Oklahoma State posted its third walk-off baseball victory in four games Sunday, beating Loyola-Marymount 4-3 at Reynolds Stadium. A crowd of 144 endured 38 degrees and wind gusts of up to 23 mph to watch the Cowboys improve to 12-3. Zach Fish's run-scoring single with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning ended it.
“Our kids showed a lot of resiliency on an extremely cold, difficult day to play,” said OSU coach Josh Holliday. “They grinded that game out to the last pitch, and that's what you ask for as a coach. I'm very proud of our team. To have three walk-off wins in one calendar week says a lot about them — a lot of teams don't have three walk-off win a year, and our kids just did that in five days.”
The Cardiac Cowboys trailed 3-2 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. With two runners on and one out, Randy McCurry plated the tying run with a single off the glove of third baseman Joey Boney.
Both starting pitchers, Aaron Griffin of Loyola-Marymount and Tyler Nurdin of OSU, had eight strikeouts.
Oklahoma State will play 6:30 p.m. Tuesday against Pacific (Calif.) at Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.
IRISH BEAT SOONERS IN 11
The No. 10-ranked Oklahoma baseball team lost a 6-5 decision in 11 innings to No. 22 Notre Dame on Sunday at Jackie Robinson Stadium on the UCLA campus. Kevin DeFilippis' pinch-hit single drove in the winning run with one out off reliever Billy Waltrip. OU (12-4) rallied for 4-2 and 5-4 leads, but the Irish notched the tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning to force extras.
Garrett Carey had a two-run homer for the Sooners, who play New Mexico at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Park in Norman.
*The No. 3-ranked Oklahoma women's golf team won its third tournament of the season Sunday. The Sooners won the 16-team Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz., beating runner-up SMU by 18 strokes. The Sooners had five golfers place in the top 20, including Chirapat Jao-Javanil, who finished second. She was two strokes behind medalist Kristina Merkle of Tulsa.
*Tiffany Mikkelson, Amy Graham and Tarah Ettinger hit home runs, and pitcher Kat Espinosa notched two wins as Oklahoma State's softball team beat Cleveland State 10-1 and Santa Clara (Calif.) 13-3 on Sunday at the Mizuno Classic in Stillwater. OSU (13-12) finished the tournament unbeaten. The Cowgirls next play 5 p.m. Wednesday against Central Arkansas in Stillwater.