Kenny Gajewski has been on the job as OSU’s new softball coach since Saturday, after the Cowgirls went without a coach for more than a month.
So there’s work to do – playing catch-up and planning ahead – in efforts to return the program to respectability:
Reach Out. “My first thing was...
STILLWATER -- As Kenny Gajewski contacted each of his Cowgirls upon his hiring as Oklahoma State’s new softball coach, one question kept coming up.
“They asked me if I’m going to be able to hate OU as much as them,” said Gajewski, a former Sooner baseball player who found his way to softball...
OSU’s season ended in disappointment, halted by two losses in three games at their Stillwater Regional. Still, the mark of those players on a three-year run that can only be summed up as a success extends beyond the wins and losses and three regional appearances.
Baseball and its long season tends to lend itself to sudden finishes. And it ended suddenly, and harshly, for the No. 11-ranked Cowboys on Sunday, with St. John’s rallying in the eighth inning – yeah, another anguishing eighth inning – winning 2-1 and ousting OSU from its own Stillwater Regional...
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 deep-rooted at an early age.
Mrs. Jackson, an English/Journalism teacher at Del City High, plucked him for the school paper, The Eagle Beacon, and John was hooked. While he detoured through a brief accounting career, John returned to college (Central Oklahoma) for a second degree and a second career that has seen him cover everything from the preps to the pros at The Oklahoman.
John lives in Edmond with his wife Roberta and two daughters, Sarah and Jillian, who are keeping the family tradition of cheering for the baseball team with the birds on the bat.