Cowboys Continue Hot Hitting

Oklahoma State’s run total reached double figures for the fourth-straight game as the Cowboys opened a two-game series against Western Illinois with a 19-7 win Tuesday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

The win was the fifth in a row for the Cowboys, who improved to 9-2. suffered its fourth consecutive defeat to fall to 4-7.

Three Cowboys bashed their first home runs of the season as collected 22 hits in the contest. Every player in OSU’s starting lineup had at least one hit, with Dusty Harvard and Dane Phillips leading the way with four hits apiece.

Freshman Kevin Chambers made the first start of his collegiate career on the mound and earned the win to improve to 2-0. The southpaw worked five innings, striking out four and allowing three runs on four hits.

flexed its offensive muscle early. Davis Duren led off the bottom of the first with his first home run of the season, and Kevin David followed suit with his first blast of the year to give the Cowboys a quick 2-0 lead.

The Cowboys would plate three runs in each of the next two innings. Harvard, David and Tom Belza each drove in runs in the second frame, and in the third, Phillips would deliver the first home run of his career with a blast over the right field wall to lead off the inning. Harvard also had a two- double in the third to make the score 8-0.

was in control throughout and put the game away with a nine-run rally in the sixth in which they sent 13 hitters to the plate and collected nine hits. The big blow in the inning came on a three-run homer by Dean Green, his third round tripper of the season.

Duren, Phillips, Green and Harvard each finished with three s apiece, while David drove in a pair of runs.

Updated 03-17-2010

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