(Neb)-2-Out 3-Run 9th Inning Homer Crushes Husker Hopes In 6-5 Loss
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Trevor Boone hit the go-ahead three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, and Oklahoma State rallied to beat Nebraska 6-5 in the NCAA Oklahoma City regional Saturday night.
The Cowboys completed a comeback from an early 5-0 deficit by scoring four runs off closer Colby Gomes (0-3). After Andrew Navigato's RBI single, Boone hammered Gomes' first pitch to him over the left-field fence for his 20th home run of the season.
Jake Lyons (5-2) earned the win in relief and Ben Leeper pitched the ninth inning for his seventh save.
The Cornhuskers (32-23) got a three-run homer from Aaron Palensky in the first inning and a two-run single from Gomes in the third.
Nebraska starter Matt Waldron struck out a career-high 11, scattered nine hits and walked none in 7 2/3 innings. He left after Bryce Carter's RBI double in the eighth pulled the Cowboys (38-18) within three runs.
The Huskers now play Connecticut Sunday afternoon in an elimination game with the survivor taking on Oklahoma City Sunday evening in the regional final. The Huskers beat UConn 8-5 on Friday.
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