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PREVIEW: Cowboy Baseball vs. Central Arkansas

The Cowboys take on the Bears in the midweek matchup.

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The Cowboys end their homestand with a midweek game against the Central Arkansas Bears. Both teams are coming off of a weekend series win; the Cowboys took 2-of-3 from Kansas State, and Central Arkansas took 2-of-3 from Houston Baptist.

Let's take a look at the quick hits for today's game.


Oklahoma State (19-12, 14-6 Home) vs. Central Arkansas (17-16, 6-10 Away)

Where: Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, Stillwater, OK

When: 4 P.M.

Listen: Cowboys Radio Network

Stats: okstate.statbroadcast.com


The Opponent:

The Bears have a team batting average of .258, led by first baseman Hunter Strong who has a .398 average. Central Arkansas also has many patient hitters, with 5 hitters with 18 or more walks on the season. They are also a team that does not boot the ball around, with a team fielding percentage of .980 and no player with more than 3 errors in the field on the season.

On the pitching side, it looks like their 3 main starters pitched over the weekend, and no probable as been announced yet. The Bears' team ERA is 5.11, which is not good by any stretch of the imagination. Their ERA leader, Cody Davenport (2.66 ERA), pitched over the weekend. They also have a team .274 batting average against, so the Cowboys can take advantage of that.

The Cowboys:

Coming off of a series victory against Kansas State, the Cowboys look to continue the winning ways against Central Arkansas today before heading back to Big 12 play this weekend.

Garrett McCain continues to lead the Cowboys at the plate, owning a .353 batting average. This past weekend, McCain was 5-for-12 with three RBIs and two doubles, scoring one run himself.

Colin Simpson had a great weekend at the dish, going 6-for-9 with seven RBIs, three runs, two home runs, three walks and didn’t strike out a single time. With the weekend, Simpson’s batting average rose 24 points to .315 on the season.

No starter has been announced, but likely it will be Blake Battenfield along with multiple relievers to get the job done today.

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