Claremore Daily Progress


May 14, 2014

BASEBALL: OSU cruises past ORU, 8-3

STILLWATER — The Oklahoma State Cowboys baseball team once again found itself faced with an early deficit Tuesday. Just like 22 other games, OSU overcame with eight innings of solid relief pitching and took advantage of 12 ORU walks in a 8-3 victory at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in the home regular season finale.

“Trey Cobb pitched great and Garrett Williams did good,” Oklahoma State coach Josh Holliday said. “...It was 3-3 going into the bottom of the eighth and they had their closer in the game. We did a nice job of putting together a five spot late.”

Oklahoma State starter Mark Robinette struggled to find the strike zone in his only inning where he threw 37 pitches and walked three batters — with one scoring a run.

Junior Trey Cobb took over on the mound and pitched five innings with his only run allowed coming on an error. He struck out six batters. Holliday said Cobb came up big.

“Trey’s outing was outstanding,” Holliday said. “That was exactly what we needed. He came through big time for us. I’m really proud of him.”

Freshman Garrett Williams pitched the next two innings and improved his record to 4-0. He only gave up one hit and one walk. Brendan McCurry retired the side in the ninth in a non-save situation. Cobb said the bullpen just feeds off each other.

“It’s like all year,” Cobb said. “Someone comes in and does well. Then someone else comes in and steps up. Garrett is a special talent on this team. When he pitches like that he is untouchable.”

The Golden Eagles (29-24) took advantage of two errors by Oklahoma State’s left fielder Conor Costello. In the top of the first, he dropped a fly ball that allowed Jose Trevino to score. In the second, Costello couldn’t catch a line drive and the ball went to the fence allowing Emmanuel Forcier to circle the bases to put ORU up 3-1.

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