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Longhorns beat Oklahoma State 5-3 in Series Opener, Extend Win Streak to 16

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STILLWATER, OK -- The #21 Texas Longhorns (20-7, 4-0) defeated the #17 Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-7, 4-3) 5-3 at O'Brate Stadium on Friday night to extend their win streak to 16 games.

Starting pitcher Lucas Gordon pitched a full 7 innings and gave up three runs on seven hits en route to his third win of the season (3-0).

The Cowboys took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning when Nolan Schubart scored on a one-out fielder's choice.

Texas answered in the top third inning as Garret Guillemette hit a two-run homer over the center field wall to give the Longhorns a 2-1 lead.  The 'Horns would add another run in the inning with Jack O'Dowd's left field single which scored Porter Brown.

In the fourth, Jalin Flores hit a two-run shot in right center field which scored Jared Thomas and gave Texas a 5-1 lead.

Oklahoma State homered in both the fourth and sixth innings to cut into the Longhorns' lead 5-3.

David Shaw relieved Gordon and pitched a scoreless eighth inning. 

Things got a little dicey in the bottom ninth.  Shaw gave up a leadoff double to Oklahoma State's Carson Benge and was replaced by Zane Morehouse.  Morehouse walked Colin Brueggemann giving the Pokes men on first and second with no outs.  He then forced a popup and struck out Chase Adkison.  On a 2-2 pitch count he forced a groundout by Ric Riggio to end the game.

The Longhorns and Cowboys will play Game 2 in Stillwater on Saturday at 6:00 PM with RHP Travis Sthele (2-2, 4.55) facing off against Oklahoma State RHP Juaron Watts-Brown (3-1, 2.97).

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