Missouri edges Oklahoma to keep title hopes alive

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kyle Mach and Steve Gray each drove in two runs and Brad Buehler got out of a ninth-inning jam as Missouri beat Oklahoma 5-4 Saturday at the Big 12 tournament.

Mach's single in the sixth inning off Sooners starter Garrett Richards (8-4) put the Tigers ahead 4-3, and Gray followed with his second run-scoring groundout of the game.

Oklahoma (41-18) got within one in the seventh when shortstop Michael Liberto's errant relay throw allowed Matt Harughty to score on Aaron Baker's double.

The Sooners then put the tying run on third base with nobody out in the ninth before Phil McCormick struck out Baker and Buehler got Big 12 player of the year J.T. wise to ground into a game-ending double play.

Nick Tepesch (6-4) got the win after giving up two earned runs in seven innings.

The Tigers (34-24) would play in the conference title game if Texas A&M beat Texas Tech later Saturday.

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