Oklahoma State baseball: Walk-off walk gives Cowboys win over Missouri State

From Staff Reports Published: March 5, 2013
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Randy McCurry drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Oklahoma State baseball a 5-4 win over Missouri State on Tuesday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.

OSU trailed 4-2 going into the bottom of the eighth inning, but loaded the bases with no outs following two walks and a single. The Cowboys then tied the score on consecutive sacrifice flies by pinch hitter Aaron Cornell and center fielder Jarrett Higgins.

McCurry, who started the game at shortstop, moved to the pitcher's mound in the 10th inning and induced a pair of ground ball outs to get out of a jam.

Then, with one out and the bases loaded, McCurry drew a walk to drive in the winning run.

“This team never lets the score dictate their spirit or their effort,” said OSU coach Josh Holliday. “They've learned if they play all nine innings, sometimes 10 or 14, with a high level of concentration, that you're never out of a game.”

OSU returns to action at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Stillwater with the opener of a three-game series against Loyola Marymount.