Feb. 19, 2012
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Oklahoma State suffered a three-game series sweep at the hands of Cal Poly as the Cowboys fell to the Mustangs, 6-0, in Sunday’s series finale at Baggett Stadium.
Junior starter Randy McCurry suffered the loss on the mound, allowing five runs, four of them earned, on six hits in 5.2 innings of work.
Offensively, the Cowboys collected seven hits but stranded 11 runners on the basepaths. Robbie Rea led OSU with two hits.
OSU escaped trouble early on thanks in part to a defensive gem from Ginther at third base. Ryan Drobny led off the third inning for the Mustangs with a walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Mike Miller then sent a sharp grounder towards the hole on the left side, but Ginther dove to his left, gloved the ball and then threw a bullet to first for the out.
After 4 ½ scoreless innings, Cal Poly got on the scoreboard in the fifth, scoring four runs before the Cowboys recorded an out in the inning.
After Jordan Hadlock walked to open the frame, Drobny sent a ground ball to Rea at second base, but what looked like a potential double play never materialized as Rea booted the ball for an error. Following a hit-by-pitch that loaded the bases, Miller stepped to the plate and ripped a two-RBI double down the left field line, and Matt Russell followed that with a single that brought home two more runs to make the score 4-0.
McCurry escaped further damage in the fifth by striking out Mitch Haniger and then getting David Armendariz to ground into an inning-ending double play.
The Mustangs would drive OSU’s starter from the mound in the sixth, however, when McCurry surrendered a two-out, RBI single to Evan Busby. The run was unearned following a throwing error by McCurry earlier in the inning.
Cal Poly, who had never beaten OSU in four previous tries entering the weekend’s series, tallied its final run in the seventh inning.
The Cowboys return to action with their 2012 home opener at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium when OSU takes on Dallas Baptist at 4 p.m.