Big 12 baseball notebook: Cowboys complete 24th comeback victory

Oklahoma State’s 13-4 victory over Oklahoma on Wednesday marked the 24th time the Cowboys have come from behind to win this season.
by Ryan Aber and Trent Shadid Published: May 21, 2014
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Oklahoma State’s 13-4 victory over Oklahoma on Wednesday marked the 24th time the Cowboys have come from behind to win this season.

OSU (42-14) trailed 3-2 after one inning and didn’t take control of the game until a three-run fifth gave them a 5-3 lead. The Cowboys put the game away with six more runs in the following inning.


“I guess that’s just how we roll,” said catcher Gage Green, who had three hits for OSU. “We’ve got a bunch of tough mindset kids on our team.”

Junior starter Tyler Nurdin, who has struggled for much of the season, settled in after giving up three runs in the first to give OSU’s bats a chance to take the lead. Nurdin went 4 2/3 innings, allowing just three hits after the first inning.

“That’s really good for Tyler Nurdin, I think,” Green said. “I think every outing he’s just gotten better and better. It was good to see the old Tyler Nurdin come back and hopefully he’ll have some success down the road.”

SOONERS GET TOUGH BREAK IN SECOND

After Oklahoma State scored to pull within 3-2 after the first, Oklahoma had a quick start to the second when Dylan Neal started it off with the solid single.

The next batter, leadoff hitter Craig Aikin, caught a tough break when his hard liner that seemed destined for right field — likely putting Neal on third with no outs — hit Neal instead.

Aikin was awarded first on the single but Neal was called out and the Sooners didn't get anything else going in the inning after a pair of popups ended it.

The single was one of four hits for Aikin. Only one of those hits — his sixth-inning single — left the infield.

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by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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