College Baseball: Texas edges Texas Tech 2-1

Published 2:45 pm Wednesday, May 20, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Zane Gurvitz drove in one run and scored the game-winner on a throwing error in the seventh inning to lift Texas past Texas Tech 2-1 Wednesday in the Big 12 Conference tournament.
Parker French (4-3) scattered eight hits and struck out six in a complete game for the fourth-seeded Longhorns (27-25).
Fifth-seeded Texas Tech (30-23) scored after three consecutive singles and a passed ball in the seventh inning. But with runners on first and second, French got a fly out and a strikeout to end the inning.
Red Raiders starter Cameron Smith (6-5) allowed five hits and one earned run in 6.1 innings and struck out a career-high eight. Texas Tech stranded seven base runners, including two in the ninth inning.
Texas advances to play the winner of No. 1 TCU vs. No. 8 Baylor on Thursday. Texas Tech will face the loser of TCU vs. Baylor in an elimination game.

Texas A&M 4, Alabama 3
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Nick Banks drove home the go-ahead run and Texas A&M reliever Andrew Vinson left the bases loaded in the ninth, lifting the Aggies to a 4-3 win over Alabama Wednesday in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Left fielder Logan Taylor also threw out a runner at home plate in the top of the ninth for Texas A&M (44-10), which moved into the winner’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament. Alabama (31-27) falls into the loser’s bracket.
Banks’ single up the middle scored Mitchell Nau in the eighth.
Vinson allowed two hits and a walk in the ninth before getting Chandler Avant on a flyout to end the threat. He picked up his fourth save after Ryan Hendrix (5-2) pitched two hitless innings.
The Aggies had tied it with a three-run third inning, including RBI doubles by Taylor and Ryne Birk.
Cody Henry went 2 for 3 with an RBI for Alabama.

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