The Oklahoma State Cowboys will open NCAA Regional play in Stillwater on Friday against Binghamton, and Cowboys fans will be excited to see Big 12 Player of the Year Zach Fish in the lineup as the designated hitter.
Fish, who is hitting .320 and leads the Cowboys with 11 home runs and 44 RBI, suffered an ankle injury sliding into second base against Oklahoma last Friday. He was helped off the field and did not suit up on Saturday against Texas. He was suited up for Sunday's Big 12 Tournament Championship Game against TCU but did not play.
Fish said he will be ready for the regional.
"No, I got cleared on Sunday, to come into the game if needed," Fish said. "I think that the idea was to preserve the pitching and myself and be ready for the regional this week.
"I'm healthy and good to go and will be full speed by Friday and ready for the regional. Eli Williams, our athletic trainer, and Doc Crawley have really helped me to get back.
"I had turned that ankle before so when it happened I knew it was either going to be something really bad or something I could come back from in a hurry, and thankfully it was something I could back from quickly," added Fish.