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Cowgirls Rally, Then Drop Second Straight for First Time All Season in 3-1 Loss to Wichita State

For the first time all season, the third-ranked Oklahoma State Cowgirls have dropped consecutive games, and both in extras. On the heels of a shocking 3-2 loss to Iowa State, they were topped 3-1 in eight frames by the 20th-ranked Wichita State Shockers Tuesday evening at Cowgirl Stadium in a non-conference season sweep.

 

The Cowgirls just weren’t able to break through most of the night. Until the bottom of the seventh, Shockers pitching had stymied them to a goose egg while scattering six hits. The hosts left runners in scoring position in each of the first three innings, and then the sixth as well.

They did leave two more in scoring position with a chance to win it in that seventh–that would obviously loom large. But they were intent on finally getting on the board to send things to an additional frame, turning a couple of singles and a sacrifice bunt into an RBI groundout by designated player Morgyn Wynne.

However, Wichita State responded with an emphatic, go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the eighth. Second baseman Sami Hood powered one over the left field wall for the runs that would ultimately hold up.

They would hold up because Oklahoma State was unable to take advantage of a leadoff runner in its home half of the eighth.

Lexi Kilfoyl (12-2) went the distance, but suffered the loss while surrendering three earned runs on six hits and two walks. She struck out 10 Shockers batters.

Wichita State pitcher Ali Aguilar also went the distance in a win. She worked around eight hits and five walks, while fanning only one, to improve to 11-2.

 

The Cowgirls get back to action when they head to Austin Thursday to take on the seventh-ranked Texas Longhorns. First pitch for the opener is set for 8 p.m. CT on ESPN2.

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