The Oklahoma State baseball team is working on getting to Omaha and the College World Series, and the Cowboys are on one heckuva road trip. If this were a Major League road trip it would be a West Coast swing with a midwest stop on the way home.
The Cowboys left Stillwater on Wednesday, June 1, for Clemson and after winning the Clemson Regional and downing the Tigers, a number seven national seed, they stayed in town and thanks the gracious Clemson staff used the Tigers facilities to keep working while waiting to see if they were going to stay in the Palmetto State and play South Carolina or go home and host UNC-Wilmington.
The Gamecocks won and now Clemson is really happy they helped as they would love for the Cowboys to oust their archrival out of the NCAA Tournament. The best-of-three series starts on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT) at Founders Park in Columbia, S.C.
If the Pokes have to play all three games they will likely fly home late Monday or early Tuesday, and if they win they'll check in long enough to repack and head to Omaha. It will end up being a 13-day road trip with hopefully another one just as long to follow.
The Cowboys arrived in Columbia on Wednesday night and worked out at the ball park they will play in Thursday morning.
Corey Hassel, Cowboys right fielder and the MVP of the Clemson Regional, told us that Founders Park is really nice, a great place to play. Hassel told us the road trip has taken its toll as he had to go to the store and buy some necessary clothing to get him through the rest of the trip.