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Round 6: Cowboys prepare for Bedlam in Big 12 Championship

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During the Oklahoma State vs. New Orleans baseball game on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at O’Brate Stadium in Stillwater.

Oklahoma State and Oklahoma will get one more shot at one another, but this time it means a little more.

The Cowboys (32-16-1) and Sooners (27-26) will duke it out for the sixth time this season, this time at the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City on Wednesday. The Cowboys and Sooners have had their share of battles this season with the Cowboys winning three of the five meetings.

The Cowboys are firmly planted in a regional spot, although they aren’t projected to be a host. The Sooners, however, will need to make a run in the Big 12 Tournament to play themselves into position for a regional selection.

D1 Baseball projects the Cowboys as a No. 2 seed in the Fayetteville regional with top overall seed Arkansas. Baseball America projects the Cowboys in the Tucson regional, also as the 2-seed in the regional. The Sooners are projected as part of the first few teams out from both Baseball America and D1 Baseball.

The Cowboys have been dealing with injuries to their pitching staff with both Parker Scott and Brett Standlee missing extended time due to abdominal injuries and Justin Wrobleski out for the season after Tommy John surgery.

Scott and Standlee both pitched one inning each in the Cowboys final regular season game against New Orleans, a good sign for coach Josh Holliday moving into the postseason.

The Cowboys won the tournament in 2019, the last time it was played. This season is also the last season it will be in Oklahoma City, with next years being played in Arlington.

The winner of the game will play at 7:30 on Thursday, and the loser will play Thursday afternoon at 12:30.