Oklahoma scene: OSU pitcher Andrew Heaney earns All-America honors

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow wins Speedweek sprint car race. Barons to host NHL Draft party.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: June 20, 2012
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Oklahoma State pitcher Andrew Heaney was named to the 2012 ABCA/Rawlings All-American first team by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

The left-handed junior is the first OSU baseball player to receive ABCA first team honors since 1996. Heaney was 8-2 with a 1.60 ERA this season. He was the Miami Marlins' first-round pick in this spring's MLB Draft.

BACON WINS SPEEDWEEK RACE

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow used lapped traffic to his advantage late Tuesday night and wound up winning the American Sprint Car Series' Speedweek race at Diamondpark Speedway in Murfreesboro, Ark.

Bacon slipped under leader Brad Loyet on the 16th{+e}{+ }of 30 scheduled laps while Loyet struggled to pass lapped cars high on the dirt track. Bacon led the rest of the way while notching his first Speedweek victory of the 2012 series. Including Wednesday night's race at Lawton Speedway, three Speedweek races remain on the schedule. The ASCS has a race scheduled 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Salina Highbanks near Pryor.

BARONS HOST DRAFT PARTY

The Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League will host an NHL Draft party at 6 p.m. Friday at Buffalo Wild Wings on Northwest Expressway. The Barons' parent team, the Edmonton Oilers, have the No. 1 pick for a third consecutive season. The Oilers' previous two No. 1 picks, Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, have already made an impact. The Oilers announced Wednesday that forward Lennart Petrell was re-signed for one year; Petrell spent nine games this past season with the Barons.

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