Oklahoma State Loses to Missouri State on Walkoff
Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:24 pm
By: News On 6
Originally Published: May 17, 2011 8:42 PM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri -- After erasing a three-point deficit Tuesday, the Oklahoma State Cowboys were unable to stop their skid, losing on a walkoff sacrifice fly to the Missouri State Bears 4-3. The loss extended the Cowboys’ losing streak to three games heading into the last weekend of conference play.
Missouri State (31-18) starter Clay Murphy pitched a gem for the Bears Tuesday, allowing just three hits and striking out 10, but came away with a no-decision because of a blown save. Dan Kichham (2-2) blew the save, but came away with a win, giving up three hits and three earned runs in one inning of service.
Cowboy (33-19) reliever Jason Hursh (1-1) was credited with a loss for the outing, giving up one hit and one earned run in his 2.2 innings of service.
The Bears took a big lead early, thanks to back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the third to score Derek Mattea to take a 1-0 lead. In the next at-bat, Kevin Medrano singled up the middle to bring Aaron Conway home and take a two-run advantage.
Brock Chaffin followed with a single to left center to bring Medrano home and take a 3-0 lead.
In the top of the ninth, a walk put runners on first and second, while a passed ball put them on second and third to set up the rally. Davis Duren doubled down the left-field line to bring Zach Johnson home and score their first run of the game. Luis Uribe hit a two-run double to right field in the next at-bat to score two and tie the game.
However, Missouri State wasn’t going to allow the game to go to extras.
Bren Seifert drew a walk in the second at-bat of the inning and advanced to third via single in the next at-bat. Travis McCormack followed with a sacrifice fly to bring Seifert home and end the game 4-3.
Oklahoma State will now close its regular season by heading to Lubbock, Texas for a three-game series against Texas Tech, starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday.