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High Noon Highlights: Cowboys start Big 12 Tournament with Bedlam win

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Cowboys start baseball tournament with a Bedlam win:

In a game that started on Wednesday night and ended early early Thursday morning the Cowboys got things started in Oklahoma City in the best way possible. A win against their rival OU. The offense was on fire with 9 funs and Justin Campbell pulled off a massive performance on the mound.

Justin Campbell continued his brilliance on the mound to earn the win and improve to 7-1 on the season. The right-hander tossed six shutout innings, allowing just three hits and striking out seven.

With his seven strikeouts, Campbell now has 100 for the season, which marks the 18th time an OSU pitcher has recorded 100 strikeouts in a season. He is the 15th different Cowboy hurler to achieve the feat, and the first since Thomas Hatch (112) and Trey Cobb (100) in 2016.

Offensively, Marcus Brown led the Cowboys with a career-high three hits, while Caeden Trenkle and Matt Golda both homered. Trenkle also tallied a game-high three RBIs.

The Cowboys wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as Trenkle led off the bottom of the first with a home run to center field, his fourth round tripper of the season.{}

How the outfield at Cowgirl Stadium became a party:

The Stillwater NewsPress did a must-read story on the growth of the Cowgirl Softball fan club.

When Marlin Trissel walked into the office of OSU softball coach Kenny Gajewski in 2015, he was not expected.

Trissel did not know Gajewski. Few in Oklahoma did. Gajewski was in his first week of coaching softball at OSU when Trissel, a rancher weathered by years in the sun, walked in wearing a cowboy hat and greeted the new coach in his deep southern drawl.

“We drink coffee at Aspen every day at 7 o’clock,” Trissel told Gajewski. “Love for you to come by.”

Gajewski was hesitant at first, yet decided to stop by one day and greet the handful of Aspen regulars.

“They welcomed me and I’ve been going there for the last five and a half years every Monday through Friday, sitting down with some really successful guys in town,” Gajewski said.

Trissel and the other regulars are sometimes the first to arrive at Aspen, opening their day at a sturdy, dark wooden table in the corner. It is a diverse group, with people including an attorney, a fabricator, a chiropractor, a rancher and a softball coach. They have grown close.

The group may seem out of place – an unnatural pairing – but the friendship’s beginning was organic and a bit spontaneous. Exactly like the left field softball fan group they are a part of. {Stillwater Newspress}

Christan McCaffrey on Chuba Hubbard:

Veteran Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey had a lot of great things about former Cowboy Chuba Hubbard.

“It’s exciting to see what he can do with the ball in his hands,” McCaffrey said. “Obviously with the success he had in college, he can do it. I look at a guy like him who’s good at a lot of different things and works hard, takes notes, asks all the right questions. That’s what you want in a rookie right now. Somebody who’s going to hone in on the details as far as protections and the playbook. We have such a good running back room right now….It’s just fun being able to work with those guys everyday.”

McCaffrey himself is trying to get to form after playing just three games in 2020 due to injury. Perhaps a lighter workload could lead to a fresher McCaffrey. Last year, he finished the season with just 59 carries, 225 yards, five touchdowns, 3.8 yards per carry, 17 catches, 149 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. {24/7Sports}

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