OSU Baseball Sweeps Alcorn State

Oklahoma State continued its winning ways at home Sunday afternoon as the 25th-ranked Cowboys completed a three-game sweep of Alcorn State with a 12-2 triumph at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.{}With the win, the Cowboys improved to 32-19 on the season, which includes a 24-4 mark on their home field.{}Randy McCurry picked up the win for OSU as the junior right-hander racked up a career-high eight strikeouts in seven innings of work. He allowed two runs on five hits and issued a pair of walks as he improved to 4-2 on the season.{}Eight of the nine players in the OSU starting lineup finished with RBIs, and a trio of Cowboys collected two hits apiece, with Saulyer Saxon, Robbie Rea and Trey Whaley reaching that mark.{}{}For the second-straight game, OSU fell behind early against Alcorn State (17-35). In the third inning, the Braves scored their only runs of the contest, getting RBI singles from Eduardo Gonzalez and Jann Butler to take a 2-0 lead against McCurry.{}But the Braves' lead was short lived as OSU took control of the scoreboard in the fourth inning with a seven-run rally that saw the Cowboys send 11 batters to the plate and collect six hits.{}Rea got the scoring started with a sacrifice fly, and an RBI double by McCurry tied the score at 2-2. Mark Ginther broke the tie with an RBI single through the left side, and the Cowboys added a run on the play on an Alcorn State error. Up next, Wes Jones delivered a two-RBI double to make the score 6-2, and Saulyer Saxon's second single of the inning brought home the final run of the rally.{}The Cowboys added five insurance runs over the next two innings, crossing the plate three times in the fifth and twice in the sixth to cruise to the win.{}OSU concludes the regular season with four games this week. The Cowboys travel to Dallas to take on Dallas Baptist Tuesday at 4 p.m. before hosting Texas A&M in a huge Big 12 Conference series beginning Thursday night in Stillwater.