Oklahoma State Reaches Big 12 Championship With 4-3 Win Over West Virginia

Not ready to see their season come to an end, the Oklahoma State Cowboys kept their NCAA Tournament hopes alive with an extra-inning 4-3 win over West Virginia on Saturday.

The Mountaineers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth, when Darius Hill scored off a Jackson Cramer sacrifice, but the Cowboys would answer back with three runs in the top of the sixth. All three OSU runs in the sixth came off a double to left field from Garrett McCain and the Cowboys never trailed again.

West Virginia added their second run in the bottom of the sixth and then tied the game 3-3 with late heroics in the bottom of the ninth. With two outs, Jimmy Galusky sent the game into extras with an RBI single through the right side that scored Riley Troutt.

McCain came up huge again in the top of the tenth with a game-clinching RBI single that plated Jacob Chappell and produced the final score of 4-3.

Carson Teel picked up the win to improve his season record to 5-4. Oklahoma State’s homegrown sophomore struck out three and allowed just a single run while tossing 2.1 innings.

The Cowboys will await the winner of TCU and Texas for Sunday’s conference championship game. Winning the postseason tournament would automatically qualify the Pokes for the NCAA Tournament.


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