Oklahoma State RHP Thomas Hatch, Big 12 Player of the Year, threw seven scoreless innings in front of a stellar defense, which recorded its 69th double play of the season. South Carolina hit a homerun in the 9th off Trey Cobb, but that was all they managed. Hatch recorded three strikeouts and threw four 1-2-3 innings in his seven innings. Hatch found himself in a jam in the 4th inning but 2B J.R. Davis bailed him out with a good play throwing the South Carolina runner out at home. Thomas Hatch is one of five players taken in this years MLB first-year players draft. Hatch was taken in the 3rd round by the Chicago Cubs.
Big hits were the story of the Cowboy offense in its 5-1 win. Ryan Sluder hit a homerun in the third then Corey Hassel singled in J.R. Davis in the 4th. Those two runs were all the cowboys could get, even with a few big base running moves to put runners in scoring position. The score held 2-0 until 9-hole hitter Collin Theroux hit a 3-run homerun to make it 5-0 in the 9th inning.
This win gives OSU the opportunity to go to the College World Series if they can win on Sunday. Game 2 is a 2 p.m. first pitch.