The teams combined for 26 runs, 28 hits and six errors. The game lasted 3 hours, 32 minutes. A combined 10 pitchers were used — and only one, Oklahoma State’s Brendan McCurry, did not allow a run.
McCurry notched his 14th save of the season Sunday, wrapping up the Cowboys’ 14-12 college baseball victory over Arizona State before 672 fans at Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater. No. 9-ranked Oklahoma State swept the three-game series over the 26th-ranked Sun Devils, who blew leads Sunday of 3-0 and 11-8.
“Of all the days this year, that one might stand out the most just because of the back-and-forth nature of the game,” OSU coach Josh Holliday said. “It was two very good teams slugging it out with a lot to play for. It was an amazing job by our kids for picking each other up all nine innings. It’s a great win anytime you can sweep a team as good as Arizona State.”
OSU (35-13) took the lead for good with a three-run sixth inning. Saulyer Saxon and Donnie Walton had RBI singles, and another run scored on Tanner Krietemeier’s sacrifice fly.
Saxon finished with a game-high four hits. Walton had two RBIs and scored three times.
Arizona State (24-20) managed just one more run, in the seventh inning, before McCurry took over for the final two frames. He blanked the Sun Devils on one hit, no walks and four strikeouts.
Oklahoma State returns to Big 12 play at 6:30 p.m. Friday against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan.
BEARS DROP SOONERS
Grayson Porter finished with six RBIs, and Adam Toth added five hits as Baylor whipped Oklahoma 10-5 in Big 12 baseball Sunday at Mitchell Park in Norman.
A crowd of 1,175 watched the Sooners lose their last home game of the season. OU (26-23 overall, 6-12 Big 12) led just once, 4-3 after two innings, before Baylor (22-27, 7-13) took the lead for good with a three-run fourth inning.
Craig Aikin and Austin O’Brien had three hits apiece for Oklahoma, which next plays Friday at TCU.