Oklahoma State has completed the first month plus of the season with a 15-6 record, much better than anticipated after that first trip out to Arizona and the two-of-three first home series with Texas State. After all, this happened a year ago, but Josh Holliday has shown a strong ability to bring a team along, sometimes very carefully early, but never panic. He is a source of patience and his players respond to it.
A near full house in Allie Reynolds Stadium enjoyed the 4-3 win over Oklahoma in on-campus, non conference Bedlam on Tuesday night. A home run on a shot by catcher Colin Simpson, five pitchers getting the job done, and some "Golden Glove" type of defensive plays highlighted the win.
Now it is time to open Big 12 play and it comes on the road in Fort Worth with preseason league favorite TCU (15-5) and ranked in every major college poll in the top five and as high as third in several.
The Cowboys are hitting .294 as a team and TCU is hitting .252. Oklahoma State has a team ERA of 3.50, while the Horned Frogs as a pitching staff are 4.01. The numbers seem to favor the Cowboys, but what will really carry Oklahoma State according to Holliday is a team that has used attitude and a strong work ethic to improve everyday.