STILLWATER —Game times are set for the rematch this weekend.

They were announced Tuesday morning, less than 12 hours after the Oklahoma State baseball team clinched an NCAA Super Regional spot.

The Cowboys will continue their quest for a College World Series berth at 2 p.m. Friday in Lubbock, Texas. They will now take on Big 12 Conference regular season champion Texas Tech in the NCAA Lubbock Super Regional.

The best-of-three series begins Friday afternoon and will continue at 5 p.m. Saturday, with the if-necessary game set for 5 p.m. Sunday.

“I want to play them and I’m ready to play them,” OSU junior Carson McCusker said Monday night. “I think a lot of guys in the clubhouse are ready to get them.”

OSU was swept in Lubbock in late April, losing 12-4, 10-2 and 5-2. It was a defining moment in the Cowboys’ season.

The Cowboys have won 14 of 17 games since being swept by Texas Tech. That includes sweeping a road series at defending national champions Oregon State, taking two games from Baylor – who was leading the conference heading into that final weekend – and winning the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City.

Winning the NCAA Regional on Monday was the next step in this team’s evolution since dropping all three games in Lubbock. OSU coach Josh Holliday talked about that after Monday’s victory.

“Since that trip, we’ve played two baseball games in Stillwater,” Holliday said. “We played baseball games against Baylor on that Thursday and Friday night. Since then, we’ve been to Corvallis (Oregon), played Bedlam, played in the Big 12 Tournament and we played this tournament. We’re a different team than when we went there. We’ve grown leaps and bounds. We’ve had moments and experiences that have helped us grow from that.

“That series helped us. It forced us to either go all in or just float off like all of the rest of the teams that don’t really have that investment, so that series helped us. Going back there to play there – heck of a good team, we already know that. But we are a much different team. That trip home from Lubbock, I think these kids realized there is more in the tank for this ball club and they started to deliver.”

Since the sweep in Lubbock, OSU ace Jensen Elliott has been lights out. He gave up five hits and seven runs in only two innings of work against Texas Tech on April 26.

Since that loss, he’s earned five-straight wins, pitching no less than six innings in an outing. He’s thrown two complete games and three shutouts.

Parker Scott allowed six hits and four runs – only two earned – in four innings of the second game of the Lubbock series. In his next three outings, he allowed two total runs in 13 combined innings.

OSU defeated Connecticut, 3-1, on Monday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to win the Oklahoma City Regional. The Cowboys hosted the NCAA Regional, but had to move it from Stillwater to OKC because of field conditions at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

A Carson McCusker two-run double in the sixth inning put the Cowboys up 3-1. Pitchers Joe Lienhard and Peyton Battenfield kept the Huskies, who racked up 66 hits in their first four games of the regional, to only a single run in the championship game.

“Credit to Oklahoma State,” UConn coach Jim Penders said. “Coach Holliday has a really good ball club and they came out ready to go. Their kids pitched great. Kept us off-balance. We didn’t hit much hard and when we did they made the plays.”

The last time OSU reached a Super Regional was 2016, when it won the Columbia (South Carolina) Super Regional in two games, earning a CWS berth.

Three Cowboys were named to the OKC Regional All-Tournament Team. Outfielder Trevor Boone was chosen as the Most Outstanding Player. Second baseman Hueston Morrill and pitcher Jensen Elliott were also named to the all-tournament team.

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