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The Cowboys of Summer: Part 2

Summer Break has come to an end, what have the Cowboys been up to?


Summer is almost over, and we are breaking down the top stories of the summer months. This is the second half to our Cowboys of Summer feature. In Part 1, I wrote about numerous topics, such as recruiting, the Women’s Tennis team, Gundy’s extension and other stories. Check out Part 1 here.

Let’s dive in!


Arguably the biggest story of the summer was Oklahoma State baseball’s trip to Omaha, NE for the College World Series.

After an unceremonious exit from the Big 12 Tournament, Josh Holliday’s Cowboy squad turned it on in South Carolina.

Impressive defensive performances against Nebraska and Clemson (twice) in the Clemson Regional, were followed by a sweep of South Carolina in the Columbia Super Regional, securing the Cowboys’ 20th College World Series berth all time.

The Pokes road their 7-0 post-season winning streak into Omaha, allowing only six runs in that span, with 1-0 wins over UC-Santa Barbara and Arizona. Unfortunately, the Cowboys only made it to the Final Four, dropping two straight to the Wildcats.

In their nine NCAA tournament games, the Cowboys had an ERA of 1.58, good for lowest in the field.

The historic run was the Pokes’ first to Omaha since head coach Josh Holliday played for his dad, then head coach, Tom Holliday back in 1999.

MLB Draft

The Oklahoma State Baseball team had a very successful season, and obviously, we had some very talented athletes lead the way to Omaha. Major League Baseball has taken notice of the Pokes, and a lot of familiar names were picked during June’s draft. Picks in order:

Thomas Hatch, RHP - Chicago Cubs - Round 3, 104th Pick

Donnie Walton, SS - Seattle Mariners - Round 5, 147th Pick

Remey Reed, RHP - Miami Marlins - Round 6, 173rd Pick

Garrett Williams, LHP - San Francisco Giants - Round 7, 215th Pick

Tyler Buffett, RHP - Houston Astros - Round 7, 217th Pick

Trey Cobb, RHP - Chicago Cubs - Round 12, 374th Pick

Michael Mertz, RHP - Miami Marlins - Round 14, 413th Pick

J.R. Davis, IF - St. Louis Cardinals - Round 15, 466th Pick

Colin Theroux, C - Oakland Athletics - Round 32, 952nd Pick

Conor Costello, RHP/OF - L.A. Dodgers - Round 32, 971st Pick

Dustin Williams, 1B - Pittsburgh Pirates - Round 36, 1095th Pick

View our post over the MLB Draft here.

Gundy Mullet

Soooo... Looks like Coach Gundy has been working on something over the off season.

That’s a beautiful flow, Mike.

Tyrek Coger’s Passing

Back in the summer heat in July, Coach Underwood’s latest recruit on campus, Tyrek Coger, tragically passed away after a team workout. The team was conditioning in Boone Pickens Stadium, running up and down the stadium steps. After sitting down, players noticed strange behavior from Coger, and 9-1-1 was called. Coger was pronounced dead at Stillwater Medical Center. Medical examinations later pointed to an enlarged heart for the cause of death.

Tyrek Coger would’ve been a very important player in next season’s squad, but his passing left many remembering who he was as a person, rather than a basketball player.

Many more tweeted their remembrance of Tyrek. He left an incredible impact on OSU, despite his short time on campus. #FlyHighTyrek

Women’s Soccer unis


What’s Been Going on at CRFF?

CRFF All-Time Cowboy Tourney

In the beginning of August, we decided to throw our own All-Time Cowboy Tourney. We didn’t want to have the same ol’ “who’s better” tournament. We wanted to host a tournament for the fans!

There have been some predictable wins, and a few upsets. Fan favorite, Tony Allen has taken out both Pete Incaviglia and Doug Gottlieb. Craziness! We’ve even had some contestant engagement...

We have had a blast hosting this tournament, and look forward to seeing how it wraps up in the coming week.

You can view the full bracket here!

Newberry & Mahan Interviews

We’ve had some big time interviews with former Pokes, Jeff Newberry and Hunter Mahan.

Kyle’s interview with Jeff Newberry: Part 1 / Part 2

Cade’s interview with Hunter Mahan: View it here

The Cowboys of Summer

We hope you’ve enjoyed catching up on the summer’s biggest stories. The summer is “officially” over as the Cowboys face off against SE Louisiana in Boone Pickens Stadium at 2:30pm CST tomorrow.