Oklahoma State Sweeps Alabama A&M In Double-Header
STILLWATER, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma State pitching staff shined Saturday as the Cowboys swept a double-header against Alabama A&M, 13-2 and 5-0 to pull off the season sweep against the Lions, rebounding from three consecutive losses.
In the opening game, Kyle Ottoson (1-2) kept the Bulldogs' bats in check, allowing just one earned run on three hits and striking out seven in his seven innings of service.
As hot as Ottoson was on the mound, Robbie Rea was just as hot from the plate. The junior drove in nine of the Cowboys' 13 runs on the day, opening the game up strong with a three-run double in the first inning. After hitting just one home run in the first month of the season, he hit three in the game, a solo shot in the second, a two-run homer in the fifth and a three-run bomb in the sixth inning.
The second game was more of the same from the mound, with Randy McCurry (2-1) pitching eight shutout innings for the Cowboys, giving up just two hits and striking out seven in the outing.
Oklahoma State did most of its scoring in the third inning, putting up three of its five runs of the second game on the board in that frame. With two runners on base, Hunter Bailey reached on a fielding error, allowing Rea to score from third and take a 1-0 advantage.
Two at-bats later with the bases loaded, Wes Jones scores on a balk, followed by an RBI single to left field from Zach Fish to bring Jarrett Higgins home and take a 3-0 lead.
The Cowboys will now take three days off before another non-conference matchup, starting a pair of games against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.