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USF eliminated from NCAA baseball tournament

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Published Jun. 4, 2018
Updated Jun. 4, 2018

DELAND — Trevor Boone hit two home runs, Jonathan Heasley pitched a complete game, and Oklahoma State eliminated USF 6-1 from the NCAA baseball tournament Sunday and advanced to the DeLand Region final.

The Cowboys led 2-1 in the sixth when Boone hit a two-run shot to center. The sophomore outfielder had another two-run homer in the eighth.

Heasley (4-6) pitched the first complete game of his collegiate career. The sophomore right-hander allowed only one unearned run on seven hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

The Bulls' only run came in the second when Kyle Phillips scored on a throwing error by Heasley off a Garrett Zech sacrifice bunt.

Starter Collin Sullivan (3-1) took the loss, going five innings and allowing two runs on three hits for USF, which ends its season 36-22-1.

The Cowboys, who face No. 11 national seed Stetson for a spot in the Super Region. Oklahoma State (31-25-1) has to beat the Hatters twice to get to their third Super Region since 2014.