Cowboys Win Pitchers' Duel With Walk-off in 10th Inning
Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:24 pm
By: News On 6
Originally Published: May 13, 2011 10:47 PM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
STILLWATER, Okla. – The Oklahoma State baseball team recorded its seventh walk-off win of the season Friday when Dane Phillips drove home the game’s only run with a double in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Both starting pitchers dominated in their entire time on the mound. OSU’s Mike Strong and Baylor’s Logan Verrett both lasted eight innings, and they both held their opponent scoreless. But they also both had to leave with the game still tied at zeroes, so they both came away with no decisions.
Max Gerner entered in relief for Baylor (24-23, 9-13), and the he only allowed one hit. But it was a costly one. After retiring the first two batters he faced, Gerner walked Devin Shines to put the winning run aboard. Phillips took advantage by driving a double into the gap that scored Shines from first to win it 1-0.
Strong did not get credit for a win, but he did set a new career record with 14 strikeouts. He only allowed two hits in his eight innings on the mound, but Andrew Heaney earned a win. He pitched the final two innings and retired all six batters he faced in order.
The Cowboys (33-16, 13-8) now have traded wins and losses in their last four games. Friday’s contest marked the beginning of a three-game series, which will continue at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.