Courtesy: Wichita State
No. 15 Oklahoma State Takes Down Shocks 5-3
Courtesy:Wichita State
Release:04/19/2011
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STILLWATER, Okla. - No. 15 Oklahoma State used two runs in the eighth to take a 5-3 win over Wichita State. 

The Cowboys jumped in front 3-0, but the Shockers battled back to tie it at three on a home run from Preston Springer in the eighth.  OSU answered with the go ahead runs in the bottom of the eighth.

Springer went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Chris O'Brien went 2-for-4 and Micah Green went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Reliever Grant Muncrief took the loss.  He pitched an inning and gave up two runs on three hits.

The Cowboys got on the board with a run in the first.  After a leadoff walk to Devin Shines, Zach Johnson singled with one to put runners at first and second.  With two outs, Mark Ginther singled to right field to score Shines and give the Cowboys a 1-0 lead.

OSU increased the lead to 2-0 in the fifth.  After back-to-back singles by Hunter Bailey and Shines, Dane Phillips sacrificed them to second and third and Bailey scored on a groundout by Johnson.

Gabe Weidenaar doubled with one out in the sixth and scored on an infield single by Nico Rosthenhausler and a Shocker error to increase the lead to 3-0.

The Shockers cut the lead to 3-2 with a pair of runs in the seventh.  Johnny Coy led off with a walk and moved to second on a bunt by Tyler Coughenour with one out.  An infield single by Josh Halbert moved Coy to third and he scored on a single by Micah Green.  Halbert came around to score on a single by Tyler Grimes.

A home run by Preston Springer in the eighth tied the score at three, but OSU used back-to-back doubles by Weidenaar and Rosthenhausler and a two-out single from Shines in the eighth to retake the lead 5-3.

The Shockers are next in action on Fri., April 22 when they host Illinois State for a three-game Missouri Valley Conference series.  First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

-Wichita State-

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