Seventeen strikeouts were too much for Oklahoma State to overcome in their 5-2 loss to UConn on Sunday in the NCAA Oklahoma City Regional at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Caleb Wurster earned the win for the Huskies, pitching four scoreless innings of three-hit ball with three strikeouts. Jacob Wallace was the star for the Huskies, tossing 2 1⁄3 innings of no-hit ball and striking out seven.
Facing a 3-0 deficit in the third inning, the Cowboys started a rally when Cade Cabbiness scoreed on Jeff Kersten’s wild pitch. Colin Simpson then drove in Hueston Morrill, but that’s all the damage the Pokes could do in the frame.
Anthony Prato’s two-run home run in the seventh gave the Huskies a three-run cushion again to seal the game and chase Brett Standlee from the game for Logan Gragg. Standlee gave up five runs on seven hits and struck out three in 6 1⁄3 innings. Gragg struck out two in 1 1⁄3 innings in relief.
The Cowboys and Huskies meet again at 6 p.m. Monday for a spot in the Lubbock Super Regional against Texas Tech.