Baseball Drops 12-1 Decision to No. 21 Oklahoma State
March 26, 2002
Stillwater, OK - The Memphis Tigers dropped a 12-1 road decision to nationally-ranked and Big 12 power Oklahoma State, Tuesday afternoon.
The host Cowboys, 16-7 and No. 21 in the ESPN/Baseball Weekly poll, roared out the gates and opened up a 10-run advantage after just four innings of play. The Tigers did receive two scoreless innings from freshman pitcher Daniel de Armas (Germantown, Tenn./Houston HS) and redshirt-senior Gabe Council (Cordova, Tenn./CBHS), but a lack of offense killed any hope for a comeback, as the U of M fell to 5-13 overall.
OSU rode the arm of starter Chris Reilly well into the sixth inning after he began his outing by retiring eight consective U of M hitters before freshman leftfielder Ryan Martin (Collierville, Tenn./Collierville HS) broke up the no-hitter with a two-out bloop single in the top of the third.
Memphis grabbed a run in the top of the seventh when junior designated hitter Jay Fik's (Memphis, Tenn./CBHS) single brought senior catcher Barrett Smith (Memphis, Tenn./White Station HS) home from second but sophomore third baseman Kyle Scott hit into a double-play to end the inning.
Sophomore rightfielder Josh Payne (Memphis, Tenn./Houston HS) extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a double in the top of the ninth and junior first baseman Andy Gesell extended his own hitting streak to five games with back-to-back singles, while junior pitcher Joel Posey dropped to 0-4 with the loss.
Memphis will get another chance tomorrow against OSU at 3 p.m. at Allie P. Reynolds stadium.