Adam Choplick matched a career-high with eight strikeouts in four innings of relief.
Sooners Fall in Ninth to Cowboys
May 16, 2014
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
W - Wheeland (8-0) 2.0 2 1 1 0 0
L - Tasin (4-5) 1.1 0 1 0 0 0
S - N/A - - - - - -
Individual Leaders
OSU - Saxon 5 0 2 0 0 0
OU - Aikin 4 0 2 0 0 0

TULSA, Okla. – The potential game-winning run was in scoring position after a hit by pitch and a sacrifice-bunt and came around to score on an infield single and error up the middle to hand the University of Oklahoma baseball team a 2-1, walk-off loss in front of 8,391 at ONEOK Field against No. 6 Oklahoma State on Friday night. The win was the 12th in a row for the Cowboys, who clinched the Big 12 regular season title with a 41-13 overall and 18-5 league record. The Sooners evened out at 27-27 and 7-16 in the Big 12.

It was third baseman Craig McConaughy that was hit by a pitch for the second time in the game to lead off the bottom of the ninth. He was sacrificed into scoring position by pinch-hitter Aaron Cornell. Center fielder Saulyer Saxon then hit a Baltimore chop over the head of OU’s sophomore lefty Jeffrey Curran (Long Beach, Calif.). McConaughy began to round third and the ball was misplayed by the second baseman, allowing him to score the game-winning run.

Oklahoma State scored first in the third inning on a solo home run to right field by shortstop Donnie Walton.

Oklahoma was held scoreless until the eighth inning for the second straight night. Sophomore second baseman Kolbey Carpenter (Waco, Texas) and sophomore center fielder Craig Aikin (Coppell, Texas) each reached on infield singles to put runners on the corners with no outs. Redshirt-junior right fielder Colt Bickerstaff (Mineola, Texas), who entered earlier as a pinch-hitter, tied the game with a sacrifice-fly to center field.

The loss went to redshirt-junior right-hander Robert Tasin (Klein, Texas). Tasin (4-5) went 1.1 innings and allowed the one unearned run on a hit by pitch.

Freshman right-hander Jake Elliott (Coppell, Texas) lasted three innings in the start and was tagged for one run on three hits and two walks. Redshirt-sophomore lefty Adam Choplick (Denton, Texas) pitched four innings of one-hit, shutout relief, while striking out a career-high eight.

For the Cowboys, right-hander Vince Wheeland (8-0) picked up the win in two innings out of the bullpen. He gave up one run on two hits. Right-hander Tyler Buffett pitched seven-shutout innings and struck out four, while giving up four hits.

The final game of the series and regular season finale is tomorrow night at 7:00 pm in Tulsa.

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