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Oklahoma State Finishes Road Trip With Series Win In Morgantown

Oklahoma State Finishes Road Trip With Series Win In Morgantown

The Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-13-1) won two of three against the West Virginia Mountaineers (16-17) at Monongalia County Ballpark in Morgantown, West Virginia.


Left fielder Jon Littell drove in the first run of the series with a RBI single in the first inning. Two innings later, third baseman Michael Neustifter hit a three-run home run before catcher Colin Simpson hit his own three-run home run in fourth. OSU won 7-4.


Starter Joe Lienhard allowed four runs, walked one and struck out five in four innings of work before lefty Brady Basso pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings to earn his second win. Finally, right C.J. Valera finished the game with a two-out save.


First baseman Christian Funk hit a RBI single in the first before designated hitter Cade Cabbiness drove in a run with a groundout in the fourth. Two innings later, Neustifter and right fielder Carson McCusker each drove in a run before Funk hit a RBI double in the seventh. Shortstop Matt Kroon hit a RBI single as part of his three-hit game in the eighth before Funk reached base on a RBI walk. OSU lost 10-7.


Starter Carson Teel allowed six runs in one inning before reliever Ryan Van Leeuwen allowed one run in 3 2/3 innings. Then, reliever Ben Leeper allowed a run in a one-out appearance. Finally, lefty Noah Sifrit and righty Reza Aleaziz each allowed a run as they combined for three innings of work.


Simpson hit a solo home run in the fourth and a RBI double in the sixth. Later in the sixth, Funk hit a two-run home run before two passed balls allowed a couple of runs to score in the seventh. OSU won 6-4.


Starter Jonathan Heasley allowed four runs, one walk and five strikeouts during five innings of work before righty Peyton Battenfield earned his first win after striking out five during four scoreless innings.


OSU will start a four-game homestand against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (20-14) Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

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