The Texas Longhorns picked up their fifth conference win of the season on Sunday against Oklahoma State, but not without causing an uproar.
With the bases loaded and no outs in the top of the third, Texas’ Ryan Reynolds found himself running toward the Cowboys’ dugout. Reynolds was chasing down a pop-fly in foul territory and despite making the catch, things continued to go foul.
Oklahoma State Head Coach Josh Holliday immediately began to argue with the umpires that Reynolds had breached the Cowboys dugout to retrieve the ball, but upon further review he was upheld and play was set to resume.
At least that’s what it looked like.
As Holliday continued to debate with the umpires, Texas’ head coach David Pierce left the dugout with the hope to get the game back in motion. To his surprise however, he was instantly ejected.
When umpires approached the Texas dugout to give them a warning, suddenly Texas’ Ace was ejected. Despite winning the day for the Horns on Saturday, Nolan Kingham was given the boot on Sunday after he was caught jawing at the umpire.
Reynolds would avenge his teammate and coach however in the bottom of the fifth as he would join Kody Clemens and Masen Hibbeler in accounting for 3 longhorn runs. This gave Texas a 4-3 lead heading into the sixth inning and the Cowboys never took the lead again.
Texas would rally a 13-hit game and defeat Oklahoma State 10-5 as they picked up their fifth conference win in just the sixth game played all season.
Kingham will be suspended for Tuesday’s game against Texas State but will look to resume conference play on Thursday night as Texas travels to Manhattan for a 3 game series against Kansas State.