OKLAHOMA CITY — West Virginia rallies past OSU
Jacob Rice singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning and West Virginia beat Oklahoma State 6-5 on Saturday. Kansas’ win over TCU knocked West Virginia from reaching the title game.
The third-seeded Mountaineers (33-26) trailed 5-0 before scoring five times in the sixth. Ryan Tuntland had a two-run single before Ryan McBroom and Brady Wilson hit back-to-back home runs to tie it.
Randy McCurry hit a two-run home run for the second-seeded Cowboys (39-17), who were winless at the tournament despite leading all three games.
Corey Walter (5-5) threw four scoreless innings of relief for West Virginia.
Oklahoma State closer Brendan McCurry (6-3) took the loss.
The Cowboys had the bases loaded in the eighth, only to see Donnie Walton ground into an inning-ending double play. West Virginia left two runners on in the ninth.
OSU will learn if it made the NCAA Tournament when the pairings are announced Monday. The Cowboys have lost four straight games.
Texas Tech downs Baylor behind Proudfoot
Tim Proudfoot singled twice, doubled and drove in five runs to lead Texas Tech to an 8-2 win against Baylor in the Big 12 baseball tournament.
Proudfoot’s RBI single in the fifth inning tied Saturday’s game at 2, and the eighth-seeded Red Raiders (26-30) took their first lead on Bryant Burleson’s RBI single two batters later. Proudfoot added a two-run double in the sixth and a two-run single in the eighth.