May 25, 2023

Kansas State pitchers combine for 2-hitter, eliminate Texas

Posted May 25, 2023 6:38 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ty Ruhl and Tyson Neighbors combined for a two-hitter and Kansas State eliminated top-seeded Texas 6-0 on Thursday in the Big 12 Tournament.

Kansas State (34-23) plays in another elimination game on Friday. Texas (38-20) was the first team eliminated from the tournament.

Dom Hughes went 3 for 4, including an RBI single in the first inning to give Kansas State a 1-0 lead that would hold until a five-run seventh.

Kansas State chased starter Lebarron Johnson after leading off the seventh with a single. The Wildcats scored five runs with the bases loaded — two on walks. Nick Goodwin hit his two-run double off the third Texas pitcher of the inning.

Ruhl (4-4) threw five innings in his start, allowing just one hit. Neighbors picked up his 11th save of the season after striking out eight in four innings.

Texas went 0 for 13 with runners in scoring position. Dylan Campbell extended his hitting streak to 35 games, tying the Big 12 record.