Oklahoma State Walks Off ORU In 11 Innings

Written by Kyle Porter

It’s been a rough season for Oklahoma State baseball thus far. Coming into Tuesday night’s game against ORU, the Pokes were 20-15 overall and just 4-8 in the Big 12 Conference. They took a 6-5 lead to the 9th inning after a two-run shot by Colin Simpson in the bottom of the 8th but gave it up and had to go to extras looking for a mid-week win.

That’s when Andrew Rosa — who was hitting below .240 coming into the game — stepped up and delivered the most dramatic hit of 2017 so far for the Cowboys to give them a 7-6 win. It was the only one of OSU’s seven runs that didn’t come via home run (they had four of those).

“That was awesome,” said Rosa who did not start the game but came in late as a sub. “To get this one tonight was awesome. It was really cool to have the team come out there and pick you up like that.”

The win moves OSU to 21-15 overall as they head to No. 4 Texas Tech (32-8) this weekend looking for some late season magic.

“I’m very proud of the kids,” said head coach Josh Holliday. “We got ahead, had it get by us, answered back. I’m really happy for a couple of kids who delivered who have had some tough runs at it. A lot of good things for our kids to grow from. That’s a game we needed. To walk off and win at home is an emotion we haven’t felt.”

Here are the full highlights from the game.

  • Jerry W. Bear

    Very proud of the ORANGE POWER TRAIN COWBOYS!!!!! Way to BEAT those fake Eagles!!!! The Pokes are growing and will be there come tourney time!!! IT AINT OVER TILL IT’S OVER!!!! GO!!! POKES!!!!