2024 Kubota College Baseball Series - Weekend 2

Oklahoma State Baseball Wins Kubota Baseball Series Opener Vs. Michigan

Oklahoma State Baseball Wins Kubota Baseball Series Opener Vs. Michigan

OK State Baseball beat Michigan Baseball at the Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2.

Feb 24, 2024 by Joe Harrington
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Oklahoma State Baseball used a 5-run inning in the sixth inning to pull away from Michigan in the opener of the second weekend of the College Baseball Classic at the Kubota College Baseball Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on Feb. 23. 

Nolan Schubart hit a two-run home run in the second inning to give OSU the lead, but then Michigan starter Mitch Voit quieted the bats of the Cowboys. 

He went inning for inning with Oklahoma State starter Sam Garcia, who finished with six strikeouts in 5.1 innings. 

Michigan used seven different pitchers to try and keep the Cowboys at bay after pulling Voit after 88 pitches. 

Read the recap of the game below. 

Top Of Ninth Inning: Carson Benge On The Mound

Carson Benge owns the ninth for Oklahoma State. 

Benge retired the side on 11 pitches. 

Bottom Of Eighth Inning: Sachem Ramos Makes Michigan Debut

Freshman Sachem Ramos is on the mound, the seventh pitcher used for Michigan. 

Ramos recorded a 1-2-3 inning. 

Top Of Eighth Inning: Michigan Baseball Gets 2 On With No Outs, Fails To Score

The Wolverines had two on with no outs, but a double play hampered the inning as Robert Cranz worked around a double and walk to get out of the inning. 

Jonathan Kim opened the inning with a double. 

Bottom Of Seventh: Oklahoma State Adds Two Runs; OSU 9, Michigan 3

A pair of sacrifice flies has driven OSU's lead to 9-2. Kollin Ritchie and Ian Daughtery recorded the RBI. 

Bottom Of Seventh: ... And Jackson Muir Is Out After Two Batters

Michigan is on their sixth pitcher after freshman Jackson Muir walked two Cowboys to start the inning. Eamon Horwedel is now on with no outs and two men on. 

Bottom Of Seventh Inning: Michigan Baseball Brings In Jackson Muir

Michigan freshman pitcher Jackson Muir made his college debut in the eighth inning for the Wolverines. 

Top Of Seventh Inning: Michigan Baseball Scores 2, trail OSU 7-4

The Wolverines add two runs back after Bradley Navarro RBI single and Cooper Mullens sacrifice fly. 

Top Of Seventh Inning: Michigan Baseball Adds Run, Trails 7-2

Greg Pace Jr. drove in Collin Priest to cut into Oklahoma State's lead. They trail 7-2. 

Oklahoma State is bringing in Robert Cranz from the bullpen. 

Bottom Of Sixth Inning: 5 Runs, 4 Pitchers. OSU 7, Michigan 1

The Cowboys took control of the game in the sixth inning. 

Bottom Of Sixth Inning: Carson Benge Adds Two More Runs; OSU 7, Michigan 1

No. 26-ranked prospect Carson Benge drive in two runs with a single to increase OSU's lead to 7-1. 

Bottom Of Sixth Inning: Oklahoma State Breaks Game Open, Leads 5-1

Michigan is on its fourth pitcher of the inning as Brandon Mann is on for Chase Allen, who recorded two outs and allowed one hit. Beau Sylvester drove in Nolan Schubart to score the fourth run. 

Sylvester left the game after an ugly collision at first base. 

Bottom Of Sixth Inning: Oklahoma State Adds 2 Runs, Leads 4-1

After two pitching changes with no outs, Michigan Baseball gave up two runs as OK State loaded the bases to start the inning. Oklahoma State scored on a passed ball and Aidan Meola drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. 

There is one out.  

Bottom Of Sixth Inning: OK State Baseball Has Bases Loaded

Wyatt Novara is out of the game after walking Nolan Schubart and Chase Allen is headed to the mound. There are no outs.

Bottom Of Sixth Inning: Mitch Voit Out Of The Game After Back-To-Back Hits

Mitch Voit is out of the game after 88 pitches and a leadoff single by Tyler Wulfert followed by a hit by Colin Brueggemann. Michigan manager Tracy Smith made a mound visit but left his ace in the game for the Brueggemann at-bat.   

Voit will remain in the game as the designated  hitter as Wyatt Novara enters from the bullpen to face Nolan Schubart. 

Top Of Sixth Inning: Sam Garcia Out Of The Inning, Ryan Bogusz In

Sam Garcia recorded one out in the sixth before passing the torch to Ryan Bogusz. 

