Game is first of two meetings between regional rivals this season
K-State hands OSU 3-2 loss
Three-game series opens Friday at 7 p.m.
OSU wins for first time in Springfield
OSU defeated the Bears on March 5 in Stillwater
Oklahoma State won for the 11th time in its last 12 games Tuesday night as the 25th-ranked Cowboys scored twice in the eighth inning to defeat Ohio State, 4-2, at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
Gage Green and Saulyer Saxon were the heroes for the Cowboys as OSU improved to 29-18 on the season, which includes a 21-3 record on their home field.
2013: Started 52 of the 56 games he played in ... had 16 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI efforts ... was OSU's second-leading hitter in Big 12 play with a .314 average ... led Cowboys with 13 stolen bases ... set a career high with three steals vs. Southeastern (3/20) ... longest hitting streak of the season was eight games ... collected career-high four RBIs against Pacific (3/12) ... had a triple and home run in the game ... was named the Big 12 Player of the Week on May 13 after his performance against Oklahoma in the Bedlam Series ... against the 13th-ranked Sooners he was 7-for-10 at the plate while scoring three runs, collecting two doubles and two RBIs and turning in a .900 slugging percentage ... tied a career high with three hits in the series opener, including driving in the winning run with an eighth-inning single ... stole home in Saturday's win and added three more hits on Sunday ... was 4-for-13 (.308) with a double and triple and tied for the team lead with three RBIs at the NCAA Louisville Regional ... named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.