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Eastern set to play in Region II baseball tournament in Midwest City

5/5/2015


Eastern Oklahoma State College pitcher Austin Kerns is this year’s Region II Player of the Year.
WILBURTON (May 4, 2015) – Eastern Oklahoma State College is currently tied for second place in Region II baseball and will have a chance to compete in the first round of the championship tournament on May 7 at noon in Midwest City.

Eastern is tied with Connors State College with a Region II record of 14-6. Seminole State College is ranked first with a regional record of 15-5 after beating Rose State in four consecutive games. Eastern’s only losses this year come from Connors, Seminole, and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.

“We feel like we are playing as well as we have all year,” said Craig Price, Eastern’s head baseball coach.
The Mountaineers overall record is 29-20 with a home record of 18-8. The team has played very well and had eight players named to the All-Conference Team. Austin Kerns, a freshman from Owasso, earned Player of the Year in Region II.

The Region II Tournament will take place May 7-10 at Rose State College in Midwest City. Eastern will play NEO A&M in the first round and will host the district tournament in Wilburton if they win the region. EOSC has won Region II three times in the past five years.

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