Texas 10, Oklahoma St. 7

Wednesday, May 21st 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Eric Sultemeier drove in three runs, two in a five-run fourth inning that carried Texas to a 10-7 victory over Oklahoma State in the opening game of the Big 12 baseball tournament Wednesday.

The Longhorns (39-16) advance to play a winner's bracket game Thursday against Oklahoma or Texas A&M. Oklahoma State (34-23), fighting for a berth in the NCAA tournament, will play the Oklahoma-A&M loser in an elimination game Thursday morning.

Texas used four hits to score twice in the first inning off Scott Baker (10-5), but Oklahoma State tied it in the second inning. The score was 3-3 when the Longhorns put together their big fourth inning.

One run scored on a bunt, another on a double by Tim Moss, who also had three RBIs. Dustin Majewski had a run-scoring single before Sultemeier came through with a two-run single.

Oklahoma State scored three times in the fifth, including a two-run single by Scott Kirby, who had four hits and four RBIs. But three relievers combined to hold OSU to one hit in the final 2 2/3 innings.

Jesen Merle (3-2) got the victory and Huston Street pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for his ninth save.