Texas tops No. 6 West Virginia 10-4, moving one win away from Big 12 title
Texas baseball clinched a massive series victory over No. 6 West Virginia on Friday night. The 10-4 win and an Oklahoma State loss sets up a de facto Big 12 championship game on Saturday.
For the second straight night, Texas jumped out to a big early lead.
Dylan Campbell got the Longhorns’ offense going with an RBI double in the first inning. Campbell extend his record hitting streak to 32 games and added another home run later in the game.
Eric Kennedy and Jared Thomas would homer to break the game open early on.
Seven runs in the first two innings were all Texas flamethrowing righty Lebarron Johnson Jr would need. He struck out 11 Mountaineer hitters, allowing just two runs in 5.1 innings of work. Ace Whitehead provided some valuable outs out of the bullpen.
Texas looks to clinch a share of the Big 12 regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament on Saturday. Tanner Witt gets the ball in the most important game of the year for the Horns.
David Frederick Basil Shaw slams the door and the Horns defeat the Mountaineers, 10-4, in game two of the series! #HookEm pic.twitter.com/fx4WQTTzal
— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) May 20, 2023
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