Stillwater, Oklahoma. – The top 10 bills live up to the hype. In a down-to-the-wire competition, Texas Tech No. 9 outlasted third-placed Oklahoma State, 7-6, Friday night at O’Pray Stadium to begin the crucial Big 12 streak between two teams vying for the conference crown.
In a game that has had its share of unbridled play between two teams who have not quit, the final was scored by playing a pickle while holding onto one lead (Watch). With runners on the corners, catcher Hudson White Send a clean field to two stadiums 2-1 in dirt from Andrew DevineIn an effort to take advantage of the unbridled pitch, the Cowboys’ baseman ran into third only to be caught by White as he moved toward him with the ball in hand. White ran into the third base line toward the runner, throwing to the third baseman Parker Kelly When the runner begins to fall back to third base before another first baseman’s throw Cole Stillwellwho jumped into the play, for the endgame mark.
It was poetic for Stilwell to close the match defensively as he played the all-night champ from the batting box. The young man is connected to get the Grand Slam without a doubt (Watch) in the fourth inning to give Tech a 5-2 lead, and they’re never behind again. Stilwell made it to base every time he went to the plate on Friday, going 2-for-2 with three walks.
Chasing Oklahoma State in the standings, win keeps Tech (33-16, 12-7) in search of the 12 Big 12 regular season title with only five games remaining in the season. The Cowboys (34-15, 13-6) are down one game over the Red Raiders and Oklahoma (12-7), while the TCU is still in the first half of their rematch at 14-8 in the league standings as they close in. Conference play this weekend. Tech ends the season at home to Oklahoma, May 19-21.
Oklahoma State dropped to 18-4 this season when it scored in the first half as the home team jumped over Tech 2-0 in the opening frame. beginning Andrew Morris He issued a walk, and one of the hits later allowed the command line to leave the park to be shot.
Kurt Wilson He raised a Texas Tech attack in the fourth as he exited the frame with his team’s best hat-trick of the season (Watch). Owen Washburn weakly followed the bat (Watch) who sent Wilson home to cut the difference in half, 2-1. The third hit in the first half was the big hit, Stilwell’s Grand Slam that put five points on the scoreboard for the Red Raiders. drawing kelly walk and Easton Morell He hit court for the 22nd time this season, with the two joining Washburn and Stillwell in celebration after the blast.
In the next half, both teams scored once to become a 6-3 match after five full runs. White was connected to one of two warning distance hits in the game, one scored in fifth and third place Wilson, whose three-run home run was recorded as a sack fly (Watch). Washburn was on second base as he called his second double in as many turns.
On the sixth, the first three batters of the Cowboys reached the base to load the base using a pair of singles and hit after hit. The sequence ended Morris’s start, and Tech went to Derek Bridges in bulls. The sophomore made it out of the jam, allowing only one to score, which was helped by a stunning defensive play by Kelly who ran off the board pressing safety and shot him first in time (Watch) to eliminate a potential running race home from third place.
The Cowboys score one in seventh, reducing the Red Raiders’ lead to 6-5. On the eighth, Tech added a talented locking round on a wild ground that allows Dillon Carter for the home race from third base (Watch) and give Tech a lead in two rounds again, 7-5.
There was a need that Oklahoma State wouldn’t go down without a fight, as it scored once in the ninth before recording the final.
The series opposite Oklahoma State continues Saturday at its climax again, at 6 p.m. The final is on Sunday at 1 pm