The Oklahoma State Cowboys baseball team got shocked in more ways than one last weekend.
In the 10th inning of the NCAA Regional Finals in Stillwater, Oklahoma, someone the Cowboys were very familiar with stepped to the might. Clinton McKeever was cut from the OSU baseball team as a walk-on pitching prospect in 2005.
Torn up about the result, Clinton took his game to Wichita State where I don't think he could have ever dreamt a payback scenario like this.
Bases loaded, extra innings, 2-outs versus the team who didn't think you were good enough and on their home field to boot. You've guessed the result by now: grand slam game-winning home run.
"I have never been happier for a player than Clint McKeever," WSU coach Gene Stephenson said. "Phenomenal. It's a storybook ending."Oh, and in the top of the 9th, he singled in the tying run to push the game to extra innings. The Shockers won the regional final and now advance to the Super Regional and Oklahoma State's coach is back up beating himself up.
I guess you'd call this Disney ending shock and awwww.
McKeever's grand slam gives WSU regional title [The Wichita Eagle]