2024 Kubota College Baseball Series - Weekend 2

Oklahoma State Baseball Beats No. 2 Arkansas In Longest Game At Globe Life

Oklahoma State Baseball Beats No. 2 Arkansas In Longest Game At Globe Life

Lane Forsythe's walk-off squeeze bunt beats No. 2 Arkansas As OSU wins 2-1 at the Kubota College Baseball Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington Texas.

Feb 25, 2024 by Joe Harrington

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Lane Forsythe laid down a squeeze bunt to score Donovan LaSalle from third base as Oklahoma State Baseball won the longest game ever played at Globe Life Field on Feb, 24, 2-1 against No. 2 Arkansas.  

A dominant pitching performance from both teams led to the marathon February game at the Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2, part of the College Baseball Showdown. 

Forsythe was 0-for-5 before the walk-off squeeze bunt. 

Arkansas freshman Colin Fisher had pitched 2.1 innings and struck out six of the 11 batters he faced. But after his sixth strikeout, Donovan LaSalle singled, Charlie Carter hit a double, that was later ruled an error, to set up Forsythe. 

The game was dramatic five innings earlier. 

Oklahoma State Baseball hadn’t recorded a hit against Arkansas since the bottom of the third inning and were scoreless before Aidan Meola hit a 1-out RBI double to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning.  

With the bases loaded, Arkansas went to freshman Gabe Gaeckle who struck out back-to-back batters. He finished with six strikeouts in 2.2 innings of hitless baseball. 

Playing in the nightcap of the second day of the Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2, the game was a pitching showcase that featured strong starts and stellar bullpen performances. 

The only bullpen hiccup was from Arkansas closer Jake Faherty in the ninth. He was pitching on back-to-back days and had saved the game for the Hogs on Friday against No. 3 Oregon State Baseball, but he walked two and hit a batter before being relieved with one out. 

The Cowboys seemingly had two quality starts from a pair of pitchers. Brian Holiday pitched 6.0 innings and allowed just two hits and one run and struck out six. He gave away to Gabe Davis, who pitched 5.2 innings and allowed three hits and no runs with five strikeouts. 

A day after Hagen Smith punched 17 batters, tying a program record, Arkansas pitchers combined to throw 25 strikeouts. They’ve thrown 48 strikeouts in two games. 

Arkansas faces Michigan, who lost 11-1 to Oregon State, at 2 p.m. on Sunday and Oklahoma State faces Oregon State at 6 p.m. to end weekend two of the College Baseball Showdown. 

Relive the game below. 

Bottom Of 14th Inning: Oklahoma Baseball Wins Marathon vs. Arkansas, 2-1

Donovan LaSalle hit a 14th-inning one-out single and Charlie Carter followed with a double that was later changed to an error to put two men on with one out. After a meeting on the mound with freshman pitcher Colin Fisher, Arkansas elected to keep the freshman on the mound. 

Fisher had Lane Forsythe down 0-2 when he laid down a squeeze bunt to win 2-1. 

Bottom Of 14th Inning: Arkansas 1, OSU 1. Not A Typo. 

Freshman Colin Fisher remains in the game and on the mound for Arkansas. 

Top Of 14th Inning: Arkansas Gets Runner To 2B, Tommy Molsky Gets Out Of Inning. 

Tommy Molsky got out of the inning with a strikeout and ground out to retire the heart of the Arkansas order. 

Top Of 14th Inning: Kendall Diggs Singles, Now On Second. Arkansas 1, OSU 1

Kendall Diggs hit a leadoff single and Hudson White advanced him to second on a ground out. 

Top Of 14th Inning: Tommy Molsky Stays In For OSU. Arkansas 1, OSU 1

He faces the top of the order for Arkansas. 

Bottom Of 13th Inning: Colin Fisher Strikes Out The Side. On To The 14th. 

Colin Fisher struck out the side to send the game to the 14th inning. He has five strikeouts. 

Arkansas has recorded 24 strikeouts. One more than they did in nine innings on Friday. 

Bottom Of 13th Inning: Colin Fisher Still On Mound For Arkansas

Colin Fisher will face Kyler Proctor to start the inning. 

He struck out. 

Top Of 13th Inning: Tommy Molsky Gets OSU Baseball Through Another Frame vs Arkansas

Tommy Molsky struckout Ryder Helfrick to start the inning and worked around a walk by striking out Peyton Holt.

