1981 Oklahoma State Cowboys baseball team

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1981 Oklahoma State Cowboys baseball
Oklahoma State University system logo.svg
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1981 record52–17 (12–6 Big 8)
Head coachGary Ward (4th year)
Home stadiumAllie P. Reynolds Stadium
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Big Eight Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 30 Missouri  ‍‍‍y 17 6   .739     43 16   .729
No. 2 Oklahoma State  ‍‍y 12 6   .667     52 17   .754
Kansas  ‍‍‍ 12 11   .522     32 19   .627
Nebraska  ‍‍‍ 11 11   .500     42 22   .656
Oklahoma  ‍‍‍ 11 13   .458     40 15   .727
Kansas State  ‍‍‍ 8 12   .400     34 21   .618
Iowa State  ‍‍‍ 6 18   .250     34 22   .607
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1981[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1981 Oklahoma State Cowboys baseball team represented Oklahoma State University–Stillwater in the 1981 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Cowboys played their home games at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The team was coached by Gary Ward in his fourth season at Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys reached the College World Series, finishing as the runner up to Arizona State.

The Cowboys also won the Big Eight Conference championship, the first in a string of sixteen consecutive conference titles which lasted until the league merged with the Southwest Conference.

Roster[edit]

1981 Oklahoma State Cowboys roster[2]
 
  • - Tony Bartolomucci
  • - Chris Bayley
  • - Brad Bell
  • - Eric Dorn
  • - Luke Kutner
  • - Andy Pavlovic
  • - Craig Tice
  • - Steve Yoder
 

Pitchers

  • - Mitch Coplon
  • - Darren Dilks
  • - John Farrell
  • - Wayne Jacques
  • - Steve Lawrence
  • - Kurt Leiter
  • - Tim Rodgers
  • - Robbie Wine
 

Infielders

  • - John Cardinali
  • - Ray Etchebarren
  • - Don Freeman
  • - Gary Green
  • - Bubba Hudson
  • - Bruce Kastelic
  • - Steve O'Donnell
  • - Jim Traber

Catchers

  • - Mark Poole
 

Outfielders

  • - Stan Baughn
  • - George Chadwick
  • - Benji de la Rosa
  • - Glenn Edwards
  • - Tim Knapp
  • - Mickey Tettleton

Schedule[edit]

Legend
  Oklahoma State win
  Oklahoma State loss
1981 Oklahoma State Cowboys Baseball Game Log[3]
Regular Season
Post-Season

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1981". Boyd's World. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  2. ^ 2018 Baseball Media Guide (PDF). Oklahoma State Cowboys. pp. 113–117. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  3. ^ 2018 Baseball Media Guide (PDF). Oklahoma State Cowboys. p. 68. Retrieved May 14, 2018.