The Cowboys are headed out west for some postseason baseball.
Oklahoma State got the two seed in Arizona’s NCAA Regional. The Wildcats are the No. 5 overall seed. Grand Canyon and UC Santa Barbara are the other two teams at the event.
The Cowboys start the regional against UC Santa Barbara at 3 p.m. Friday. It’s a double-elimination tournament format among the four teams with the winner advancing to a Super Regional series.
Arizona is 40-15 this year and are the Pac-12 champs. The Wildcats are good at the plate. They have eight players with at least 140 at-bats with a batting average above .300. Christian Encarnacion-Strand and Jake Thompson are the only Cowboys who can claim that.
UC Santa Barbara is 39-18 this season and finished second in the Big West. The Gauchos have won eight in a row entering the regional.
Grand Canyon is 39-19-1 this season and won the WAC tournament. OSU and Grand Canyon played a three-game series in March in Stillwater. The Cowboys won the first two games 11-5 and 3-0, respectively. The third game was tied at 9 after nine innings, but a travel curfew ended the game in a tie.
The Cowboys are 35-17-1 this season. OSU finished fourth in the Big 12 regular season before making it to the championship game at the conference tournament in Oklahoma City.
The Big 12 has three teams hosting regionals, as Texas, TCU and Texas Tech all got top eight seeds.
Here is a look at the entire bracket (OSU is in the bottom left).