After dropping their opening series to Grand Canyon two games to one, the Oklahoma State baseball team is able to leave Arizona with their heads held high. The Cowboys walloped No. 19 Arizona State in Tempe earlier today, 18-4.
After scoring only seven runs on 20 hits in three games at Grand Canyon, The OSU bats came to life against the Sun Devils for 22 hits and 18 runs.
It started in the third when Cameron Dobbs scored on an unearned run. He reached second after two walks, then stole third on a wild pitch. After bases were loaded, Michael Neustifter reached on a throwing error and was tagged out at first, but Dobbs took the opportunity to bring in the Cowboys’ first run. OSU picked up two more runs in the fifth, three in the sixth, five in the seventh, two in the eighth, and five in the ninth.
Arizona State didn’t score their first run until the bottom of the seventh off a home run to center field. They tacked one more in the eighth, and two in the ninth, but it wasn’t nearly enough to overcome OSU’s offense.
It was a nice days work for pitcher Johnathan Heasley. He got the start on the mound and pitched five scoreless innings, giving up only two hits. Meanwhile, in his first game, shortstop Cameron Dobbs led the offense going 4-for-5 with four RBIs. Jon Littel also had a solid day going 4-for-6 with a triple and two RBIs.
OSU is now 2-2 on the season. They return to Stillwater for their home-opening series this weekend against Texas State. First pitch for Friday’s game is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. That’s followed by games Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.. Admission to all three games is free.