The Oklahoma State Cowboys (18-12-1) lost the season series when it lost Tuesday night against the Wichita State Shockers (23-7) at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
OSU third baseman Michael Neustifter started the scoring for OSU with a first-inning sacrifice fly. Two innings later, designated hitter Colin Simpson scored on a throwing error after stealing third base. In the fifth inning, shortstop Matt Kroon hit a solo home run before first baseman Christian Funk did the same thing in the sixth. Later in the sixth, catcher Jake Taylor hit a RBI single before center fielder Trevor Boone reached base on a throwing error, which allowed two runs to score. OSU lost 10-7.
OSU starter Ben Leeper pitched four innings of two-run ball, which included two walks and six strikeouts. Following Leeper’s start, righty C.J. Valera pitched two scoreless innings with a strikeout before lefty Noah Sifrit pitched a two-run seventh. Righty Peyton Battenfield pitched the eighth and allowed an unearned run to score before righty Reza Aleaziz allowed five runs during his 2/3 innings of work to earn his first loss of the season. Finally, lefty Ryan Van Leeuwen struck out the only batter he faced to finish the ninth.
OSU will get back on the road to face the West Virginia Mountaineers (14-15) on April 13-15 at Monongalia County Ballpark in Morgantown, West Virginia.