Stillwater: Oklahoma State and Texas Battle for Big 12 Supremacy

By Tristan Threlkeld - April 27, 2007

The top two teams of the Big 12 face-off in a battle for Big 12 supremacy.

The OSU Cowboys will be taking on perennial powerhouse in the Texas Longhorns. The 'Horns come to Stillwater sporting a 34-12 record overall and a 14-4 league record and a #4 ranking. The Cowboys come into the series with a 31-10 overall and 10-5 in league play and a #12 ranking.

Tonights game will be featured on ESPNU, with a 6:30 CST start, so tune into your local listings to check what time and channel in your area.

Tonights game is a match up of the two of the best in the Big 12 in their own right. Texas features the best team pitching with a 3.51 ERA and the Cowboys feature the best hitting team in conference. The Cowboys bolster a .340 team batting average.

Texas features three arms that have an ERA under 3.00, with junior Adrian Alaniz leading the way with a 2.54 ERA.

OSU features six bats that hit for .349 Avg or better with seniors Ty Wright and Tyler Mach leading the way with a .443 and .425 Avg respectively.

Tonight should be produce an electric atmosphere to go along with an electric game. This game and the series will be interesting in what plays out. Last season the Longhorns swept the three-game series with the Cowboys. The Cowboys will look to exact revenge on the 'Horns and move into first place in the conference.

Tonights probable starting pitchers. For the Longhorns junior James Russell (8-3,3.66 ERA) will get the call and for the Cowboys sophomore Jeff Breedlove (0-2, 2.88 ERA). Russell is the son of Jeff Russel, who pitched in the major leagues, playing for teams such as the Reds, Rangers, Athletics, Red Sox and the Indians.

Posted by Tristan Threlkeld at 12:42 PM on April 27, 2007

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