Top-5 Cowboy baseball pitchers not named Allie P. Reynolds

Sam Lane

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5. Brendan McCurry (played 2013-14)

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Brendan McCurry is the most prolific relief pitcher in Oklahoma State history. McCurry ended his career as the Cowboys’ all-time leader in saves with 27 to go along with a single-season record 19 saves in 2014. He was a unanimous All-Big 12 first team pitcher in 2014. McCurry also received All-American third team honors in 2014.

4. Brad Gore (played 1990-93)

The 1990s became a golden age for Cowboy baseball. OSU made NCAA Tournament appearances all 10 years along with four College World Series berths during that span. Brad Gore is OSU’s all-time leader in games started and innings pitched. Gore was a part of four Big 8 regular season and tournament championship teams. Gore also led the Cowboys to two College World Series appearances during his four years, including a runner-up performance his senior year.

3. Tim Pugh (played 1986-89)

Tim Pugh led Oklahoma State to four straight Big 8 regular season and conference tournament championships. Pugh is tied as the Cowboys’ all-time leader in wins and is sixth in career strikeouts. Pugh was an All-Big 8 first team performer in 1988 and 1989. He was also a key contributor in the Cowboys’ runner-up performance in 1987. Pugh was inducted into the Cowboy Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.

2. Jason Bell (played 1993-95)

Jason Bell was the ace of a pitching staff that led the Cowboys to three straight College World Series appearances. Bell is third all-time in wins with 31 and holds the record for innings pitched in a season with 145. Bell was an All-American in 1994. He also received All-Big 8 honors in 1994 and 1995. Bell was inducted into the Cowboy Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.

1. Dennis Livingston (played 1982-84)

Dennis Livingston is in the all-time top 10 in strikeouts, complete games, shutouts and saves and is tied for all-time wins for the Cowboys. Livingston was an All-American in 1983 and was a three-time All-Big 8 performer. He led the Cowboys to the College World Series in all three of his years on the team. His versatility as a pitcher is one of the many reasons he was inducted into the Cowboy Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.

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