Oklahoma State head baseball coach Josh Holliday and his players met with the media for more than an hour today at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. It will be the last media opportunity the Cowboys will do before leaving on Thursday on a chartered flight from Oklahoma City heading for Omaha and the 70th College World Series.
Holliday has helped his team to a 41-20 record and a 5-0 run through the NCAA Tournament, winning the Regional at Clemson and sweeping the Super Regional at South Carolina. He has helped his team by focusing them on playing each pitch, living in the moment is what he says. The moment is now really big and calls for a plan to adjust to that major moment.
At the same time Holliday admitted to the media on a question from the Tulsa World's new sports columnist Bill Haisten that one of the most special aspects of the entire NCAA run to Omaha is hearing from all the Cowboys that he watched growing up when his dad was an assistant coach to the legendary Gary Ward and then when his dad was the head coach on the last trip to the College World Series in 1999. Hearing from those former players has been overwhelming to Holliday.