Cramer's 5 RBIs helps West Virginia oust Texas Tech

Cramer's 5 RBIs helps West Virginia oust Texas Tech

CITY-Trailing by two in the ninth, fourth-seeded West Virginia University came from behind and defeated No. 1 Texas Tech 12-7 in extra innings at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.

West Virginia freshman Isaiah Kearns threw a complete game against a Baylor squad that was second in the conference in batting average during the regular season.

Things looked bleak for WVU with Texas Tech leading 6-3 in the eighth inning, but the Mountaineers got one run closer with a pinch-hit solo home run from Isaiah Kerns, setting up some lategame heroics in the ninth.

West Virginia would add two runs of their own in the top of the fourth as Kyle Gray tripled to accumulate two RBIs.

Richard Cunningham had two hits and scored the only run for the fifth-seeded Bears (34-20).

Texas Tech scored a run in the bottom of the 10th and had the bases loaded with no outs, but Zarbnisky got out of the jam with a key double play to end the game. Galusky scored on Kyle Gray's RBI single up the middle and Ivan Gonzalez advanced White to third and Gray to second with a sacrifice bunt.

WVU leads 2-0 in all-time series of Big 12 Championship play. Kramer now holds the WVU record for most RBIs in a Big 12 Championship game.

The Mountaineers square off with No. 8 Oklahoma State on Saturday at 10 a.m. (ET) in a rematch from Thursday.

In the 10th inning, Cramer put it out of reach for the Red Raiders (43-15).

Two batters later, Braden Zarbnisky singled to left field to score Cramer and the Mountaineers were finished with their pummeling of the Red Raiders in the 10.

In 2.0 innings, Myers allowed two runs on four hits with a walk and a strikeout.

Still down two in the ninth, Darius Hill doubled to lead off for WVU.

Shortly after Hill scored, Cramer chugged around the bases and slid home with a little-league home run.

A single and a walk was followed by a two-RBI double to open the inning. With two outs, back-to-back singles from Galusky and TJ Lake put runners on the corners. West Virginia's 12 runs scored and 17 hits are both the most in a Big 12 Championship game in team history ...

After Manoah's second bases loaded situation, WVU did not score again until the top of the seventh when Hill walked and Austin doubled.

The scoring for both teams continued in the sixth, with three runs on one hit, a three-run home run by Simpson. Ryan Long delivered a two-run home run that made it 6-3.

Senior righty Jackson Sigman, who entered the game in the sixth, pitched a scoreless seventh, getting a double play to help him face the minimum.

Kearns' mammoth home run in the top of the eighth inning, a shot that cleared the scoreboard in left field and left the ballpark, made it a 6-4 ballgame before WVU's 2-run ninth inning tied it and the six-run 10th won it. Sunday's championship game will air on FOX Sports Networks and ROOT SPORTS Pittsburgh.

Devon Travis hit his second career grand slam, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory. WVU is 5-2 in its last seven Big 12 Championship games ...

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