tech. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings and gave up six hits and five runs. Johnson's single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning scored two and chased Taylor during a five-run barrage.

Texas will play top seed Oklahoma State Thursday in winners' bracket play.