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May 18, 1997

Texas Tech Loses by a Safety

RealAudio: FANSonly's Tom Sheridan interviews first baseman Joe Dillon and Tech coach Larry Hays Saturday.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma outslugged Texas Tech for the Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament championship, scoring seven runs in the eighth inning Sunday to take a 19-17 victory at All Sports Stadium.

Oklahoma (39-18) trailed 17-11 entering the top of the eighth inning when it erupted for seven runs against four Texas Tech pitchers.

Willy Hill drove in four runs for the Sooners, who had sent Texas Tech to the elimination bracket with a 5-3 victory on Friday.

Jason Landreth was 4-for-5 with four runs and three RBI for Texas Tech (46-12).

The Red Raiders won the regular season title and will host an NCAA Regional. Oklahoma is awarded the conference's automatic NCAA bid by virtue of its tournament championship.

Oklahoma 19Texas Tech 17
Wathan 2b-ss53321134Ginter 2b-p41232112
Hill cf73440100Langen cf-lf52220151
Shackelford rf71320320Dillon 1b41200171
Flores 3b-c52130041Bard c60000270
Bookout 1b613000102Toro rf53321020
Elsey lf41102120Landreth lf54430010
Park p-dh53101001Price cf00000000
Montenegro ss-3b52211102Buckley 3b42211022
Betts c21100101Smith dh33230000
Vidales 2b20100101Ayers 2b10000000
Mead ph11120000Huth ss51200102
Covitz 3b01001001Peck p00000011
McCurtain p00000010Stewart p00000000
Kent p00000010Frush p0000000
Fisher p00000012Hooper p00000000
Geary p00000001Therneau p00000010
Ralston p00000000

Score by innings: R H E
Texas Tech035060300-17192

E-Wathan, Elsey, Buckley, Huth.
DP-OU 2, TTU 1.
LOB-OU 11, TTU 6.
2B-Wathan, Shackelford 2, Park, Vidales, Langen 2, Dillon, Landreth 2, Smith.
3B-Wathan, Hill, Montenegro, Betts, Huth.
HR-Flores, Landreth, Smith.
SB-Hill, Flores, Bookout, Elsey, Toro 2.
SH-Wathan, Langen.


Winner-Fisher, 1-0. Loser-Ralston, 3-2. Save-Geary, 8.
WP-Park 2, McCurtain, Peck.
PB-Bard 3.
BK-McCurtain, Kent, Peck.
HBP-by Park (Dillon), by McCurtain (Smith), by Kent (Dillon).
Ump-Davis, Hendricks, Eaves, Mascorro.
Start-7:07. Time-3:59. Att-5400.

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