Tres Barrera hit a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning, helping Texas hold off Baylor 4-3 on Thursday on the second day of the Big 12 Baseball Tournament in Tulsa, Okla.
The Bears (22-31) tied the game 3-3 in the top of the ninth when Mitch Price hit a three-run home run.
But the Longhorns (28-25) came back with a run in the bottom of the inning for the victory.
With one out, Brett Boswell doubled. Ben Johnson was intentionally walked, setting up a potential double play. Following a flyout, C.J. Hinojosa walked, setting up Barrera’s game-winner.
“I’ve been in that situation a lot this year,” Barrera said. “Those things stick in your head you come up. I came up this time telling myself that I’ve been here before and I’m going to do it right here.”
Barrera, along with Collin Shaw and Brooks Marlow, had two hits and an RBI for Texas, which plays at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Baylor will play Texas Tech at 3:15 p.m. today.
▪ Oklahoma State 10, Kansas State 1: Michael Freeman pitched a complete-game 6-hitter with seven strikeouts, and Donnie Walton had three hits and three RBIs, leading the Cowboys to a romp over the Wildcats.
Kansas State (27-29) plays Oklahoma at 7 tonight in an elimination game. Oklahoma State (36-17) plays at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
▪ Oklahoma 6, West Virginia 1: Robert Tasin gave up seven hits and just one run in seven innings, helping the Sooners eliminate the Mountaineers (27-27) from the tournament.
Sheldon Neuse hit a three-run double in the eighth inning and knocked in four runs for Oklahoma (33-26), which plays Kansas State at 7 tonight.
David Paiz hit a home run and knocked in five runs, leading Texas State to a 10-2 romp over UT Arlington at the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament in Troy, Ala.
Matt McLean and Brad Cox each had two hits for the Mavericks (24-31).
UTA, which hit three home runs and and had a season-high 19 hits in a 13-5 win over Troy in the first round on Wednesday night, will face Louisiana-Lafayette at 6:30 tonight.