STILLWATER, Okla. – Bryce Elder struck out a career-high 10 batters but Texas lost the series opener 15-0 to Oklahoma State on Thursday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
Elder pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed five runs (three earned) on seven hits. He struck out multiple batters in the third, fourth and fifth innings to reach the career-high total.
Oklahoma State got a run in the first inning after a walk, a balk and a passed ball to take a 1-0 lead. The Cowboys extended the lead in the second inning, using a pair of solo homers to go up 3-0.
The Longhorns got their only hit of the game in the third, on a Michael McCann infield single. Texas got a runner into scoring position in the fifth inning when Tate Shaw walked and moved to second on an errant pickoff attempt with one out. Shaw was left stranded at second to end the inning.
Oklahoma State hit its third solo homer of the game in the sixth to extend its lead to 4-0. One more run crossed the plate in the seventh and the Cowboys put the game out of reach with 10 runs in the eighth.
Texas will look to even the series with Oklahoma State on Friday at 6:30 p.m.