OSU Baseball Loses to Arizona, Play Again in CWS Saturday
Oklahoma State’s baseball team suffered its first loss of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, June 24, losing 9-3 to Arizona in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.
It was not just OSU’s first loss of the postseason, but the first time the Cowboys had ever trailed in the NCAA Tournament.
Arizona got to starting pitcher Jensen Elliott early, with a run in the first inning and two more in the second.
Elliott was pulled after just two innings.
Remey Reed then took the mound for the Cowboys and steadied OSU, giving up juse one run over the next four innings.
The Cowboys got two runs in the fourth inning.
Conor Costello tripled home Garrett Benge, then Costello scored on a wild pitch to cut the Wildcats’ lead to 4-2.
OSU could get no closer, though, and a two errors by Cowboy second baseman J.R. Davis contributed to Arizona scoring five runs in the final two innings to win 9-3.
The loss means Oklahoma State will play Arizona again on Saturday, with the winner advancing to the CWS Finals, and the loser being eliminated.
Game time on Saturday will be at 2:00 or 7:00, depending on whether the if necessary game is played between TCU and Coastal Carolina in the other bracket.
Those two teams are playing Friday night, with TCU needing just one win to advance to the finals.