Garcia was at 84 pitches and allowed three hits with one walk and six strikeouts. 

Bogusz has made two appearances and hasn't allowed a run in three innings. He retired the two batters he faced. 

Bottom Of Fifth Inning: Mitch Voit Works Around A Hit

Michigan ace Mitch Voit allowed a 1-out single but was able to retire the next two batters to get out of the inning. 

Top Of Fifth Inning: Sam Garcia Bounces Back After Run. OSU 2, Michigan 1

After allowing the first Michigan run, OK State pitcher Sam Garcia recorded a strikeout and induced a ground out to end the frame. 

Top Of Fifth Inning: Michigan Baseball Adds Run, OSU 2, Michigan 1

Sam Garcia had retired nine in a row before Kent State transfer Mack Timbrook hit a single and Northwestern transfer Stephen Hrustich hit an RBI double to make it 2-1. 

Bottom Of Fourth Inning: Starters Are Cruising As Mitch Voit Gets Through Inning

Mitch Voit  retired eight straight Oklahoma State batters since giving up a double in the second inning before walking Aidan Meola

Voit had been efficient entering the inning with less than 40 pitches thrown. But after needing four pitches to retire the first two batters, Meola worked a long at-bat, 9 pitches, followed by another full count by Kollin Ritchie. 

Voit was able to get out of the inning with a strikeout of Ritchie. 

He has thrown 66 pitches. 

Top Of Fourth Inning: Sam Garcia Settling In As He Looks More Like His 2022 Form

Sam Garcia, the 6-foot-3 senior is looking like his sophomore season when he had a 1.94 ERA in 60.1 innings for High Point. 

The Oklahoma State starter, who had a 7.57 ERA last season, recorded his second straight 1-2-3 inning and had his fifth strikeout of the game. 

He's thrown 66 pitches so far. 

Bottom Of Third Inning: Mitch Voit Matches Sam Garcia In 1-2-3 Frame

A quick third inning is in the books as both teams recorded 1-2-3 innings. 

Top Of Third Inning: Sam Garcia Cruises Through Frame For Oklahoma State Baseball

Sam Garcia recorded a strikeout and recorded a 1-2-3 inning for Oklahoma State. 

OSU leads Michigan 2-0. 

Bottom Of Second Inning: First 4 OK State Batters Reach But Michigan Limits Damage

The first four OSU batters reached base, including Nolan Schubart's massive home run, but Aidan Meola's double, the Wolverines were able to retire the side with pitcher Mitch Voit recording a strikeout to end the inning. 

Highlight: Watch Nolan Schubart Destroy A Baseball

Bottom Of Second Inning: Nolan Schubart Slugs Home Run. OSU 2, Michigan 0

Nolan Schubart hit his second home run of the season after Colin Brueggemann hit a single. The Cowboys took a 2-0 lead on Michigan ace Mitch Voit. 

Top Of Second Inning: Michigan Baseball Loads Bases, But Can't Score

Oklahoma State starter Sam Garcia got the first batter out before an error tried to derail the inning as Michigan loaded the bases without recording a hit. 

But Garcia struckout Greg Pace Jr. and Stephen Hrustich to get out of the inning. 

Bottom Of First Inning: And Another Double Play For Michigan Baseball

Oklahoma State had a leadoff walk from Zach Ehrhard but Michigan ace Mitch Voit induced a double play to end the inning. That is the ninth double play of the season, the most in NCAA Baseball. 

Top Of First Inning: OK State Baseball Starter Sam Garcia Works Around Hit

Oklahoma State starter Sam Garcia battled back in some counts and worked around a hit to work through an efficient four-batter inning. Garcia stuckout one. 

Oklahoma State Baseball vs. Michigan First Pitch Is Here At The Kubota Baseball Series Weekend 2

Michigan bats first as Sam Garcia takes the mound. He'll see Stephen Hrustich first. 

Oklahoma State Baseball Stats


  • Average: Carson Benge: .500
  • Home Runs: Zach Ehrhard 1; Nolan Schubart 1; Tyler Wulfert 1
  • RBI (Runs Batted In): Nolan Schubart  6
  • Hits: Carson Benge: 8
  • Doubles: Carson Benge: 3
  • OPS: Carson Benge: 1.267
  • Slugging Percentage: Carson Benge: .688
  • Steals: Carson Benge: 2


  • ERA: Brian Holiday: 0.00; Janzen Keisel: 0.00; Gabe Davis: 0.00
  • Strikeouts: Janzen Keisel: 6
  • WHIP: Aaron Weber .00; Brian Holiday: 0.50; Gabe Davis: 0.50
  • Janzen Keisel: 1.20

