Cowboys Drop Opener 6-5, Will Face ORU In Saturday Elimination Game

It was Heartbreak City for Oklahoma State Baseball on Saturday night as the Cowboys saw their six-game winning streak come to an end in the most dramatic of fashions. With a 5-4, in the bottom of the ninth, OSU reliever Trey Cobb gave up a two-out, two-run home run to Jeremy Eierman lifting Missouri State to victory and sending the Pokes into the elimination round.

Lost in the drama was a monster game from Garret Benge who went  4-for-5 from the plate with a pair of RBIs, and became the fourth OSU player to hit for the cycle in the Big 12 Conference era (since 1997). Benge joined former Cowboys Josh Fields (2003), Zach Johnson (2011) and J.R. Davis (2016) in accomplishing one of baseball’s most impressive feats.

Up next for the Cowboys are in-state foes Oral Roberts University. The Golden Eagles were shut out 3-0 by regional host Arkansas in the night cap. The winner of Saturday’s contest between OSU and ORU will face the Missouri State/Arkansas loser to have a shot at winning the regional title and moving on to the Super Regional.

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