Game is first of two meetings between regional rivals this season
K-State hands OSU 3-2 loss
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
Oklahoma State won for the 11th time in its last 12 games Tuesday night as the 25th-ranked Cowboys scored twice in the eighth inning to defeat Ohio State, 4-2, at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
Gage Green and Saulyer Saxon were the heroes for the Cowboys as OSU improved to 29-18 on the season, which includes a 21-3 record on their home field.
2012: Played in 31 games ... became a regular starter in outfield during last month of season and started 16 games overall ... recorded first-career hit in debut at Cal Poly (2/19) ... collected season-high two RBIs in a 2-for-3 outing against Alcorn State (5/13) ... went a career best 3-for-6 vs. Texas A&M (5/17) ... delivered first-career home run in that game.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years at Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas ... played for father, Scot Green, at RHS ... batted .493 his senior year ... an all-state selection as a junior and senior ... named district co-MVP ... helped lead his team to a 4A state title in 2011 ... also recruited by Oklahoma and Vanderbilt.
PERSONAL: A business major ... born Aug. 27, 1992 ... son of Scot and Lisa Green ... has one sister, Jordan ... favorite athletes are Josh Hamilton and Carl Crawford ... favorite movie is The Goonies ... favorite baseball memory was winning the state championship.