STILL WATER – Oklahoma State’s winning streak reached seven Sunday as the Cowboys No. 3 swept their series with Southeastern Missouri State with a 15-3 win in seven innings at O’Brate Stadium.
Pokes increased to 34-13 with a win, while SEMO dropped to 30-16.
OSU racked up 13 hits in the contest, including four home runs. Griffin Doersching went deep twice and had four RBIs, while both Marcus Brown and Roc Riggio homered and drove in three laps.
Trevor Martin made his third start of the season and picked up a win to improve to 3-2. The left-hander made four closing innings and allowed only one stroke while hitting a season-high six.
Ryan Boguszo kept the visitors off the scoreboard for the last three innings to register the first save of his career.
The Cowboys once again took an early lead with a big first-half. The streets and the two singles load the base without out, and David Mendham and Nolan McLean perform consecutive walks to make the first two rounds of ball play. A Brown single followed by a fielder selection brought two more, and it was a 4-0 lead.
OSU made another lap in the second. Ian Putri leads the inning with a double and advances to third with a flyout. Zach Ehrhard then swatted a sacrificial fly into midfield, giving Daugherty a goal and extending the lead to five.
The Pokes continued their scoring streak in the third quarter, this time with a big jump. To take the inning lead, Doersching hit a 0-1 pitch 450 feet into the center-left seat of the court. It was his seventh home run of the season and made it a 6-0 ballgame.
SEMO found the scoreboard in fifth. A back-to-back walk to open the inning was followed by double and single plated three runs in the inning, cutting the Cowboys’ lead in half at 6-3.
But OSU responded in a big way with a seven-round blast at the bottom of the frame. The Cowboys scored seven runs on five strokes while bringing 10 hitters to the plate. Highlights included an RBI triple from McLean, a three-time home run from Riggio and Doersching’s second blast of the day, as well as a three-run shot, to open up the lead to 13-3.
OSU put the last two rounds on the board in the sixth round with another long ball. McLean was hit by a pitch to start the inning before Brown lifted a throw over the opposite court wall for two home runs.
The Cowboys returned to action Tuesday with a street contest at the Dallas Baptist. The first pitch is scheduled for 18:30