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Rob Walton Inducted into Cowboy Baseball Hall of Fame
Last Friday evening, the Cowboy Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed its newest member - former player and current pitching coach Rob Walton.
It’s official... the Wizard is in the Cowboy Baseball Hall of Fame!— Larry Reece (@cowboyvoice) January 27, 2018
Congrats @rwslidepiece we are so lucky to have you and your tenacity back home! pic.twitter.com/9K0lN9bOvB
“The Wizard” went 20-3 with a 3.74 ERA during his playing days at Oklahoma State. He pitched 10 complete games and struck out 147 batters, according to his Oklahoma State biography.
Want to thank everyone for there kindness. Very honored to be inducted into Oklahoma state hall of fame. Want to acknowledge my family my coaches and former players,I share this with all of you!!— Robert Walton (@rwslidepiece) January 29, 2018
Cowboys Featured on Two National Baseball Broadcasts
ESPN released its 2018 college baseball broadcast schedule, and the Cowboys are featured for two of their early-season games.
The Cowboys will head to Fort Worth for a two-game series with the TCU Horned Frogs, and ESPNU will be there to broadcast.
The games will get started at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 31.
Cowgirls Ranked 23 in Latest AP Poll
After suffering their first loss inside Gallagher-Iba Arena, the Cowgirls (15-5, 6-3 Big 12) dropped four spots to No. 23 in the AP Poll.
The Cowgirls are chasing Baylor (19-1, 9-0) and Texas (16-4, 7-2) for the Big 12 crown. Oklahoma State has a chance to make a huge statement tomorrow night, as they travel to Waco and attempt to hand the Bears not only their first conference loss, but also their first home loss.
Baylor is ranked No. 3 in the nation, behind UConn (surprise, surprise) and Mississippi State. Texas comes in at No. 8 and West Virginia (17-5, 5-5) rounds out the Big 12 teams in the Top 25.
Have a great day Pokes!