All winning streaks are bound to come to an end, but a walk-off walk to your in-state rival has to be a rough way to see it go.
Oklahoma State fell to Oklahoma 7-6 at ONEOK Field Tuesday night, a game that snapped the Cowboys’ 11-game winning streak. The Cowboys carried a 6-5 lead into the bottom of the ninth before things went sideways.
Trevor Martin has had an outstanding season to this point on the bump, but Tuesday wasn’t his night. Martin, OSU’s closer, has seven saves on the season, but he couldn’t get it going in T-Town. Martin hit Peyton Graham with a pitch to start the frame, and two wild pitches moved Graham to third. Blake Robertson brought Graham home with a single to right, tying the game at six.
Martin then walked Diego Muniz before a sacrifice bunt moved a pair of runners into scoring position. Martin intentionally walked Tanner Tredway with the open base, but then he not-so-intentionally walked Sebastian Orduno to end the game.
The loss moves Josh Holliday’s record to 28-10 against the Sooners.
The teams traded blows in the second inning to start the scoring.
OSU got things started that frame when Hueston Morrill hit a double down the left-field line, scoring David Mendham. Since returning from injury, Morrill has recorded a hit in six of the seven games he has played in. True freshman Aidan Meola brought Morrill in with a single to right. After Roc Riggio, another true freshman, was hit by a pitch, Zach Ehrhard, another freshman, brought his classmates in with a double, capping the Cowboys four-run frame.
But the Sooners answered.
OU started the bottom of the second with back-to-back singles. Cade Horton then hit a one-out double to right that scored a run, and another Sooner scored on a fielder’s choice. Jackson Nicklaus made it a three-run inning for OU with an infield single that scored Horton.
OSU added to its lead in the fifth when Mendham hit a single that scored Ehrhard.
OU knotted it up at 5 in the sixth when Nicklaus hit a two-RBI double.
Mendham’s third hit of the evening gave the Cowboys a lead in the eight. He hit a home run, his third of the season, to left field in the minor league stadium before the wheels fell off in the ninth. Mendham was 3-for-4 on the night with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Tuesday’s game was a nonconference meeting between the Bedlam rivals. The loss knocks OSU to 18-7 on the season. The Cowboys have a three-game series with Kansas State in Manhattan this weekend. First pitch for Friday’s game is scheduled for 6 p.m., and the series will be streamed on ESPN+.
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