Fresh off their series win against No. 4 Texas Tech, the Cowboys look to build on their momentum this weekend when they welcome Texas to Allie P. Reynolds. Due to the weather, the Cowboys and Longhorns will have a double header Friday, followed by game three on Sunday.
Let’s take a look at the quick hits for this weekend.
Where: Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
When: Friday 4/28- 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday 4/29- 6:00 p.m.
Watch: Fox College Sports/ foxsportsgo
Listen: Cowboy Radio Network
Stats: Stat Broadcast
The Opponent: Texas Longhorns
The Horns are currently 28-16 (7-8 Big 12) after coming off a mid week loss to Louisiana-Lafayette. They currently have a less than great .245 batting average as a team with Kacy Clemens leading with a .297 average. Look for the Horns to come into Stillwater ready to win some ballgames.
The pitching staff currently have a respectable 2.95 ERA. With Beau Ridgeway leading the way with a 1.3 ERA in 34.2 innings pitched. RHP Nolan Kingham will pitch Friday’s game 1. Kingham has a 6-3 record and a 1.98 ERA. RHP Morgan Cooper gets the start in game 2. Cooper is 5-2 with a 1.61 ERA. Kyle Johnston takes the mound on Saturday. Johnston is 2-1 with a 3.26 ERA.
Coming off a big series win at Tech, where the Cowboys took two of three, OSU currently hold a 23-16 (6-9 Big 12). The team batting average is currently .267 which is better than Texas, but not great. Garrett McCain leads the team and the Big 12 with his .372 batting average. Look for him and Garrett Benge to get some hits this weekend.
The Cowboy pitching staff holds a 4.19 ERA. Righty Jake Cowan leads the team with 2.45 ERA in 25.2 innings pitched.
One the mound for game one will be RHP Joe Lienhard with a 2-0 record and a 4.00 ERA. Then in game two, RHP Tyler Buffett is on the bump with a 5-3 record and a 4.45 ERA. Blake Battenfield takes the mound on Saturday with a 2-2 record and a 4.85 ERA.
If the Pokes are going to make the postseason (and they’re not out of it yet), they’re going to need to win at least two of their final three Big 12 series. Luckily, things are stacked in OSU’s favor; they won’t leave the state of Oklahoma again until NCAA regional play. That’s 13 straight games in state, not counting the Big 12 tournament, and nine straight at home starting today. If the Cowboys are going to go on a run, now is the time to do it.