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OSU baseball notebook: Cowboys shuffle pitching rotation again

by Ryan Aber Published: June 5, 2014

For the third consecutive set of games, Oklahoma State will adjust its starting rotation.

In Friday’s Super Regional opener against UC Irvine, OSU is expected to start junior righty Jon Perrin.

Perrin (2-1, 2.95) figures to give the Cowboys a good chance to start off the regional with success, especially with Anteaters ace Andrew Morales pushed back a day after throwing twice in the Regional. Morales threw 59 pitches in Monday’s win over Oregon State.

“You’re just trying to evaluate each week and take available information and your gut as a coach,” Cowboys coach Josh Holliday said.

OSU started off the Big 12 Tournament with Tyler Nurdin, then opted to go with freshman Tyler Buffett last week against Binghamton in the Regional opener. This time, it will be Perrin, OSU’s most consistent starter this season.

Buffett is expected to pitch Saturday and if the series extends to Sunday, Holliday hasn’t decided who would start.

Sophomore lefty Elliott Surrey (7-4, 2.13) is expected to start for the Anteaters, with Morales going Saturday.


Oklahoma State closer Brendan McCurry and UC Irvine’s Sam Moore are two of five finalists for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year.

McCurry set a school record with 19 saves so far this season, going 5-0 with a 0.39 ERA. He has 53 strikeouts and just eight walks in 46 innings.

In last week’s Regional, McCurry pitched three innings in two appearances, with a save. He struck out six with two hits and a walk.

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