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Great pitching effort gets OSU one win away from College World Series

Great pitching effort gets OSU one win away from College World Series

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.

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