It was a certifiable pitcher's duel through five innings here at Dedeaux Field, but visiting Oklahoma State managed to break through off of USC's Andrew Triggs and score three runs in the top half of the sixth inning.
The Cowboys lead 3-0 after six innings.
It's Oklahoma State's season opener, and ace lefthander Tyler Lyons has started off the season with flair. He has been dominant on the mound, giving up only three hits in six strong innings so far.
Triggs had been equally successful until the sixth, but the Cowboys chased him with a walk followed by three consecutive hits. Left-hander Brad Douthit replaced him.
Highlights so far include a remarkable catch by Oklahoma State center fielder Dusty Harvard off a Matt Foat drive. Harvard was in the air for a solid second and fully stretched out his body to make the catch roughly 320 feet from home plate. Foat, playing left field, followed it up with a sliding catch in foul territory later on.
USC's best opportunity to score came in the fifth inning, when third baseman Matt Hart led off with a triple. The next batter, shortstop Taylor Wrenn, proceeded to ground one to the right side of the infield , but OSU first baseman Dean Green threw home to get Hart at the plate.