Late Rally Not Enough

Commodores drop the series finale to Oklahoma State, 10-6

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Vanderbilt baseball team dropped the series finale to 13th-ranked Oklahoma State 10-6 on Sunday afternoon at O’Brate Stadium.

With the loss the Commodores fell to 12-2 on the season as their nine-game winning streak came to an end.

The Cowboys built an 8-0 lead through the early innings before Vanderbilt began to chip away and make things interesting. The Commodores scored five of their six runs in the seventh and eighth innings to bring the score within three, but were unable to complete the comeback effort.

Oklahoma State struck first in Sunday’s matchup by plating six runs in the bottom of the second to grab an early lead. With one down, the Cowboys used back-to-back doubles to produce their first run of the day. The inning continued with two home runs highlighted by a three-run shot to left field putting Oklahoma State in front 6-0.

The Cowboys added two runs to their lead in the very next inning by using a two-run home run to extend the margin to 8-0.

Vanderbilt broke into the scoring column in the top of the fifth to trim the deficit to 8-1. With one down, Tate Kolwyck sent a ball to deep left center for a solo shot marking his second consecutive game with a home run.

Oklahoma State answered back in the bottom half by registering its fourth home run of the contest with a solo shot to push its lead to 9-1.

The Commodores began to chip away in the seventh, rallying for four runs in the inning.

Isaiah Thomas began the scoring sequence as he led off the inning with a solo home run to left field. One batter later, Kolwyck reached on a fielder’s choice before Jayson Gonzalez drew a walk to place runners on first and second.

After Cooper Davis kept the inning alive with a RBI single up the middle, Carter Young brought two runs across with a two-run triple to left center to make it a 9-5 contest heading to the stretch.

Vanderbilt returned to the dish in the eighth to add one more. Thomas connected on his second home run of the game with another solo shot to left to bring the Commodores within three.

The Cowboys used a two-out rally in the home half to bring one run across, setting the score at 10-6, the eventual final.

Vanderbilt returns to action Tuesday as the Commodores welcome in-state foe Belmont. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m., with action airing live on SEC Network+.