OSU Baseball Team Blown Out by Washington State
Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:15 pm
By: News On 6
Originally Published: Mar 4, 2011 9:21 PM CDTCorey DeMoss
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
TUCSON, Arizona – The Oklahoma State baseball team suffered its worst loss of the young season Friday in a 13-2 blowout at the hands of Washington State in the Dairy Queen Classic.
The Cowboys (6-3) stayed close for most of the night, but Washington State blew the game open in the final innings. Leading 4-1, the Cougars put up four runs in the seventh inning alone.
Taylor Ard drove two runners home with a single, and Matt Argyropoulos did the same two at-bats later to extend Washington State’s lead to 8-1.
The Cougars carried that momentum into the eighth inning, when they put another five runs on the board. Patrick Claussen started things with a pinch-hit single that drove in one run, and Adam Nelubowich followed with an RBI single of his own to give Washington State an even 10 runs.
Later in the inning, Stetson Olson stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs. He delivered a triple into the gap in right center field, driving home all three runners and giving the Cougars five runs in the inning.
The Cowboys managed to get one more run on the board in the bottom of the eighth thanks to an RBI single by Jared Womack to finish the scoring.
OSU was plagued by an ability to capitalize on its opportunities. It only scored two runs despite recording 12 hits, while Washington State’s 13 runs came on 15 hits.
The Cowboys also were forced to use a total of seven pitchers in their first game of a three-day tournament.
Brad Propst was credited with the loss after three runs on four hits – including one home run – in three innings of work. Adam Conley gave up nine hits, but still managed to hold the Cowboys to only one run in seven innings to earn the win.
The Cowboys now have lost two games in a row after winning six of their first seven. They will return to action at 5 p.m. Saturday against South Alabama.