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RECAP: Baseball Shuts Out New Mexico in Mid-Week Series

The Cowboys shut down the Lobos in back-to-back games

With four games left in their 10-game home stand, the Cowboys are on a roll. They’re 5-1 since the home-stand started after not only sweeping, but shutting out NCAA RPI No. 3 New Mexico in a two-game series.

Game 1

Tuesday 3/14

The Cowboys came out on top with a final score of 3-0 for their first game of the series. It’s always nice to see a pitching staff not give up any runs.

The game was a pitching duel through six innings, with neither team giving up even a hit until the fifth inning. The scoring didn’t come until the bottom of the seventh when John Littel hit an RBI single up the middle to bring Andrew Rosa home. Ryan Sluder followed on an error. The third and final run of the game came on a home run by Garrett Benge in the eighth.

After that it was up to the Cowboy pitching staff to do their job, and they did, led by Blake Battenfield, who only gave up one hit. Meanwhile the Lobos’ pitching staff gave up 3 runs and 4 hits.

Game 2

Wednesday 3/15

The bats were on fire in Wednesday’s game, with the Cowboys dropping the Lobos 13-0. It looks like the Cowboys have figured things out.

A host of Cowboys got runs in this game (with a score of 13-0... that happens) and Garrett Benge got himself another homer. He’s having a solid season so far and let’s hope that continues.


The pitching staff put in some work in this game too. Lead by Joe Lienhard, they gave up a total of three hits and no runs.

This was a really good series defensively for the Pokes. Not giving up a single run, and only four hits, in either game against a team that came in batting .358. and ranked as the NCAA No.1 RPI team in the country. They also held the Lobo’s best hitter, Jack Zoellner who was hitting .444, to zero hits! That’s is a huge win for the team!

Next Up

Oklahoma State welcomes Northwestern State (5-10) to Stillwater for a three-game weekend series. Game one is Friday with first pitch at 6 p.m., followed by game two Saturday at 4 p.m., and game three Sunday at 1 p.m.