Game is first of two meetings between regional rivals this season
Fish and Saxon provide RBIs in eighth inning of comeback win
Three-game series opens Friday at 7 p.m.
OSU wins for first time in Springfield
OSU defeated the Bears on March 5 in Stillwater
Oklahoma State won for the 11th time in its last 12 games Tuesday night as the 25th-ranked Cowboys scored twice in the eighth inning to defeat Ohio State, 4-2, at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
Gage Green and Saulyer Saxon were the heroes for the Cowboys as OSU improved to 29-18 on the season, which includes a 21-3 record on their home field.
Oklahoma State continued its winning ways Tuesday night as the Cowboys knocked off Bedlam-rival and 23rd-ranked Oklahoma, 6-1, in a non-conference game at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
2012: A two-way threat on the mound and the infield who earned All-Big 12 Conference Second Team honors as a utility player ... played in 25 games ... appeared in 15 games as a pitcher, 12 of those as starter ... had six multi-hit games ... turned in a season-high three RBIs against Kansas State (4/28) ... was 5-for-12 with five RBIs in the K-State series ... recorded five or more strikeouts seven times ... racked up a career-high 12 strikeouts in an eight-inning effort against Texas A&M (5/19) ... allowed just one walk and one earned run against the Aggies but did not factor in the decision ... appeared in five Big 12 games and had a 1.89 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 19 innings ... hit .342 (13-for-38) in 10 conference games.
2011: Saw action in 14 games at second base, shortstop, outfield and DH and made 18 appearances on the mound, four of those as a starter ... had two RBIs and tied a career high with three hits vs. South Alabama (3/5) ... earned wins against Washington (3/23) and Texas (3/27) ... tossed 4.2 scoreless innings against the Longhorns ... recorded career-best seven strikeouts in four innings against Nebraska (4/1) and earned a save in that contest.
2010: Redshirted after injuring his elbow in the first game of the season at USC while throwing his warm-up pitches after being called out of the bullpen ... underwent Tommy John surgery in March.
2009: Established himself as OSU's closer and led team with 28 appearances ... tied the school's single-season record with 10 saves ... tied the record in the opening round of the NCAA Clemson Regional with 3.1 scoreless innings of work against Alabama ... ranked third in the Big 12 in saves ... led the team with a 2.16 ERA ... earned a win in OSU's season opener vs. BYU (2/20) with two innings of relief work ... picked up first-career save against Manhattan (2/21) ... collected first hit of career against Cal State Fullerton (3/13) ... recorded a career-best four strikeouts on three occasions (4/4 vs. Texas, 4/12 at Kansas, 4/22 vs. Missouri State) ... was 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs in a win over Tabor College (4/1) ... lifted OSU to a win over Missouri State (4/22) with his performance on the mound and at the plate ... collected four RBIs over the final two innings, including a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth inning ... finished 2-for-2 with four RBIs and worked the final two innings on the mound for the save.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered all four years at Tupelo High School ... also played basketball four years ... hit .590 his senior season with 19 home runs ... hit .618 with 105 home runs in his high school career ... helped Tupelo win three state championships and make eight state tournament appearances ... was named all-state ... also recruited by Wichita State, Texas Tech, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas State.
PERSONAL: Majoring in wildlife ecology ... son of Scott and Brenda McCurry ... born Jan. 7, 1990 ... has a younger brother, Brendan, who is a junior for the Cowboys ... favorite athlete is Justin Verlander ... favorite team is the Detroit Tigers ... favorite movie is Bull Durham ... dream job is to be a big game hunter ... favorite baseball moment was winning the first state championship.