The Oklahoma State baseball team took care of business in their doubleheader today, beating the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in both games.
The Oklahoma State baseball team got a much needed boost yesterday with a doubleheader sweep against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. The first game of the doubleheader got postponed because of rain on Saturday. Moreover, SDSU took the first game of this three-game series on Friday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium 2-1. OK State needed a strong response today to keep some momentum going for the rest of the home stand.
OK State’s starting pitcher Jensen Elliott claimed his third victory of the season in the first game of the doubleheader. Elliott moves to 3-0 on the season with six innings pitched, seven strikeouts, and only one earned run. Blake Battenfield notched his third save of the season with three shutout innings to close out the contest.
The Cowboys outhit the Jackrabbits in the first game 11-7. Center fielder Garrett McCain had a big day with three hits, one run, and one run batted in. Five different Cowboys knocked home runs yesterday on their way to a 6-3 victory in the first contest.
Parker Scott ended up getting the start in the second game but did not register a single inning pitched. Pitching coach Rob Walton yanked the chord on Scott after he gave up one earned with no outs.
Carson Teel ended up with his second victory of the season, moving his record to 2-1. Teel pitched two shutout innings with five strikeouts. Luke Matheny was the only other Cowboy pitcher to give up an earned run in the second game.
McCain continued his big day when he posted three hits, two runs, and three RBI, in the second game. First baseman Dustin Williams and left fielder Trevor Boone knocked home runs as well.
SDSU took the lead early in the second game, but the Cowboys snatched the lead for good after Boone’s home run in the second inning gave OK State a 2-1 lead.
OK State claimed the victory in the second game 8-3. OK State beat the Jackrabbits by a nine-point margin yesterday after Tyler Buffett’s gem went all-for-not in the series opening defeat.
The Cowboys turn their attention to the New Mexico Lobos in a two-game series at Allie P. on March 14-15.
OK State still has six games remaining in their current home stand which ends on March 20 in Bedlam against the Oklahoma Sooners.
With so much attention focused on OK State basketball right now, it’s nice to see another big Cowboy team putting in some good work. Hopefully that continues in the next series against the Lobos.