Cowgirl Softball Finishes Regular Season Home Slate Against Kansas


The Basics

The No. 4/4 Oklahoma State softball team (39-8 overall, 16-5 Big 12) rounds out its home regular season schedule with a three-game series against Kansas from April 26-28. Game one is set for Friday at 6 p.m., with game two Saturday at 2 p.m. The regular season home finale is slated for Sunday at 1 p.m.


Watch, Listen, Follow

Fans can stream all three contests on ESPN+, listen on, or listen using the Varsity Network app with Bill Van Ness on the call. Live stats for all of OSU’s games are available online at Fans can follow @CowgirlSB on X all season for regular coverage and updates.


In The Rankings

Oklahoma State is No. 4 in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches poll and No. 4 in the Softball poll. Softball America has the Cowgirls at No. 4 and D1Softball has the Pokes at No. 4. In the NCAA Softball Rating Percentage Index (RPI), OSU slots in at No. 12. Both North Texas (No. 75 in RPI) and Kansas (No. 37 in RPI) are unranked.


Oklahoma State from a Distance

At 39-8 on the year, Oklahoma State has seven wins over ranked opponents and owns a 16-5 record in Big 12 play, good for third in the conference. Interestingly, this year’s Cowgirls are performing at a similar level to OSU’s recent Women’s College World Series teams despite relying heavily on freshmen and sophomores. Pitchers Lexi Kilfoyl and Ivy Rosenberry both rank among the top three in the Big 12 in ERA. Offensively, OSU is on pace to hit over 85 home runs and 80 doubles, both of which would rank in the top five in program history. Freshman infielder Karli Godwin and senior Caroline Wang have combined for 28 home runs and 19 doubles, and both have more than 30 RBIs on the year. The Cowgirls opened Big 12 play with a gritty series victory over then-No. 19/14 Baylor in Waco. OSU trailed late in all three contests but outscored the Bears by a combined margin of 7-2 in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. The Pokes secured their first Big 12 sweep of the season over UCF from March 15-17 in Stillwater, outscoring the Knights in the series, 18-8. The Cowgirls were tested in Provo after dropping game two of the three-game series, however they prevailed with the series victory following a 10-2 run-rule victory in the series finale. OSU faced its biggest test up to this point with a three-game series against then-No. 2/2 Texas in Stillwater and stifled the No. 2 offense in the nation twice to earn the series victory off the back of two Kilfoyl complete-game shutouts. The Cowgirls picked up their second sweep of the season in Houston, outscoring the Cougars by a combined score of 24-3. After dropping their first series of the season against Iowa State in Ames, the Pokes responded with a three-game sweep over Texas Tech in Stillwater, launching five home runs on the weekend and outscoring the Red Raiders by a combined margin of 30-7.


Notable Streaks and Trends

• The Cowgirls have won 33 of their last 39, including victories over No. 4 Washington, No. 16 Florida, No. 19 Baylor (twice) and No. 2 Texas (twice). In that stretch, OSU has outscored its opponents by a combined margin of 218-76.

• Oklahoma State has scored first in 37 of its 47 contests this season.

• OSU has been ranked in the NFCA poll in each of its last 318 games, dating back to the start of the 2019 season.

• Oklahoma State has scored 10+ runs in 14 games this season.

• OSU has outscored its opponents, 19-4, from the seventh inning on.

• Oklahoma State has at least one extra base hit in all but three contests this season.

• OSU is 8-2 in one-run games.

• Dating back to the Washington game on Feb. 22, OSU has hit 56 home runs and allowed only 19.

• Oklahoma State has hit at least three home runs in 14 different games so far this season.

• Karli Godwin has started all 47 games this season, the only player on the team to do so.

• Tallen Edwards is one start away from reaching 100 career starts.


Series History

Oklahoma State leads the series against Kansas, 88-53. In the Gajewski era, OSU is 20-2 against the Jayhawks.