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OSU Baseball: Cowboys fall to Wildcats 7-2

The Cowboys stayed close, but the hotter bats prevailed.

No. 15 Oklahoma State fell to Kansas State 7-2 on Saturday in Manhattan after the Wildcats put up five runs in two innings and the Cowboys bats stayed cool. OSU fell in the weekend series and has lost three straight games.

Ian Daugherty (2-2) and Carson Benge (2-4) were the only Cowboys with multiple goals, and they were also the only Cowboys to score.

Brian Holiday took the L and moved to 3-3 after allowing five runs in six innings. He struck out seven (contributing to his third-best league total of 71) and walked just one, but the Wildcat hitters made the most of what he gave them. It was the second-most runs he has given up as a Cowboy, aside from eight against the Sooners on April 6.

Their bats may have been hot, but the Wildcats’ pitchers also kept the Cowboys at bay. OSU’s two points scored were its fewest since a 2-1 win over West Virginia on March 29 and its fewest in a loss since the Cowboys were shut out 1-0 by TCU a week earlier.

OSU scored first on a Daugherty home run in the sixth inning to make it 2-1, but K-State then scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning (including two home runs). The Wildcats scored two more runs in the seventh to officially blow things open. Benge added his RBI double in the top of the eighth to make it 7-2, but the damage was already done.

After Schubart walked, Richie singled to set up two Cowboys and give OSU a sense of life, but a K-State double play set up a LaSalle strikeout that ended the game.

Next one

The Cowboys and Wildcats wrap up their series on Sunday at 3 p.m. OSU next heads to Tulsa for a midweek matchup with Oral Roberts on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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