Then Jared Sprague-Lott hit a single to put two on base. A wild pitch advanced Jayson Jones to third base. But then Ty Wilmsmeyer hit into a ground out. 

This Is Now The Longest Game In Globe Life Field History

The Texas Rangers won the World Series last year. But they have never played in a 13-inning game at Globe Life Field. 

Top Of 13th Inning: Gabe Davis Out, Tommy Molsky Takes Over 

Tommy Molsky, a Penn State transfer, takes over for Oklahoma State. He has pitched 1.2 inning with two runs and two walks this season. He takes over for Gabe Davis, who went 5.2 inning with five strikeouts.  

Bottom Of 12th Inning: OSU Baseball Strands 2; On to 13th

Colin Fisher struck out Carson Benge with two men on as Arkansas survived the 12th inning. 

Bottom Of 12th Inning: Arkansas Baseball Goes To Bullpen

Gabe Gaeckle walked Donovan LaSalle and was relieved by Colin Fisher.  

Bottom Of 12th Inning: Gabe Gaeckle Back On Mound

He has pitched 2.2 inning with six strikeouts since coming on in the 9th. He walked his first batter, Donovan LaSalle. 

Top Of 12th Inning: Gabe Davis Strikes Out Wehiwa Aloy To End The Inning

Arkansas stranded its 11th runner as Gabe Davis has now pitched 5.2 innings and thrown more pitches than starter Brian Holiday with 84 pitches. 

Top Of 12th Inning: Arkansas Baseball Puts Runner On Via Error

Ben McLaughlin reached first base after an error by Colin Brueggemann. Pinch-runner Will Edmunson stole second base. 

Top Of 12th Inning: Kollin Ritchie Robs A Home Run

OSU left fielder Kollin Ritchie saved a home run or a would-be extra-base hit with an outstanding catch in the outfield. 

Top Of 12th Inning: Gabe Davis Starts Inning With 68 Pitches Thrown

Gabe Davis is back on the mound.He's pitched 4.2 innings. He faces the top of the Arkansas order. 

Bottom Of 11th Inning: Gabe Gaeckle Has 6 Strikeouts And It's On To The 12 Inning

Gabe Gaeckle added two more strikeouts to give him in 2.2 inning and he pitched another 1-2-3 inning. 

The 12th inning is about to start. 

Bottom Of 11th Inning: Gabe Gaeckle On The Mound

Gabe Gaeckle is back in the mound with Colin Brueggemann at the plate to start the inning. 

Top Of 11th Inning: Jared Sprague-Lott Doubles With 2 Outs; Gabe Davis Gets Out Of Inning

Gabe Davis had retired six batters in a row before Jared Sprague-Lott hit a two-out double but was able to induce Ty Wilmsmeyer to hit into a ground out to end the frame. 

Top Of 11th Inning: Gabe Davis Starts Inning With 56 Pitches Thrown

Gabe Davis had four strikeouts in 3.2 inning. He has allowed two hits. 

Bottom Of 10th Inning: Gabe Gaeckle Retires Side 1-2-3

Gabe Gaeckle recorded another two strikeouts, including against All-Big 12 performer Carson Benge, and retired the side in order. 

Onto the 11th! 

Bottom Of 10th Inning: Gabe Gaeckle Stays On Mound For Arkansas Baseball

Gabe Gaeckle struckout two to end the ninth. He faces the top of the OSU order. 

Top Of 10th Inning: Gabe Davis Remains On The Mound; Strikes Out 2 in 1-2-3 inning

Gave Davis struckout the first batter he faced in the inning. Wehiwa Aloy hit a ground ball out and Ryder Helfrick struck out. 

The top of the OSU batting order is due up. 

Bottom Of Ninth Inning: Freshman Gabe Gaeckle Saves The Day For Arkansas

Freshman pitcher Gabe Gaeckle took over with one out and the base loaded for Jake Faherty but recorded back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning. 

Bottom Of Ninth Inning: Aidan Meola Ties It For OSU

Closer Jake Faherty walked two hitters and OSU second baseman had the first hit since the third inning to tie the game at 1-1. 

The bases are loaded with one out. 

Jake Faherty is out. 

Top Of Ninth Inning: Gabe Davis Looking Like A Star Prospect For Oklahoma State

Gabe Davis struggled at times in 2023, but against No. 2 Arkansas, the 6-foot-9 pitcher held the Razorbacks at bay for 2.1 innings in relief.

