OSU baseball roundup: Cowboys begin season with impressive series win
By Anthony Slater – Aslater@opubco.com - @anthonyVslater
Here’s a closer look at the Cowboys’ series win at #21 New Mexico this weekend:
Friday – OSU 4-2
Saturday – OSU 15-14 (13 innings)
Sunday – New Mexico 9-1
Series storyline – Saturday’s swing game
Friday’s opener was a conventional game, won by OSU. Sunday’s finale was an end-to-end blowout, controlled by New Mexico. But in between, in the game this series hinged on, we saw a wild back-and-forth shootout, filled with big deficits and even bigger comebacks: 13 innings, 29 combined runs, a five-run OSU lead in the first inning, an eight-run New Mexico lead in the ninth and plenty of drama. The Cowboys would eventually win the game and series, rallying for four runs in both the eighth and ninth before winning it in the 13th.
“It was certainly a perfect win with an imperfect lead up,” Josh Holliday would say postgame. ”We just kept fighting, and I really, really like that about this group.”
RF Zach Fish - The bulky power hitter combined for a team-high five hits in the Pokes’ two wins, including a key two-run homer and clutch two-run double in the Saturday shootout. Great early-season sign for the Cowboys, who desperately need his kind of pop consistently producing in the middle of their order.
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