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May 5, 2012

Oklahoma State blasted by Sooners in Bricktown 8-4

OKLAHOMA CITY —  

A week and a half after Oklahoma State pitcher Kyle Ottoson handcuffed Oklahoma in Stillwater the Sooners got a little revenge, beating the Cowboys 8-4 on Saturday at Oklahoma City’s Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, snapping Oklahoma State season-long nine-game winning streak — the longest streak for the Cowboys in four years.
“It always helps seeing a pitcher for the second time,” Oklahoma right fielder Cody Reine said. “The first time you’re still trying to feel out what he has. You’re not sure what kind of counts he likes to throw and what’s his favorite pitch. Seeing him tonight, it benefits us as hitters.”
Oklahoma (30-18, 10-9 in Big 12) scored four runs on three hits and two walks, chasing Ottoson after just over an inning. The big blow came on Reine’s two-RBI triple to the gap in right center, the Sooners scored three runs in the first inning.
“It was actually pretty similar (to the game in Stillwater), only he didn’t get out of it with just one run in the second inning,” Oklahoma State coach Frank Anderson said. “At that point, I didn’t think I wanted to leave him in there to continue to let that thing spread a little bit. It happens sometimes.”
The Cowboys (27-18, 12-8 in Big 12) had their chances to close the gap, but left two on base in the fifth inning and stranded another runner on third in the sixth against Oklahoma starter Jonathan Gray. Gray (5-4) went a career-high 7 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks. He also struck out seven.
“It’s tough, especially when Gray has all his stuff,” Oklahoma State center fielder Saulyer Saxon said. “He was good. We never thought we we’re out of it, but we just started battling back too late.”

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