A crowd of 9,572 at Baum Stadium watched Todd surrender five runs on six hits over three innings to fall to 9-3 on the season and absorb his first loss since March 17 at Kentucky.
The Hogs fall to 42-20 on the season while
Keanon Simon paced the Cowboys with three hits and three runs scored while Tyler Mach connected for a grand slam in the fourth inning and drove in five on the night. Rebel Ridling was 2 for 5 with a home run and a double.
Justin Friend earned the win out of the bullpen for OSU with five-scoreless innings of work to improve to 6-3 on the year. Joe Kent started for the Cowboys and gave up three runs – two earned - on three hits with a strikeout.
Casey Coon was the lone Razorback to collect multiple hits and Danny Hamblin tied Kenderick Moore for second place in career hits with 282nd.
Both teams turned lead-off doubles into single tallies in the first inning. Ben Tschepikow’s double into the left-center gap scored on Coon’s RBI single up the middle for the Hogs. Keanon Simon also a doubled into the left-center field in the bottom of the first for OSU and scored on a RBI ground out by Ty Wright.
The Cowboys continued the offensive onslaught in the second inning with a solo home run from Ridling and a RBI single up the middle Simon to give OSU a 3-1 lead.
OSU pushed the lead to 4-1 in the third inning on a RBI double into the gap by Ribling. The Cowboys chased Todd from the game in top of the fourth innings as he walked the leadoff hitter – the nine-hole - on four pitches.
Dallas Keuchel came on and walked two before giving up a grand slam to Mach to open up an 8-1 lead.
The Razorbacks scored two on RBI ground outs by Tschepikow and Logan Forsythe in the top of the fifth inning.