The Oklahoma State Cowboys blew out the Western Illinois Leathernecks 30-3 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. The Oklahoma State coaching staff only made two substitutions in the starting lineup as they continued to pound on the Leathernecks with a 18-3 score after five innings. The OSU offense would score 12 more runs in their final three plate appearances as they cruised to the 30-3 victory.
The interesting part happened in Game 2 though as Western Illinois bounced back with a 7-4 upset victory over the 12th ranked Cowboys. The big blow in the game was a three run homer by Andrew Hagins which broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning which gave the Leathernecks the lead for good. Western Illinois head coach Stan Hyman talked about the team’s effort by saying “I was as proud of our team tonight as I can ever remember being in my career, Everyone showed heart and determination, and we realized that we are a good baseball team that had just been playing badly. We finally put it together against the No. 11 team in the country. To Oklahoma State’s credit, the tying run came to the plate in the ninth. It’s never easy to beat the No. 11 team in the country, but no one ever said that it would be.”