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WEEKEND RECAP: Baseball loses series to Kansas

it doesn’t look good for the Pokes’ postseason hopes

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The Pokes had a tough weekend in Lawrence, going 1-2 and dropping the series to the Jayhawks. The Cowboys’ record now stands at 20-15 and 4-8 in the Big 12. Omaha is getting further and further away for the Cowboys.

Thursday

The series didn’t start out poorly, with the Cowboys winning Thursday’s game 11-6. The Cowboy bats looked like they were gonna be hot this weekend with a multitude of players getting RBIs including Garrett McCain with three.

Kansas did their fair share scoring as well getting themselves six runs on RBIs with Rudy Karre and James Consentino scoring multiple runs. The Jayhawks looked to make a comeback in the 6th but they couldn’t score quite enough runs.

Led by Joe Lienhard, the Cowboy pitching staff gave up 6 runs a 12 hits and 4 walks. Meanwhile the Jayhawk pitching staff, lead by Zack Leban gave up 11 hits on 15 runs and 5 walks.

Friday

The Cowboys lost a close one on Friday 6-5, despite building up a four run lead.

Travis Wacker started the scoring in the second with an RBI. Ryan Cash and Jacob Chappell collected two hits a piece with Cash also getting himself two RBIs. Collin Simpson got an RBI in the third and in his first game back since his injury at TCU, Johnathan Littell scored off a wild pitch in the 6th.

Kansas’ Jaxx Groshans started the scoring with and RBI in the first. The in the sixth it just kept coming. Bett Vosik and Kaimana Souza-Paaluhi both got single to start and Tyler Buffett walked to straight batters to bring in a run. Carson Teel then walked another batter to bring in another run to make it 5-3, then an 2-run RBI would bring the run to put the Jayhawks on top to do it in for the Cowboys.

The Cowboy pitching Staff, lead by Tyler Buffett gave up six runs on 11 hits and tjree walks. Meanwhile the Jayhawk pitching staff lead by Taylor Turski, gave up five runs on eight hits and four walks.

Saturday

In another close one, the Cowboys dropped the series finale 2-4.

The scoring started early for the cowboys with Garrett Benge getting an RBI on error. Unfortunately for the pokes the other only scoring would be a whammy from Colin Simpson in 6th (didn’t I say he’d hit this weekend?? didn’t I?). Not that a home run is EVER, a bad thing, it was just too little too late. The Jayhawks scored on four RBIs to win 4-2.

The Cowboys pitching staff, lead by Cole Hearren, gave up four hits on nine runs and eight walks. Meanwhile the Jayhawk pitching staff lead by Jackson Goddard, gave up two runs on seven hits.


NEXT UP

Oklahoma State returns to Stillwater to take on ORU at Allie P. this Tuesday night. The Golden Eagles will come in with a record of 26-9. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.