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Sunday - April 29, 2007

Game 49: Texas at Oklahoma State

Much was made by Keith Moreland and Craig Way as the game got underway about the fact that OSU had never been swept in a 3-game series at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. According to the OSU official page about the stadium, the Cowboys have been playing there since 1981. Not only had they not been swept in a 3-game series, they'd never lost more than 2 games in a row. Would that all change today? Heh heh. Yep. It would. Texas won 7-0.

The game started out rather slowly. Both teams went down in order in the first inning. Texas did the same in the 2nd. OSU got one aboard in the 2nd but he was caught stealing. In the 3rd, Texas scored 3 unearned runs to take the lead. With one out in the 3rd, Chais Fuller and Travis Tucker hit singles. Nick Peoples then reached on an error on a bunt attempt. The error was charged to the first baseman but Keith commented that he thought it should've been charged to the 3rd baseman. With the bases loaded, Kyle Russell hit a sac fly to cf. Chance Wheeless walked to load the bases. Bradley Suttle then walked in the 2nd run of the game. Bases still loaded. Nick Peoples at 3b. And, Justin Friend on the mound. Friend was called for a balk...scoring Nick. I note that it was Friend on the mound because he was the pitcher called for the balk twice on Friday night. One of those balks put Nick across for the winning run. Anyway, Preston Clark ended the 3rd with a fly out to lf. Cowboys not happy. In the bottom of the inning, they got a couple aboard via singles but those were sandwiched around 3 outs so no harm. Not much of interest happened in the 4th or 5th. In the 6th, Bradley Suttle was hit by a pitch. He advanced to 2nd a couple of batters later when Russell Moldenhauer walked. He moved to 3b on an error and then scored on a sac fly by Chais Fuller.

The Horns scored 3 more in the 7th. Nick Peoples led off with a double. After Kyle Russell flew out, Chance Wheeless walked. Bradley Suttle then singled to lf scoring Nick and Chance. Bradley advanced to 2b on an error by lf. Preston Clark followed with a single up the middle to score Bradley. So 3 runs, 1 unearned. In the bottom of the 7th, Matt Mangini was ejected from the game after getting very upset at a 3rd strike call by the home plate umpire. See what I mean about the Cowboys being unhappy? Entertainingly, there was no note made to the Live Stats page about the player being ejected. The only hint, if you were following the game via the Live Stats page, that something had happened was that Mangini was replaced at 3b in the top of the 8th. Interesting.

Texas got a couple aboard in the 8th but they were stranded at 1b and 2b. In the bottom of the 8th, OSU also got a couple on board but, again, they were unable to score. Preston Clark hit a 1-out single in the top of the 9th but was stranded at 1b. In the bottom of the 9th, Corey Brown singled to start things off. Austin Wood had started for the Horns and pitched the first 6 innings. Joseph Krebs pitched the 7th and 8th. He was still in for the 9th and gave up that hit. Randy Boone went to the mound for the Horns at that point. With Brown at 1b, Jody Mercer (who'd moved from ss to p in the 7th) ground into a fielder's choice to ss. Brown moved to 2b. Kendall Horner singled to lf, putting runners at the corners. Ridling then struck out for the 2nd out of the inning. Dusty Harvard (pinch hitting for Lopez) struck out to end the game!

So, the Horns swept the Cowboys. First sweep ever at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. I think they also said it was the first time the Cowboys had been shut-out at home since 1998. Heh. What a game. 'Wish I coulda been there.

Hook 'em!

Posted by Joanna at 4:02 PM