WICHITA -- Johnny Coy hit a game-tying home run as the Wichita State University baseball team came back to defeat #19 Oklahoma State, 6-5, Tuesday night.
The win over OSU gives the Shockers a victory in five of their last seven contests and puts their record at 26-18 overall. Oklahoma State falls to 28-13.
Coy was the hitting star for the Shockers, driving in four runs on three hits including his fifth home run of the season. Preston Springer continues his torrid hitting, notching two hits in three trips to the plate with a run scored while Tyler Grimes went 1-for-4 with two runs scored.
Jared Womack was 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI for OSU.
Zach Beringer picked up the win for Wichita State, tossing four innings of relief. Beringer struck out four while issuing only two free passes.
Cale Elam finished out the game to record his third save of the season
The Cowboys went up 3-0 in the second inning as Gabe Weidenaar, Luis Uribe and Devin Shines each had an RBI in the inning.
Uribe went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
WSU responded with a pair of runs in the home half of the third inning with Coy doubling down the left-field line, scoring Chris O'Brien and Grimes.
O'Brien finished the game going 1-for-4 with a run scored.
Oklahoma State went on to add another run in the fifth and threatened to score more as the Cowboys loaded the bases with no outs. Beringer, who had relieved starter Albert Minnis, regrouped and gave the Shockers a needed boost by allowing only the one run to score as he recorded two strike outs and a fly out to end the threat.
Coy and the Shockers used that momentum in the bottom of the inning as Coy launched his fourth home run in his last 10 games to tie the contest at four.
The Shockers added an insurance run in the eighth. The run proved crucial as the Cowboys put a run up in the top of the ninth before Elam got a groundout to end the game and seal the win for WSU.
Next up for Wichita State is a roadtrip to Carbondale, Ill., as the Shockers will take on Southern Illinois for a three-game set beginning on Friday, April 29, at 3 p.m.