The Cowboys got their second sweep of the week after winning all three this weekend over Northwestern State. With the three victories, OSU has now won seven in a row, are 8-1 through nine games of a 10 game home stand, and moved to 14-6 on the season.
Lets break the series down:
Friday 3/17: The Cowboys started off their weekend with a bit more offense than Northwestern State, winning the first game of the series 6-3.
A home run by Garrett Benge as well as RBIs by a multitude to Cowboys led to the six runs scored by the Pokes, with all the Cowboys offense coming in the third and fourth innings.
On the other side of the ball, Tyler Buffett and the Cowboys pitching staff gave up just six hits and and three runs. As for the Demons, Nathan Jones and the Northwestern State pitching staff gave up nine hits.
In the end, the Cowboys seemed to just have a little more in them than Northwestern and it continued throughout the weekend.
Saturday 3/18: The Cowboy bats did even more damage in game two, helping the Cowboys win 7-2.
The offense started in the second inning with four runs scored by the Cowboys. They would add two more in the fifth, and another in the seventh. Multiple Cowboys scored RBIs, including Jon Littel and Colin Simpson, who had two each.
Johnathan Heasley and the pitching staff were impressive, only giving up two runs on three hits.
Meanwhile the Northwestern State pitching staff gave up 7 runs on 12 hits.
This momentum carried into Sunday’s game for the sweep.
Sunday 3/19: If the Cowboys’ bats were on hot the first two games of this series, they were ablaze by Sunday afternoon as the Cowboys won game three 15-4.
The greatest part was that it didn’t all come in one or two innings. OSU scored at least one run in seven of the eight innings they played. Those runs included homers from Michael Neuslifter and Johnathan Littell. The rest of the runs were off of RBIs, more small ball for the pokes.
The pitching staff, lead by Brady Basso, gave up 4 runs on 6 hits. That’s not a bad day when your offense scores 15 runs.
Meanwhile, the Northwestern State pitching staff gave up 15 runs on 15 hits.
The Pokes close our their 10-game home stretch against our rivals from down south, OU. First pitch for this non-conference meeting in Allie P. Reynolds Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
As always, #BeatOU