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OSU Baseball: Cowboys Fall to Wildcats 7-2

The Cowboys drop their third straight.



[Devin Wilber/PFB]

The Cowboys kept is close, but hotter bats prevailed.

No. 15 Oklahoma State fell to Kansas State 7-2 on Saturday in Manhattan after the Wildcats packed in five runs in two innings and the Cowboys bats remained cool. OSU fell in the weekend series and has lost three straight.

Ian Daugherty (2-2) and Carson Benge (2-4) were the only Cowboys with multiple hits, and they were also the only Cowboys to score.

Brian Holiday took the L and moved to 3-3 after allowing five runs in six innings. He did strike out seven (adding to his third-best total in the league of 71) and walked just one, but the Wildcat batters made the most out of what he gave them. It was the second-most runs he’s given up as a Cowboy, aside from the eight to the Sooners on April 6.

Their bats may have been hot, but the Wildcats’ pitchers also kept the Cowboys at bay. OSU’s two scored runs were its lowest since a 2-1 win over West Virginia on March 29 and the lowest in a loss since the Cowboys got blanked 1-0 by TCU a week prior.

OSU scored first on a Daugherty home run in the sixth inning to make it 2-1, but K-State proceeded to score three runs in the bottom of the sixth (including two homers). The Wildcats scored two more runs in the seventh to officially blow this thing open. Benge added his RBI double in the top of the eighth to make it 7-2, but the damage was done.

After Schubart walked, Richie singled to put two Cowboys on and give OSU an inkling of life, but a K-State double play set up a LaSalle strikeout that ended the game.

Next Up

The Cowboys and Wildcats will finish up their series at 3 p.m. Sunday. OSU then heads to Tulsa for a midweek matchup with Oral Roberts at 6 p.m. Tuesday.



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