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March 21, 2013

BASEBALL: OSU slips past SOSU, 5-3

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STILLWATER — McCurry then worked a perfect ninth inning to pick up his second save of the season, allowing just Grimmett’s double in 1.2 innings.

“It doesn’t do any good to have a closer and not give him the ball when you’re ahead,” Holliday said. “It work out well. We got him 25 pitches of quality work and he came in and got the save.

Vince Wheeland (5-0) picked up the win for the Cowboys, striking out all four batters he faced while working 1.1 innings in relief of Bevacqua and Perrin.

As a team, Oklahoma State stole eight bases, while Krietemeier led the way for the Cowboys’ offense by going 1-for-3 with an RBI. Saxon also went 1-for-2 with an RBI and Randy McCurry was 1-for-4 with an RBI as well.

“Southeastern was a really good team and it really does help us get ready for Baylor,” Green said. “I know they’re a Division II school, but it doesn’t matter what level it is. Everybody comes out and plays hard. It’s the game of baseball — anything can happen. We just tried to stayed positive and were able to get the win.”

The Cowboys will open the conference season against Baylor at 3 p.m. Friday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

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