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Oklahoma State in MLB: Tyler Lyons, Yankees fall to Astros in ALCS

The former Cowboy pitcher threw four strikeouts in the postseason.

League Championship Series - Houston Astros v New York Yankees - Game Four Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Former Oklahoma State pitcher Tyler Lyons and the Yankees were eliminated from the postseason with a 6-4 loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series.

Jose Altuve’s hit game-ending homer off Aroldis Champman to advance to the World Series for the second time in three years. Houston will face the Nationals.

Lyons didn’t pitch in Game 6, but did take the mound earlier in the series in Game 4. He tossed two strikeouts in the ninth inning with two runners on in the Yankees’ 8-3 loss.

Lyons had four strikeouts in 1 23 innings on 19 pitches throughout the postseason.

The Pirates released him Aug. 11 and four days later New York signed him to a minor-league deal. He was selected for a September call up then had 12 strikeouts, two walks, a 4.15 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 11 regular-season games.

NCAA players on World Series rosters

Astros

Gerrit Cole, P (UCLA)
Will Harris, P (LSU)
Joe Smith, P (Wright State)
Justin Verlander, P (Old Dominion)
Alex Bregman, 3B (LSU)
George Springer, OF (UConn)

Nationals

Sean Doolittle, P (Virginia)
Daniel Hudson, P (UNLV)
Tanner Rainey, P (West Alabama D3)
Max Scherzer, P (Missouri)
Stephen Strasburg, P (San Diego State)
Austin Voth, P (Washington)
Yan Gomes, C (Barry D2)
Kurt Suzuki, C (Cal State Fullerton)
Matt Adams, 1B (Slippery Rock D2)
Brian Dozier, 2B (Souther Mississippi)
Anthony Rendon, 3B (Rice)
Trea Turner, SS (North Carolina State)
Ryan Zimmerman, 1B (Virginia)
Adam Eaton, OF (Miami of Ohio)