Cowboys Win Bedlam Series with Another Walkoff

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:21 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Apr 17, 2011 10:15 PM CDT

Gerald Goodridge
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Sunday finale of the Bedlam Series may have been the most exciting game of the weekend, with Oklahoma State coming out on top 11-10 thanks to a Davis Duren walkoff single in extra innings.

The fireworks started to fly in the bottom of the seventh inning with Oklahoma State trailing 7-3.

Thanks to three back-to-back singles, Duren scored the first run of the inning to cut the lead to 7-4. Two at-bats later, Devin Shines singled to load the bases and Oklahoma pitcher Ryan Duke walked back-to-back batters to help Oklahoma State cut the deficit to just one run.

In the next at-bat, Jared Womack sent a single to left center field to bring Shines and Phillips home to take an 8-7 lead, the Cowboys’ first of the contest.

Dukes came out of the game, but a fielding error at first kept the bleeding going, allowing Zach Johnson to score, and Duren to drive in a two-out run to give OSU a 10-7 advantage heading into the ninth.

Just one out away from winning the game in regulation, the Oklahoma State pitching staff left the door open for a OU comeback. A four-pitch walk put Garrett Buechelle on first to load the bases, and Tyler Ogle followed with a single through the left side to put the winning run on base down 10-9.

With the bases still loaded, Oklahoma State pitcher Chris Marlowe hit Cameron Seitzer to bring in the tying run and force extras.

In the bottom of the 10th, Johnson send a leadoff single up the middle and advanced to scoring position via sacrifice bunt by Jared Womack. The Sooners intentionally walked Mark Ginther to get to Duren, but he sent the second pitch he saw back up the middle to bring Johnson home and claim the win.

Tyson Seng (0-1) received a loss after giving up the earned run in the tenth, pitching just 1.1 innings and surrendering those two hits. Andrew Heck (2-1) was credited with a win for his outing, allowing just one hit and striking out two in his single inning of service.

Both squads will be back in action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for a home, non-conference matchup, the Cowboys taking on rival Wichita State, while Oklahoma faces off against Dallas Baptist.