No. 2 Oklahoma State (32-3, 3-0) took a midweek road trip to Wichita, Kansas, and is coming back home with its third loss of the season, going down 8-7 to No. 25 Wichita State (31-7, 5-1).
The Shockers ended a 14-game winning streak for the Cowgirls that dated back to March 10, when No. 5 Florida State beat OSU 7-5 in Stillwater.
Ivy Rosenberry (4-2) will be charged with the loss after 3.1 innings of relief, surrendering six hits and four runs, but only one run was earned. Kyra Aycock allowed seven hits and four earned runs in her worst game as a starter in 2023.
The Cowgirls’ pitching staff only managed two strikeouts on the day, and allowed 14 hits, making Tuesday just the second time all season that a team managed double-digit hits against OSU.
Katelynn Carwile led the way for the Pokes offensively, reaching base in both of her at-bats, once by a hit and once by BB. Carwile turned both opportunities into scores, helping the Cowgirls stay within striking distance.
Wichita State’s star duo of Sydney McKinney and Addison Barnard combined for three hits on six at-bats, and three runs scored. The Shockers have two of the best players in the nation at the plate, and it’s no coincidence that they showed up in a big way against Oklahoma State.
Keny Gajewski’s squad will try and get back on track on Friday with a three-game series against Kansas in Lawrence resuming Big 12 play for the Cowgirls.