Cowboys Clinch Series Against Bowling Green

STILLWATER, Okla. -{}Oklahoma State won its fourth-straight game Saturday with a 13-3 series clinching victory over Bowling Green at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.{}Gabe Weidenaar returned to the Cowboy lineup and was 3-for-3 with a game-high five RBIs, and Chase Stevens racked up 13 strikeouts in five innings of relief as OSU improved to 4-3 on the season {}and notched its first series win of the year.{}For the second-straight day, the Cowboys fell behind early as the Falcons touched OSU starter Kyle Ottoson for a pair of runs in the second inning, getting RBI singles from Drew Kuns and T.J. Losby.{}But as they did Friday, the Cowboys responded in the bottom of the inning and took a lead they would never surrender.{}A leadoff walk to Jared Womack got things started in the second, and Zach Fish followed with a double. Up next, Wes Jones collected an RBI single, and Weidenaar delivered a sacrifice fly to tie the score. Three batters later it was Robbie Rea doing damage as he crushed a two-RBI double off the wall in left-centerfield to put the Cowboys up 4-1.{}BGSU (0-4) trimmed its deficit to 4-3 with an unearned run in the fourth, but OSU answered again in its next at bat when Weidenaar, playing in his first game of the season, sent a solo home run over the wall in left field.{}In the fifth, Stevens became the story. After Ottoson surrendered a leadoff double to Andrew Kubuski, Stevens came on out of the OSU bullpen.{}The junior right-hander, who picked up a win in last Tuesday's start over Dallas Baptist, retired the first batter he faced, then walked the next. He then recorded the first of what would be 10-straight strikeouts over the next two-plus innings.{}In all, Stevens worked five scoreless innings and did not allow a hit. He walked two, and his 13 strikeouts are the most by a Big 12 Conference pitcher this season, besting the 12 by teammate Andrew Heaney against BGSU on Friday.{}OSU's offense put the game away in the seventh as the Cowboys rallied for six runs on four hits, getting a two-run home run from Mark Ginther, a two-RBI double from Weidenaar and RBI singles from Brandon Bass and Rea.{}The Cowboys will try and complete a series sweep Sunday at 1 p.m.