OKLAHOMA CITY —
Craig Aikin lined a two-out RBI single to left field in the top of the 11th inning, lifting Oklahoma into the Big 12 championship game with a 7-6 win Saturday against regular season champion Kansas State.
The Wildcats (41-17) scored four times in the ninth and Big 12 player of the year Ross Kivett answered Matt Oberste’s RBI single in the 10th with one of his own. But after K-State loaded the bases with one out in the 11th, Kyle Hayes came in to strike out Mitch Meyer and Alex Bee to earn his first save.
Meyer’s two-out, two-run single off closer Jacob Evans tied it in the ninth. Ralph Garza Jr. (5-1) pitched the 10th and left with the bases loaded in the 11th.
Garrett Carey had a three-run double and Anthony Hermelyn had two RBI for the fourth-seeded Sooners (39-19).
Jake Matthys (8-1) took the loss after four innings of relief.
The Sooners will face Kansas at 1 p.m. today for the championship. The game can be seen on FOX Sports Oklahoma Plus (channel 73, Suddenlink)
Jayhawks blank TCU
Michael Suiter hit a two-run home run and four Kansas pitchers combined on a shutout as the Jayhawks beat TCU 4-0 Saturday night to reach the Big 12 championship game.
Robert Kahana (5-1) threw six shutout innings and Jordan Piche earned his 12th save after 2 1-3 innings of relief as sixth-seeded Kansas (34-24) earned a spot against No. 4 seed Oklahoma in Sunday’s title game.
Kevin Kuntz had an RBI single in the third, and Alex DeLeon doubled and scored on a wild pitch in the sixth. Suiter tacked on his first home run in the seventh off Alex Young.
Cody Jones had three singles for TCU (29-28), which was eliminated from championship contention before the game started.
Horned Frogs starter Andrew Mitchell (1-2) gave up two hits and one run in five innings.