No. 14-ranked Oklahoma State beat No. 20 Arkansas, 8-3, in the Frisco College Baseball Classic at the Dr Pepper Ballpark as the OSU Cowboys went 2-1 for the weekend. Cade Cabbiness punched a pinch-hit triple for the insurance run to score Colin Simpson.
Earlier in the sixth, Oklahoma State junior Garrett McCain from Wylie East hit a double down the right-field line to give OSU a four-run lead. OSU also put three runners on in the fifth but Arkansas found a way out of that troubled spot. OSU’s loss in the tournament was a 10-9 outcome won by Arizona.
OSU also beat Nebraska, 1-0, on Friday with Prestonwood’s Jonathan Heasley picking up the save.
McCain had a high school career .405 batting average with seven home runs, 79 RBIs, 26 doubles and 11 triples. He was 17-5 with a 2.88 ERA on the mound, had seven complete games and three shutouts in pitching career and struck out 211 in 146 innings. McCain pitched a perfect game. As a senior was District 13-4A MVP, North Texas Coaches Association All-Star and Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star. … Football fans also remember McCain playing quarterback.
In addition to McCain being a local star, OSU has freshman infielder Ryan Cash and freshman right-handed pitcher Jonathan Heasley – both Cash and Heasley played for Prestonwood Christian in Plano. Heasley went 29-3 with a 1.47 ERA and 310 strikeouts during his career at Prestonwood, where he helped lead the Lions to a 35-1 record and state title as a senior. Cash hit .465 and recorded 23 RBIs as a senior at PCA.
#BestoutsideofOmaha All-Tournament Team
1B J.J. Matijevic, ARZ
2B Carson Shaddy, ARK (MVP)
3B Nicholas Quintana, ARZ
SS Jacob Chappell, OSU
C Grant Koch, ARK
OF Garrett McCain, OSU
OF Mojo Hagge, NEB
OF Luke Bonfield, ARK
P J.C. Cloney, ARZ
P Tyler Buffett, OSU
Attendance at 2017 Frisco College Baseball Classic
Friday – 7,337
Saturday – 10,102
Sunday – 8,120
Three-day Total – 25,559.
On Friday, OSU edged Nebraska, 1-0. Arkansas topped Nebraska, 15-5, on Saturday.
The Frisco Classic baseball tournament was presented by Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The STAR.
Texas A&M, Baylor, California and Maryland are already in the 2018 Frisco Classic lineup. More info go to FriscoClassic.com
In Houston, Baylor’s Tucker Cascadden smashed a grand slam as the Bears baseball team beat 11th-ranked Texas A&M, 6-3, on Sunday in the Shriner’s Hospital for Children College Classic at the Minute Maid Park.
The home run by the former San Jacinto player improves Baylor’s record to 11-1. (Video Baylor Athletics). The Bears trailed, 3-1, heading to bottom of ninth, before winning on Cascadden’s grand slam.
Wylie East’s Braden Shewmake went 1-5 with a homer and 2 RBIs for Texas A&M in a 9-0 win over Texas Tech on Friday at Minute Maid Park. Shewmake was 2-7 with a triple and two runs scored in an 11-10 loss against TCU on Saturday.
Shewmake was 2-4 with two doubles and a run scored against Baylor in the Sunday game, won by the Bears, 6-3, in downtown Houston.