Texas run-rules Baylor to survive in Big 12 Tournament

Texas' Madison Carter, right, celebrates his run scored with Kacy Clemens during the seventh inning of an NCAA baseball regional game against Texas A&M, Monday, June 2, 2014, at Reckling Park in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Eric Christian Smith)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tres Barrera and Patrick Mathis each homered and drove in four runs Thursday, and Texas stayed alive in the Big 12 tournament with a 15-3 victory over Baylor in a game shortened to seven innings because of the 10-run rule.

The Longhorns (23-32) will play another elimination game Friday night against Oklahoma State. The Cowboys lost 13-5 to TCU to set up the rematch with the Longhorns for 7:00 Friday night.

Texas jumped on Baylor starter Drew Tolson (6-4) for seven runs in 2 1/3 innings. Barrera hit a three-run homer and Kacy Clemens followed with a solo shot to put the Longhorns up 7-1. Mathis’ three-run homer highlighted a seven-run seventh for Texas.

Longhorns starter Morgan Cooper (3-5) pitched all seven innings, giving up three runs on 10 hits.

Baylor (24-29) had won two of three meetings with Texas to close out the regular season.

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