Davis allowed a hit with two outs, but coach Josh Holliday kept with Davis even after Ty Wilmsmeyer, a Missouri transfer, stole second. He walked Kendall Diggs before inducing a ground-out, fielder's choice to end the inning. 

He has two strikeouts.

Oklahoma State will have Tyler Wulfert up first. 

Top Of Ninth Inning: Gabe Davis Remains On Mound For Oklahoma State

Gabe Davis remains on the mound for OK State with his team trailing 1-0. 

He quickly retired Peyton Holt to start the inning. 

Bottom Of Eighth Inning: Koty Frank Struck Out 5 In A Row, But Stone Hewlett Enter With Man On 

Koty Frank struckout five batters in a row before Zach Ehrhard walked. That led to a pitching change as Stone Hewlett takes over for Arkansas. 

The Kansas transfer is making his fourth appearance and his second appearance coming in back-to-back games. Lefty struck out a batter and allowed a hit and run to Oregon State. 

He struck out No. 26-ranked prospect Carson Benge on three pitches. 

Bottom Of Eighth Inning: Arkansas Baseball Getting Strong Appearance From Koty Frank

Ian Daugherty became the fourth straight Cowboy to strikeout against Koty Frank. 

Top Of Eighth Inning: Arkansas Baseball Strands Runner As Gabe Davis Gets Out Of Inning

Ben McLaughlin hit a leadoff single, but Gabe Davis induced a flyball from Wehiwa Aloy and struck out Ryder Helfrick to get back in the inning. Jayson Jones popped out to third base. 

Bottom Of Seventh Inning: Koty Frank Strikes Out Side

Koty Frank faced three batters and struck out the side as Arkansas Baseball heads into the eighth inning with a 1-0 lead over Oklahoma State. 

Bottom Of Seventh Inning: Koty Frank Takes Over For Brady Tygart

Koty Frank is in the game for Brady Tygart. Frank is a Nebraska transfer who pitched for Arkansas last season but for only 11.2 innings before injuries ended his season. He has pitched 3.1 innings with no runs and one save. 

He struck out Nolan Schubart to start the inning.

Top Of Seventh Inning: Oklahoma State Prospect Gabe Davis Gets Out Of Inning

Gabe Davis walked his first batter, but was able to escape with two runners on base with back-to-back flyouts. 

Top Of Seventh Inning: Aaron Weber Out, In For Oklahoma State Baseball, Gabe Davis In

A look at Gabe Davis:

Gabe Davis is 6-foot-9 and 225 pounds. He pitched out of the bullpen last season and walked 19 batters while carrying a 7.92 ERA. But in 2024, he's pitched two innings of clean baseball with just one walk and two strikeouts. He's the No. 77-ranked college player in the 2025 draft. 

He's also one of the tallest. 

With that height comes a blistering fastball that has nearly touched 100 MPH. 

Top Of Seventh Inning: Brian 'Doc' Holiday Out, Aaron Weber In For Oklahoma State Baseball

Aaron Weber is on the mound for Oklahoma State Baseball. The junior transfer from Oklahoma where he had seven saves in 2023. 

He allowed a Peyton Holt hit to start the inning. 

Bottom Of Sixth Inning: Arkansas Baseball Starter Brady Tygart 

Brady Tygart retired seven batters in a row before hitter Tyler Wulfert with two outs. He bounced back to strike out Colin Brueggemann in what was an intense at-bat that was paused as OSU coach Josh Holliday argued a timeout call. It ended the inning, and Holliday was still mad. 

Tygart's night is likely done after throwing his 78th pitch in the inning.

Top Of Sixth Inning: Brian 'Doc' Holiday Has 1-2-3 Inning In What Could Be Final Inning

Brian "Doc" Holiday is at 83 pitches after a quick sixth inning. 

If that's the final frame for the junior, he would lead with 6.0 inning, six strikeouts and just two hits while allowing one run. 

Arkansas 1, OSU 0. 

Bottom Of Fifth Inning: Brady Tygart Cruises Through Fifth

Brady Tygart will qualify for the win after a 1-2-3 inning. He has thrown 67 pitches and struck out five batters with two walks and three hits. He has lowered his ERA on the season to .90

Arkansas 1, OSU 0. 

Top Of Fifth Inning: Oklahoma State Pitcher Doc Holiday Gets Out of Inning Trailing 1-0

Brian "Doc" Holiday allowed his first two hits and a run, but limited the damage to just that. OSU baseball trails 1-0. Holiday is at 74 pitches. 

