UT hit the ball consistently, putting up a run in the third, fourth and fifth innings before adding one in the top of the seventh and two in the eighth. Missouri was able to muster up a run in the fourth inning, but it would be the only time the Tigers would cross the plate.
Texas’ Brandon Loy led the Longhorns offensively, going 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored. The junior from Rowlett, Texas, is hitting .588 (10-17) with three doubles, four RBI and four runs scored during the Championship.
UT also received a strong performance from reliever Kendal Carrilo (5-1), who came in for Sam Stafford in the fourth inning. Carrilo threw a season-high 3.2 innings, striking out a season-high six batters while allowing one hit and no runs.
Texas (43-14) improves to 29-20 at the Big 12 event and will face MU again in a rematch today at 4:00 p.m. with the winner advancing to the Championship game Sunday. Missouri (26-31) falls to 20-22 overall at the Championship.