The Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-10-1) defeated the Oklahoma Sooners (17-10) 7-1 in the first Bedlam matchup of the 2018 baseball season at L. Dale Mitchell Baseball Park in Norman on Tuesday.
Oklahoma State lead-off hitter and second baseman Ryan Cash started the scoring and his three-hit game with a RBI single in the second inning. Later in the inning, Oklahoma State catcher Colin Simpson set the tone for this Bedlam matchup with a two-out grand slam to give the Cowboys a 5-0 lead.
In the next inning, Oklahoma State center fielder Trevor Boone extended OSU’s lead with a RBI single.
The Cowboy offense finished its attack on the Sooners with Dylan Gardner’s RBI single in the fourth inning. Gardner pinch hit for designated hitter Jonathan Heasley.
OSU used two pitchers in its win against OU. Starter C.J. Varela struck out two and walked two during five innings of one-run ball to earn his second win of the season. Then, left-handed pitcher Noah Sifrit struck out three, allowed one hit and walked four during a scoreless, four-inning save, his first of the season.
Oklahoma’s scoring was limited to center fielder Kyler Murray’s RBI single in the fourth inning.
On the other side of the baseball, Oklahoma used five pitchers in Tuesday’s game. Junior Dylan Grove started the game and pitched two innings and allowed five earned runs and five walks to earn his first loss of the season. Then, right-handed pitcher Lane Ramsey relieved Grove with two innings of his own, which included a walk and two earned runs. Finally, pitchers Braidyn Fink, Kyle Tyler and Zack Matthews combined for five scoreless innings, eight strikeouts and two hits allowed.