Cowgirls sweep Baylor...
In a weather-impacted weekend, the Cowgirls came out victorious over Baylor for their second Big 12 sweep in as many series. The Cowgirls had a pair of walkoffs on Friday in the doubleheader.
Jessi Hafner hit a 3-run blast to right field, pushing the Cowgirl lead to 14-6 in the bottom half of the fifth inning. The 8-run lead invoked the mercy rule in the first game, and the Cowgirls were able to rest up for their second game of the night. Samantha Clakley picked up her 12th victory of the season, tossing all five innings.
In the nightcap, the Cowgirls completed a come-from-behind victory, Taylor Lynch brought home a runner via a Baylor error, and Madi Sue Montgomery hit a soft ground ball to second, which allowed the speedy Vanessa Shippy to come home for the walk-off win. Emmie Robertson hurled an incredible game, holding the Bears to one run on six hits over 6 1⁄3 innings. However, it was reliever Logan Simunek who would pick up the win, facing two batters and getting them both to ground out.
On Sunday, the Cowgirls used five runs in the first two innings to coast to a 5-1 win in the final game of the series. Clakley went 6 2⁄3 innings en route to her second victory of the weekend. She allowed only one run on five hits, two walks and two strikeouts.
In the sweep, Montgomery was 4-for-9 at the plate for the weekend, scoring four runs and driving in eight RBIs. She was 3-for-3 with three runs and six RBIs in the Cowgirls’ 14-6 dismantling of Baylor in the first game.
...And the Big 12 Weekly Awards
For their efforts in both the sweep of Baylor and the midweek games against University of Texas-Arlington and Missouri State, the Cowgirl duo of Vanessa Shippy and Emmie Robertson were rewarded with the Big 12 softball weekly awards.
Sweep a top-16 ranked #Big12SB opponent.— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) April 16, 2018
Notch a 4-1 record during Week 10.
Sweep the weekly honors.
Player OTW | @CowgirlSB's @vshippy33
Pitcher OTW | @CowgirlSB's @EmmieGrace10 pic.twitter.com/aQIXgqAyLr
Shippy led the league in hits last week, smacking 11 in her 19 at-bats throughout the five Cowgirl games. She was 5-for-7 on Friday’s doubleheader. Her 53 career doubles leaves her four shy of the Big 12 career doubles record.
Over 13 1⁄3 innings pitched last week, Robertson allowed one run. She hurled a complete-game shutout of Missouri State on Wednesday, then 6 1⁄3 innings Friday night.
Congrats to both Cowgirls on the honors!
Cowgirl Basketball adds two transfers.
Men’s basketball coach Mike Boynton isn’t the only basketball coach on campus making big moves in preparation for next season.
Women’s basketball coach Jim Littell signed sisters Olivia and Vivian Gray. The duo was at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Olivia was a redshirt freshman and Vivian competed as a true freshman.
Vivian was a five-star recruit and No. 45 in the ESPN HoopGurlz Rankings in 2017. Last season, Vivian led the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in scoring at 18.5 points per game. She also averaged 7.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game en route to being named the RMAC freshman of the year.
Last season, Olivia was a redshirt, and still has four years of eligibility left.
Coach Littell spoke about the new transfers.
“Family is at the forefront for both Olivia and Vivian and that is something that was very appealing to us. We place an emphasis on family and feel that both of these young ladies fall in line with what Cowgirl basketball stands for and we are thrilled they chose to join our program.”
Boone Twins talk commitment.
A day after committing to Mike Boytnon and the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Kalib and Keylan Boone talked with Michael Knight of OKPreps.com. You can check out the full 30 minute interview here.
Mason Rudolph to the Bills at No. 12?
Joe Marino of NDT Scouting did a full seven-round mock draft for the Buffalo Bills. Assuming the Bills do not trade up in the draft, they have two picks in the first round - No. 12 and No. 22.
Marino says that with the 12th pick in the draft, the Bills will prepare to move on from Nathan Peterman and AJ McCarron and draft Mason Rudolph, the gunslinger from Oklahoma State.
Our sister site Buffalo Rumblings talked with Marino about his selections.
In your recent 7-round mock draft for the Buffalo Bills, you presented a scenario where the team is unable to trade up. The team selects Mason Rudolph at 12, a selection that likely raised a few eyebrows. What led you to select Rudolph with the 12th pick?
Buffalo has been linked to Rudolph throughout the season and it has intensified in the pre-draft process where Buffalo has met with him at the Senior Bowl and Combine, attended his Pro Day, worked him out privately, and brought him in for an official visit. If Buffalo is unable to move up then it wouldn’t be out of the picture for him to be the guy at pick 12. Rudolph is the type of high-character, four-year college player that very much fits what Buffalo prefers.
However, Rudolph isn’t the only Cowboy projected to go to be cheered on by Bills Mafia.
The Bills are woefully thin at wide receiver, leading many fans to question what the team’s plan may be at the position. You chose to invest heavily in the position with Calvin Ridley (pick 22) and Rudolph’s college teammate James Washington (pick 56) joining the Bills. In the case of Washington, is he as attractive of a choice if Rudolph is not his quarterback?
Part of the appeal with slotting Washington to Buffalo was the Rudolph connection. With that said, I still believe he is worth the pick at 56, but I may have opted to fill a different need at that spot if a different quarterback for Buffalo is in the mix. Regardless, if Buffalo keeps all of its draft capital multiple receivers should be selected.
I think I would be ecstatic to see more #Rudolph2Washington, even if it isn’t on my team.
Baseball is throwing it back to the 90s.
Tonight, Cowboy baseball is gonna party like it’s 1999 (or so).
Josh Holiday’s squad is taking on in-state rival Oral Roberts tonight, and it’s 90s night at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
Hey @okstate students, y'all feeling nostalgic?! Join us tomorrow night at Allie P. for 90s Night! Lots of fun stuff going on at the ballpark you don't wanna miss! #GoPokes #okstate #MeetMeAtAllieP @OneonFourth1 pic.twitter.com/kQeZhcUau5— Cowboy Baseball (@OSUBaseball) April 16, 2018
Sliming players? Free tshirts? Free Purdy Q?
I know where I’ll be tonight!
If you can’t make it to the ballpark, you can still vote to see who gets slimed.
Which Cowboy gets slimed?— Cowboy Baseball (@OSUBaseball) April 16, 2018
Have a good Tuesday folks and, as always, Go Pokes!