EHS coach Brad Gore 'humbled' by OSU honor

Enid High coach, Brad Gore, talks to Titan Stephens during a game against Southmoore Monday March 11, 2019 at David Allen Memorial Ballpark. (Billy Hefton / Enid News & Eagle)

Enid High head baseball coach and former Oklahoma State University baseball great Brad Gore was recently named to the All-Allie P. Team of the 1990s by the OSU athletic department.

The honor is part of a celebration of the Cowboys' final season at the historic Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.

"OSU means a lot to me and helped me a lot as a player and also my coaching career," Gore said. "I'm thankful that they picked me and humbled."

Gore was one of seven pitchers selected to the all-decade team, which consisted of 25 total Cowboys.

The Taloga native pitched for OSU from 1990-1993, finishing with the most career starts (57) in the history of the program. He also is the OSU and Big Eight Conference career leader with 351 1/3 innings pitched.

Gore, a 1992 All-Big Eight selection, finished his OSU career with a 30-11 record, 4.48 ERA, eight complete games, four shutouts and 308 strikeouts.

He was selected in the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Gore played a part in one of the best decades for OSU baseball. From 1990-99, the Cowboys appeared in four College World Series, including a runner-up finish in 1990. They won the Big Eight Conference championship from 1990-96, which was part of a streak of 16-straight conference championships. OSU had a combined record of 469-188 (.714), which made it the eighth-winningest NCAA Division I baseball team of the 1990s.

Gore said it's bittersweet seeing the Cowboys' time at Allie P. come to and end, but knows the program will benefit from the new $60 million stadium, which is currently under construction.

"There's been so many great players and so many great games in there," Gore said of Allie P. "But, just like with everything, progress has to be made. I think this is a great step for baseball and Oklahoma baseball in general."

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Nagel is a sports reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. He can be reached at cnagel@enidnews.com.

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