The Oklahoma State baseball team participated in their first day of full-squad practice on Jan. 27, three weeks out of the start of the 2017 season.
The Oklahoma State baseball season is just around the corner, and the excitement around the program for 2017 is growing very rapidly. OK State took part in their first day of practice on Jan. 27, three weeks away from the first game of the season. The first full-squad practice gave the team a chance to get their feet wet and start getting prepared for a big 2017 campaign.
Junior outfielder Jon Littell was quoted saying “the success you had previously you always want to taste again”. Coming off a third-place finish in the 2016 College World Series, the Cowboys will have high expectations to succeed once again in 2017. Littell will be a key part of a talented outfield also featuring senior Ryan Sluder, junior Garrett McCain, and junior Bryce Fischer.
Head coach Josh Holliday has another talented roster to work with once again. The highlight of the talent is still the pitching staff. Senior right-hander Tyler Buffett was named a preseason All-American. Trey Cobb, Jensen Elliott, and Carson Teel will also play a big role in the success of the Cowboys this season.
Baseball America ranked the Cowboys as the 18th best team in the nation entering the 2017 season. Fellow Big 12 rival the TCU Horned Frogs were the only team ranked ahead of the Cowboys in the conference, as they sit atop the rankings at no. 1.
We are now less than 20 days away from the start of the 2017 college baseball season. OK State takes on Grand Canyon in the first game on their schedule. Their first game comes against Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ, on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. CT.
The first home game at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium comes against the Texas State Bobcats on Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. CT.