HOOSIERS FALL TO OKLAHOMA STATE
February 19, 2000 HOOSIERS FALL TO OKLAHOMA STATE
San Diego, Calif.--Indiana jumped out to a 2-0 lead against Oklahoma State, a team that advanced to the College World Series last year and one that has appeared in the last 19 NCAA tournaments, but the Cowboys scored five runs in the third inning and went on to post a 7-3 victory over the Hoosiers at Tony Gwynn Stadium.
Indiana (2-2) took a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the second inning. Jason Williams laced a two-out triple down the right field line to score Blake St. Clair who led off the inning with a walk. Williams then scored on a wild pitch.
Oklahoma State responded in its next at bat as the Cowboys scored five runs in the top of the third inning to take a 5-2 lead.
Indiana had a golden opportunity to cut into the Cowboy lead in the sixth inning, but the Hoosiers left the bases loaded. Oklahoma State came back in the top half of the seventh to score a run to take a 6-2 lead. The Cowboys picked up another run in the seventh to increase their lead to five.
The Hoosiers were able to score once more in the eighth as Joe Sadler singled home Benji Clause, but Indiana left the bases loaded for the second time in the game to end its rally hopes.
Brad Edwards (0-1) suffered the loss for the Hoosiers as he worked four innings, allowing all five of his runs in the third. He struck out five while allowing just four hits. Tom Willerer worked three innings of relief and allowed a run on two hits while fanning a pair.
The Hoosiers conclude their stay in San Diego on Sunday when they face Kansas State at 1 p.m.
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