ARLINGTON, Texas — Jimmy Crooks belted a 3-operate homer, Cade Horton and two relievers Martinez limited Texas to four hits with 16 strikeouts and 3rd-seeded Oklahoma conquer the fifth-seeded Longhorns 8-1 on Sunday in the championship recreation of the Huge 12 Event.
With their pitchers dominating, the Sooners (37-20) captured their 3rd tournament title — the other folks coming in 2013 and 1997 — with an 8-run third inning.
Oklahoma utilized a few walks and 5 hits to consider management. Kendall Pettis experienced an RBI single immediately after a pair of walks and John Spikerman adopted with a operate-scoring double. A one and yet another walked loaded the bases for Tanner Treadway, who sent a two-run solitary. Crooks then pounded the to start with pitch from Aaron Nixon, the third Texas pitcher of the inning, over the wall in right.
Massive 12 Player of the Calendar year Ivan Melendez blasted his faculty-document 29th residence operate in the initially inning but that was it for the Longhorns (42-19).
Horton went 5 1/3 innings, supplying up both equally hits and striking out nine. Chazz Martinez struck out 5 in 2 2/3. Closer Trevin Michael pitched the ninth and struck out two when supplying up a pair of two-out hits.
Oklahoma shortstop Peyton Graham, who had a grand slam and a 3-operate homer though going 6 for 16 in the event, was named Most Excellent Player.
Texas social media reported late in the match the Longhorns, as effectively as Oklahoma Condition, would be hosting an NCAA regional subsequent weekend. The brackets will be introduced on Monday.
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