On this day 16 years ago, Lyndsey Simmons ’00 recorded 2 hits and 3 runs as Oklahoma State downed Kansas State, 11-9, to sweep the three-game series.
Hitting from the leadoff spot, the former Bear went 2-for-2 at the plate, including a 2nd inning triple that helped the Cowboys build a 7-1 lead. The Wildcats rallied for five runs in the 7th, but were eventually held off as the Cowboys improved to 21-9 overall and 7-2 in the Big 12.
In 2003, Simmons batted .352 with 43 hits, 27 runs, 4 doubles, 3 triples, 25 RBIs, and a .894 OPS to earn Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors.
One year later he became the second Stony Brook player to ever be drafted into professional baseball when he was taken by the Montreal Expos in the 14th round of the 2004 MLB Draft.