It was a disappointing Big 12 conference home opener for the No. 12 Oklahoma State Cowboys (17-8) as they dropped the first game of a three-game set to the Kansas State Wildcats (12-12) 4-2.
RHP Jon Perrin got the start for Cowboys and had a rough outing, allowing four earned before being pulled with one out in the fifth. The biggest blow to Perrin was a solo home run by K-State first basemen Shane Conlon who drove in a total of three runs in the game. Conlon and shortstop Tyler Wolfe each had three hits for Wildcats.
Conor Costello evened it up for the Cowboys with a deep solo home run to center field in the second inning. Garrett McCain added an RBI double that put OSU up 2-1 and scored Donnie Walton, who was making his first start since the opening series against Arizona State.
It was all Kansas State after that point, with the Wildcats scoring three more runs off of Perrin ending his day early.
Perrin’s line: 4 1/3 innings, 6 hits, 4 earned runs, 6 strikeouts, 1 walk on 91 pitches
This team was riding a huge momentum wave after knocking of the top-ranked TCU Horned Frogs last weekend on the road and then it just went out and ruined that against a sub-par Kansas State team. Perrin was not at his best today, not even close, but it should not even take his best to beat the Wildcats.
Kansas State showed nothing special on the mound, getting four innings of two-run ball starter Colton Kalmus followed five shutout innings from three different relievers.
Costello was the only player that had multiple hits for the Cowboys in this game as the team only managed seven hits in the game.
The Cowboys will need to re-focus and get back to the form they had last weekend and win the last two game of this series.