Game is first of two meetings between regional rivals this season
Cowboy third baseman slugged three home runs in K-State series
K-State hands OSU 3-2 loss
Rea homers twice, Hursh gets fourth win of season
Three-game series opens Friday at 7 p.m.
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.
Highlights from Game 1 of the 2012 Bedlam Baseball Series, where Oklahoma State extended its winning streak to nine games and shut out Oklahoma for the first time in six years with a 3-0 victory over the Sooners at ONEOK Field in Tulsa.
Andrew Heaney continued his dominance on the mound, tossing his third shutout of the season to help the 25th-ranked Cowboys improve to 27-17 overall and 12-7 in Big 12 Conference play. OSU's winning streak is its longest since the Pokes won 12 in a row during the 2008 season.
Oklahoma State continued its winning ways Tuesday night as the Cowboys knocked off Bedlam-rival and 23rd-ranked Oklahoma, 6-1, in a non-conference game at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
2012: An All-Big 12 Conference Second Team infielder ... started all 57 games, 56 of those at second base ... led Cowboys with .324 batting average and 23 multi-hit games ... also had six multi-RBI efforts ... ranked in top 10 in Big 12 in hits (72) and doubles (18) ... first-career hit was infield single at Cal Poly (2/18) ... slugged first home run of career against Dallas Baptist (2/21) ... turned in a career day in the first game of a doubleheader against Alabama A&M on 3/10 ... was 5-for-5 in the game with three home runs, two doubles and nine RBIs ... three homers tied OSU single-game record and nine RBIs was one shy of Cowboys' mark ... 16 total bases in game tied Big 12 Conference record ... was named Big 12 Co-Player of the Week and a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week on 3/12 ... was OSU's leading hitter in Big 12 play with a .290 average ... had a season-long hitting streak of seven games ... also made two relief appearances on mound and worked three scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Attended Cowley Community College in Arkansas City, Kan., for two years ... named a third-team All-American and first-team all-conference ... helped lead his team to a conference championship his sophomore year ... was second on team with .398 batting average and led team with six home runs and 54 RBIs ... was 4-0 with 24 strikeouts in 26 innings on the mound ... hit .363 with 28 RBIs and 13 doubles as a freshman ... was also 5-3 with a 3.80 ERA.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years at Seaman High School in Topeka, Kan. ... hit .490 ... named all-state and all-league his sophomore through senior years ... named all-city his senior year ... helped his team to state championships his freshman, junior and senior seasons and league championships all four years.
PERSONAL: Majoring in management ... born April 25, 1991 ... son of John and Lori Rea ... has two siblings, Victoria and Butch ... favorite athlete is Travis Hafner ... favorite movies are Dumb and Dumber and Caddyshack ... favorite baseball moment is winning three state titles.