MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University baseball team notched 12 hits but left 12 runners stranded as the Mountaineers fell to No. 18 Oklahoma State 9-2 Saturday.
Right-hander Sean Carley had a solid start but did not figure in the decision for the Mountaineers (16-14, 2-5 Big 12), allowing just one run on eight hits in seven innings, but the bullpen behind him allowed eight runs in the final two frames.
WVU’s Billy Fleming drove in Taylor Munden in the bottom of the third for the first run of the game. The Cowboys (25-10, 7-4 Big 12) evened the score in the top of the seventh after Carley walked Garrett Williams with the bases loaded and two outs.
Oklahoma State scored four runs in the eighth and four more in the ninth to stretch its lead to 9-1. Reliever Blake Battenfield picked up his first career win for the Cowboys, going 4 1/3 innings and allowing six hits with one earned run and one strikeout.
Bobby Boyd had two hits and an RBI for the Mountaineers.