Cowboys Complete Sweep of Sooners

OKLAHOMA CITY ( – Oklahoma State completed a three-game sweep of Bedlam rival Oklahoma with a 4-0 win in front of 10,849 fans at the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark on Sunday night. Junior Oliver Odle hurled the 24th-ranked Cowboys' second-straight complete game, and OSU swept the No. 8 Sooners for the first time since 2001 to improve to 36-14 overall and 15-9 in Big 12 Conference play. OSU also moved into third place in the league standings with the win.

Making his first start on the mound since March 31, Odle completed his first-career shutout with four strikeouts and two walks to improve to 4-3 on the season. It was the right hander's second complete game of the season.

OSU got hits from eight different players, with Jordy Mercer and Matt Clarkson each going 2-for-4 at the plate.

The Cowboys took an early lead in the second inning against OU starter P.J. Sandoval. Deik Scram led off the inning with a single and later scored when Ty Wright singled on a hit-and-run play and OU centerfielder Kody Kaiser committed an error.

In the fourth inning, Wright scored on an RBI groundout by Adam Carr to give OSU a 2-0 advantage.

OSU tacked on its final runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Scram collected an RBI by drawing a bases loaded walk in the seventh, and Mercer homered to left field to provide the final 4-0 margin.

The Sooners dropped to 37-16 overall and 15-9 in the Big 12 with the loss. Sandoval dropped to 6-3 on the season as he allowed two runs on six hits in six innings of work.

The Cowboys return to action Tuesday when they host Oral Roberts at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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