(STILLWATER, Oklahoma / October 23, 2018) – In its final season at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, Oklahoma State will look to continue its success under seventh-year head coach Josh Holliday in 2019, and the Cowboys will face a formidable schedule during the upcoming season.
Ten NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, including defending national champion Oregon State, highlight OSU’s 2019 slate, and seven of those will make the trip to Stillwater. The Cowboys will play 30 home games in their 39th and last season at Reynolds Stadium.
“We’re challenging our players against the very best with this schedule,” said Holliday, who has led his alma mater to the NCAA Tournament each of his first six seasons at the helm. “In the non-conference, we’re facing some quality teams – a Wright State team that was a Regional team a year ago, Iowa returns the trip after we saw an excellent team up there a year ago, Southeastern Louisiana is returning one of their best teams in school history and obviously a trip to Corvallis to play the defending national champions. Our midweek baseball in this part of the country is as good as there is. Every single time we suit up, we’re facing a Regional-caliber team or a conference championship-type team in the midweek. And once again, it’s an extremely strong Big 12 Conference – when you look at the teams week-in and week-out, there’s no game that’s not going to be a great challenge.
“We’re bringing some teams to Stillwater that our fans are going to enjoy seeing and doing that in the final year of Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, it looks like an incredibly exciting year. We’ve got 30 home games to give our awesome fans the opportunity to come out to Allie P. and see what should be a very good ballclub. I really hope we can push season tickets and attendance this year in what should be a great celebration of Cowboy Baseball here at Allie P.”
OSU opens the 2019 season Feb. 15-17 with a three-game road series at UT Rio Grande Valley before returning to Stillwater for a 10-game homestand at Reynolds Stadium. The Cowboys’ home opener is scheduled for Feb. 19 with the first in a two-game midweek series against Little Rock. During the homestand, they will also host Wright State, an NCAA tourney team last season, as well as Oral Roberts, Iowa and Wichita State.
Up next, the Cowboys will head to Los Angeles for the Dodgertown Classic March 8-10, with contests at USC and UCLA before a Sunday showdown against Michigan in a game at Dodger Stadium.
OSU will also face non-conference tests against Missouri State, Southeastern Louisiana, Dallas Baptist, Oklahoma and Central Arkansas and will conclude non-league action May 3-5 with a trip to Corvallis, Ore., to take on 2018 NCAA champion Oregon State.
For only the third time since 2003, OSU will open Big 12 Conference play at home as it hosts Kansas State March 22-24. The Cowboys will also face West Virginia (4/5-7) and Texas (4/18-20) on its home field and will conclude the regular season with a series against Baylor at Reynolds Stadium April 16-18.
The Cowboys’ Big 12 road series are at TCU (3/29-31), Kansas (4/12-14) and Texas Tech (4/26-28).
The Bedlam Series against Oklahoma is set for May 10-12, with the rivals squaring off in Tulsa on Friday and in Oklahoma City on Saturday before concluding the series in Norman.
Postseason play gets underway at the Big 12 Baseball Championship in Oklahoma City on May 22-26, with NCAA Regionals beginning May 31. The 2017 College World Series is set to begin on June 15.