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No. 20 Oklahoma State Slugs Their Way Past Wichita State

April 9, 2024

WICHITA, Kan. – Oklahoma State picked up its second midweek win over Wichita State this season with a 9-5 victory over the Shockers Tuesday night at Riverfront Stadium. With the win, the 20th-ranked Cowboys improved to 22-11, while WSU fell to 19-14.

OSU had eight hits in the contest and took advantage of 12 walks and three hit batters. Carson Benge was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, and Nolan Schubart had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Cowboys.

Ryan Bogusz earned the win in relief as the right-hander improved to 1-1 with 2 1/3 shutout innings in which he allowed two hits and a walk to go along with a strikeout.

OSU jumped out to an early lead as Jaxson Crull led off the game with a single, and Zach Ehrhard walked. Up next, Benge ripped an RBI double to right field to put the Pokes up 1-0.

The Cowboys extended their lead in the second inning, taking advantage of WSU’s inability to find the strike zone as the Shockers issued three walks and hit two batters. That led to three runs for OSU, with Aidan Meola, Nolan Schubart and Avery Ortiz picking up RBIs to give the visitors a 4-0 lead.

With OSU leading 5-0, the Shockers finally got on the board in the fifth, getting a leadoff walk and three consecutive singles to plate a pair of runs.

The Pokes got a run back in the sixth when Schubart led off the inning with his sixth home run of the season over the right field wall to make the score 6-2.

OSU posted another three-run inning in the eighth, with Schubart and Kollin Ritchie collecting RBI hits to extend the lead to seven.

The Cowboys return to action Friday when they open a weekend series against Cincinnati at O’Brate Stadium. Both the Friday and Saturday contests are scheduled for 6 p.m. starts, while Sunday’s finale is a noon first pitch.


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