Cowboys Split First Two Bedlam Games

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Oklahoma combination of Garrett Patterson and Will Savage combined to allow seven hits and just two earned runs in a 4-3 win over Oklahoma State Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd of 13,066 fans at the SBC Bricktown Ballpark.

The Sooners evened the series at 1-1 after the Cowboys closed out the earlier suspended game with a 3-1 victory prior. OU improved to 27-22 and 10-13 in the Big 12, while OSU fell to 32-19 and 11-12 in conference action.

OSU trailed 4-3 in the ninth when Chris Gutierrez led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Justin Colbert. Ty Wright then hit a hard grounder to third before Corey Brown roped a line drive to left-center that was caught by leftfielder Aaron Ivey to end the game.

Patterson (5-2) gave up three runs, two earned, on four hits in 5.1 innings of work with six strikeouts and four walks. Savage held the Pokes scoreless the final 3.2 innings on three hits with a strikeout to record the save.

Oklahoma State took a 1-0 lead in the first after loading the bases with no outs and scoring a run on a RBI sacrifice fly by Mike Hernandez.

OU took a 2-1 lead in the second when Aaron Ivey and Jackson Williams singled and scored when Chuckie Caufield hit a RBI single to center that got past Steve Ptak for his first error of the year.

The Sooners plated two more runs in the fourth and took advantage of an error by Rusty Ryal to extend the inning.

OSU scored a run in the bottom of the inning on a RBI double by Chris Gutierrez and another run in the sixth on a RBI infield bunt single by Gutierrez again. He finished 4-for-4 on the night to lead the Pokes.

Aaron Ivey, Jackson Williams and Chuckie Caufield had two hits each to lead the Sooners.

Cowboy starter Blake Kronkosky (2-2) allowed four runs, two earned, on four hits in 4.1 innings of work with a career high five walks and four strikeouts. Junior southpaw Brett McDonald came in with an out in the fifth and pitched 4.2 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just three hits with three strikeouts and a walk.

The teams will settle the series Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in a nationally televised game by ESPN.

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