After one of the most improbable runs in history, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are heading to a regional.
Cowboys headed to Arkansas on the #RoadtoOmaha! pic.twitter.com/uiNHCF7afs— Cowboy Baseball (@OSUBaseball) May 29, 2017
The Cowboys went from barely making the Big 12 tournament to continuing their postseason streak. They have never missed the playoffs in Josh Holliday’s 5-year head coaching career.
Rob Walton also continues his streak.
There has never been a team with Rob Walton on its coaching staff that didn't make the NCAA Tournament. The magic continues. #okstate https://t.co/TxtkjWxWNE— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) May 28, 2017
The Cowboys join the Missouri State Bears, Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and host Arkansas Razorbacks in the regional.
Oklahoma State has actually played every team in its regional this year. The Cowboys defeated host Arkansas 8-3 in the Frisco Classic. The next game, they played Missouri State and won that contest 7-3. OSU and Oral Roberts are quite familiar with each other, as the in-state rivals have played each other three times this season. The Cowboys won the first matchup back in April 7-6. Oral Roberts then won the final two matchups by scores of 4-1 and 11-7.
Each team is vastly different than they were when the games were played, but it’s nice knowing that at least Josh Holliday and Co. have seen each of their opponents at least once during the 2017 season.
Oklahoma State’s first game will be Friday at 2 p.m. on ESPN3.