Game is first of two meetings between regional rivals this 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
OSU looks to move up from fifth in Big 12 standings
Junior College: As a sophomore was 3-0 with two saves and a 1.84 ERA in 17 games... had 43 strikeouts in 29.1 innings ... in 15 games as a freshman was 5-0 with four saves and a 3.50 ERA ... recorded 22 strikeouts in 18 innings of work... helped lead Iowa Western to NJCAA national championship ... also recruited by Houston, Kansas State, Missouri and South Alabama.
High School: Named to the Examiner All-Area Baseball First Team as a utility player as a senior ... was 3-2 with a 3.26 ERA and 51 strikeouts and hit .367 with three home runs and 17 RBIs ... was an Examiner All-Area Second Team pick as a junior ... named to the Examiner All-Area First Team as a sophomore outfielder after hitting .402 with four homers and 19 RBIs and notching 22 stolen bases on 23 attempts.
Personal: Majoring in education ... born June 10, 1991 ... son of Christine Gehrs ... has two brothers, Brandon and Nick, and a sister, Kati ... favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... favorite movie is Remember the Titans ... favorite baseball moment is winning a national championship at Iowa Western CC.