Jordan Christiansen | Posted: 4 Mar 2020 | Updated: 28 Dec 2020

Cougars Set for Tilt at Oklahoma State

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PROVO, Utah – BYU baseball and defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma State are set to play a three-game series in Stillwater starting Thursday, Mar. 5.

The first two games will stream live on ESPN+ while all three games will air on BYU Radio 107.9 FM and ESPN960 AM. Games one and two will begin at 4 p.m. CT with game three at noon CT.

Game Notes

The Cougars (7-6) and Cowboys (8-5) have played 13 times previously with OSU owning a 9-4 advantage. The two teams last faced off in a two-time series in Stillwater in 2009 with Oklahoma State winning both games. BYU’s last victory came in a 9-8 road victory in 2005.

Starters for BYU this week will be RHP Justin Sterner (0-0, 3.18), LHP Cy Nielson (0-2, 4.50) and RHP Jarod Lessar (0-0, 4.72). The Cougars come in with a team ERA of 4.05 and an opposing batting average of .274. 

The Cowboys currently rank eighth in the nation in total hits, 23rd in batting average and 35th in walks so far this season. On the mound, OSU sports a team ERA of 4.78; starters this week will be LHP Parker Scott (2-1, 3.00), RHP Justin Campbell (0-2, 7.30) and Bryce Osmond (0-1, 6.55).

The Cougars are 25-70 all-time against current Big 12 teams, including 38 games against TCU when both were members of the Mountain West Conference. BYU last played a Big 12 squad in a three-game sweep over Kansas in 2016.

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