STILLWATER, Okla. – Despite outhitting No. 20 Oklahoma State 8-to-4, Southeastern ended up on the wrong end of a 5-3 decision on Wednesday night in Stillwater, Okla.
The loss drops the Savage Storm to 16-11 on the season, while the Cowboys improve to 18-3.
SE posted eight hits and stranded six runners, while OSU turned in just four hits but got runners on via walk and stranded 10.
Nick Grimmett and Chevis Springer turned in 2-for-4 outings with Springer driving in a run.
Ryan Salter, Evan Ramsey, Troy McCartney and Tucker Alexander each picked up a hit on the day.
Alexander, McCartney and Springer each posted RBI.
Vance Woodruff got the start and threw three innings, but allowed four runs on four hits with one strikeout and was saddled with the loss.
Brandon Marris came on in relief and tossed 4.1 innings, allowing an unearned run on no hits with five strikeouts.
Cameron Mann tossed the final two-thirds of an inning in the eighth, facing four batters and striking out one.
SE pitchers scattered the Cowboy hits among four different players.
The Cowboys jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Tanner Krietemeier singled home Gage Green.
OSU added three more runs in the bottom of the third inning on a Zach Fish sac fly and RBI singles from Randy McCurry and Saulyer Saxon.
Woodruff would get out of the inning by coaxing Donnie Walton into grounding out to second with the bases loaded.
The Storm found an answer in the top of the fourth inning when McCartney and Grimmett posted back-to-back singles, and Springer followed up with an RBI double that plated McCartney and cut the gap to 4-1.
Salter, Ramsey and Alexander put up back-to-back-to-back singles with one out in the top of the fifth, with Alexander’s scoring Salter to trim the deficit to 4-2 and leave runners on the corners.
One batter later, McCartney would groundout back to the pitcher with Ramsey coming home on the play to cut the score to 4-3.
SE would go in order in the sixth and seventh innings, while the Cowboys would go 1-2-3 in the fifth and seventh and leave a runner stranded thanks to an inning ending double play in the sixth.
OSU would add another run in the bottom of the eighth on a Storm error and Southeastern was unable to bounce back in the ninth, falling 5-3.