Sometimes the postgame message is simple.
“We just didn’t play good enough, we just didn’t play good enough,” Oklahoma State coach Josh Holliday said.
The message, once repeated, dictated the kind of day the Cowboys had against the Baylor Bears, falling by a score of 9-3. The teams were tied with hits, at 11 a piece, but the Cowboys surrendered 11 walks and only hit .222 with runners in scoring position.
“We had a few chances with some guys on base and hit a ball hard but never turned the corner on them and they widened that lead out a bit and they had some of their top bullpen arms available. We just didn’t play a complete enough game, that’s it,” Holliday said.
Holliday arrived at O’Brate Stadium five hours before the scheduled first pitch at 1 p.m. but a rainy afternoon in Stillwater pushed the game back all the way to 6 p.m. Even with a loss on a day where the socks never got quite dry in the minds of the Cowboys it was still a solid week for the team.
A midweek win against Oklahoma in Tulsa and a series victory against Baylor gave the Cowboys (30-16-1) a bit more comfort as postseason seeds come into focus.
“I think it’s a very positive week for the team… could it have been an amazing week? Sure (a win tonight) would have made it an amazing week, but it was still a really good week and you gotta take it really good and build on that and appreciate the effort of your team,” Holliday said.