Trevor Boone launched a three-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning to lift Oklahoma State to a 6-5 comeback win over Nebraska on Saturday in the NCAA Oklahoma City Regional at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The Cowboys (38-18) were down to their final out when they scored four runs to defeat former Big 12 conference foe Nebraska (32-23) and advance to the regional championship. Top-seeded OSU will meet Nebraska or UConn, who play at noon Sunday. First pitch for the Cowboys is set for 5 p.m.
Carson McCusker started OSU’s comeback in the sixth with his sixth home run of the season. Bryce Carter made it 5-2 with an RBI double to right-center field in the eighth.
Boone’s blast — his team-high 20th of the season — hit the ‘H’ in the Chickasaw sign in left field and drove in Andrew Navigato and Christian Funk after Navigato’s RBI single.
Jake Lyons picked up the win after tossing six innings in relief of Parker Scott. Lyons allowed two runs on three hits and struck out a career-high six batters. Ben Leeper threw a perfect ninth and struck out one for the save.
The Cornhuskers scored three runs in the first three frames off Scott. Aaron Palensky clubbed a three-run shot in the first then Colby Gomes hit a two-run RBI single.