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Big 12 Baseball Championship: Texas Beats Missouri And Forces Game Two

The Texas Longhorns beat the Missouri Tigers 6-1 Saturday morning to force a second game between the two teams at 4:00pm on Saturday.

The winner of this game will play for the Big 12 title on Sunday afternoon.

Texas used four different pitchers that combined for 13 strikeouts of Missouri hitters while giving up just five hits on the day.

Texas was paced offensively by their leadoff hitter, Brandon Loy, who finished the game 3-4 with two RBI’s and two runs scored. Leading 3-1 in the seventh inning the Longhorns got a single run on back-to-back doubles by Paul Montalbano and Jonathan Walsh. Loy’s RBI double in the 8th inning triggered the next two runs for the Longhorns and put the game out of reach for Missouri.

Missouri still has an opportunity to play for a Big 12 title if they can beat Texas at 4:00pm on Saturday. Kansas State and Texas A&M play at 12:30 with the Wildcats needing to win to force a game two Saturday night. Texas A&M could punch their ticket to the title game with a victory.