Garcia single in 9th lifts Missouri to 6-5 win -

Garcia single in 9th lifts Missouri to 6-5 win

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Eric Garcia singled in Conner Mach with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Missouri a 6-5 victory over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 tournament Thursday.  

The Cowboys had scored three times in the eighth inning and twice in the ninth to erase a 5-0 deficit.  

Mach singled off reliever Gabe Weidenaar to extend his hitting streak to 11 games and took second on a sacrifice bunt. Garcia then drove the ball through the right side to produce the Tigers' fifth walk-off win of the season.  

Zach Johnson hit his 12th homer of the season and drove in all five runs for the Cowboys (35-22), who play Texas at 3:15 p.m. Friday.  

Phil McCormick (8-2) got the win for Missouri (26-30) despite allowing two runs on three hits in the ninth. Losing pitcher Blake Barnes (3-1) worked 3 2/3 innings, giving up one run and striking out a career-high five.  

The Tigers next play Saturday against the Oklahoma State-Texas winner. 

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