OSU 2, TEXAS TECH 1 — Jordan Mings’ one-out sacrifice fly to left in the ninth inning scored Trey Whaley, who barely beat the throw by Brennen Moore to give the Cowboys (20-17, 6-7 in Big 12) their third straight win at Stillwater on Friday night.
Andrew Heaney allowed one fifth-inning run on six hits and two walks in 8 1/3 innings. He struck out nine and got out of a one-out jam in the seventh inning with runners on second and third. This was the second time in as many games that Heaney has earned a no decision.
Jared Womack singled in the tying run for OSU in the sixth against Tech (22-18, 3-10).
Blake Barnes (4-3) relieved Heaney in the ninth and got the win, getting a strikeout and a grounder back to the mound to strand a pair of Texas Tech runners. The two teams play the second game of the series at 2 p.m. today.
OKLAHOMA 5, ALABAMA ST. 0 — The Sooners (24-14) won their sixth consecutive game as Jordan John had a career-high 12 strikeouts, allowing four hits against Alabama State (16-24). The second game of the three-game series is 2 p.m. today. Max White (3-for-4) along with Jack Mayfield and Erik Ross (both 2-for-5) had seven of OU’s nine hits.
BACONE 14, HUSTON-TILLOTSON 1 — The Warriors (25-20, 14-10) took the rubber game of a three-game series in Austin, Texas, with a 12-run eighth inning. No other details were made available. H-T fell to 6-35 and 2-19.
ORU 9, W. ILLINOIS 3 — ORU (18-18, 5-3 Summit) broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the sixth on back-to-back walks with the bases loaded and a two-run single by Bennett Pickar. Nate Goro’s first home run and Jose Trevino’s seventh, both in the seventh inning, added insurance for winning pitcher Mike Torrence, who allowed four hits in six innings. Western fell to 12-21, 3-6 and the two teams play a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. today.
NSU 2-4, EMPORIA ST. 10-3 – Northeastern State split its doubleheader with Emporia State, winning the nightcap in extra innings after dropping the opener in Tahlequah on Friday to end Emporia’s 15 game winning streak.
Shayla Bullard’s single to left field brought in Cayce Coleman for the winning run to run the RiverHawks’ record to 20-22 while the Hornets dropped to 32-8. Coleman (10-6) got the win in game two while Shelby Enloe (5-7) took the loss in game one.
TEXAS 3, OSU 2 – Oklahoma State’s bid to upset fifth-ranked Texas on its home field fell just short as the Cowgirls lost to the Longhorns in Austin, Texas, on Friday before 650 fans at McCombs Field.
OSU (22-17, 5-7 Big 12) scored first, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the second on an RBI single by Shelby Davis which scored Tarah Ettinger. Texas (36-10, 10-4 Big 12) took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the third on a two-run single by Nadia Taylor, and a double by Karina Scott.
OSU starter Kat Espinosa took the loss and saw her record fall to 13-9 on the season.
OU 2, MISSOURI 1 — Georgia Casey’s walkoff single in the ninth won the game for OU (37-6, 12-3) against the Tigers (33-9, 10-6) in Norman. Keliani Ricketts allowed six hits and struck out 12 for the Sooners. Tahlequah grad Erica Sampson had one hit in as many at-bats.