Pair Of Cowboys Named Baseball All-Americans


Thursday, May 29th 2014, 3:20 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma State's Brendan McCurry and Zach Fish have been named 2014 Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-Americans, it was announced today by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

McCurry was named to the All-American Second Team as a relief pitcher, while Fish earned third-team honors as an outfielder.

A native of Tupelo, Okla., McCurry has turned in a record setting senior season. In 32 appearances, the senior right-hander is 5-0 with a 0.42 ERA and ranks fourth in the NCAA with 18 saves. He has allowed just two runs in 43.0 innings and has given up only 27 hits while recording 47 strikeouts.

McCurry has shattered the OSU records for single-season saves and career saves, with that total currently standing at 26.

A junior from Kalamazoo, Mich., Fish has been one of OSU's top hitters throughout the season and was named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year. He's hitting .320 with 11 home runs and 44 RBIs on the year and leads the Cowboys with 23 multi-hit games to go along with 10 multi-RBI efforts.

Spending the majority of his time in right field while also seeing time as the Cowboys' designated hitter, Fish ranks in the top 10 in the Big 12 in numerous offensive categories, including hits (9th with 70), RBIs (T-5th), home runs (2nd), doubles (T-8th with 14), total bases (3rd with 117) and slugging percentage (3rd at .534).

McCurry is the first Cowboy to earn All-American honors as a pitcher since Andrew Heaney in 2012, while the last OSU position player to achieve All-America status prior to Fish was Zach Johnson in 2011.