OSU baseball weekend roundup: Cowboys go winless on the road vs. Texas Tech
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State’s stay atop the Big 12 baseball standings was brief after a rough trip to West Texas.
For the week, OSU had a rainout and a wipeout, getting swept by Texas Tech.
Week record: 0-3
Overall record: 25-16 (10-8 Big 12)
The week ahead: Tuesday at Oral Roberts, Friday-Sunday at Oregon State
Texas Tech found ways to score in chunks, posting wins of 12-4, 10-2 and 5-2 over the weekend, and the big numbers started coming early.
Tech had a six-run third inning in Friday’s series opener to take control against OSU starter Jensen Elliott, then added three more in the eighth to slam the door.
Saturday, the Red Raiders had a pair of two-run innings early, and pulled away with three runs in both the seventh and eighth innings.
And despite OSU taking a 2-0 lead through six innings, Tech pulled ahead with four runs in the seventh to seal the sweep.
The majority of OSU’s offense remained fairly quiet in Lubbock, but Trevor Boone continued to hit the ball hard.
Boone drove in five of the eight runs OSU scored in the series, including a pair of two-run homers. He now has 15 for the season, four more than anyone else in the Big 12.
With Andrew Navigato and Bryce Carter adding home runs, the Cowboys extended their Big 12 long-ball lead. OSU has hit 59 this season, with Texas Tech next at 43.
On the road again
OSU is three games into a stretch of 10 away from Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, with a long-distance road trip to Oregon State this week before setting the table for Bedlam next week.