Oklahoma State beats West Virginia 3-0 in Big 12 tourney

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Dustin Williams and Donnie Walton homered and Conor Costello and Trey Cobb combined on a six-hitter to help Oklahoma State beat West Virginia 3-0 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.

Williams led off the fourth inning with a shot to right field off Mountaineers starter Chad Donato (7-6) to give second-seeded Oklahoma State (35-17) a 2-0 lead.

Cobb (4-1), who came on in relief of Costello in the fifth inning, shut down the Mountaineers (27-26) the rest of the way — retiring all 15 batters he faced.

The Cowboys opened the scoring in the third inning when Corey Hassel doubled with two out and came home one batter later on Walton's single. Walton added his fourth homer of the season leading off the eighth.

West Virginia left seven runners on base in the first four innings, with six of those runners in scoring position, including four stranded at third base.

Oklahoma State advanced to face Kansas State on Thursday night.

West Virginia will play Oklahoma in an elimination game.

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