April 28, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. – Oklahoma State capped a perfect weekend at the TD Ameritrade Classic with a 6-5 win over Creighton Sunday at TD Ameritrade Park.
The win was the fifth in a row for the 24th-ranked Cowboys, who won four games in Omaha and improved to 32-11 on the season.
Sunday’s triumph marked OSU’s 15th come-from-behind win of 2013, and the Cowboys did it with clutch two-out hits as four of their six RBIs came with them down to their last out of the inning.
Donnie Walton was 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs in Sunday’s win, and his double in the top of the ninth brought home pinch runner Jarrett Higgins with what proved to be the game-winning run.
Brendan McCurry earned his second win of the weekend on the mound to improve to 6-2. The junior righty failed to earn the save after coming on in the eighth but struck out two and did not allow a run over the final 1.2 innings.
OSU took the game’s initial lead on Randy McCurry’s RBI single in the top of the first, but Creighton answered with two runs off Cowboy starter Kenton Bevacqua in the second inning.
The Bluejays (24-10) pushed their lead to 3-1 in the fourth, but OSU rallied to tie the score in the fifth on back-to-back RBIs by Saulyer Saxon and Walton.
The game remained tied until the eighth. Victor Romero put the Cowboys up, 4-3, and two batters later, a two-out double by Zach Fish made it 5-3.
However, the lead did not last long.
Brennan Murphy and Ryan Fitzgerald opened the bottom of the eighth with consecutive singles off OSU reliever Vince Wheeland, and after a sacrifice bunt, Brendan McCurry came on and struck out Federico Castagnini for the second out. But up next, Jake Peter laced a two-RBI double to right field to once again tie the score.
The game entered the ninth tied 5-5, and OSU opened the inning with designated hitter Rick Stover reaching on an error. After a sacrifice bunt by Saxon moved pinch runner Higgins to second, Walton ripped a double to the right-center field gap to bring home the sixth run.
Brendan McCurry retired the Bluejays in order in the bottom of the ninth to secure the win.
The Cowboys return to action Friday when they open a three-game series at Texas Tech.