For the second time in two weeks, Oklahoma State has had a baseball player arrested. Gabe Weidenaar, a senior utility player and pitcher, was arrested in Stillwater on Thursday after receiving an 8-pound delivery of marijuana, according to The Daily O'Collegian. Also arrested were former OSU football player Jarrod Fields and two students.
The campus newspaper reported that an investigation started Wednesday, when a U.S. Postal Inspection Service agent delivered suspicious packages to Weidenaar and Fields. Stillwater police detective Kyle Bruce said Weidenaar is suspected as being the main source for the drug. Bruce said the packages were sent from California.
Weidenaar is not with the baseball team, which is in Manhattan, Kan., for a Big 12 series with Kansas State. He has started 32 games this season for OSU and ranks second on the team in batting average (.314), tied for second for home runs (4) and second in steals (3). As a pitcher, the Bozeman, Mont., native is 1-1 with a 4.50 earned run average and has one save.
Weidenaar's arrest follows that of starting pitcher Kyle Ottoson. He was arrested April 17 on a complaint of aggravated driving under the influence. Ottoson performed community service before rejoining the team Tuesday.
Fields, a former Ardmore High football standout, participated in OSU's Pro Day on March 9. The senior defensive back did not play for the Cowboys last season, although he was on the preseason roster. GoPokes.com reported that Fields was one of three passengers in a car when star wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested in October 2010 on suspicion of driving under the influence while in Carrolton, Texas.
Blackmon was the No. 1 draft choice Thursday by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
OSU BLANKS WILDCATS
Andrew Heaney had another exceptional game on the mound Friday for Oklahoma State. The former Putnam City High standout threw 81/3 scoreless innings as the Cowboys beat Kansas State 5-0 in Big 12 baseball in Manhattan. Heaney, who is on the College Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year Watch List, shut out the Wildcats on four hits, two walks and eight strikeouts. Blake Barnes took over and retired the next two batters.
Oklahoma State (24-17 overall, 9-7 in Big 12) and Kansas State (19-24, 3-13) continue the series at 4 p.m. Saturday.
*Pitcher Jordan John was strong for Oklahoma, which beat Kansas 4-1 on Friday in a Big 12 baseball series opener in Lawrence. John threw a complete game, surrendering five hits and no walks. He struck out eight. Jack Mayfield and Max White had two hits each for the Sooners, who had all they needed after a two-run first inning.
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