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Opening O’Brate Stadium with momentum

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O'Brate Stadium Scenics

Image Taken at O’Brate Stadium, Oklahoma State University, Friday, April 17, 2020, Stillwater, OK. Courtney Bay/OSU Athletics

Two different looking games have led to the opening of O’Brate Stadium.

The Cowboys played a two-game series against Wichita State University last Sunday and Monday. OSU won both games, the first by a score of 3-1, and the second by a wider margin of 14-6.

Although it’s important to keep in mind that two games is an incredibly small fraction of an entire season, here is a look at some of the OSU players entering the first homestand in O’Brate Stadium with positive momentum.

The Cowboys hottest hitter is first baseman Alix Garcia. Garcia started both games against the Shockers and didn’t disappoint, going 5-10 from the plate with three doubles and two RBIs.

Infielder Hueston Morrill is the owner of one of OSU’s best on-base percentages, with a mark of .600. Along with racking up three hits, he has drawn two walks and been hit with a pitch. The fact that he has been on base so often dictates why he is tied for the team lead in runs with three.

Three up three down. That was what Cowboy reliever Brett Standlee’s save looked like in OSU’s first game. Standlee entered the game in the ninth inning tasked with preserving a two-run lead. He struck out the side on 14 pitches, earning a save in OSU’s opener.

Parker Scott got the nod as OSU’s opening day starting pitcher. He was solid, giving up one earned run, six hits and one walk over five innings. He was credited with a win, and on a day where the Pokes came up with only three runs that’s all anyone could ask for.

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