Troy beats Oklahoma State in first game of Nashville Regional

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - T.J. Rivera drove in three runs and Troy

beat Oklahoma State 9-2 in the opener of the Nashville Regional on


Tyler Ray gave up two runs and eight hits in 7 2-3 innings. He

held the Cowboys scoreless after the third inning and struck out


Rivera's two-run, two out double in the top of the eighth

followed a three-run triple by Tyler Hannah to help the Trojans win

an NCAA tournament game for the first time since 2006.

The Trojans chased Cowboys starter Hunter Herrera in the sixth

when Hayden Hillyer singled in the go-ahead run with one out.