Carr drives in three runs in Oklahoma State win

Updated: June 4, 2006, 8:20 PM ET
Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Adam Carr's three-run homer in the sixth inning led Oklahoma State to a 6-5 victory Sunday over Arkansas, keeping the Cowboys alive in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.

The win put Oklahoma State (41-19) into a game Sunday night with Oral Roberts for the regional championship. The Razorbacks end their season with a 39-21 record.

Cowboys left-fielder Ty Wright saved the win with a ninth-inning catch that ended the game. After Arkansas' Jake Dugger singled to right field, and Brian Walker roped a line drive to left, but Wright caught Walker's hit as he crashed into the left field wall.

Oklahoma State starter Oliver Odle (5-4) picked up the victory with 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out three batters and giving up three earned runs. Arkansas starter Daryl Maday was tagged with the loss, and he ended the season with a 2-3 record.

Arkansas jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning when Craig Gentry's double to left field scored Logan Forsythe. Gentry later scored on an error by Cowboy shortstop Jordy Mercer. The Razorbacks made it 3-0 in the fifth inning when Dugger hit a single to left-center that scored Gentry from second base.

Oklahoma State's five-run sixth inning started when Corey Brown hit a solo home run. Maday then gave up a double to John Schindler and hit Keanon Simon with a pitch to set up Carr's three-run blast. Matt Clarkson finished the inning when he roped a single to center to score Shelby Ford.

Arkansas responded with two runs in the seventh and eighth innings, on hits by Gentry and Clint Arnold. But the Cowboys scored again in the eighth on another RBI-single from Clarkson to take a one-run lead that survived the rest of the game.

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