The exemplary Texas pitching was matched by clutch power hitting. Preston Clark's two-run blast in the fourth inning tied the score at two, and freshman Russell Moldenhauer erased a 2-0 Oklahoma State lead with a grand slam to right field in the fifth inning. Moldenhauer's shot was his fourth of the season and Clark now has five homers for the year.
Nick Peoples clobbered a solo homer later in the fifth inning - his third of the season - for the final runs of the game.
When Saturday's game started, Oklahoma State looked eager to erase its negative karma from Friday night, when they fell in dramatic fashion, 3-2. The Cowboys' Corey Brown blasted a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to give the crowd of 3,826 a bit of a charge.
But just as he did the previous weekend against Nebraska, Alaniz quickly settled, cruising until being relieved in the seventh inning by Krebs. Krebs – normally the Sunday starter for the Longhorns – struck out all three batters he faced. Boone pitched the final inning and two-thirds to finish the game for Texas.
Krebs and Boone retired all eight batters they faced against the Cowboys.
Alaniz allowed 7 hits in six and a third innings, walking four and striking out six.
The Longhorns will likely start Austin Wood in Sunday's game, a contest in which they could make history. Since 1981, the Cowboys have never lost more than two consecutive games at Allie Reynolds Stadium. The Longhorns – comfortably in first-place in the Big 12 with a 16-4 league record – moved to 36-12 overall. The Cowboys fell to 31-12 and 10-7.
"There are a lot of dimensions to this team," said an obviously-pleased Texas head coach Augie Garrido Saturday night. "Moldenhauer had a very special at-bat in a very special situation with the grand slam. We're beginning to become more consistent as a team, and it's fun to watch."
Moldenhauer finished the game 3-for-5 with four runs batted in and two runs scored. Peoples and second baseman Travis Tucker each had a pair of hits for Texas.
The Longhorns did the majority of their damage against Oklahoma State starter Oliver Odle, who fell to 4-4 with the loss. Odle allowed five runs in four and a third innings.