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Cowboy Baseball Recruiting Class Ranked Fifth


Press Release OSU:

Oklahoma State's 2013 baseballrecruiting class is ranked as the fifth best in the nation by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, it wasannounced today.


The Cowboys' class is the firstfull group of recruits for second-year head coach Josh Holliday and his staffand includes 18 newcomers – 13 freshmen and five from the junior college ranks.The freshman class includes three players – pitchers Thomas Hatch and GarrettWilliams and infielder Andrew Rosa – who were drafted in last June's MajorLeague Baseball First-Year Player Draft.


"This is a very talented bunch ofkids," Holliday said. "For our first recruiting class as a staff to puttogether this kind of talent in a very short amount of time is a huge credit to(OSU assistant coaches) Marty (Lees) and Rob (Walton) for how hard they'veworked, as well as everyone on campus who made these kids' visits meaningfuland helped gain their trust to get them here."


Collegiate Baseball ranked Florida's incoming class as the best in the nation,followed by Mississippi State, Florida State and Miami (Fla.).


2013 Oklahoma State Baseball Recruiting Class

Tim Arakawa, OF/2B/Jr.                     Honolulu, Hawaii (YavapaiCC/Moanalua HS)

BlakeBattenfield, RHP/Fr.                Claremore,Okla. (Verdigris HS)

Austin Brooks,RHP/Fr.                     Edmond, Okla.(Oklahoma Christian)

Tyler Buffett,RHP/ Fr.                      Albuquerque,N.M. (Albuquerque Academy)

Bryan Case, C/Jr.                                Winters, Calif.(Cosumnes River JC/Winters HS)

Trey Cobb, RHP/Fr.                            Broken Arrow, Okla.(Broken Arrow HS)

Hayden Cronenbold, INF/ Jr.             Newbury Park, Calif. (VenturaCC/Thousand Oaks HS)

Sloan Dieter, RHP/UT/Fr.                  Lake Charles, La. (Barbe HS)

Michael Freeman, LHP/Jr.                  Broken Arrow, Okla. (EasternOklahoma/Bishop Kelley HS)

Hunter Hagler, INF/Fr.                       Carthage, Texas (PanolaJC/Vidor HS)

Thomas Hatch, RHP/Fr.                     Tulsa, Okla. (Jenks HS)

Robie Rojas, C/Fr.                              Houston, Texas(Jersey Village HS)

Andrew Rosa, INF/Fr.                                    Owasso,Okla. (Owasso HS)

Ryan Sluder, OF/ Fr.                          Amarillo, Texas(Amarillo HS)

Dustin Williams, INF/ Fr.                   Weatherford, Texas(Weatherford HS)

Garrett Williams, LHP/Fr.                  Shreveport, La. (CalvaryBaptist)

Matt Wilson, LHP/Fr.                         Dallas, Texas (HighlandPark HS)

Cody Ziegler, C/Fr.                             Broken Arrow, Okla.(Broken Arrow HS)

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