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Can the Cowboys earn their first conference sweep against the Wildcats?

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The Cowboys will be taking on the Kansas State Wildcats in a weekend series in Stillwater. Both teams are struggling in conference play right now, with Oklahoma State at 1-5 and Kansas State at 0-6. This series could be a turning point in the season for one team, and a continued downward trend for the other.

Here are the quick hits:


Where: Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, Stillwater, OK

When: Friday 6:30 p.m. | Saturday 3 p.m. | Sunday 12 p.m.

Watch: Fox Sports

Listen: Cowboys Radio Network

Live Stats: okstate.statbroadcast.com

The Opponent:

Kansas State 15-13 (0-6 Big 12)

The Wildcats are batting .261 as a team, and they are led by freshman infielder Cameron Thompson who is batting a very respectable .347. Kansas State also gets on base at a high clip, with a team on-base percentage of .342. Their hitters are also very patient at the plate, drawing 107 walks so far in the season.

On the mound, K-State is led by Parker Rigler, who holds at 2.02 ERA with 28 strikeouts thus far on the season. The Wildcats have a 4.07 team ERA, which is not that great, and most of their runs given up seem to be by the bullpen. That could be one of the key factors in this series. The probable starters for K-State is Justin Heskett on Friday, Rigler on Saturday, and Sunday is still TBD.

The Cowboys:

Coming off of a weekday win against Wichita State, the Cowboys come back home looking to rebound in conference play. The Cowboys are still led by Garrett McCain, who is batting .346. However, Garrett Benge continues to be the Cowboys most dangerous hitter, batting .333 with 6 home runs and 31 RBI's. The Cowboys continue to get base at a high clip, with a team OBP of .388.

Oklahoma State pitching has been inconsistent throughout the season, and here’s hoping that can be turned around this weekend. Tyler Buffett will start on the bump tonight, with the Saturday and Sunday starters still TBD. Last time out, Buffett threw a complete game against the Mountaineers. Trey Cobb will likely get some innings this weekend, as he comes back from injury.


Let's hope the Cowboys can sweep this series and get back on track in conference play! #GoPokes