Michigan Baseball Stats


  • Average: Collin Priest: .667
  • Home Runs: Collin Priest: 1; Jonathan Kim: 1; Greg Pace Jr.: 1; Stephen Hrustich: 1
  • RBI: Jonathan Kim: 5; Collin Priest: 5
  • Hits: Jonathan Kim: 9
  • Doubles: Mitch Voit: 3
  • OPS (On-base Plus Slugging): Collin Priest: 2.133
  • Slugging Percentage: Collin Priest: 1.333
  • Steals: Greg Pace Jr. 2; Kyle Dernedde 2


  • ERA:  Eamon Horwedel: 0.00
  • Strikeouts: Mitch Voit 5; Jacob Denner 5
  • WHIP: Eamon Horwedel: 1.64

Who Is Pitching For Oklahoma State Baseball vs. Michigan Baseball?

Sam Garcia is starting for Oklahoma State. The senior transfer from High Point debuted for the Cowboys last week. He recorded four strikeouts while allowing four earned runs and five hits in 4.1 innings against Sam Houston. He has a 0-1 record. At High Point, he recorded 112 strikeouts in 41 career appearances. 

Oklahoma State Baseball Roster And Lineup vs. Michigan Baseball

  1. Zach Ehrhard, CF
  2. Carson Benge, RF
  3. Tyler Wulfert, 3B
  4. Colin Brueggemann, 1B
  5. Nolan Schubart, LF
  6. Aidan Meola, 2B
  7. Kollin Ritchie, DH
  8. Beau Sylvester, C
  9. Lane Forsythe, SS

2024 MLB Draft Prospects And 2024 MLB Draft Prospects In OK State vs. Michigan Baseball

While the nightcap is certainly hogging the attention from MLB scouts, the weekend opener is not without notable prospects. 

OK State's Carson Benge, one of the best hitters in college baseball, slashed .583/.833/.643 in week one. He scored three runs and drove in four more. The sophomore outfielder and pitcher is a top-30 prospect in the FloBaseball composite rankings, coming in at No. 26. 

Benge had Tommy John surgery in  2022 and in 2023 he was a semifinalist for the John Olerud Award for best two-way player. As a pitcher in 2023, he had a 6.69 ERA in 10 starts 35 innings. As a hitter, he hits .345 with 17 doubles. 

With a fastball clocked at 96, Benge is definitely as much of a pitching prospect as a hitter. In his first appearance this season, he walked two and recorded an out in the four batters he faced last week. 

His teammate Nolan Schubart, a preseason All-Big 12 player like Benge, is the No. 19-ranked 2025 MLB Draft college prospect at Baseball America and No. 38 overall. 

At Michigan, freshman pitcher Dylan Vigue (No. 73) and sophomore outfielder Jonathan Kim (No. 85) are  2025 MLB Draft college prospect at Baseball America.

Who Is Pitching For Michigan Baseball vs. Oklahoma State Baseball?

Mitch Voit is starting for the Wolverines. Voit will also bat third. Voit was one of the best freshmen in the Big Ten last season. He had a 4-1 record with a 3.25 ERA in 19 appearances and 36 innings. He didn't have a great start to the 2024 season, allowing seven earned runs in 4.0 innings against Western Michigan. 

As a hitter, Voit is one of Michigan's best. He hit .267 with seven home runs as a freshman. He batted .263 with five hits last week, including three doubles. 

Michigan Baseball Roster And Lineup Vs. OK State Baseball

Here's the lineup for Michigan: 

  1. Stephen Hrustich, LF
  2. Kyle Dernedde, SS
  3. Mitch Voit, P/DH
  4. Jonathan Kim, CF
  5. Will Rogers, C
  6. Cole Caruso, 3B
  7. Dylan Stanton, 1B
  8. Mack Timbrook, 2B
  9. Greg Pace, Jr. 

No. 1 MLB Prospect Jackson Holliday Is Nephew To OK State Baseball Coach

The top prospect in all of baseball is Baltimore Orioles infielder Jackson Holliday and in another universe he would be playing for the Cowboys today. 

The No. 1 pick in the 2022 MLB Draft was committed to play for his uncle, Josh Holliday, who is in his 12th season at the helm of his alma mater. The brother of MLB All-Star Matt Holliday and son longtime OSU assistant and former head coach Tom, Josh Holliday had his nephew committed to the Cowboys. 

But he was probably never playing college baseball given his phenom-like prospect grade. As a 19-year-old, Jackson Holliday was a non-roster invitee for the Orioles this spring and is expected to debut at some point in 2024. 

