West Virginia guaranteed itself a top-four finish in the Big 12 Conference standings with a 5-4 victory over No. 16 Oklahoma State Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.
Matt Frazer's solo home run in the eighth and Bobby Boyd's run on a Ryan Tuntland single in the ninth provided insurance runs for WVU after taking a 3-1 lead in the sixth inning. Oklahoma State hit back-to-back solo homers in the ninth but could not score the tying run.
The Mountaineers (31-25, 13-11) will either finish third or fourth in the conference heading into the conference championship on Wednesday, based on the Oklahoma-Kansas State series results. With a third-place finish, the Mountaineers will face Kansas State, while they will play Baylor with a fourth-place finish.
MU BASEBALL: Rice, which is ranked No. 20 nationally, shut out Marshall 6-0 Saturday, ending the Thundering Herd's season as MU failed to qualify for Conference USA tournament.
Marshall finished the season with an overall record of 20-34 and 6-18 in C-USA.