LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Oklahoma State earned its first NCAA Tournament win in four years Saturday as the third-seeded Cowboys advanced in the NCAA Louisville Regional with a 7-3 win over fourth-seeded Bowling Green in an elimination game at Jim Patterson Stadium.
With its first NCAA tourney win since the 2009 NCAA Clemson Regional, the Cowboys improved to 40-18 overall as they also reached the 40-win mark for the first time since 2008.
With the win, OSU stayed alive in the loser’s bracket and will face second-seeded Miami Sunday at 11 a.m. (CST).
Louisville 6 Miami (FL) 4
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Second-seeded Miami dropped its winners’ bracket match-up with first-seeded Louisville Saturday at Jim Patterson Stadium, falling by a final score of 6-4 in Game Four of the Louisville Regional.
Facing a 1-0 deficit in the bottom of the seventh, the Cardinals (48-12) struck for six runs in the decisive frame to capture a 6-1 lead.The Hurricanes (37-24) would not go quietly, however, responding with a three-run rally of their own to cut into the deficit. Two runs was as close as they would get, however, as the Hurricanes set themselves up for a rematch with third-seeded Oklahoma State Sunday at noon.
“I’m proud of our guys. We played a full nine innings there,” assistant coach Gino DiMare said. “I know we got down 6-1 and pretty much everybody in the park thought it was over except our guys. I was proud of the way we came back and had a chance to tie it up there.”