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High Noon Highlights (3/14): Cowboy Baseball Slumping & Cowgirl Softball is Streaking

The big news in the Oklahoma State universe is the basketball team’s big win in the first round of the NIT last night, but there are some other things going on as well. Let’s get to it!

It’s High Noon.

Josh Holliday and crew drop third straight

While the scoring issue might be short-lived, Tuesday’s defeat is not a brand-new theme. The Cowboys have dropped three straight games, all of them at home, and another loss will put their record at .500 on the season.

Holliday said that after a day off Wednesday, his team needs to be ready to come practice Thursday and get better. They’ll focus on getting back to the basics and working on fundamentals.

“Trying too hard can be kinda like catching a cold,” Holliday said. “You gotta get it out of your system, and you gotta get back to normalcy. You gotta get back to the basics.”

After beginning the season 5-1, the Cowboys have hit a bit of a slump and have lost 3 straight games. They now sit at 8-7. Non-conference is always tough because teams are still figuring out who they are, and their best strategies moving forward, but Oklahoma State has had an especially rough time hitting the baseball as of late. Minus the hot bats of Colin Simpson (.333avg & 4 HRs) and Andrew Rosa (.378avg and 17 runs scored) the offensive production for this team has been inconsistent.

The Cowboys will face Seton Hall at home on Friday, and only have 4 more non-conference games to figure things out before diving into conference play against the Longhorns later this month.

Cowgirls are on a roll!

“I hope that grows. I really do,” Gajewski said. “I’m sending this out to the Paddle People, I’m sending this out to all those incredible fans that we have and the students that come and support our teams. This is a fun sport. It gets into your blood.”

A member of the 1994 baseball national championship team at Oklahoma, Gajewski was a little skeptical of softball. But he has become a convert and does anything he can to pitch the sport nowadays.

“A lot of times, people are like, ‘Ah, I’m not sure about that.’ But you get out here and you see these girls are good,” Gajewksi said. “They hit home runs, they are flashy, they look good and are cool kids. They are fun to be around and it gets into your blood. It is kind of what got me into this sport. This game is fast and it’s fun.”

Really cool article here about the growing culture around the Oklahoma State softball program, and people are starting to take notice! The girls have now one 11 in a row and play Central Arkansas today at 5pm. Go and support Coach G and the girls!


Cameron McGriff’s Air Jordan collection started in a trunk.

For McGriff’s ninth birthday, his dad, Nathaniel McGriff, took him to Oak Cliff, a neighborhood in Dallas that McGriff referred to as “the hood.” In Oak Cliff, out of the back of someone’s car, McGriff got his first pair of Jordans, the Jordan XI Cool Greys.

An article just for sneakerheadz? Check.

Cam McGriff has turned himself into more than just an energy player on the court, he’s becoming a reliable offensive force ... and he’s doing it in style. **Sunglasses emoji**

Oklahoma State Pro Day

Good luck to all the Pokes participating in the Oklahoma State Pro Day tomorrow! Stay tuned for updates throughout the day.

Go Pokes!