OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Blake Brown homered, Jeff Emens pitched 3 2-3 innings of no-hit relief and Missouri upset two-time defending champion Texas A&M 5-3 in the Big 12 tournament Thursday night.
Emens struck out the side in the ninth inning to send Missouri (30-26) into a Saturday afternoon game against the winner of Friday night’s meeting between Texas A&M (42-15) and Kansas.
Brown’s 10th homer of the year broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning, and the Tigers added two more runs in the fifth on RBI singles by Scott Sommerfield and Eric Garcia.
Mitchell Nau’s bases-loaded single pulled the Aggies to 4-3 in the sixth and chased Missouri starter Blake Holovach (7-4). Emens struck out six of the 12 batters he faced.
A&M starter Michael Wacha (8-1) lost for the first time this season. He allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk. He struck out eight.
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