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High Noon Highlights(3/8): LaTashia Jones has waited her turn, Cowboy Baseball’s California connections

Welcome to High Noon Highlights, a place to catch up on everything you missed in Oklahoma State athletics.

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LaTashia Jones has made most of opportunity with Cowgirl Basketball:

Cowgirl Basketball player LaTashia Jones is a rarity in today’s game. Despite a career waiting her turn at OSU she never went searching for immediate playing time at another school. She stuck with the Cowgirls and eventually was given her chance this year. Scott Wright with the Oklahoman wrote about Jones’ journey.

“I was behind players with a lot of experience,” said Jones, from Leavenworth, Kansas. “It was a fun ride. I wouldn’t change anything about my journey. It was fun. Made a lot of friends.

“It was challenging, because I did want to come in and play at first, but it was all worth it in the end.”

Down the stretch, Jones showed her capabilities as a long-range shooter. She shot 42.9 percent from 3-point range over the final 13 games of the regular season. {The Oklahoman}

Cowboy baseball’s connections in California:

Oklahoma State baseball is headed to California to participate in the Dodgertown Classic. Nathan Ruiz of the Oklahoman wrote about the connections the OSU basball program has with the Dodgers and their stadium.

Billy Gasparino, the Dodgers’ director of amateur scouting, played at OSU with Holliday for three seasons. Heath Holliday, Holliday’s cousin and a former OSU player and staff member, is now a Dodgers scout based in Stillwater, where he lives next door to Elliott.

“It’s nice to have people on the other side glad that we’re coming out there to play,” Josh Holliday said.

The connections don’t stop there. OSU annually plays games in Tulsa’s ONEOK Field and Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Ballpark. The sites serve as the homes of the Dodgers’ respective Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. Plus, two of last season’s Cowboys, outfielder Jon Littell and right-hander Reza Aleaziz, became Dodgers draftees.

This also won’t be the first time Holliday has been part of an OSU baseball game played in Dodger Stadium on a Sunday. He was in the opposing dugout as an assistant on a Vanderbilt team that won 7-6 on Feb. 28, 2010. {The Oklahoman}

OSU releases cool video featuring Likekele and Anei:

After their fantastic performance in Wednesday’s game against Baylor, Issac Likekele and Yor Anei have been the talk of the town in Stillwater. Cowboy Basketball made an awesome video of the freshman duo that’s worth a watch.

That’s all for today folks. Enjoy your weekend.