Game is first of two meetings between regional rivals this season
Rea homers twice, Hursh gets fourth win of season
Three-game series opens Friday at 7 p.m.
OSU wins for first time in Springfield
OSU defeated the Bears on March 5 in Stillwater
High School: Led Bishop Kelley with 11 stolen bases and was an OCA All-State selection as a senior ... committed just five errors in 133 chances at shortstop ... as a junior, hit .381 with two home runs and 27 RBIs in 34 games and led BKHS to the Class 5A state championship ... was also a quarterback on the Comets' football team and played basketball ... drafted by the New York Mets in the 36th round of the 2012 MLB Draft ... also recruited by Tennessee, Missouri, Baylor, Kansas, Arkansas and Oral Roberts.
Personal: Son of Michelle and Rob Walton ... his father, Rob, is the OSU pitching coach and played professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization following a standout career for the Cowboys ... has a brother, Davis, who plays football at Tulsa, and a younger sister, Cassie ... favorite athlete is Chipper Jones ... favorite movie is Gladiator ... favorite band is the Red Hot Chili Peppers.