The Basics

The No. 4/7 Oklahoma State softball team (20-3, 2-1) is home for a midweek contest against Central Arkansas (8-15) at 6 p.m. CT Wednesday, March 13, at Cowgirl Stadium.

Watch, Listen, Follow

Fans can stream the game on ESPN+ or can listen on or 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. 7 in the Softball poll. Softball America has the Cowgirls at No. 7 and D1Softball has the Pokes at No. 4. In the NCAA Softball Rating Percentage Index (RPI), OSU slots in at No. 7. Central Arkansas is unranked.

Oklahoma State from a Distance

There may be lots of fresh faces around Cowgirl Softball this year, but the Cowgirls haven’t missed a beat, continuing the standard of excellence that coach Kenny Gajewski has put in place. With underclassmen enjoying significant success, Oklahoma State boasts a 20-3 record with five victories over ranked opponents. Sophomores Claire Timm and Tallen Edwards form a potent leadoff duo, while freshmen standouts Rosie Davis and Karli Godwin have been outstanding. The seven shutouts turned in by OSU pitchers ranks 14th in the nation. Graduate senior Lexi Kilfoyl has already earned national recognition for her strong performances in the circle, earning Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week honors to go with the Big 12 weekly award on February 27. At one point this season, Kilfoyl pitched 39.0 consecutive innings without giving up an earned run. Senior Ivy Rosenberry has made strides under new pitching coach Carrie Eberle, having already doubled her strikeout total from last season (20 punchouts last season, 40 so far this season). Kilfoyl and Rosenberry currently lead the Big 12 in earned run average at 0.77 and 0.79, respectively. The Cowgirls opened Big 12 play with a gritty series victory in Waco, Texas, over then-No. 19/14 Baylor from March 8-10, winning the series 2-1. 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.


Notable Streaks and Trends

• The Cowgirls have won 14 of their last 15, including victories over No. 4 Washington, No. 16 Florida and No. 19 Baylor (twice). In that stretch, OSU has outscored its opponents by a combined margin of 76-18.

• Oklahoma State has scored first in 20 of its 23 contests this season.

• OSU has been ranked in the NFCA poll in each of its last 294 games, dating back to the start of the 2019 season.

• OSU has outscored its opponents, 18-3 from the seventh inning on.

• OSU is 4-1 in one-run games.

• OSU has at least one extra base hit in all but two games this season.

• In its last nine games, OSU has 14 stolen bases.

• In her last 39.0 innings pitched, Lexi Kilfoyl has given up only one earned run.

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

• Dating to last season, Tallen Edwards has started 43 consecutive games, the longest streak on the team.

• The Oklahoma State pitching staff has tallied at least five strikeouts in eight of its last nine games.

• In its last 15 games, the OSU pitching staff has only allowed six extra-base hits.

Series History

The Cowgirls are 11-0 all-time against Central Arkansas. In Stillwater, OSU has outscored UCA by a combined margin of 33-15. Last season, the Pokes traveled to Conway, Ark., and bested the Sugar Bears, 7-3.