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May 23, 2013

Phillips 66 Big 12 baseball championship to play today

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Oklahoma City —

“It doesn’t matter if we win or lose games. Our kids are benefiting from trying to help.”

 

TEAM CAPSULES

No. 2 Oklahoma State

Record: 39-14 overall, 13-10 in Big 12.

Last 10 games: 7-3.

Coach: Josh Holliday.

Top hitters: Soph. IF Zach Fish (.287, 16 2B, 7 HR, 40 RBI), Soph. OF/C Gage Green (.294, 13 SB), Jr. IF Tanner Krietemeier (.329, 4 HR, 41 RBI), Sr. IF/P Randy McCurry (.321, 20 2B, 35 RBI).

Top pitchers: Soph. RHP Jason Hursh (6-4, 2.78 ERA), Soph. LHP Tyler Nurdin (4-2, 1.76), Jr. RHP Brendan McCurry (6-2, 1.52 ERA, 8 saves), Jr. RHP Vince Wheeland (8-1, 1.79 ERA).

Extra bases: The Cowboys have won 14 of its last 18. ... Oklahoma State is second in the Big 12 in hitting (.289) and is third in pitching with a 2.79 ERA. ... The Cowboys lead the Big 12 with 111 doubles. ... Shortstop Randy McCurry is hitting .321 and also has a 2-1 record with a save and a 2.16 ERA. ... Last season, opponents stole over twice as many bases (77) as the Cowboys (38). This season, Oklahoma State has 73 steals and has allowed just 37.

No. 4 Oklahoma

Record: 36-19 overall, 13-11 in Big 12.

Last 10 games: 3-7.

Coach: Sunny Golloway.

Top hitters: Jr. IF Matt Oberste (.389, 10 HR, 51 RBI), Sr. OF Max White (.299, 10 2B, 27 RBI), Fr. OF Craig Aikin (.288, 14 SB), Sr. IF Jack Mayfield (.257, 7 HR, 32 RBI).

Top pitchers: Jr. RHP Johnathan Gray (8-2, 1.69 ERA, Jr. LHP Dillon Overton (8-2, 3.08 ERA), Fr. LHP Jacob Evans (6-2, 1.38 ERA, 9 saves), Fr. LHP Adam Choplick (3-3, 5.74 ERA).

Extra bases: Matt Oberste led the Big 12 in total bases, in RBI with 51 and was second in doubles and home runs. ... Oberste set a school record with a 30-game game hitting streak. ... Pitcher Johnathan Gray passed the 100-strikeout milestone for the second straight season, becoming the sixth Sooner to do so in back-to-back years. ... Among active players, Max White is the Big 12 career leader in games played, at-bats, hits, runs, home runs,, RBI, and total bases. ... Oklahoma is one of just 16 programs to reach the NCAA Tournament in each of the past five seasons.

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