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OSU Baseball: No. 7 Cowboys Bounce Back, Beat No. 3 Vanderbilt 4-3

The Cowboys responded after getting shut out on Friday.



[Jackson Lavarnway/PFB]

After getting shutout in their season-opener, the Cowboys fought back in the Music City.

Oklahoma State beat Vanderbilt 4-3 on Saturday in Nashville. The win moves the No. 7 Cowboys to 1-1 with the No. 3 Commodores heading into Sunday’s rubber match.

It was a hectic one-inning save for sophomore right-hander Trevor Martin. Martin entered in the ninth inning, and he walked the first batter he faced before striking out the second. He hit the third batter with a pitch before the Commodores pulled off a double steal to put runners on second and third. After another strikeout, a wild pitch scored a run, cutting OSU’s lead to 4-3 with a runner on third. But then Martin slammed the door with his third strikeout of the inning.

After not scoring a run in Friday’s season-opener, the Cowboys got on the board quickly Saturday. The Pokes had the bases loaded with no outs in the top of the first inning. Nolan McLean hit a sacrifice fly to center field that scored Hueston Morrill, the first run of OSU’s season. McLean’s drive made it to the warning track, nearly resulting in a grand slam. Marcus Brown also crossed the plate that inning when Jake Thompson was thrown out trying to steal second and Brown darted home.

OSU made it 3-0 in the second inning when Northern Kentucky transfer first baseman Griffin Doersching doubled down the left-field line and freshman infielder Roc Riggio brought him in with a single to right field.

Doersching doubled again in the fourth inning, and Caeden Trenkle traded places with him, doubling to right. Doersching finished the day 2-for-4 with the two runs scored.

Highly touted Miami transfer Victor Mederos got his first start as a Cowboy on Saturday. The sophomore right-hander threw four innings where he allowed one run off four hits while walking four and striking out six. Mederos made way for Roman Phansalkar in the fifth. Phansalkar threw four innings, allowing one run off five hits before Martin took over in the ninth.

The teams will settle the series at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Oklahoma State’s Series at Vanderbilt
Time (Central)TVResult
4:30 p.m. FridaySEC Network+L, 3-0
1 p.m. SaturdaySEC Network+W, 4-3
1 p.m. SundaySEC Network+

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