Faltine leads Texas past OSU 9-2, into Big 12 title game

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Trey Faltine had three hits and drove in four runs to lift fifth-seeded Texas into the Big 12 Tournament championship game with a 9-2 win over fourth-seeded Oklahoma State on Saturday.

The Cowboys (39-20) forced the game by beating the Longhorns 8-1 earlier in the day. Texas (42-18), which beat OSU 4-1 to open the tournament, advances to Sunday’s game against third-seeded Oklahoma.

Faltine’s infield single scored a run as Texas picked up a pair of unearned runs in the second inning to take a 2-1 lead. He added a bases-loaded double to drive in three runs in a five-run third inning. Douglas Hodo III followed Faltime’s double with an RBI double and Dylan Campbell added a pinch-hit triple.

Five Texas pitchers combined for a five-hitter with second pitcher Jared Southard (3-1) getting the win. Southard didn’t allow a hit but issued four of the seven walks.

Caeden Trenkle had two of Oklahoma State’s five hits and Nolan McLean had a solo home run to close out the scoring in the bottom of the fifth.

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