24 in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Preseason Poll, marking the first time that the Cowgirls will enter a season ranked since 2011. 21 ranking is four spots higher than the Cowgirls' No.
25 finish in the ESPN.com/USA Softball rankings last season.
I think that's what we're about - continuing to grow each year. This is as far as we've been along at this point - we're as far along to start a year as we've ever been - in my time here.
I know it's not a lot of time, but it's our third year and they're ready to go. It's the first time I'm tired of watching us scrimmage against each other and to me that tells me that we're ready.
The Cowgirl defense and pitching staff also looks to be improved in 2017.
With seven of the eight every-day position starters returning to the field this year, along with a revamped pitching staff, OSU looks like a squad that will be able to keep the opposition's bats in check.
PDF Notes | Tournament Site STILLWATER – The Oklahoma State softball team is set to open its 2018 season this weekend, as the Cowgirls travel to Tempe, Arizona, to take part in the Kajikawa Classic for the first time since 2011.
OSU will face five of the nation's top teams this weekend, including an opening-night clash with No. The squad will also take on Oregon State, Missouri, New Mexico and Western Michigan while competing in the American Southwest. 21 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball 2018 Preseason Top 25 and No.
- OSU is 28-16 in games decided by two runs or less since the start of the 2016 season.This team has prepared very well throughout this whole spring camp, and I'm just ready for them to just go out and play and see how we match up with some of the best teams in the country.