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May 22, 2013

Cowboys hope to leap over Horned Frogs in Big 12 tournament opener

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STILLWATER, Okla. —

“That would probably be the one thing that it does do, is gives the guys that 24 hours back that they weren’t stacked up to get,” Holliday said. “We’ll take the rest any time we can get it this time of year and hopefully keep the kids fresh with that.”

Victor Romero is one of those players the Cowboys have been trying to get healthy again. After sustaining a finger injury at Texas Tech, Romero has been limited in action — playing the final two games of the Bedlam series and missing all of the West Virginia series.

Holliday had said last week that the OSU senior catcher, who was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team, was day-to-day. On Wednesday, he was hopefully for Romero’s return to the lineup.

“He’s improving, so I’m optimistic that they improvements are good, but whether they are good enough, we shall see,” the Cowboy coach said. “But it is still day-to-day and he is improving. So the fact that he is making progress is a good thing and maybe we can find a way to get him back in the mix at some point here in the post-season run.”

The task for Oklahoma State now will be in its first opponents. TCU and Kansas were the only teams to claim a series victory over the Cowboys this season — both teams winning the Friday and Saturday games on back-to-back weekends with OSU on the road.

“You just line up and play. You can’t alter yourself much, you have to be who you are,” Holliday said. “If you change your approach you’ve used all year long, it would be against what we’ve preached. ... You look back on those series and take away from it what you wish, but just because you ran into them once and got the better end of the series doesn’t change your approach. You’ve just got to play good baseball.”

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