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Big 12 baseball stock report: Texas A&M's Rod Stripling coming off a no-hit win

Once the Cowboys get past ace Michael Wacha, things won't necessarily get any easier in their series against A&M. Stripling is another elite arm, owning a 9-2 record and 2.36 ERA. He's coming off a no-hit win over San Diego State that earned him Big 12 and National Pitcher of the Week honors.
by John Helsley Published: May 16, 2012
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Whose stock is rising and falling in the Big 12:

UP: Ross Stripling, RHP, Texas A&M

Once the Cowboys get past ace Michael Wacha, things won't necessarily get any easier in their series against A&M. Stripling is another elite arm, owning a 9-2 record and 2.36 ERA. He's coming off a no-hit win over San Diego State that earned him Big 12 and National Pitcher of the Week honors.

UP: Steven Okert, LHP, OU

The Sooner reliever became the first Big 12 pitcher to beat Baylor, finishing off Game 1 of their series last weekend. He came back a couple hours later to earn the save in Game 2 of a doubleheader, leading to a sweep of the Bears. Okert didn't allow a run in a combined three innings.

DOWN: Jayhawk Weekends

When Kansas lost the Sunflower Showdown to rival Kansas State last weekend, it marked the fifth straight lost Big 12 series for the Jayhawks, who fell to 5-15 in conference play. KU has won but one (Texas Tech) of seven league series so far, heading into this weekend's matchup with Missouri.

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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