Oklahoma State gives peek of new baseball stadium; Loryn Goodwin earns All-America honor
Welcome to the Friday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.
Baseball gives peek of new stadium
An exciting era is set to begin in 2020 for Oklahoma State baseball. The Cowboys officially announced plans for a new baseball stadium, which is scheduled to open in two years.
The state-of-the-art complex will be a sanctuary for players and fans of Oklahoma State’s baseball program with several amenities planned to be included in the final design.
— Oklahoma State (@OSUAthletics) March 29, 2018
A few quick facts about the new stadium stadium:
- Location: The complex will be located at the corner of Washington Street and McElroy Road in Stillwater.
- Opening date: It is scheduled to open in 2020.
- Seating capacity: The stadium will have 3,500 permanent seats, plus 13 suites and 400 premium seats in club and suite areas. Oklahoma State says it can expand the capacity to 8,000 seats as needed.
To learn more about the stadium and see renderings of the planned design, orange.okstate.com/baseball2020.
Loryn Goodwin earns All-America honor
Oklahoma State graduate transfer Loryn Goodwin has another honor to add to her list of accolades this season. Goodwin received an honorable-mention nod for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s All-America team.
Goodwin, who averaged a Big 12-best 20.6 points per game this season, was also an Associated Press honorable mention All-American, unanimous All-Big 12 first-team selection and the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.
Goodwin joins former Cowgirls Liz Brown, Andrea Riley, Toni Young, Tiffany Bias and Brittney Martin to earn the WBCA distinction.
Cowgirls top Red Raiders in series opener
Oklahoma State softball (24-9) won its series opener against Texas Tech on Thursday. The Cowgirls used a 3-run seventh inning to blow past the Red Raiders 4-1, despite giving up 10 hits to Texas Tech.
Oklahoma State’s Sydney Pennington started the scoring for both sides with a solo home run to center field in the top of the second. Kiana Workman’s RBI double in the bottom of the fifth tied the game.
Chelsea Alexander registered a 3-run inside-the-park homer to push the Cowgirls ahead at Rocky Johnson Field in Lubbock, Texas.
Oklahoma State and Texas Tech will continue the series at 5 p.m. ET Friday.
What they’re saying on Twitter
Former baseball player Michael Freeman
Can’t wait to see this beauty built! Thankful to be a part of a school and program who is deserving of the facility. @joshhollidayosu and @rwslidepiece, y’all have earned this. Delaney, Renly, and I will enjoy visiting regularly! #GoPokes https://t.co/Xj2ITgHgJg
— Michael Freeman (@MikeTheFreeMan_) March 30, 2018
Former baseball player Andrew Heaney
— Andrew Heaney (@Heandog8) March 30, 2018
Football running back Justice Hill
— Justice Hill (@jhill21_) March 29, 2018
Oklahoma State women’s basketball
— Cowgirl Basketball (@OSUWBB) March 29, 2018
Oklahoma State president Burns Hargis
— Burns Hargis (@burnshargis) March 29, 2018
Football assistant Jason McEndoo
— Jason McEndoo (@JasonMcEndoo) March 29, 2018
Men’s basketball assistant Scott Sutton
— Scott Sutton (@ScottSutton1970) March 29, 2018
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