The Oklahoma State baseball team won their final contest of the three game series against Texas State yesterday to take two of the three games.
The Oklahoma State baseball team moved their record back above .500 with a victory over Texas State in the final game of their series yesterday. OK State defeated TSU in the first and last games of the series.
The Bobcats jumped out to an early 3-2 lead yesterday but the Cowboys finished the day with four straight runs to seal the victory.
Starting pitcher Carson Teel only lasted three innings, giving up two earned runs and five hits. Junior reliever Jake Cowan got the win for the Cowboys, throwing four shutout innings.
Cole Hearran and Jonathan Heasley pitched two shutout innings combined to finish the game. Heasley also notched his first save of the season.
Third baseman Garrett Benge knocked home the game winning runs in the fifth inning. Benge finished the game with two hits and three runs batted in. The junior is hitting .400 on the season with nine RBI.
The Bobcats actually outhit OK State yesterday 7-6, but were unable to get some of those baserunners home.
OK State’s pitching staff did not fair too well in the series. That’s worrisome considering they started the top three pitchers in their rotation. Teel, Jensen Elliott, and Tyler Buffett did not make it through even five innings in any game over the weekend. It actually was the Cowboy offense that kept them alive against TSU.
The Cowboys ended up coming back yesterday after losing a shootout against the Bobcats on Saturday. OK State now owns a 4-3 record on the season.
Up next for the Cowboys is a matchup with the Saint Louis Billikens on March 1 at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. The Cowboys only face the Billikens once before traveling to Frisco, TX, for the Frisco College Baseball Classic.