Cowgirls Prepare for Cathedral City Classic

Tamara Brown

Tamara Brown

Feb. 20, 2013

STILLWATER, Okla. - The Oklahoma State's softball team will travel to Palm Springs, Calif., this weekend to compete in the Cathedral City Classic. The Cowgirls will play five games in three days, three against top 25 teams.

OSU (5-4) will begin play Thursday afternoon when they play fifth-ranked Florida at 3 p.m. CT, followed by a contest against BYU at 5:30 p.m. CT. The Cowgirls are 0-1 all-time against the Gators and 3-3 against the Cougars. They also defeated BYU at last year's Cathedral City Classic, 3-2.

The Last Meeting
Oklahoma State3
February 23, 2012
Palm Springs, Calif.
Cowgirls Split Two Games
The 21st-ranked Oklahoma State softball team played two games in the first day of the Cathedral City Classic, losing the first game to Pacific 5-0 and winning the second against BYU 3-2.

The Last Meeting
Oklahoma State1
February 6, 2009
Tempe, Ariz.
Cowgirl Softball Opens 2009 Season with 1-0 win over No. 11 Stanford
Cowgirl Softball Opens 2009 Season with 1-0 win over No. 11 Stanford

The Last Meeting
Oklahoma State5
Long Beach State3
February 26, 2011
Palm Springs, Calif.
Cowgirls Win Two Games in California
The 19th-ranked Oklahoma State softball team won its final two games in the Cathedral City Classic on Saturday evening against Massachusetts by a score of 5-0 and Long Beach State by a score of 5-3. Sophomore Kat Espinosa picked both wins on the day to improve to 7-0 on the season. The Cowgirls went 4-1 in the tournament and are now 12-3 on the season.

The Cowgirls will play under the lights Friday night when they take on No. 17 Stanford, against whom they are 4-5 all-time against, at 10: 30 p.m. CT.

OSU wraps up play Saturday when it take on 13th-ranked UCLA at 4:30 p.m. CT and Long Beach State at 9:30 p.m. The Cowgirls are 5-9 all-time against the Bruins and 3-0 all-time against the 49ers.

The Cowgirls are coming off a 3-2 weekend at the Lovelace Invitational, hosted by North Texas. Samantha Chrisman racked up four hits, two doubles, a homerun and seven RBI's during the weekend.

Pitchers Kat Espinosa and Simone Freeman also had an exceptional weekend. Espinosa (1-2) went 0-2 on the weekend, but she only allowed four runs on eleven hits, and stuck out 8. She currently sports a .59 ERA on the season. Freeman (4-2) picked up all three wins, allowing five runs on 11 hits, walking five and striking out 26.

Chrisman and Tarah Ettinger were named to the Lovelace Invitational All-Tournament Team.



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