Cowboys Shut Out In Series Finale

Mike Strong

Mike Strong

May 9, 2010

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma State was shut out by its Bedlam rival for the first time in 17 years Sunday as 14th-ranked Oklahoma knocked off the Cowboys, 6-0, at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark.

 

For OSU, the setback marked the second-straight year it has lost The Bedlam Series as the Cowboys fell to 27-20 on the season and 8-13 in Big 12 Conference play. The last time OU had shut out the Pokes prior to Sunday came on April 16, 1993 in Tulsa.

 

The Cowboys managed only five hits against OU freshman Jack Mayfield, who tossed his first-career complete game to improve to 3-0. Davis Duren had three of OSU's five hits, with Josh Botts and Tom Belza added the other two.

 

Junior Mike Strong suffered the loss on the mound as the southpaw allowed five runs, four of them earned, on six hits in 4.1 innings to fall to 4-2.

 

For the first time in the series, the Sooners got on the scoreboard first. Ricky Eisenberg led off the bottom of the third with a walk, and on a fielder's choice sacrifice bunt, Eisenberg scored all the way from first on a throwing error by OSU third baseman Mark Ginther to put OU up 1-0.

 

The Sooners pushed their lead to 3-0 later in the frame when Cameron Seitzer blasted a two-run home run to right field, his 12th round tripper of the season.

 

OSU appeared poised to answer the Sooners' scoring in the top of the fourth after Duren and Botts delivered back-to-back singles to lead off the frame.

 

But a failed sacrifice bunt attempt was followed by a strikeout, and Duren was picked off of second base on the play to end the threat.

 

OU added to its lead in the bottom of the fourth. After Danny Black singled and stole second with two outs, Eisenberg plated him with a single up the middle to make it 4-0.

 

The Sooners used another two-RBI single, this one in the fifth inning off the bat of Ross Hubbard, to push their lead to 5-0, and in the sixth it was Eisenberg doing more damage as he led off the inning with his second homer of the year to give OU a 6-0 advantage.

 

OSU returns to action Tuesday with a midweek contest against No. 25 Rice at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

 


 

 

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