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High Noon Highlights(5/30): Baseball’s chances to make it to Omaha, Samantha Show is polarizing in the best way

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

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Can Oklahoma State make it Omaha?:

We’ve got some differing opinions about how much farther into the post season Oklahoma State can go. Some see them going to Omaha and others have them on upset alert in tomorrow's game against Harvard. Eric Sorenson from D1 Baseball says:

Best Opening Pitching Matchup: Oklahoma State-Harvard. Jensen Elliott vs. Hunter Bigge. I’ve got the Pokes on Upset Alert in this one.

Meanwhile David Seifert has him in his eight to Omaha.

If you’re looking for something a little more positive for Oklahoma State fans, the 11point7 podcast is high on the Pokes.

I like Oklahoma State. Oklahoma State..hottest team in the nation right now. They’re gonna win that regional. mostly because I believe in the old brickyard magic. They’re back in Oklahoma City this week where they just won the Big 12 Tournament. They have some of the hottest bats in the country if it wasn’t for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers... {11point7 podcast}

The truth about Samantha Show:

This is a fantastic read for Oklahoma State fans as they get ready for Cowgirl Softball’s first game of the WCWS tonight. ESPN’s Alex Scarborough wrote a fabulous feature on Show and her bat flips, and how her attitude is something be celebrated.

Samantha Show favors bluntness, so rather than dance around it, let’s just state facts right off the top: She can be bit of a jerk sometimes.

This is not something people around the Oklahoma State softball program dispute. The word coach Kenny Gajewski uses most often to describe Show -- in fact, the first description he uses during two separate interviews over the span of three days -- is “polarizing.”

Not “nice.” Not “talented.” Not “a super teammate.” Polarizing, which is really just a nice way of saying she’s off-putting to some people.

Further investigation reveals that Show is, indeed, prickly. She’s not afraid to speak her mind. And sometimes -- in fact, a lot of the time -- it comes out the wrong way and someone’s feelings get hurt.

Take Saturday’s win-or-go-home game against Florida State in Tallahassee. With a spot in the Women’s College World Series on the line, Show, who started all three games of the series, was showing signs of fatigue during the fifth inning. Her ball started finding too much of the plate, and the Seminoles, who began the frame down 2-0, drove in a run on back-to-back, sharply hit singles. With one out and runners on first and third, the momentum was turning. So Gajewski did what any coach would do: He made a trip to the mound. He had to take the ball from his ace, who didn’t want to give it up.

”She had a comment,” Gajewski said, “and I told her, ‘Shut up.’”

What that comment was, Gajewski wouldn’t say; he just shook his head and grinned.{ESPN}

Women’s Golf hires coach:

The Oklahoma State women’s golf team has found their next head coach in former Cowboy golfer Greg Robertson.

Robertson spent the last six seasons as the head coach at Kent State where he won 27 tournaments, including six Mid-American Conference titles, and coached four WGCA All-Americans, six MAC Golfers of the Year and five conference tournament medalists. He also led the Golden Flashes to each of the last three NCAA Championships, where they advanced to match play twice.

During his six years at Kent State, Robertson coached eight different players to 26 individual wins. He also coached 29 all-conference picks, including a WGCA All-America selection for four-time winner Karoline Stormo. {}

Around the Big 12:

Quick look at the Lubbock Regional

This whole Bru McCoy situation

Around sports:

Blues win game 2 against Bruins in thrilling fashion

NBA Draft deadline to withdraw

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