OSU Snaps Losing Streak


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:22 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Apr 29, 2011 9:41 PM CDT

Keith Leventhal
Oklahoma Sports Mobile Journalist

STILLWATER, Okla. – Just a week ago, the Oklahoma State baseball team was sitting at 28-9 and was in good position to host a regional next month.

But it’s amazing what a difference a week makes.

OSU has struggled recently, getting swept in a weekend series at Texas A&M, then following that up with a loss at Wichita State.

It wasn’t going to be easy for the Cowboys to end their four-game losing streak and get things back on track. That’s because they opened a weekend series with Kansas State on Friday night in Stillwater. The Wildcats came into Friday’s game riding a six-game winning streak and sitting just two games behind OSU in the Big 12 standings.

But this game belonged to OSU from the start. The Cowboys' bats were hot in the first inning as the first five OSU players each recorded hits. That was part of a four-run first inning and that was just the start. Oklahoma State added two more runs in the third thanks to a bases loaded single by Luis Uribe.

And Oklahoma State snapped its losing streak in a big way as they beat Kansas State 9-2. Zach Johnson was the star of the game for OSU as he went 4-for-5 and hit for the cycle.

Oklahoma State is now 29-13 on the season and 11-8 in the Big 12. These two teams will play 2 more games against each other this weekend. Saturday, they’ll hit the field at 2 p.m., and then Sunday they’ll wrap up the series at 1 p.m.