March 8, 2013
STILLWATER, Okla. -
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Tanner Krietemeier hit a walk-off solo home run over the wall in left field off of junior Bret Dahlson in the bottom of the 10th inning on Friday to hand #26 Oklahoma State (11-2) a 2-1 victory over LMU (5-9) in game one of a three-game series being played at OSU's Reynolds Stadium over the weekend.
The home run was Krietemeier's second of the year and came after LMU scored once in the eighth to eventually force extra innings. The walk-off homer was the first allowed by the Lions since Kyle Haskin hit a walk-off home run on April 18, 2010 for Portland to hand the Pilots a 13-12 victory. After allowing the home run, Dahlson fell to 0-2 on the year.
Sophomore Colin Welmon was impressive for LMU in the loss, tossing seven innings and allowing an unearned run while scattering five hits and two walks and striking out three. With the seven innings and no earned runs allowed, Welmon now owns a 0.64 ERA for the season.
Right-hander Jason Hursh was equally impressive for Oklahoma State, allowing one run on two hits and two walks over eight innings while striking out seven. Brendan McCurry earned the victory and improved to 2-0 after tossing two perfect innings of relief.
A two-out error came back to bite LMU in the fourth as David Edwards committed a throwing error that allowed Zach Fish to reach. Victor Romero made the error costly on the ensuing play, splitting the gap in right centerfield to bring home the game's first run.
That 1-0 lead held until the eighth when Edwards dribbled a single through the left side and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Joey Boney. Edwards did well to set up the run, moving to third on a stellar read on a ball in the dirt, before coming home on a chopper to first base off the bat of Brice Savage.
With the Lions playing in their first extra-inning game of the year, Dahlson saw his first-pitch fastball to Krietemeier sent over the wall in left field with one out in the bottom of the 10th, sending the Cowboys sprinting to the plate to celebrate the victory.
LMU will return to action and look to even the series with #26 Oklahoma State tomorrow at 1 p.m.