Texas defeats Oklahoma State 9-2, Red River showdown gears up for Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship final

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas No. 5 (42-18) defeated the Oklahoma State No. 4 (39-20) in the semifinals of the 2022 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at Globe Life Field. It’s the first time Texas have won the title since 2017.

The Cowboys struck first when Jake Thompson scored Jaxson Crull on a sacrifice to go up 1-0 in the first inning.

The Longhorns responded quickly with two runs in the second. A throwing error caused Silas Ardoin to cross. Trey Faltine led Ardoin on an RBI single to take a 2-1 lead.

It was all Texas in the third inning as the Longhorns scratched five more runs, scoring the most runs scored in a single inning at this year’s tournament. Ivan Melendez fell on it when Skyler Messinger was hit by a pitch. Faltine brought in Murphy Stehly, Austin Todd and Messinger on a three RBI double. Douglas Hodo III brought Faltine home with a one-run double RBI.

After a scoreless fourth inning, Texas’ Dylan Campbell pushed Faltine on a triple RBI. Melendez chose left center on the very next game, tagging Campbell for a 9-1 UT lead.

Nolan McLean hit a home run to break Oklahoma State’s scoring drought in the fifth, cutting Longhorn’s lead to 9-2.

The two bullpen combined for four shutout innings before Texas senior Tristan Stevens put the game away in ninth.

Sophomore Jared Southard (W, 3-1) gets the relief win for UT. He pitched 1.2 blank innings, whipping up four batters.

Junior Hueston Morrill (L, 1-3) pitched two innings, allowing four hits and six runs, five unearned and one earned, and striking out three batters.

Texas advances to the Big 12 Championship title game to face No. 3 Oklahoma (36-20) Sunday at 5:00 p.m. CT on ESPNU.

2022 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship Schedule

Wednesday May 25

Game 1 – 9 a.m. – No. 5 Texas 4, No. 4 Oklahoma State 0, Box Score/Recap
Game 2 – 12:30 p.m. – No. 1 TCU 4, No. 8 Baylor 2 Box Score/Recap
Game 3 – 4 p.m. – No. 2 Texas Tech 5, No. 7 Kansas State 3 Box Score/Recap
Game 4 – 7:30 p.m. – No. 3 Oklahoma 6, No. 6 West Virginia 4 Box Score/Recap

Thursday May 26
Game 5 – No. 4 Oklahoma State 11, No. 8 Baylor 1 (7 inn.) – 9 am Box Score/Recap
Game 6 – No. 7 Kansas State 8, No. 6 West Virginia 5 – 12:30 Box Score / Recap
Game 7 – No. 5 Texas 5, No. 1 TCU 3 – 4 p.m. Box Score/Recap
Game 8 – No. 3 Oklahoma 6, No. 2 Texas Tech 3 – 7:30 p.m. Box Score/Recap

Friday May 27
Game 9 – No. 4 Oklahoma State 8, No. 1 TCU 4 – 3:15 p.m. Box Score/Recap
Game 10 – No. 7 Kansas State 6, No. 2 Texas Tech 5 (11 inn.) Box Score/Recap

Saturday May 28
Game 11 – No. 4 Oklahoma State 8, No. 5 Texas 1 – 9 am Box Score/Recap
Game 12 – No. 3 Oklahoma 4, No. 7 Kansas State 3 Box Score/Recap
Game 13 – No. 5 Texas 9, No. 4 Oklahoma State 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday May 29
Game 15 – No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Texas

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