The Cowboys had an impressive second place finish in the Frisco College Baseball Classic winning two of three games to improve their record to 6-5 on the season.
Friday 3/3 vs Nebraska: The Cowboys Pitchers came out hot in the 1-0 win against Nebraska. Led by Tyler Buffett, the pitching staff held the Huskers to just two hits and no runs. Meanwhile the Huskers, led by Derek Burkamper, gave up six hits and one run, scored on a RBI by Garrett Benge to send Ryan Sluder home. And that’s all it took for the Cowboys to secure their first victory of the Frisco Classic.
Saturday 3/4 vs Arizona: The Cowboy bats got hot in this game... it just took five innings to do so. Garrett McCain led the Cowboys with three hits and two runs. Jacob Chappell also scored two runs and got himself a hit. Meanwhile, led by Freshman Parker Scott, the Cowboy pitching staff struggled a bit, giving up 15 hits and 10 runs. After getting down by six runs in the fifth inning the Cowboys rallied starting in the sixth and eventually gained the lead 9-6 in the eighth. In the bottom of the eighth, Arizona scored three to tie it up at 9-9. During the rally the Arizona pitching staff, lead by Michael Flynn, gave up 9 runs and and 10 hits. And in the bottom of the ninth Cal Stevenson hit a double for a walk-off RBI ending the game 10-9 Arizona. Arizona‘s bats were just too much for the Cowboys.
Sunday 3/5 vs Arkansas: The Cowboys were able to bounce back from the walk off Saturday’s loss thanks to their bats catching fire again Sunday, beating the Razorbacks 8-3. The Cowboy pitching staff, lead by Jensen Elliott, gave up only three runs and five hits in the win. Meanwhile the Razorbacks pitching staff, led by Josh Alberius struggled, giving up 10 hits and eight runs. Garrett McCain had a solid game again with three runs and two hits on the day.
After the game, Head Coach Josh Holliday and Garrett McCain talked about the win over the Hogs.
Hear from #okstate head coach @joshhollidayosu & outfielder @GarrettMcCain following today's win over Arkansas at the @FriscoClassic pic.twitter.com/FtS48dq78S— Cowboy Baseball (@OSUBaseball) March 6, 2017
The Cowboys also ended the weekend with some awards:
Congratulations to the @OSUBaseball & @RazorbackBSB players on the inaugural 2017 Frisco Classic All-Tournament team!!! pic.twitter.com/wPJj4ohO8V— Frisco Classic (@FriscoClassic) March 6, 2017
Garrett McCain, Tyler Buffet, and Jacob Chappell were all named to the All-Tournament team.
Up next the team returns to Stillwater for a 10 game home stand starting with a game against Missouri State on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Allie P. Reynolds.