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J.R. Davis hits for the cycle as Oklahoma State takes series finale over WVU

Big days from infielder J.R. Davis and freshman pitcher Jensen Elliot help Cowboys avoid sweep

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

After losing on a walk-off homerun in extra innings in game one, and stranding the tying run 90 feet away in game two, the Oklahoma State baseball team responded nicely with an 8-1 win in game three in Morgantown, West Virginia.

The grounds crew had an early start to the morning, needing to clear off a blanket of snow that covered the diamond. Jensen Elliot improved to 3-1 on the year with a dominating performance on the mound. The freshman phenom went the distance to propell the Pokes to 19-9 and 4-2 in Big 12 play. J.R. Davis tripled to the left-center gap to bring home the first run of the game at the top of the third inning. Donnie Walton hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Davis to double the lead to 2-0.

Elliot stayed untouchable on the mound, but the OSU offense went silent until the sixth inning. Once again it was Walton scoring Davis, as the two used the hit and run to perfection to extend the lead to 3-0. The Cowboys put the icing on the cake in the top of the eight when the floodgates opened. Davis hit his first career homerun over the left-center wall to put OSU up 5-0. The junior ended the day 4-4 and hitting for the cycle. Davis became the first Cowboy to hit for the cycle since 2011. Not to be outdone by his teamte, Dustin Williams hit his Big 12th leading eighth home run of the season to give the Cowboys a 7-0 lead heading into the ninth. The Pokes and Mountaineers traded a run in the final inning to give OSU the 8-1 win.

Oklahoma State has the next few days off, as they get ready to host a three game series against Texas Tech starting on Friday. The winner of the series will stand alone atop the Big 12 standings.