The Cowboys dropped a close game Wednesday in Wichita, but, swept its second straight Big 12 series.
Last week, the Cowboys swept TCU in the friendly confines of Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. This week, however, Oklahoma State traveled to a cold and windy Eck Stadium in Wichtia, and, a, at times, snow ridden, Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan. The Cowboys and the ‘Cats were the only two teams to play on Monday, as weather conditions forced the series to take place Sat-Mon.
On Saturday, the Cowboys had no problem with K-State thanks to six runs, and the Cowboys ace-pitcher, Jonathan Heasley.
On Masters’ Sunday, The Pokes put up six runs again, but some late game fireworks put the Wildcats within striking distance. In the ninth inning, K-State had bases loaded with just one out. The loaded bases wasn’t enough for K-State in the 6-1 lost. The ninth inning was rather indicative of the rest of the game as K-State left 20 (!!!) runners on base.
On Monday morning, Oklahoma State had yet to play a complete series, however, two Pokes garnered Big 12 Weekly Honors. Carson Teel’s complete game performance, giving up just one unearned run in the first, on Saturday propelled him to the Big 12 Pitcher of the week. Trevor Boone, who is on an eight-game hitting streak, took Co-Big 12 Player of the Week Honors. On Monday, Boone hit a grand-slam to put his Cowboys on top 8-6. OSU trailed for the first time all weekend, before Boone’s grand slam.
The Cowboys needed insurance in the ninth inning of Monday’s contest. A sac-fly and a base hit down the third base line corner did just that. Oklahoma State went on to win the slugfest, 13-8. The sweep marks the fourth in a row for the Cowboys in Manhattan.
NEXT UP – The Cowboys welcome Wichita State to Reynolds Stadium for a mid-week contest on Tuesday. OSU will try to return the favor to Wichita State just six days after facing them in their ballpark. For the weekend, Oklahoma State will travel to Monongalia County Ballpark (The best baseball stadium you’ve never heard of) for a weekend series with West Virginia.
Carson Teel Photo via Twitter // @CarsonTeel
WVU Stadium Photo via WVU Athletics