OKLAHOMA CITY — Joe Patterson had two hits, two runs and one RBI Thursday night as Texas A&M beat Missouri 7-2 at the Big 12 tournament.
Winning pitcher Barret Loux (10-2) allowed two runs in seven innings. He walked none and struck out seven.
A&M built a 4-0 lead with single runs in the second and third innings and two runs in the sixth. Patterson scored in the second and sixth and drove in the run in the third inning. Brodie Greene led off the sixth with a home run.
Missouri broke through for two runs in the sixth, on RBI singles by Aaron Senne and Conner Mach.
A&M increased its lead to 5-2 in the seventh, as Joaquin Hinojosa tripled and scored on sacrifice fly. The Aggies added two more runs in the eighth, on three straight singles, by Adam Smith, Kevin Gonzalez and Caleb Shofner.