This weekend in Corvallis, Oregon, Oklahoma State did something that seemed improbable. They swept the defending National Champion Oregon State Beavers. Between fantastic pitching from the pitching staff and some heavy hitting, Oklahoma State got a much needed series sweep.
Game 1 (5/3) Oklahoma State 1, Oregon State 0:
Jensen Elliott shined in game one putting in seven innings of work with just two hits, no runs and four strikeouts. Elliott would however walk two batters. Peyton Battenfield would take the mound for two innings where he gave up no hits, no runs, and had three strikeouts. When you can hold the No. 2 team in the nation to two hits, I’d say your pitching staff had a heck of a day. For the Oregon State pitching staff, Brandon Eisert would take the loss after pitching eight innings giving all nine of the Cowboys’ hits and striking out eight batters.
The Cowboy bats would scatter nine hits with the top of lineup helping out. Leadoff hitter Hueston Morrill had two hits and Christian Funk also had two hits in the two spot. The one run in the game would be an RBI from Alix Gracia on a single to bring in Andrew Navigato. The Beavers would have back to back hits from Zack Zalesky and Tyler Malone.
Game 2 (5/4) Oklahoma State 5, Oregon State 2:
Christian Funk had himself a day in game two with a home run and three RBI. Andrew Navigato would hit a home run in the fourth and Colin Simpson would bring in Hueston Morrill for the Pokes other run. They would end their day with eight hits and five runs. Oregon State would score on a sacrifice fly hit by Matthew Gretler and and RBI single from Jake Dukart.
Logan Gragg got the win for the Cowboys after pitching four innings giving up a hit and striking out five batters. He would have two walks as well. Starter Parker Scott would pitch three innings with four hits, allowed only one run, two walks and three strikeouts. Joe Lienhard would give up the other run and only pitched 0.1 innings. Bryce Fehmel would take the loss for the Beavers after pitching five innings with six hits and giving up all five runs.
Game 3 (5/5) Oklahoma State 8, Oregon State 7:
The Cowboys would get the job done on Sunday and sweep the No.2 team in country. This is the first time since 2010 that a team has come into Corvallis and swept the Beavers. What a boost for your team to start out the month of May.
Carson McCusker and Trevor Boone had great days swinging the bat as they went 3-for-5 and 3-for-4, respectively. Boone would hit a home run in the sixth with Navigato and McCusker on base to tie the game at 6-6. Oh and on top of that, Boone would have 4 RBIs. Cade Cabbiness would get the Pokes the lead as he hit an RBI single in the eighth that would bring in McCusker and Navigato again to make the score 8-6. Speaking of Navigato he would bring in two runs in the first on a double that brought in Colin Simpson and Hueston Morrill. Adley Rutschman would hit the only home run of the weekend for the Beavers in the bottom of the night to make the score 8-7 but the Pokes were able to hold on for the win.
On the mound, Jake Lyons would get the win for the Pokes after pitching 3.2 innings with four hits, three runs and three strikeouts. Lyons would also walk a batter. Starter Brett Standlee would pitch 3.1 innings with eight hits, three runs and two strikeouts.
With this win, the Cowboys have put themselves in a spot to possibly host a regional. Next up they’ll have Bedlam split between Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Norman this weekend.