Oklahoma State completed a three-game series sweep of West Virginia in Big 12 baseball Sunday in Morgantown.
OSU scored four times in the first inning, once in the fifth and added two more runs in the eighth to hold off the Mountaneers 7-4. Zach Fish drove in four runs for the Cowboys while Vince Wheeland (3-0) allowed only an unearned run in 6 1/3 innings of relief to pick up the win. Brendan McCurry threw a scoreless ninth for his ninth save of the season.
OSU improves to 26-10 overall and 8-4 in Big 12 play while West Virginia falls to 16-15 on the season and 2-6 in the conference.
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MARSHALL BASEBALL: Jeff Waggoner became the second winningest coach in Marshall baseball history Sunday, picking up his 171th victory in the Herd’s 5-2 decision at Texas-San Antonio.
Former Herbert Hoover standout Corey Bird drove in MU’s first run with a single in the top of the third. Bird, Robert Fajardo, Chase Vogelbach and Aaron Bossi all had two hits for the Herd (14-20 overall, 8-9 Conference USA).
Clint Wilson (2-1) picked up the win in relief and Ryan Hopkins grabbed his second save of the season.
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MARSHALL SOFTBALL: The Herd (17-26, 6-9 C-USA) was held to just three hits in an 8-2 loss to North Texas in the final game of a three-game series Sunday at Dot Hicks Field. Junior Katalin Lucas homered for the second time this weekend for MU, a two-run shot for her fifth long ball of the season to account for Marshall’s runs.
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TECH SOFTBALL: WVU Tech earned its first road wins of the season Saturday when the Golden Bears swept Bluefield State in Bluefield by scores of 19-12 and 12-8. Junior Kat Lively paced Tech on the day with seven hits, seven runs scored and five RBIs. Lively went 5 for 5 in the first game, helping to make a winner of freshman Mackenzie Wilson (2-8). In the nightcap, a five-run seventh inning brought the Golden Bears to victory after trailing 8-7. Sophomore Breigh Renner led Tech with three hits and four runs. Sophomore Ashley Boggs pitched a complete game for the win.
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WVU TRACK: West Virginia placed fourth overall out of 20 schools participating at the George Mason Invite Saturday night in Fairfax, Va. Senior Chene Townsend won the 100-meter hurdles with a mark of 13.59, tying her second-best time in the event this outdoor season. Also recording a first-place result was sophomore Marsielle McBeam, who placed first in the high jump with a mark of 1.70 meters.
Prep softball: Saturday games
Ravenswood sweeps Tyler: Savana Casto yielded just three hits combined as host Ravenswood picked up 10-0 and 9-1 wins over Tyler Consolidated on Saturday. Claudia Cubides drove in three runs and doubled while Sidnee Morgan doubled twice in the first game for the Red Devils. Bayli Manns had a pair of RBIs in the second game for Ravenswood.
Winfield, Parkersburg split: Host Parkersburg and Winfield split a doubleheader, with Winfield taking a 5-0 win in the first game and the Big Reds winning the second game 8-4. Kenna Markham went 2 for 4 and homered to lead the Generals in the first game. She drove in a pair of runs and went 3 for 3 in the second.