When Randy McCurry first arrived at OSU, he was projected as a two-way player in the mold of former Cowboy Jordy Mercer.
But after setting a freshman record for saves, elbow surgery changed the course of McCurry's career, relegating him to pitcher-only status.
Looking for ways to jumpstart a slumbering offense, Cowboys coach Frank Anderson returned McCurry to the batter's box two weekends ago at Texas Tech. Filling the designated hitter spot, he keeps getting opportunities, finding himself in the spotlight for a key moment Sunday in the rubber game of the Bedlam series.
“About three weeks ago, I never even thought I'd have a bat in my hand,” McCurry said.
McCurry delivered Sunday, lofting a sacrifice fly that plated the winning run in a 3-2 win over the Sooners.
“He takes his hacks,” Anderson said. “And he's hit good pitching, too. With the game on the line right there, getting the ball to the outfield, he's about as good as anyone we've got.”
BOTH SIDES OF THE BUNT
For OSU, Mark Ginther's bunt base hit was key to the eighth-inning rally that produced the game-winning run.