Hill's 3 hits help West Virginia past Oklahoma State, 8-5
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Darius Hill had three of West Virginia’s 13 hits to lead the seventh-seeded Mountaineers to an 8-5 win over No. 2 seed Oklahoma State in the opening round of the Big 12 baseball tournament on Wednesday night.
West Virginia (28-25) advances to face either Texas Tech or TCU on Thursday, while the Cowboys (29-23-1) will play the loser between the Red Raiders and Horned Frogs.
BJ Myers (2-2) got the win with three scoreless innings for the Mountaineers, who led 6-0 after four innings before holding off a bases-loaded rally in the ninth by Oklahoma State. Braden Zarbnisky earned the save for West Virginia, while Hill and Ivan Gonzalez had two RBIs each in the win.
Peyton Battenfield (2-3) allowed three runs in an inning of work to take the loss for the Cowboys. Christian Funk, Jon Littell and Andrew Rosa had two hits each for Oklahoma State.