STILLWATER, OK (AP) - Andrew Heaney believes he's ready to become the ace of Oklahoma State's staff.
The left-hander considered to be a major-league prospect was in and out of the Cowboys' rotation last season. He enters 2012 hoping he can become the team's regular Friday night starter.
Coach Frank Anderson is counting on him as part of a revamped rotation. Randy McCurry is getting healthy again after a second year to recover from Tommy John surgery, and the Cowboys have also added transfer Kyle Ottoson from Arizona State.
Oklahoma State made it to the NCAA tournament last season but was eliminated in two games to complete a late season run of 12 losses in the final 16 games.
The Cowboys open this year with a three-game series at Cal Poly, starting Friday night.
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