Oklahoma State Earns 11 Seed in NCAA Tournament, Hosts Dallas Baptist, Washington and Oral Roberts

STILLWATER — After playing nine games on the road in the past two weekends, the Cowboys are coming home.

Oklahoma State earned the NCAA Tournament’s 11 seed and will host Oral Roberts, Dallas Baptist and Washington at O’Brate Stadium this weekend for the Cowboys’ NCAA Regional. The Pokes’ road to Omaha begins against Oral Roberts at 6 p.m. Friday.

“I know the way we played down the stretch [winning eight of 11 entering the Regional] really elevated not only our overall resume, but the way we were perceived as a team,” OSU coach Josh Holliday said. “Watching the way that played out, I think that was a pretty accurate job. A tough job that [the committee] has, but a good job. … I think it was fair. I have no complaints.”

Oklahoma State has played ORU and DBU twice each already this season. The Cowboys dropped both midweek matchups to Oral Roberts, most recently falling 9-7 on May 2 in Tulsa. OSU split its games with Dallas Baptist, run-ruling DBU 20-4 on March 14 before falling 8-0 on March 28.

There are things you can take from those games, but as Josh Holliday pointed out, the pitching situations for both teams will likely be different this weekend than they were for midweek games during the regular season.

“I mean, we know kinda what they look like,” Holliday said. “We stepped on the field with them, but quite honestly, those games they were part of the journey to get here. They were part of the regular season. They were played on Tuesdays. They were played when both squads had weekends before and after. They were played with just a different pace of the season.

“Moving forward, these are new games, and Regional baseball is a lot different than Tuesday night baseball.”

The winner of the Stillwater Regional will face the winner of Vanderbilt’s Regional in a Super Regional. Vanderbilt, the 6 seed, will host Eastern Illinois, Oregon and Xavier this weekend.

Here is a zoomed out look of each team in the Stillwater Regional:

Oklahoma State

RPI: 17
Record: 41-18
Big 12 Record: 15-9
Conference Regular Season Finish: T1

Dallas Baptist

RPI: 16
Record: 45-14
Conference USA Record: 25-5
Conference Regular Season Finish: 1


RPI: 36
Record: 34-18
Pac-12 Record: 17-12
Conference Regular Season Finish: 3

Oral Roberts

RPI: 76
Record: 46-11
Summit League Record: 23-1
Conference Regular Season Finish: 1

Regional Schedule

Friday, June 2
Game 1 – Washington vs. Dallas Baptist, 12 p.m.
Game 2 – Oklahoma State vs. Oral Roberts, 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 3
Game 3 – Loser G1 vs. Loser G2, 12 p.m.
Game 4 – Winner G1 vs. Winner G2, 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 4
Game 5 – Winner G3 vs. Loser G4, 12 p.m.
Game 6 – Winner G4 vs. Winner G5, 6 p.m.
Monday, June 5
Game 7 – Winner G6 vs. Loser G6 (if necessary), 6 p.m.

Josh Holliday’s Post Selection Show News Conference