Like his older brother, Ethan Holliday is currently Baseball America's No. 1 overall prospect  in the 2025 MLB Draft and the No. 1 high school baseball recruit at Baseball America. While unlikely he'll play for his uncle, Ethan Holliday is committed to Oklahoma State. 

Big 12 Baseball Standings On Feb. 23

Here's where teams are entering the second weekend. 

  1. Houston: 4-0
  2. TCU: 4-0
  3. UCF: 2-0
  4. Texas: 3-1
  5. Texas Tech: 3-2
  6. Kansas: 2-2
  7. Kansas State: 2-2
  8. Oklahoma: 2-2
  9. Oklahoma State: 2-2
  10. West Virginia: 2-2
  11. BYU: 2-3
  12. Cincinnati: 1-2
  13. Baylor: 1-3

Big Ten Baseball Standings On Feb. 23

Here's where teams are entering the second weekend. 

  1. Rutgers: 3-0
  2. Indiana: 3-1
  3. Iowa: 3-1
  4. Maryland: 3-1
  5. Penn State: 3-1
  6. Purdue: 3-1
  7. Ohio State: 3-2
  8. Illinois: 2-2
  9. Michigan: 2-2
  10. Minnesota: 2-2
  11. Nebraska: 2-2
  12. Northwestern: 1-2
  13. Michigan State: 1-3

When Is Michigan vs. Oklahoma State Baseball?

The first game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas  today is at 4 p.m.EST 

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2024 Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2 Schedule 

All times Eastern

Friday, Feb. 23 

  • 4 p.m. – Michigan vs. Oklahoma State 
  • 8 p.m. – Oregon State vs. Arkansas

Saturday, Feb. 24 

  • 4 p.m. – Michigan vs. Oregon State 
  • 8 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Sunday, Feb. 25 

  • 2 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Michigan 
  • 6 p.m. – Oklahoma State vs. Oregon State

D1Baseball Top 25 Poll On Feb. 19

  1. Wake Forest
  2. Arkansas
  3. LSU
  4. Florida
  5. TCU
  6. Vanderbilt
  7. Oregon State
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Tennessee
  10. Clemson
  11. East Carolina
  12. Duke
  13. NC State
  14. Virginia
  15. North Carolina
  16. Texas
  17. Alabama
  18. Iowa
  19. Texas Tech
  20. UCLA
  21. South Carolina
  22. UC Santa Barbara
  23. Indiana
  24. Kansas State
  25. Coastal Carolina

NCBWA Top 25 Poll 

TCU (3-0) moved up to No. 3 in the first update. The Horned Frogs, who play in the College Baseball Showdown Weekend 3, moved up from No. 6. Arkansas dropped a spot to No. 5. The writers moved Oregon State four spots to No. 8. 

  1. Wake Forest
  2. LSU
  3. TCU
  4. Oregon State
  5. Arkansas
  6. Florida
  7. Tennessee
  8. Clemson
  9. Texas A&M
  10. Vanderbilt
  11. Virginia
  12. Duke
  13. East Carolina
  14. North Carolina
  15. Texas
  16. South Carolina
  17. NC State
  18. Alabama
  19. UCLA
  20. Texas Tech
  21. Iowa
  22. Auburn
  23. Stanford
  24. Kentucky
  25. DBU

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (2-2), Arizona (2-1), Bethune-Cookman (2-1), Cal State Fullerton (2-1), Campbell (2-1), Coastal Carolina (1-2), Connecticut (2-1), Grand Canyon (2-0), Houston (3-0), Indiana (2-1), Indiana State (2-0), Kansas State (2-1), Lehigh (1-2), Maryland (2-1). Miami (Fla.) (3-0), Mississippi State (2-1), Northeastern (1-2), Notre Dame (3-0), Oklahoma (2-1), Oklahoma State (1-2), Ole Miss (2-2), Oral Roberts (1-2), Oregon (2-1), Sam Houston (2-1), St. John’s (1-0), Southern Miss (2-1), UC Irvine (3-0), UC Santa Barbara (1-2), UNCW (2-1), West Virginia (1-1).

2024 Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 3 Schedule 

All times Eastern

Friday, March 1 

  • 3 p.m. – USC vs. TCU 
  • 7 p.m. – Arizona State vs. Texas A&M

Saturday, March 2 

  • 3 p.m. – Texas A&M vs. USC 
  • 7 p.m. – TCU vs. Arizona State

Sunday, March 3 

  • 12 p.m. – Arizona State vs. Texas A&M 
  • 4 p.m. – USC vs. TCU

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