Top Of Fifth Inning: Arkansas Baseball Takes Lead After Leadoff Double

Richmond transfer Jared Sprague-Lott hit a leadoff double and Kendall hit an RBI single to put the first run on the board. 

Arkansas 1, OSU 0. 

Bottom Of Fourth Inning: Brady Tygart Works Around Walk

Arkansas and Oklahoma State are still scoreless after Brady Tygart was able to get out of the fourth after walking star OSU slugger Nolan Schubart. 

Tygart has pitched 4 innings and allowed three hits with four strikeouts. He has thrown 53 pitches. 

Top Of Fourth Inning: Another Masterclass In College Pitching Between Arkansas vs OSU Baseball

Brian Holiday recorded another clean inning as the Razorbacks, the No. 2 team in the country, still have only reached base via walk and errors. 

Bottom Of Third Inning: Arkansas Baseball Pitcher Brady Tygart Makes Nifty Pickoff, Gets Great Defense

Brady Tygart picked off Zach Ehrhard after he singled to get to first with one out. Arkansas ' Jared Sprague-Lott made an incredible defensive play to get Arkansas of the inning. 

It's 0-0. 

Top Of Third Inning: Brian Holiday Works Around Another Error For OK State Baseball

Doc Holiday struckout Ben McLaughlin after another error and forced a pop-up to get out the second. 

The game is still scoreless. 

Bottom Of Second Inning: Brady Tygart Works 1-2-3 Inning For Arkansas Baseball

Despite OSU's Ian Daugherty hitting a single, the catcher thrown out trying to stretch a hit into a double as Brady Tygart worked a 1-2-3 inning. 

Top Of Second Inning: OSU Baseball Pitcher Brian Holiday Works Around Walk

Oklahoma State pitcher Brian "Doc" Holiday, who helped Central Florida JC win a national championship last year, worked around a walk to Jared Sprague-Lott and struck out a batter to get out of the second inning unscathed. 

Bottom Of First Inning: Brady Tygart Gets First K, Gets Out Of Inning

After the first two batters reached for OK State, Brady Tygart struckout Tyler Wulfert and induced a double play from Colin Brueggemann to get out of the inning. 

Bottom Of First Inning: No Strikeout Streak Tonight For Arkansas Baseball

Arkansas pitcher Hagen Smith struck out 15 batters over his first five innings last night. Tonight? Ok State leadoff hitter Zach Ehrhard reached base on a tough infield hit that was later ruled an error. 

The second batter, No. 26-ranked prospect Carson Benge, walked. 

Top Of First Inning: Arkansas Baseball Strands 2 After OSU Miscues

An error by OK State's Colin Brueggemann at first base with a runner on with one out led set yo a potential big inning for the Hogs. 

But OSU pitcher Brian "Doc" Holiday got out of the inning. 

After Hudson White walked, Ben McLaughlin hit a ball down the first base line that Brueggemann whiffed on. With two on, Holiday struck out 2025 MLB prospect Wehiwa Aloy and induced a flyball to get out of the inning. 

Arkansas Baseball vs. Oklahoma State Moments Away

The first pitch is here! Follow live as Arkansas bats first.

Who Is Pitching For Oklahoma State Baseball vs. Arkansas Baseball? It's Brian Holiday

Brian Holiday is on the mound for the Cowboys. The sophomore helped Central Florida JC win the 2023 NJCAA National Championship last season. In his first start, ge pitched 6.0 innings and allowed just two hits and struck out four.

Who Is Pitching For Arkansas Baseball vs. Oregon State Baseball? It's Brady Tygart

Brady Tygart is the starter for Arkansas. He is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA this season. The junior had a 3-1 record with a 3.20 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 25.1 innings. Tygart recorded a five-out save against Texas last year at the College Baseball Showdown. 

Replay: Texas Vs. Arkansas

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Arkansas Baseball vs. Oklahoma State All-Time

Arkansas is 47-24 all-time against Oklahoma State. The two teams last played at the 2023 College Baseball Showdown where Arkansas won 18-1 in seven innings. 

Before that, Oklahoma State met Arkansas at the Stillwater Regional in June 2022 with Arkansas ending the Cowboys season. 

Oklahoma State Baseball Roster And Lineup vs. Arkansas

Arkansas Baseball Roster And Lineup vs. Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State Baseball vs. Ranked Teams

The Cowboys are 91-84 under coach Josh Holliday against ranked teams, including a 22-16 record in neutral-site games. 

