STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma State won its third Big 12 Conference series of the season with a 5-4 victory over Kansas Sunday afternoon at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
The Cowboys plated a pair of runs in the seventh and scored the winning run in the eighth on a pinch-hit RBI single by Luis Uribe to earn the come-from-behind victory and improve to 7-11 in Big 12 play and 26-18 overall.
Andrew Heaney picked up his second win of the weekend in relief as the freshman southpaw worked the final 3.2 innings to earn his team-leading fifth win of the season. He allowed just one run on two hits and struck out two.
Davis Duren continued his offensive tear to lead the Cowboys as the junior second baseman finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs.
OSU took an early 1-0 lead in the third inning on Duren's first RBI of the game, a single that drove in Dane Phillips.
The Cowboys' lead lasted until the fifth when Kansas got to OSU starter Mike Strong.
After holding the Jayhawks scoreless through four innings, Strong surrendered a leadoff double to Brandon Macias in the fifth. After a walk and a bunt single loaded the bases with no outs, KU tied the score at 1-1 on a passed ball by OSU catcher Kevin David.
Following an intentional walk to again load the bases, Chance Deason came out of the OSU bullpen, and Kansas's Jimmy Waters greeted him with a sacrifice fly to put the visitors up, 2-1. KU pushed its lead to 3-1 when Brian Heere scored on a wild pitch before the Cowboys finally got out of the inning.
OSU would tie the score in the seventh. Dusty Harvard led off the inning with a 10-pitch walk and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Up next, Duren delivered an RBI double to make the score 3-2.
A sacrifice bunt moved Duren to third and brought David to the plate with one out. David squared to bunt and popped out to KU first baseman Brett Lisher, but Lisher made an errant throw trying to double up Duren at third. The error allowed Duren to scamper home and tie the score at 3-3.
The eighth inning proved to be the decisive one. KU's Casey Lytle led off the top of the frame with a double, and a single by Jake Marasco put Jayhawks on first and third with no outs. Heaney got pinch-hitter Chris Manship to ground into a double play, but Lytle would score on the play to tie the score at 4-4 before Heaney got out of the inning with a strikeout.
In the bottom of the eighth, Nico Rosthenhausler got the game-winning rally started with a leadoff single. Following a sacrifice bunt by Josh Botts and a single by Phillips, the Cowboys had runners at first and third with one out and sent Uribe to the plate.
And Uribe delivered, sending a single to center field on a 1-2 pitch from Travis Blankenship to plate Rosthenhausler with what proved to be the winning run.
OSU returns to action Friday when the Cowboys open the Bedlam Series against rival Oklahoma. The opener is scheduled for 7:38 p.m. at ONEOK Field in Tulsa. The series then moves to Oklahoma City's AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, where the two teams will square of Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday at 4:05 p.m.