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OSU baseball: Senior utilityman Gabe Weidenaar arrested

Weidenaar and former OSU football player Jarrod Fields arrested after receiving an 8-pound delivery of marijuana. Weidenaar does not make trip to Manhattan, Kan., for Big 12 baseball series vs. Kansas State.
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Published: April 27, 2012

STILLWATER — 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 college students Austin Yoder and Ryan Large.

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. The four-time Major League Baseball draftee was the starting pitcher that night and fell two outs shy of a complete game as the Cowboys whipped Oklahoma 6-1 in Stillwater.

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