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OSU Baseball: Cowboys Drop Season-Opener at Sam Houston 7-2

The Cowboys fell in Huntsville to start their 2024 season.



[Devin Wilber/PFB]

The Cowboys started their weekend (and their season) with a loss.

No. 21 Oklahoma State fell to Sam Houston 7-2 on Friday, falling to 0-1 to start opening weekend in Huntsville.

The Pokes fell behind 2-0 in the first after giving up RBIs to Sam Houston’s Walker Janek and Malachi Lott. OSU tied it up in the top of the fifth inning thanks to a sac-fly by Zach Ehrhard and then an unearned run on a Carson Benge fly ball that was dropped. But the Bearcats answered with two runs in the bottom of the fifth, a run in the sixth and two more in the seventh to go up 7-2.

Beau Sylvester went 2-for-4, and Lane Forsythe 1-for-2. Ehrhard went 0-for-3 with that RBI on a sac-fly. Benge went 0-for-4, but the Cowboys’ second run came off his bat. He also made a nice diving catch in right field.

Left-hander Sam Garcia took the loss in his OSU debut, pitching 4 1/3 innings and allowing four runs but striking out four. Evan O’Toole and Tommy Molsky each got a try to stop the bleeding, giving up one and two runs, respectively. Kyle Bade and Aaron Weber split the ninth inning, holding the Bearcats scoreless.

Next Up

The Cowboys and Bearcats will reconvene at 3 p.m. Saturday and then finish up their weekend series at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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