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PREVIEW: Oklahoma State (2-1) takes on Marist (0-3)

After two rained-out games, the Cowboys will finally open up regular season play at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. Amon Kehr

After a series win in San Marcos over the weekend, the Cowboys will take on their first opponent of the season in Allie P. Reynolds. The Marist Red Foxes roll in to town this weekend for a three-game series.

Note: Game one of the three-game series has been postponed for a later date. First pitch will take place at 4:00 p.m., and Sunday’s game will begin at 1:00 p.m. as scheduled.

Oklahoma State (2-1) vs.Marist (0-3)

When: February 24,2018 (DH)-1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Febuary 25, 2018-12 p.m.

Where: Allie P. Reynolds Stadium


Radio: Cowboy Radio Network

The Cowboys:

Oklahoma State won two games last weekend against Texas State, behind a great weekend from Colin Simpson. Simpson racked up two home runs, a double, and five RBI’s.

This team still has a lot to learn. The 10-1 loss on Saturday to Texas State proves that. There are many wrinkles, as is expected early on in the season, and especially when considering the Cowboys’ youth. When you have a team with as many freshmen and sophomores as the Cowboys this year, growing pains are to be expected.

They’ve shown signs early, though. They’ve got guys like Ryan Cash and Andrew Rosa that can get guys around the bases, and they’ve got a little bit of power in the lineup. The team is hitting .212 overall, but that number doesn’t reflect much this early in the season.

The pitching staff has an 3.81 ERA as a group. Johnathan Heasley hasn't given up an earned run in the six innings he’s pitched. This pitching staff is still getting its rotation settled.

The Opponent:

The Red Foxes have yet to win a game this season after being swept by Furman University. They took Furman into an extra inning in the last game of that series, but come into this series with Oklahoma State 0-3.

Marist currently has a .262 batting average in their first three games, with Randy Taveras leading the Red Foxes with a .385 batting averaging in 13 at bats. He’ll be a name to keep an eye on. The Cowboy pitching staff should be able to handle these hitter successfully.

The Red Foxes struggle on the mound with a 8.53 ERA. They do have a pitcher in Mike Coss that hasn’t given up an earned run in the four inning he’s pitched. If Oklahoma State can get the bats going, expect them to make quick work of the Red Foxes this weekend.

Prediction: Cowboy sweep.