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OSU Baseball: Cowboys Thump Longhorns, Secure Series Victory

A two-out rally in the sixth made this one ugly.



[Devin Wilber/PFB]

Regardless of what happens Sunday, the Cowboys will return to Stillwater with their fifth Big 12 series win in six attempts.

Oklahoma State routed Texas 14-3 on Saturday in Austin thanks in large part to a seven-run sixth inning. Already nursing a 3-0 lead, the Pokes busted it open in the six with all seven of those runs coming with two outs.

The scoring that frame started with Ian Daugherty, Roc Riggio and Zach Ehrhard hitting back-to-back-to-back RBI singles. That led Texas intentionally walking Jake Thompson to load that bases before a wild pitch saw Riggio score. And the thing about intentionally walking Thompson is that means Griffin Doersching gets a chance to do some damage, a chance he took. Doersching hit a three-run home run to left to put the Pokes up 10-0.

Doersching’s bomb was a no-doubter to an extent that he flipped the bat end over end on his way to first.

That home run was one of four the Cowboys hit on the night. David Mendham hit his third home run of the series in the fourth inning. Thompson homered in the fifth, and Nolan McLean got ahold of one in the seventh.

McLean raked against the Longhorns, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored. His home run was his team-best 11th on the season. He is on a 10-game hitting streak.

Despite the big offense, the Cowboys were also good on the mound. Bryce Osmond continued his hot form. The sophomore right-hander from Jenks pitched five 1/3 innings where he gave up no runs and only one hit. He walked three but struck out six.

Hueston Morrill was the only arm Rob Walton needed from his bullpen. The shortstop/second baseman/pitcher allowed three runs off five hits while striking out six.

The Cowboys have the shot at a sweep against Texas on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. on the Longhorn Network.

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