How Many Times Has Oklahoma State Baseball Played At Globe Life Park?

This will be the 22nd game at Globe Life Field for Oklahoma State. The stadium opened in 2020 and has hosted the College Baseball Showdown and the Big 12 Baseball Tournament ever since. 

How Many Times Has Arkansas Baseball Played At Globe Life Park?

This will be the eighth game the Hogs have played at Globe Life Field and they are 6-1 all-time. Every game has come at the College Baseball Showdown and the lone loss was a 18-6 defeat to TCU last season. 

SEC Baseball Standings On Feb. 24

Here's where the teams are on Saturday. 

SEC - East:

  1. South Carolina: 6-0
  2. Georgia: 5-0
  3. Tennessee: 6-1
  4. Kentucky: 4-1
  5. Florida: 3-1
  6. Vanderbilt: 4-2
  7. Missouri: 3-2

SEC - West:

  1. Auburn: 6-0
  2. Alabama: 6-0
  3. Texas A&M: 5-0
  4. LSU: 6-1
  5. Arkansas: 4-1
  6. Mississippi State: 3-3
  7. Ole Miss: 2-4

Big 12 Baseball Standings On Feb. 24

Here's where the teams are on Saturday. 

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

When Is Oklahoma State Baseball Vs. Arkansas?

The game is the nightcap of Day 2 and follows the Michigan vs. Oregon State game at Globe Life Field. The scheduled first pitch for Oklahoma State vs. Arkansas game is 8pm EST, but could be delayed depending on the first game's outcome. 

Stream Arkansas Baseball Vs. Oklahoma State At The Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2

Weekend two and three will both stream live on FloBaseball and the FloSports app.

2024 MLB Draft Prospects In Oregon State Vs. Arkansas Baseball

Travis Bazzana, Oregon State Baseball

The Sydney, Australia native is the No. 3 overall prospect for this year’s draft behind only JJ Wetherholt of West Virginia and Nick Kurtz of Wake Forest. He enters the weekend batting .450 with an OPS of 1.492 and a slugging percentage of 1.050. The leadoff hitter has three home runs, a double and a triple in five games. 

Hagen Smith, Arkansas Baseball

Hagen Smith had a 3.64 ERA in 71.2 innings with 109 strikeouts in 2023 and is No. 15 and third-highest pitcher-only player in the top-100 rankings.

Smith has not pitched since Opening Day for Arkansas and the team hasn't announced it's starter for Friday's game as of Feb. 22. But it seems to lineup for the ace to face Oregon State on Friday. His first hitter he faces would be Bazzana, who hits leadoff for the Beavers. 

Gavin Turley, Oregon State

Gavin Turley is the No. 16 overall prospect in the 2025 MLB Draft. He slashed 309/.438/.664 as freshman for Oregon State. The outfielder is the No. 8 college player in his draft. He started this season with a slash line of .333/1.256/.778 through five games. 

Wehiwa Aloy, Arkansas Baseball

The sophomore is eligible for the 2025 draft and is currently the No. 13-ranked overall prospect in his class. At 6-foot-2, 195-pound, Aloy has a powerful frame at shortstop and had a slashline of .376/.427/.662 in 2023 when he played for Sacramento State. Baseball America also rates him as the No. 7 college prospect in the draft. 

It’ll be a tough task to overtake high school prospect Ethan Holliday as the top infielder in the class, but a strong SEC season would surely move him up the rankings. In the first four games, Aloy is batting .294 with two walks, four RBI and five hits. 

Trent Caraway, Oregon State

Trent Caraway was the No. 30 recruit in the country at Perfect Game. He was also the California Gatorade Player of the Year as a high school senior. His college career is starting with a five-game hitting streak with two home runs across his first two games. 

He enters the Arkansas game with a slash line of .474/1.492/.947. He has two homers, three doubles and nine hits in five games. He has even stolen two bases. 

The third baseman has also done this as the No. 9 hitter in the lineup batting ahead of All-American Travis Bazzana. 

He is the No. 24 overall prospect in 2025 and the No. 11 college prospect in that draft.

2024 Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2 Schedule 

All times Eastern

Friday, Feb. 23 

  • Oklahoma State 9, Michigan 3
  • Arkansas 5, Oregon State 4

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

What College Baseball Tournaments Are Streaming On FloBaseball?

These tournaments will stream on FloBaseball and the FloSports app in February and March:

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