Cowboys Lose Bedlam Finale

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Oklahoma State's Scott Richmond gave up a game-winning RBI single to Russell Raley in the top of the 11th inning as Oklahoma claimed the rubber game of the three game series with a 5-4 victory in front of 9,494 fans at the SBC Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.

The game went into extra innings after Corey Brown tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with an RBI single up the middle. Brown finished the game 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

The game see-sawed back and forth after the Cowboys took a 3-2 lead in the seventh, but gave it up in the eighth when Brown made a wild throw to third base to score a run and put the Sooners up 4-3.

Will Savage pitched the final four innings for OU to earn his team leading eighth victory on the season and run his record to 8-3.

Scott Richmond relieved Oklahoma State starter Adam Daniels in the fifth inning and pitched the final 6.2 innings, but allowed three runs to score and suffered the loss to fall to 3-5 on the season.

OSU dropped to 32-20 on the season and fell into a tie with Oklahoma for fifth-place in the Big 12 with an 11-13 record. The Sooners are now 28-22 overall.

Oklahoma scored the first run in the third inning on an RBI double by Ryan Rohlinger to left center with two outs.

The Cowboys squandered an opportunity in the bottom of the inning when Chris Gutierrez reached third via a leadoff double and a balk. He was stranded, however, as Justin Colbert grounded out to third and Keanon Simon and Corey Brown both followed with strikeouts.

The Sooners added a lone run in the fourth on an RBI groundout by Jackson Williams.

The Cowboys scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game. Carr led off the inning with a double to right center for his first hit of the series. Carr scored on a groundout by Gutierrez and Justin Colbert scored on a RBI single by Brown.

OSU took the lead in the seventh when Gutierrez led off the inning with a bloop double to center. A sacrifice bunt and a squeeze by Simon scored Gutierrez, but OU promptly tied the game on a homerun by Kevin Smith in the top of the eighth.

The three game series averaged over 11,000 fans per contest with a total attendance of 33,669.

The Cowboys have a mid-week tilt at Wichita State on Tuesday at 7 p.m. before wrapping up the regular season next weekend at Kansas.

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