MORGANTOWN, W.Va — No. 18-ranked Oklahoma State took advantage of a shaky West Virginia defense Friday night and coasted to a 6-0 Big 12 baseball victory before 712 fans at Hawley Field.
West Virginia committed two errors, which accounted for five unearned runs. Otherwise, the Mountaineers’ pitching staff was decent, allowing eight hits and four walks. Starter Harrison Musgrave had five of West Virginia’s seven strikeouts.
Oklahoma State scored all of its runs over the last three innings, including four in the eighth.
The Cowboys’ pitching staff was impressive. Starter Jon Perrin, Vince Wheeland and Brendan McCurry blanked West Virginia on seven hits, three walks and five strikeouts. Perrin improved to 4-2, while McCurry notched his ninth save of the season.
OSU (24-10 overall, 6-4 Big 12) and West Virginia (16-13, 2-4) will play again at 3 p.m. Saturday.