Oklahoma State will join Texas in taking the day off from the Big 12 Baseball Championship on Friday. The Cowboys pounded Kansas State by a final score of 10-1 to advance to Saturday's semifinal round and send the Wildcats into a Friday elimination round.
It was a quick start for OSU who plated five runs in the first two innings and the coasted to an easy 10-1 win. The two teams swapped runs in the fourth when Kansas State scored their only run of the evening and then the Cowboys went on to score two more in the sixth and a single run in both the seventh and eighth innings.
Donnie Walton and Tim Arakawa combined to go 6-for-10 from the plate, with Walton also knocking in 3 RBI, to spark an Oklahoma State offense that scored 10 runs off 14 hits and totaled 7 RBI. From the mound, Michael Freeman went the distance for OSU. He allowed just the single run off six hits while striking out seven batters in his nine innings of work.
Tyler Moore and Sam Chadick registered two hits each for the Wildcats with Tyler Wolfe and Max Brown getting the credit for the other two. Chadick knocked in Moore in the fourth on a single to right field.
Kansas State will play Texas Tech in Friday evening's second elimination game with a scheduled start time of 7:30 pm.