Friday, April 16, 2010

Game Day: Oklahoma State @ Simmons Field

Black & Gold Game highlights action-packed Saturday (
The headline event on Saturday, April 17th, is the Black & Gold Spring Game, which is set for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field.
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Parking for the spring game is open and free to the public, with the exception of Lot S, located behind the south endzone stands. All other lots around the stadium complex are open for fan parking. [Trrip Note: This means, of course, that parking for the MU Baseball game could be . . . complicated]

Other events taking place Saturday on the Mizzou campus include exciting Big 12 action with the 11th-ranked Mizzou Softball team against Texas Tech (2 p.m. at University Field), as well as the Mizzou Baseball team taking on Oklahoma State (3 p.m. at Simmons Field/Taylor Stadium).
■ OSU numbers
• Record: 19-12, 3-6 Big 12
Boyd's World ISR: 107th
Tuesday night’s Bonus Bedlam baseball clash was following right along with the season script.

For Oklahoma: big flies and a bold rally.

For Oklahoma State: another bullpen breakdown.

Except the Cowboys rewrote the ending, pulling out a 7-6 win in 10 innings with an unearned run started by a two-out error and finished on a wild pitch.
R I P home losing streak (
Junior Mike Strong started for the Cowboys and pitched seven innings, with six strikeouts.

Catcher Kevin David said it was unfortunate they couldn’t get the win for Strong, but said Strong’s priorities lie elsewhere.

“It’s kind of been that way for most of our starters this year,” David said. “They pitch really well and we can’t get a win for them. He’s just happy we can win as a team.”

In the ninth inning, the Cowboys were two strikes away from ending it, but a single up the middle tied the game at six and sent it into extra innings
Big 12 Stock Report (
Thomas Keeling, LHP, gave the Cowboys a boost, dominating Nebraska in last Friday’s series opener with 7 1/3 scoreless innings and 11 strikeouts in a win. Baseball America listed him as one of its "Three Up” draft prospects after the performance. Keeling has always had the stuff, he’s just struggled with command. If he finds it consistently, he could be a difference maker for the Pokes.
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After breaking through to win a much-needed Big 12 series against Nebraska, Oklahoma State lost back-to-back mid-week games to Wichita State and Missouri State. The Cowboys have also lost mid-week games to the likes of Alabama A&M and Florida Gulf Coast this season, exposing their lack of depth.
Baseball Bears lasso Oklahoma State ( has a video report of the OSU-MSU game

Cowboys stick together (, March 4, 2010)
Eleven players on the OSU baseball team rejected major league draft offers to continue playing with the Cowboys this season

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