STILLWATER, Okla. -Oklahoma State was shut out on its home field for the first time this season Friday night as the Cowboys suffered a 7-0 loss to Texas A&M at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
With the loss, OSU fell to 8-14 in Big 12 Conference play, while the Cowboys are now 28-21 overall. TAMU improved to 31-18-1 and 10-11-1 in the league.
The Cowboys managed just four hits - all of them singles - against TAMU's Barret Loux as the Aggie right-hander tossed his first complete game of the season, striking out seven and allowing just one walk to improve to 9-2 on the season.
Mike Strong suffered the loss for the Cowboys as the junior southpaw gave up six runs, five of them earned, and nine hits in 4.1 innings of work.
TAMU got to Strong in the second inning as Adam Smith and Kevin Gonzalez led off the frame with back-to-back home runs to make the score 2-0. The Aggies tallied a third run when Andrew Collazo scored on a wild pitch.
The Aggies doubled their lead with three more runs in the fifth, getting a two-RBI single from Gonzalez and making it 6-0 when Matt Juengel scored on a throwing error by OSU catcher Kevin David.
The final run of the game came in the ninth against OSU reliever Kevin Chambers, who had a solid effort in relief of Strong. The Cowboy freshman allowed just one run on five hits over the final 4.2 innings while striking out seven.
The two teams are scheduled to square off in the middle game of the series Saturday at 1 p.m.