April 24, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas - Oklahoma State was held to four hits for the second-straight game Saturday as the Cowboys suffered a 5-0 loss to second-ranked Texas at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
With the loss, the Cowboys dropped to 23-15 overall and 5-9 in Big 12 Conference play. League-leading Texas improved to 33-7 and 15-2 against conference foes.
Davis Duren had two of OSU's four hits against UT right-hander Cole Green, who improved to 9-0 with the complete game shutout. Green did not allow a hit in the first five innings, and he finished with five strikeouts.
Tyler Lyons suffered the loss for the Cowboys to fall to 3-3. In tossing his second complete game of the season, the senior southpaw allowed five runs on seven hits while striking out seven. He did not issue a walk and held UT scoreless over the final four innings.
OSU opened the game by stranding a pair of runners on base in the first inning. Duren led off by reaching second on a two-base error by UT first baseman Tant Shepherd, but the Cowboys failed to advance him. With Duren on second and Dean Green on first after being hit by a pitch, Mark Ginther struck out to end the inning.
For the second-straight day, UT would strike with three runs in the bottom of the first, and once again, it was Cameron Rupp doing the damage with a three-run home run to put the Longhorns on top.
Texas pushed its lead to 4-0 in the third. Shepherd singled, and after stealing second and third, he scored on a sacrifice fly by Rupp.
The Longhorns' final run came in the fourth on an RBI triple by Connor Rowe.
Green kept OSU hitless through the first five innings before Duren led off the sixth with an opposite-field single.
Sunday's series finale is scheduled for 2 p.m.