Oklahoma State wins Big 12 final over Texas

The Oklahoma State dugout celebrates with Bryce Fischer (14) after his home run in the championship game in the Big 12 baseball tournament in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Ryan Cash had four hits, and Oklahoma State became the first No. 8 seed to win the Big 12 Tournament with a 6-5 victory over Texas on Sunday.

The Cowboys (30-25) had to win their final two regular-season games against Oklahoma just to qualify for the tournament. They made it, then won all four games in Oklahoma City to earn an automatic regional berth.

Bryce Fischer had three hits, including a solo homer, and Garrett McCain had three hits and knocked in three runs for Oklahoma State. Blake Battenfield (5-4) got the win for 1 1/3 innings of work in relief of starter C.J. Varela.

Connor Mayes (1-2) took the loss for No. 6 seed Texas (37-22). He gave up three runs in 1/3 of an inning.

Kacy Clemens and Bret Boswell each had three hits for the Longhorns. Texas had won its first five title-game appearances.

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