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College Baseball Roundup: Texas tops OU in series finale to avoid sweep

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Oklahoma's Brandon Zaragoza drives in two runs against Oklahoma State on May 12 in Norman. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman archives]
Oklahoma's Brandon Zaragoza drives in two runs against Oklahoma State on May 12 in Norman. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman archives]

Texas jumped out to an early lead and held off Oklahoma en route to a 6-4 victory in the second game of Friday's doubleheader in Austin, Texas.

With the win, Texas avoided a three-game sweep. OU (33-21, 11-13 Big 12) beat the Longhorns 4-2 in the series opener Thursday night and 13-0 in the first game on Friday.

In the finale, Texas scored two runs in the first inning to take its first lead of the series.

The Longhorns (27-27, 7-16) had a 5-0 advantage entering the fourth inning before OU's Brady Lindsly hit an RBI single and a sacrifice fly by Brandon Zaragoza trimmed the deficit to three runs.

Texas scored it final run of the game in the bottom half of the frame.

Zaragoza drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh, and Brylie Ware hit a solo homer in the ninth.

OU starter Ben Abram (6-4) took the loss, while Texas reliever Tristan Stevens (3-2) earned the win.

Late Friday: OSU beats Baylor in final regular season game at Reynolds Stadium

Jensen Elliott tossed his second straight complete game, and No. 13-ranked Oklahoma State beat No. 12 Baylor 5-4 Friday night in the final regular season game at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

Elliott (8-3) allowed just seven hits and didn't issue a walk in the contest.

Max Hewitt led OSU (32-17, 14-9 Big 12) at the plate after replacing injured Hueston Morrill in the second frame. Hewitt went 2 for 3 with one home run. Colin Simpson and Trevor Boone also homered for the Cowboys, who clinched their series against the Bears (33-15, 14-8) with the victory.

The teams were scheduled to face off in the series finale on Saturday, but the game was canceled due to inclement weather.

Staff reports

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