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Breaking down the numbers: Cowboy offense explodes in 14-6 victory

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OSU catcher Brock Mathis (33) celebrates with center fielder Caeden Trenkle (28) after Mathis' first home run during the Oklahoma State vs. Saint Louis baseball game on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.

OSU completed the two-game sweep of Wichita State, and the Cowboys got it done on offense today.

Here’s a few key stats that help tell the full story.

8: Cowboy extra base hits

It took three innings for OSU to get the offense rolling, but once it did, there was no stopping.

Of the 14 runs scored, eight of them came off those eight extra base hits. Brock Mathis and Caeden Trenkle doubled in one and two runs respectively, and a three-run home run from Christian Encarnacion-Strand and a two-run blast from Max Hewitt brought in the rest.

.471: Team batting average with RISP

In Sunday’s 3-1 win, OSU struggled with runners in scoring position, and the score reflected that. After hitting .200 (2-10) in that category yesterday, the Cowboys followed it up by hitting .471 (8-17) and eight runs scored as a result of those hits.

4: Hits for Christian Encarnacion-Stroud through two games

Cowboy fans need to take notice of Encarnacion-Stroud.

The sophomore Yavapai Junior College transfer has some serious pop. In his 81 career games at Yavapai, he hit .410 with 33 home runs and 103 RBI. So far, that same power was present in the first two games.

Encarnacion-Stroud roped a double yesterday, and today he picked up three hits — one being a double and the other being the three-run homer in the seventh inning.

Long story short: watch out for this Cowboy offense and keep your eyes on Christian Encarnacion-Stroud.

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