baseball-d1 flag

Oklahoma State Athletics | February 19, 2016

College baseball: No. 8 Oklahoma State drops season-opener

ARLINGTON, Texas – Oklahoma State opened the 2016 season Friday with a 3-2 loss to host UT Arlington at the Clay Gould Classic.
 
The Cowboys put the tying run on third base in their final at bat but couldn't push across a run as their comeback bid fell short.
 
Junior Trey Cobb, making just his second career start and first since 2014, took the loss on the mound. The right-hander surrendered three runs – only one of them earned – on six hits while striking out five and walking a pair.
 
Offensively, Donnie Walton and Jacob Chappell collected two hits apiece. The Cowboys finished with seven hits but left eight runners stranded on base.
 
UTA scored all of its runs with two outs. That trend began in the bottom of the first when three consecutive singles with two outs brought home the game's first run.

MORE: College baseball stadiums you must visit
 
The Mustangs plated their final two runs in the third. Matt McLean reached on an error by Chappell to open the inning, and two-out RBI singles by Colton Turner and Darien McLemore made it 3-0.
 
OSU threatened to score in its next at bat, loading the bases with one out in the fourth, but Ryan Sluder grounded into a double play to end the threat; the play marked one of three double plays turned by UTA on the day.
 
The Cowboys managed their first run in the fifth when Conor Costello, who reached on an error to open the frame, scored on a balk.
 
Down 3-1, OSU trimmed its deficit again in the seventh on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Corey Hassel, but the Cowboys would fail to score again.
 
Tyler Buffett came on in relief of Cobb to open the sixth and gave the Cowboys a chance by shutting out UTA over three innings.
 
Down to its final out in the ninth, OSU sent pinch hitter Colin Simpson to the plate, and the freshman delivered a triple to the wall in center field. However, Daniel James would get Garrett McCain to ground out to seal the win for the home team.
 

The ultimate NCAA wrestling fan guide to the 2021 Senior World Team Trials

The 2021 Senior World Team Trials in Lincoln, Nebraska, will feature a slew of active NCAA champions and All-Americans. Here's what you need to know about all of the men's college athletes who will be wrestling for a world team spot on September 11 and 12.
READ MORE

7 college football records *we think* will never be broken

These records are so impressive (or the opposite) that we think they'll last forever.
READ MORE

The 9 schools that have appeared in the CFP rankings the most without making the playoff

Could one of these programs be the next first-time program in the College Football Playoff?
READ MORE
Division I
Baseball Championship
June 17 - 26/27, 2022
TD Ameritrade Park | Omaha, NE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners