OSU baseball: Max Hewitt's homer lifts Cowboys past Baylor
STILLWATER — Max Hewitt picked quite a time for his first career home run.
The Oklahoma State infielder, entering the game in place of injured second baseman Hueston Morrill, homered to left field in the fifth inning for what turned out to be the No. 13 Cowboys’ winning run in a 5-4 victory over No. 12 Baylor Friday night at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
Jensen Elliott went the distance on the mound for OSU for the third time in his last five starts. Elliott (8-3) allowed seven hits with five strikeouts and no walks.
Colin Simpson and Trevor Boone also homered for Oklahoma State, with Boone also adding a two-run single. OSU has taken both games from Baylor in the series, with Saturday’s finale rescheduled for 2 p.m. because of a threat of poor weather.
The win puts the Cowboys one game behind Texas Tech and a half-game behind Baylor in the Big 12 standings with one game to play. Texas Tech swept OSU during their regular-season series.
OSU has also helped its chances of hosting an NCAA regional, giving more life to Reynolds Stadium. As of now, Saturday’s game is the last scheduled contest in the 39-year-old park.