The Cowboys couldn’t pull off the same result as the last time they played ORU Tuesday night. Silent bats caused the Pokes a 4-1 loss in the added midweek game.
The Golden Eagles struck first with Nick Roark hitting a double for a RBI in the third inning to make it 1-0 for the home team. Then in the fourth, Brent Williams lined out to center field for another RBI that increased the ORU lead to 2-0. The Golden Eagles added to the damage in the fifth with Noah Cummings hitting a 2-RBI single to make the score 4-1.
Garrett Benge had the only run for the Cowboys, hitting an RBI single in the 6th. Jon Littell had the only other hit for OSU, a double in the third inning.
The Cowboy pitching staff, led by Blake Battenfield, gave up four runs on seven hits and walked three batters.
Meanwhile the Golden Eagles pitching staff, led by Taylor Varnell, gave up one run on two hits and walked four batters.
This game came down to hits. The Cowboys just weren’t able to hit the ball and it cost them a much needed win. Add a solid night of pitching from ORU and it just doesn’t equal a win.
With this loss, the Pokes will likely have to be perfect the rest of the season to keep their postseason hopes alive. Next, they’ll take on Lamar this weekend at Allie P. Reynolds in the rare weekend non-conference series.