Tuesday, January 24, 2017

No.16 Oklahoma State takes series finale over WVU

WVU's Jimmy Galusky tries to beat out a throw to Oklahoma State's J.R. Davis (2). (Photo Credit: Kelsie VanderWijst, BGS)

WVU’s Jimmy Galusky tries to beat out a throw to Oklahoma State’s J.R. Davis (2).
(Photo Credit: Kelsie VanderWijst, BGS)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Oklahoma State’s J.R. Davis hit for the cycle and the Cowboys thumped the West Virginia University baseball team 8-1 on Sunday at Monongalia County Ballpark.

The junior infielder was the first OSU player since Zach Johnson did it against Kansas State on April 29, 2011 to accomplish the feat. He drove in four RBI.

Freshman Ivan Vera had two hits for the Mountaineers (14-11, 4-4 Big 12). Senior KC Huth went 1-for-3 with a home run in the bottom of the ninth.

Sophomore BJ Myers gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits through seven innings. The righty struck out seven.

Jensen Elliott pitched a four-hit complete game gem for the Cowboys (19-9, 3-3). He gave up just one run while fanning four.

WVU head coach Randy Mazey watches on from the third base line. (Photo Credit: Kelsie VanderWijst, BGS)

WVU head coach Randy Mazey watches on from the third base line.
(Photo Credit: Kelsie VanderWijst, BGS)

OSU scored first in the third inning when Davis tripled to left field, driving home Collin Theroux. Walton’s foul out made it a 2-0 game before Myers struck out Garrett Benge to end the inning.

The Cowboys tacked on a run in the sixth inning. Davis led off the inning with a single and Walton’s single to center drove him home.

Davis hit a two-run bomb in the top of the eighth that gave OSU a 5-0 lead. Dustin Williams delivered a two-run homer off the foul pole in left field.

In the ninth inning, Davis made history with his RBI double to left field, giving the Cowboys an 8-0 advantage.

WVU scored its only run in the bottom half of the ninth on Huth’s home run to left but it was too little too late.

Despite the loss, the Mountaineers took the series from OSU.

WVU travels to Charleston on Tuesday to take on the Marshall Thundering Herd at 6:00 p.m. (ET).

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