OSU Makes It Two In A Row Over West Virginia

Now as we get down the stretch we'll get into covering Josh Holliday's Oklahoma State baseball team more. For those that have tuned in to the streaming broadcast on the West Virginia website (wvusports.com) this has been a blast to watch. Oklahoma State went to West Virginia needing to get some business done on the road, and boy have they done that!

Saturday it was clutch pitching and defense with great timely hitting by Saulyer Saxon and Craig McConaughy. The Cowboys also benefited from some errors, especially a throwing error in the eighth inning, allowing OSU to go from a 1-1 tie ballgame to a 5-1 lead.

The Cowboys got good pitching from both starter Tyler Buffet and Blake Battenfield in relief. Then in the ninth, Donnie Walton, the Cowboys leading hitter by average, put it away for sure with a bases clearing double to plate three runs and give Oklahoma State an 8-1 lead.

Tanner Krietemeier had a five-hit day and added an RBI single in the ninth. The Cowboys went on to win 9-2.

The Cowboys received some clutch pitching on Friday from Jon Perrin, who out-pitched one of the top left-handed pitchers in the nation in Harrison Musgrave of the Mountaineers. The Cowboys got three doubles in the game from Donnie Walton, Zach Fish and Corey Hassel while Tim Arakawa and Craig McConaughy had a pair of RBIs. It was a complete effort, including a spotless game defensively, to win 6-0.

With the series ender on Sunday and their RPI soaring with each win, the Cowboys go for the sweep at noon central time. Oklahoma State is now 25-10 overall and jumps to 7-4 in Big 12 play.

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