This one was a heartbreaker.
It was a walk off 2-run homer in the bottom of ninth with two outs that sealed the Pokes' fate as they lost to the Missiouri State Bears 6-5 on Friday in the first round of the Arkansas regional.
The Bears started the scoring early on a single from Jake Burger for an RBI in the first. Then in the third, Drew Millas hit an RBI double to give the Bears a 2-0 lead. The Bears would tack on another in the third on an RBI single from Jack Duffy.
The Pokes struck in the fourth when Garrett Benge hit a home run to make the score 3-1 Bears. Then Ryan Cash hit an RBI single in the fifth to bring in Andrew Rosa to make it 3-2 Bears.
The Bears would then strike again on a whammy from Jeremy Eierman in the fifth to make the 4-2 Bears (remember that name).
Jon Littel hit an RBI single to bring in Colin Simpson in the sixth and make it 4-3 Bears.
The Pokes started a rally in ninth when Garrett Benge tripled to not only complete the cycle, it would bring in Garrett McCain to tie the game. Benge would then get home on a wild pitch to give the Cowboys a 1-run lead.
The last Cowboy to do this was J.R. Davis last season.
But it would all be for naught. Eierman hit another homer with a runner on base for a devastating 2-run walkoff homer. A live look at me in my living room:
Cowboy starting pitcher Blake Battenfield had a rough day giving up three runs on four hits with three errors and five walks in 2 2⁄3 innings pitched.
Carson Teel came in for relief giving up one run on three hits with one error and two walks in his 3 1⁄3 innings
Trey Cobb would close the game pitching 2 2⁄3 innings giving up two hits and the walk off 2-run homer and two errors.
The Bears starter Doug Still gave up three runs on seven hits and had three errors in his 5 1⁄3 innings pitched.
Jake Fromson came in for relief and gave up four hits and walked a batter in his 2 1⁄3 innings.
Bryan Young then came in and gave up two runs on two hits and had two errors in his inning pitched.
The Pokes will face the loser of the ORU/Arkansas game tomorrow at 2 p.m. in a must-win game.