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Oklahoma State Falls To Arizona State

Oklahoma State nearly overcame a slow start against a talented Arizona State team, but it wasn't enough.

Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

Tempe, AZ- Oklahoma State just couldn't get out of its own way, dropping the second game of the series against Arizona State 5-3.

Jon Perrin started on the mound for the Cowboys (0-2) and after the first inning he had seen seven batters, allowed two hits, walked a batter and the defense had committed two errors. Nothing was going to come easy for the Cowboys today.

After one and one-third inning, Perrin was benched in favor of Tyler Buffett after twelve batters. Buffett would come in and serve for three and one-third innings, keeping the game within striking distance for the Cowboys. The bats were working, and the Cowboys did out-hit the Sun Devils (2-0) 11-8, but just couldn't seem to find a way to finish the job.

After Tim Arakawa hit his third single of the day in the sixth inning and Sluder was walked, there was suddenly two players on base for the Cowboys and a chance to strike again against the Sun Devils. However, the Sun Devils brought its second basemen, Jordan Aboites, in to relieve. Aboites would retire the next eight of 12 Cowboys, and keep three Cowboys on base from scoring.

The Cowboys ended up stranding 10 runners throughout the game, the 10 potential runs would have been a big help for the pitching staff that only allowed one run down the stretch of the final six innings after Perrin allowed three in his debut but it just wasn't happening for OSU today.

The Cowboys will try to find that elusive first win of the season to avoid being swept by the Sun Devils tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 CT. Perrin was given the loss and ASU pitcher Ryan Kellogg was awarded with the win.

Notes:

  • Cowboys used five pitchers last night and used another three today.
  • Perrin allowed five hits in the twelve batters he faced.
  • Arakawa singled three times, and had a sacrifice bunt early in the game.
  • The Cowboys faced ASU pitcher Gillies for two batters before he was put down.
  • Perrin is coming off surgery during the offseason, was on a pitch count.
  • Cowboys got lead hitter on base five out of the nine innings.