Following a scoreless sixth, OSU would plate a pair of scores on a RBI-groundout and a wild pitch to make it an 8-3 game after a single by Jason Jaramillo and a double off the bat of Ty Wright placed runners on second and third with no outs. Responding immediately, Johnston, who singled to open the bottom of the seventh, scored on a triple from Stubbs, who then came plateward on a sacrifice fly from Reininger, to rebuild Texas' seven-run cushion at 10-3. The Horns then tacked on another run in the bottom of the eighth courtesy of a double by Harris and a RBI-single from Chance Wheeless (Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock) to push UT on top 11-3. While Oklahoma State would put runners on second and third with two down in the ninth, the relief tandem of Kyle Yates (Kerrville, Texas/Kerrville Tivy/Midland College) and Buck Cody (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) quelled the rally to seal the series victory for Texas. Simmons, who scattered six hits over a strong 6.2-inning performance notched his sixth win of the year, while Rew shouldered the loss for OSU.
Paving the way for the UT offense was Reininger, who drove in five runs and scored two more during a 1-for-1 afternoon, the duo of Stubbs and Harris, who each tallied a pair of hits while combining for three runs and three RBI, and Johnston, who scored twice and also drove in one run. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, was led by Jaramillo, who went 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Wright, who collected two hits in three at bats while also scoring one run.
Prior to heading out on the road next weekend, the Longhorns play host to the Broncs of UT-Pan American at Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday, Mar. 30 at 6:15 p.m.