TULSA, Okla. -- Oklahoma and Oklahoma State each had their clutch hits. The Cowboys just had more as they beat the Sooners 4-3 in Game 1 of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Bedlam Series Friday at ONEOK Field.
All seven runs were scored on two-out RBIs.
Oklahoma (34-15, 11-8 Big 12) put its runs on the scoreboard with one swing by junior second baseman Hector Lorenzana in the fourth inning. Lorenzana drove a 1-2 fastball towards downtown Tulsa, flipping outfielder Zach Fish into his team's bullpen past the right field fence and scoring Max White and Hunter Haley.
The Sooners never put another runner into scoring position.
Oklahoma State evened the score in the next half inning. The fifth began with a leadoff walk by Trey Whaley and double by Gage Green. Three at-bats later, Tanner Krietemeier singled to center field to plate the duo.
"I thought the key was ... we give up a base on balls with a 3-1 lead," OU head coach Sunny Golloway said. "We've got to hang a zero there and we didn't."
Cowboys third baseman Robbie Rea led off the eighth with a single to right field and advanced to second after a sacrifice bunt. OU reliever Ethan Carnes (2-3) forced a line out the next at-bat but was then hit into left center by Green for the game-winning run.
"In the eighth, when they scored, you have to give them credit they put the ball in play with the flare over first base. They bunted them up. We come back 0-2, we've got left on left and call a slider that should be two or three balls off the plate and it was left right over the middle."
Oklahoma State's Jason Hursh (5-4) pitched a complete game, recording a season-high nine strikeouts to just one walk.
Oklahoma hit into a season-high three double plays to end the first, third and seventh innings.
"It just comes back to us being a little bit better and executing better. Baseball is just that -- sometimes it's going good and you get the flares and things happen, and sometimes it doesn't.
"We've got to keep fighting and stay together. We've got five more league games to go."
The two teams meet for round two Saturday at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City at 2 p.m. OU's ace Jonathan Gray (8-1, 1.20 ERA) is expected to face OSU's Tyler Nurdin (2-2, 1.89 ERA).
The game will be televised on FSN.