Cowboys Score 30 Runs In Doubleheader Sweep

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State outscored UMass by 28 runs in a Saturday doubleheader sweep at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

The Cowboys opened the twin bill with a 10-1 win before cruising to a 20-1 triumph in the nightcap as they improved to 7-2 on the season.

Dusty Harvard and Mark Ginther led OSU’s offense on the day, while southpaw starters Thomas Keeling and Andrew Heaney each picked up their first wins of the season on the mound.

The Cowboys’ offense exploded early in the opener as UMass starter Glen Misho did not survive the first inning. The right-hander faced nine batters and allowed six runs on five hits, the big blow coming on a grand slam off the bat of Ginther.

tacked on another run in the second after Ginther tripled and scored on a wild pitch to put the Cowboys up 7-0.

The Minutemen (0-3) managed their lone run in the fifth, scoring an unearned run when Cameron McMullen grounded into a double play.

Keeling had his second-straight strong outing for the Cowboys as he racked up 10 strikeouts and allowed just four hits in six innings of work. It marked the second consecutive game the junior has reached double figures in strikeouts as he improved to 1-2 on the season.

Ginther finished the contest 2-for-5 with four s, while Harvard was 3-for-4 with a stolen base.

In the second game, used a pair of seven-run innings to bury the visitors.

Ginther once again got things started for the Cowboys in the first, this time with an double to make the score 1-0.

A three-run rally in the third was highlighted by Harvard, who led off the inning with the first home run of his career over the wall in right field. Ginther also drove in his second run of the game on a groundout.

Already up 4-0, the Cowboys would put the game away in the fourth as they erupted for seven runs on six hits. Luis Uribe got the scoring started with a two- single, and Davis Duren and Nico Rosthenhausler also contributed singles. Dean Green joined in on the action with a two- double.

also plated seven runs in the seventh inning. Dane Phillips and Tom Belza brought home the first two runs with hits, and freshman Kevin Chambers added a pinch-hit, two- single in his first-ever collegiate at bat. Uribe collected an on a bases-loaded walk, and Duren capped the scoring with a two- double.

That was plenty of run support for Heaney as the freshman picked up his first-career win in his second start of the season. He worked seven innings, allowing just one run on nine hits while striking out five.

The Cowboys racked up 19 hits in the second game, with six different players collecting at least two hits. Duren was 3-for-5 with three s, while Harvard and Phillips also had three hits.

Harvard finished the doubleheader 6-for-9 at the plate, while Ginther racked up six s. Duren added four hits, four s and three stolen bases.

Updated 03-14-2010

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