Ohio State Avenges Loss to Cowboys

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:23 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: May 11, 2011 8:39 PM CDT

Grant Belcher
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It was almost as if the Buckeyes were simply biding their time until they were forced to start playing.

Ohio State didn’t score until the seventh inning, but managed to pull off a 3-2 come-from-behind win against Oklahoma State on Wednesday.

The two teams split their midweek mini-series as the Cowboys dominated the Buckeyes 16-3 on Tuesday night.

Though the second game of the series wasn’t nearly as hit-happy, Oklahoma State looked as if it was going to continue its dominance, this time in the defensive aspect.

The Cowboys held the Buckeyes scoreless through six innings, only giving up three hits to that point.

Oklahoma State also scored its first run of the game in the top of the first, resulting in a 1-0 lead for five innings.

In the sixth, Jared Womack doubled to score Zach Johnson and give Oklahoma State a 2-0 lead, and for a while it appeared that would be all the Cowboys needed.

However, the Cowboys committed an untimely error in the seventh, allowing runners to advance to second and third. Both of those runners eventually came around to score and tie the game.

Ohio State’s Ryan Cypret followed it up in the next inning with a sacrifice fly, driving in Joe Ciamacco for what would prove to be the winning run.

Despite a strong pitching day overall from the Oklahoma State staff, Chris Marlowe took the loss, throwing one-third of an inning and giving up a run.

The Cowboys (32-16) will return to Big 12 play at home this weekend against Baylor.

First pitch on Friday is set for 6:30 p.m.