ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kevin Bazzell delivered a two-out single in the ninth inning, lifting Texas Tech to a 10-9 win over Oklahoma Thursday night in the Big 12 Tournament.
The Red Raiders (38-20) scored three runs in the ninth to defeat the Sooners (31-25) on a night the TTU pitching staff walked nine, threw three wild pitches and hit a batter .
Bazzell’s game-winning hit was set up by back-to-back RBI singles from Tracer Lopez and Nolen Hester. After Hester’s hit, Gage Harrelson kept the inning alive with a single – marking the second time in the game that Lopez, Hester and Harrelson had consecutive hits. Bazzell followed Harrelson with his only hit in five at bats.
Texas Tech advances to a semifinal on Saturday, facing the winner of losers Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, which is Friday.
Texas Tech trailed 9-5 after Oklahoma’s sixth inning three-run in which the Sooners had just one hit.
Dylan Maxcey’s two-run home run in the seventh inning brought the Red Raiders up 9-7.
Josh Sanders (3-1) pitched three perfect innings for the win. Braxton Douthit (4-6) took the loss.
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